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Is Wisconsin Broke?

PolitiFact recently concluded that Governor Scott Walker’s statement that Wisconsin is broke is false. The state is $3.6 billion dollars in debt, but is it broke?

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Twenty Percent of State on Medicaid

By now anyone paying attention knows that Wisconsin is 3.6 billion dollars in the hole. What the average person may not know is that 20 percent of the state’s budget goes to fund Medicaid. That’s a huge chunk of change and a huge contributor to the state’s fiscal nightmare. And right now the funding for […]

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Protesters Storm The Capital

Reports are out that protesters have stormed past police to enter the capital as it was being closed Thursday at 6 PM. The capital was being closed on the order of Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Albert. Early reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describe potential police collusion as a demonstrator claimed a policeman […]

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Why Are Cities Rushing Into Union Contracts?

As the budget stalemate enters its third week, a new trend has emerged among municipalities across Wisconsin: rush through union contracts. Across the state, unions and local officials are meeting to negotiate contracts in Racine, Waukesha, Janesville, and elsewhere. Negotiators are quoted as saying this is all in “good faith” and as one Waukesha school […]

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Impartial Justice Law Likely to Die

This year the race for the Supreme Court is the first judicial contest in the country to use public financing. And it might be the last in Wisconsin. The budget Gov. Scott Walker proposed on Tuesday would effectively render the Impartial Justice Law ineffective.

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