On Friday afternoon, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against members of the state legislature for allegedly violating the Open Meetings Law. The suit centers around the March 9, conference committee that passed non-fiscal portions of the controversial Budget Repair Bill. On March 18, Dane County Circuit Court Judge […]
Wisconsin / Policy
In the last two weeks, Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville held a series of 19 listening sessions around his Southeastern Wisconsin district to talk with constituents about his recently approved budget proposal. As head of the Budget Committee, Ryan has become the face of the controversial Republican budget plan that seeks to solve Americas burgeoning […]
For the first time in 40 months, Wisconsin has experienced three consecutive months of job growth according to The Center on Wisconsin Strategy. Wisconsin added 9100 jobs in March, including 2800 in manufacturing and 700 in construction. Unemployment held steady from February to March at 7.4%. Wisconsin still needs to make up 126,900 jobs to […]
Responding to criticism, the Photo ID Bill currently in the Assembly has been amended to allow students to use a college ID as proof of identity at the poll. The college ID must be from an accredited public or private university or college in Wisconsin and include the students address, signature and birth date. The […]
Can you imagine living in a country where private companies are told by the government that they can’t relocate within the country? Think that sounds like something out of China or the old Soviet Union? Think again. It’s happening right now, right here in the USA.
As Republicans in Wisconsin try to pass a photo ID requirement for voting in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 7) by the end of May, look for an all-out assault from the Left. Right up there with collective bargaining rights, the lax voting laws in Wisconsin are a sacred pillar of a progressive tradition. Touting Wisconsins high […]
In a shocking vote, the Democrat controlled Massachusetts House of Representatives decided 111-42 to strip public employees of most rights to bargain over healthcare. Echoing what began in Wisconsin, the House’s decision came down to economics with a possible saving of millions of dollars for towns and cities. Unions campaigned hard to stop the passage […]
Ever wonder how many workers union dues could support? In this insightful article Peter List exposes the shocking conclusion.
Sen. Chris Larson, one of the infamous Badger 14 Senators that ran away to Illinois rather than vote on the Budget Repair Bill, is now spouting false statistics on Twitter in regards to Voter ID reform. On Monday Larson tweeted Estimate of cost of implementing voter id is $40 million – @ChrisJLarson #wiunion […]
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 […]