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Baldwin 2012 Policy
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So Baldwin’s Now For Tax Simplification? Not So Fast.

Two tweets from Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin’s junior Senator, would make one think she’s had a sudden change of heart when it comes to the vastly complicated U.S. tax code. Today is #TaxDay. This year, taxpayers will spend an average of 13 hours & $200 preparing & filing their returns. It shouldn't be this tough pic.twitter.com/qCRbiiVJoQ […]

bob harlow Campaigns
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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 […]

WiProgress_stacked Policy
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Progress and ADCC: All in the Family

Last month a government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against a group that trains and recruits Democratic candidates in Wisconsin and the state Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s complaint accuses Wisconsin Progress of contributing more than eight times the allowable  limit to the ADCC between July and October of 2016. While […]

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Wisconsin

Democrats in Disarray

The national  media narrative during the first two and a half months of the Trump presidency has been one of an administration in disarray, even chaos. And yes, the Trump era hasn’t launched with a particularly smooth start. That has allowed the media, particularly in Wisconsin, to ignore the fact the Democratic Party in the […]

robhutton Policy
Wisconsin

Prevailing Wage Repeal Counteroffensive

Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, and Rep. Rob Hutton, R–Brookfield, Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law for state projects following the announcement the initiative was removed from the budget last week. “As lawmakers we have a responsibility to manage the transportation budget efficiently,” Vukmir said in a news release. “It’s unrealistic […]

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Grothman Faces Raucous Crowd at Sheboygan Town Hall

Sheboygan – No one can ever say Representative Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) isn’t willing to face a tough crowd. The second-term Congressman from Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional did just that on Monday morning before an overflow crowd of nearly 200 during an hour-long town hall meeting at Sheboygan’s Mead Public Library. Quite a turnout for the @RepGrothman […]

constructionsite Policy
Wisconsin

Full Prevailing Wage Repeal Removed From State Budget

A full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law was one of 83 items removed from Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal by the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Lawmakers last session repealed the requirement for local government projects. Walker’s budget provision would have removed it for state projects. Prevailing wage laws mandate that taxpayers pay artificially […]

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