Harlow: From Punchline to Dem Nominee for Governor?

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin bristles at the notion that it is in disarray. But that denial comes at roughly the same time as news that one of their highest profile potential candidates to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker in 2018 is taking a pass. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Tuesday he will not […]


State Journal Cherry Picks Facts About School District Budgets

By: Paul Thurman School districts cited by the Wisconsin State Journal as evidence of alleged fiscal devastation caused by Governor Scott Walker’s first budget and early policy reforms did in fact use Act 10 to achieve taxpayer savings and manage their finances, Media Trackers has discovered. Schools in Verona and Portage have, according to research compiled by […]


Abele Follows Walker’s Example

By: Brian Sikma The realities of governing do at times override the rhetoric of the campaign trail. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele must be reflecting on that fact as this week he made further preparations to confront the massive deficit looming over his county’s budget. Having pledged to not raise taxes – and signaling his […]