In a little noticed article in the Capital Times yesterday, it was reported that Wisconsin is on pace to reach Governor Walker’s goal of adding 250,000 new jobs by 2014. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin added 24,100 private sector jobs in the first quarter of 2011. If these numbers continue at […]
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Republicans are on the board with their first recall steaming from the Badger 14s escape to Illinois to avoid voting on the Budget Repair Bill. A citizen group has collected enough signatures (15,960) to file a recall petition against Sen. Jim Holperin (D Eagle River). Holperin is the fourth senator, and first Democrat to […]
Sarah Palin headlined a Tax Day Tea Party rally in Madison on Saturday that drew thousands of people to the Capital both for and against the former Republican vice-presidential candidate. As Tea Partiers ringed the small podium on the Eastern side of the Capital, pro-union leftists surrounded them in a counter-protest aimed at drowning out […]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a story last Friday describing the sad tale of Milwaukee Public School teacher Karen Scharrer-Erickson who felt she must retire early due to the changes in collective bargaining enacted by the Budget Repair Bill. Unfortunately, the Journal Sentinel left out one key detail about Ms. Scharrer-Erickson: she earns a total […]
In the last few week the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel appears to be on a campaign to drum up sympathy for teachers. Last week we learned about a teacher who felt she was forced into retirement due to Gov. Walkers budget repair bill and in today’s edition another lead article focuses on the disrespect and backlash […]
At noon on Monday, Justice David Prosser will hold a press conference to declare victory as the final canvass numbers gave him a 7,316 vote lead in the April 5 election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. As Milwaukee finished its canvass last Friday, the Associated Press declared Prosser the winner and Prosser campaign spokesman Brian […]
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, John Fund, uses Wisconsin’s April 5 Supreme Court Race to highlight the pressing need for reforming our election system and instituting comprehensive voter ID laws nationwide.
On the night of April 5, it was clear to all watching the results of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election that the margin was going to be razor-thin. With a history of allegations surrounding voter fraud, incompetence at the Milwaukee Election Commission, and a high stakes election where outside groups spent millions of dollars, Milwaukee […]
The word is still out on whether JoAnne Kloppenburg will demand a recount in the April 5 Supreme Court election. Results of the Milwaukee canvas are expected today and a recount announcement would likely follow. But history clearly shows that with Justice David Prosser up by 7305 votes, a recount won’t change the result, but […]
Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel seems designed to pull out at the reader’s heartstrings. The lead story is about how a veteran teacher is retiring early because of the collective bargaining changes.