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Happ hiding behind the OLR

Waukesha Freeman 10/16/2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ hiding behind the OLR State office provides cover in land deal So the Office of Lawyer Regulation leapt to Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ’s defense. Investigations by the OLR usually progress in geologic time. But they issued a response to the complaint by the alleged victim in the Reynolds case, stating Happ was “timely screened from... [Read more]


November a step to 2016

Waukesha Freeman October 9, 2014 Page A5 Opinion November a step to 2016 Walker campaigns in ‘The City of Presidents’ Gov. Scott Walker was campaigning in Cuba City on Monday. Raising the Republican vote total in western Wisconsin is one of the possible paths to victory this November. For those of you who have never made the drive, Cuba City is in the southwest corner of Wisconsin about 10 miles... [Read more]


To give Bucks to the Bucks, they want to tax our beer

The Cultural Needs task force set up by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) to find a way to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and simultaneously bribe the arts community into supporting it issued a report on their wish list. Over at the MacIver Institute, I commented on one proposal to help fund all of this, a new tax on beer, and some of the other bad tax increase ideas.... [Read more]


Gravis redid the poll to echo the Marquette Law School poll

Gravis Marketing decided to redo their poll after seeing the Marquette University Law School poll. (You can see the whole conversation leading up to the decision in the update on this blog post.) The new poll shows Governor Scott Walker beating Mary Burke 49.6% to 45.8%. Second Wisconsin Poll. Will be posted on website shortly. Attached are the results for the governor's race. pic.twitter.com/gkodayWC7P —... [Read more]


After further review, the Gravis Marketing poll in Wisconsin really sucked

Somebody call the Cap Times. The recent poll of Wisconsin voters by Gravis Marketing showing Mary Burke with a five point lead has been tossed into the shred bin. The team Gravis team has decided that we will redo the WI poll due to a skew in Milwaukee respondents. After reviewing the data — Gravis Marketing (@GravisMarketing) October 2, 2014 I wrote about the flaws I saw in the poll on Monday, starting... [Read more]


The Burke campaign’s plagiarism does matter

Waukesha Freeman October 2, 2014 Page A5 Opinion   Does it matter that Mary Burke’s campaign committed plagiarism? Does it say anything about the candidate or what kind of governor she would be? It was interesting to watch the partisan defenders of Burke at each step of the plagiarism scandal. Even though Burke fired the campaign consultant subcontractor, her defenders claimed it wasn’t plagiarism... [Read more]


Couldn’t Burke steal an education plan, too?

Over at the MacIver Institute, I lament the lack of an education plan from Mary Burke even though the NEA’s Lily Eskelsen García promised us one. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, García said, “Burke is getting ready to release her K-12 education platform, and she wanted to talk with real teachers and other educators — who are actually in the classroom with students —... [Read more]


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