Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) appeared on Morning Joe today in a panel discussion on education reform. As a powerful union boss, Weingarten walks a fine line, as many education reformers today see unions as the single biggest obstacle to true education reform. In her comments she revealed several […]
All across Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Employee Union is circulating a letter demanding that local businesses post a sign in their window that declares their support for workers rights. The repercussions of failing to comply with the WSEU is the addition of that business to a boycott list. After not complying with the union demands, […]
Recently, the Greater Wisconsin Committee has taken the lead in attacking Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in the run-up to the April 5 election. Despite being a 12-year incumbent on the court, Justice Prosser is being tied to the policies of Governor Scott Walker on an attack website called www.prosserequalswalker.com. Greater Wisconsin has run […]
Judge Maryann Sumi, the judge who should have recused herself in the budget repair bill decision, is continuing to cause controversy. Today she started hearing testimony in the lawsuit over the budget repair bill, in spite of the fact that the Department of Justice believes the court has no jurisdiction in the matter. In addition […]
PolitiFact recently analyzed an ad that the Greater Wisconsin Committee is airing that insinuates that Judge David Prosser failed to prosecute a pedophile priest back in the 1970s. They rated the ad as barely true. See their analysis here
In the last week the media focused attention on a heated conversation between Justice David Prosser and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson that happened in a private meeting of the justices. The media has focused on this sideshow in a last ditch attempt to derail the campaign of incumbent David Prosser. However, the media is […]
There is a huge experience gap between incumbent David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg that is most stark in the area of criminal law. At a debate this week, Kloppenburg even admitted she was not tough on crime.
The Greater Wisconsin Committee released an attack ad on Justice David Prosser for his decision in 1979 to not prosecute priest John Patrick Feeney for abuse. Troy J. Merryfield, one of the victim’s of former priest John Patrick Feeney is featured in the ad. Now Merryfield has released a letter that calls for JoAnne Kloppenburg […]
The Waukesha County Bar Association’s members picked Justice David Prosser as most qualified for a position on the high court. Justice Prosser had nearly 150 members say he was qualified or highly qualifed, while his opponent, JoAnne Kloppenburg had under 90 members say the same of her experience. The election is April 5.
This morning, three Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges struck down an injunction that prevented Milwaukee businesses from being compelled to grant paid sick days to any and all employees whether they are full-time, part-time, or temporary. Milwaukee had a referendum on the compulsory paid sick days in 2008 which passed with a healthy majority, but […]