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71 Percent of Wisconsin Residents Think Budget Repair Bill is Fair

Most Wisconsinites believe that Governor Walker’s proposed budget changes that include unions to pay 5.8% of their salary toward the cost of their pensions plans and double their contributions for health care premiums to 12.6% are fair, according to a new poll sponsored by WisconsinReporter.com. The poll which was conducted on February 21, 2011 of […]

Details of Recent Union Contracts in Wisconsin Emerge

Wisconsin is at the forefront of the debate over public employee unions nationwide. A review of recent union contracts with the state clearly shows the sweet deal public employees enjoy through their collective bargaining process. Just this week the city of Wisconsin Dells completed contract negotiations with AFSCME, approving three-year contracts for two union locals. […]

Could Voter ID Bill Lure Badger 14 Back?

Democrats oppose voter ID reform.  Now the question is just how important of an issue is this to them?  Republicans are taking the Voter ID bill to the senate floor on Thursday.  Without the missing 14 Democratic senators, the bill is sure to pass.  How far is the Badger 14 willing to take this?  As elected […]

Badger 14 Staying at Heritage Inn in Harvard, IL

One of the Badger 14 picked up the phone in his hotel room at the Heritage Inn in Harvard, IL, thereby confirming rumors that the AWOL senators were holed up in this two-star (hotels.com) motel. One wonders how the senators ended up here.  Trip Advisor reports on the property don’t paint a pretty picture.  Comments […]

Layoffs Loom if Budget Repair Bill Isn’t Passed

The massive protests, AWOL Democratic senators and the battle over public employee unions have garnered national headlines this week as Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill attempts to make it’s way through the legislative process. But what’s been overshadowed by all the drama is the plain and simple fact that Wisconsin is broke. Not […]

Democrat Senators Hiding in Harvard

After days of granting interviews from an “undisclosed location” Wausau’s WAOW reported that the Badger 14 are holed up in Harvard, Illinois. Harvard is on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin which makes sense since AWOL Senator Tim Carpenter commented that he could see Wisconsin from his window.  In an interview with Milwaukee’s WTMJ the senator […]

A View From Inside The State Capital

I took a quick tour of the capital on Monday night. As if there was any doubt, the radical Left has assembled in the state capital. Socialists, Communists, and Anarchists are peddling their radical agenda. Walker is still portrayed as Hitler, the GOP are called “home grown terrorists,” and “tax the rich” remains a theme […]

Will Paychecks Lure Back Missing Democrat Senators?

Sources have confirmed that Governor Scott Walker is considering suspending direct deposit for the “Wisconsin Fourteen.” In order for the missing Democratic senators hiding out in Illinois to receive payment, they might have to return to the office and pick up the checks on their desks. Fourteen Wisconsin Democrat senators skipped town last week in […]

Senator Calls for Investigation into Doctor Sick Notes

Senator Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), a physician by training, was as sickened as the rest of us were watching doctors hand out sick notes to anyone at the Madison protest who asked for one.  In a written statement Senator Galloway said,  “Over the weekend, various news outlets have reported that some physicians were handing out medical […]