policy

Pro-Life Groups Push Sen. Leaders on Fetal Tissue Bills

A coalition of Wisconsin pro-life groups are frustrated with state senate leadership inaction on a set of bills that aims to ensure fetal tissue research without the controversy that has surrounded the issue in recent years. The “Heal Without Harm Initiative” has been co-sponsored by nearly a third of the state legislature. The Fetal Remains […]

Macco Supports Sales Tax: Leaves Legality To The Courts To Decide

A Northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is among a group of officials urging the Brown County Taxpayers Association(BCTA) to drop its lawsuit against the County’s recently enacted 0.5 percent sales tax. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach was joined by dozens of local government and business officials, urging the group to drop the suit. The suit, filed by […]

Construction Firm That Dissed WI Gets Foxconn Road Project

A construction firm that said it would expand in Minnesota rather than its home state of Wisconsin because of the 2015 passage of a Right to Work law has landed a Foxconn-related road project contract with the state.  According to a news release from the Black River Falls-based Hoffman Construction: The State of Wisconsin Department […]

WILL Sues Brown Co. Over Sales Tax

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty has filed suit against Brown County, Wisconsin in Brown County Circuit Court, alleging that the County’s proposed Sales and use Tax which took effect January 1st violates state law. WILL filed the suit Tuesday afternoon on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers Association and a resident of Brown County […]

Kohl, J-Street and Jerusalem

When a country sets up an embassy, they tend to be in that nation’s capital city. So why has the American Embassy in Israel been in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem? That’s a great question and it’s been a diplomatic headache for decades. Nearly every President of the United States since Bill Clinton has publicly […]

Dana Wachs’ Selective Sexual Harassment Policy

Just how aggressive is gubernatorial candidate and state representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace? That depends on when you ask him apparently. If you look at the Wachs of today, you see a politician who wants to go after harassment wherever it lurks – even in his […]

TV Spots Pressure Johnson on Tax Reform

45Committee has begun airing TV spots in Wisconsin that attempt to pressure U.S. Senator Ron Johnson into supporting the Republican Tax reform proposal. Johnson has come under fire from some Republicans for the manner in which he voiced opposition to the plan. Wisconsin Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner told Milwaukee talk show host Mark Belling last […]

Ringhand Attacks Foxconn Profits, Ignores the Big Picture

All of a sudden, Wisconsin Democrats have become a fan of corporate profits. That seems to be the case as this week showed that Foxconn, the Taiwanese technology company about to begin building a massive factory in Pleasant Prairie, announced that its quarterly profits dropped 39 percent according to its latest earnings report. While the […]

Ron Kind’s Imaginary Holy War

There might be a reason why Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) doesn’t dabble much in hyperbole. He’s not very good at it. Yet, that’s exactly what the nearly 20-year congressman did last week during the House Ways and Means Committee markup of the tax reform package. Kind managed to turn a debate on what should […]