Ed Soliday Policy
Wisconsin

Indiana’s Experience With Wage Repeal: The Rest of the Story

Opponents of a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law for public construction projects recently have been pointing to video of a Republican Indiana state lawmaker claiming repeal of a similar law there did not save money on public projects. Indiana State Representative Ed Soliday, House Assistant Majority Leader, at an event in Milwaukee last […]

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National

Will 2017 be the Year of Constitutional Carry?

If you believe you’re hearing about the subject of constitutional carry a lot lately, you wouldn’t be alone. 2017 is looking to be the year where legislators across the country make one of the largest efforts to expand gun rights. When state Senator Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) and state Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) announced their […]

constructionsite Policy
National

“Vets Hardest Hit” Prevailing Wage Myth Goes Multi-State

It has been nearly a year since Huffington Post ran a piece arguing that the repeal of of prevailing wage laws would disproportionately harm veterans. Media Trackers deconstructed the argument and revealed the myth in the argument in October, 2016. After failing to stop a partial repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law last session, union backed […]

cautiontaxesahead Policy
Wisconsin

In Search for New Taxes, Illinois Picks Wisconsin’s Brain

The state of Illinois is nearly $12 billion in debt, which has forced lawmakers to scramble for whatever sources of tax revenue they can. Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Launer has been portrayed in the media as Illinois’ Scott Walker: a GOP reformer trying to bring big state government down to size. Yet, if the latest proposal goes […]

Zoo Interchange
Wisconsin

DOT Audit Hearing Gives No Easy Answers in Transportation Debate

There were no easy answers, but plenty of questions in the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday during a hearing of the legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. At issue were the findings of a January audit of the state Department of Transportation’ state highway program and how best it could implement its recommendations going forward. By the […]

votevote Campaigns
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Recount: Planned Chaos?

The State of Wisconsin beginning this week will experience a rare recount of a statewide race and an unprecedented recount of a presidential contest. History suggests that the odds of a recount changing the November 8 outcome are minuscule. But the process could have a profound impact on the seemingly settled presidential race nonetheless. History […]

Voting Campaigns
Wisconsin

Photo ID’s .02% Impact on Wisconsin

One of the stunners in what has been described, repeatedly, by the media as Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton November 8 was the GOP nominee carrying the state of Wisconsin. Ronald Reagan last accomplished the feat in 1984 and Democrats are attempting to blame Wisconsin’s Photo ID requirement to vote for breaking their […]

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