Chris Abele’s Donations Show a Democratic Bias

February 8, 2011, Milwaukee, WI– Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele and his family’s Argosy Foundation have given tens of thousands of dollars to leftist organizations and candidates in recent years. Abele has defined his campaign as bipartisan, and touted his willingness to “work with Democrats and Republicans and listen to anyone who has the […]


Campaign Coffer Isn’t Filling Up for Stephens

Marla Stephens, the only candidate for State Supreme Court, who refused public funding for her campaign, has raised less than half the amount of money that Justice David Prosser, JoAnne Kloppenburg and Joel Winnig have compiled. Stephens opted out of public financing because she didn’t believe that the $100,000 primary candidates received and the $300,000 […]


Labor Leaders Real Agenda is More Government, More Spending, and More Taxes

February 7, 2011, Milwaukee, WI– On Saturday February 5, labor leaders Rich Abelson and Phil Neuenfeldt published an editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel defending public employees from “politically fashionable” attacks. The writers say that “cheaper is not always better or more efficient,” and that public employees are “scapegoats” because politicians don’t want to offer […]


Public Employee Unions and Wisconsin’s Fiscal Crisis

Prior to the late 1950’s, not a single state in the union allowed public employees to unionize and collectively bargain. The reasons were simple. Public employees, just like every other American, have the right to petition their government in how to best spend taxpayer dollars. Few saw any reason why public employees ought to be […]


Supreme Court Candidate Marla Stephens’ Partisan Hypocrisy

February 4, 2011, Milwaukee, WI– In a recent TV interview, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Marla Stephens, the Appellate Division director in the Office of the State Public Defender, expressed her dismay at how “the Supreme Court is becoming very partisan and very divided” due to a “block of four justices who call themselves conservative.” Stephens […]


Regulatory Bill Passes State Assembly

  Yesterday the state Assembly passed the regulatory reform bill (SSAB8/SSSB8) by a 59-34 margin. The new law will give the governor oversight of state agency rule-making.   Currently, state agencies make rules (laws) that govern day-to-day operations. The rules take effect unless lawmakers raise an objection. Under the new law, these law-making decisions will […]