Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Petri out, Leibham likely in

“It seems that destiny has taken a hand.” – Rick, from Casablanca Yeah, about that whole primary challenge to Congressman Tom Petri by State Sen Glenn Grothman? It just got whacked. This is from a press release from State Sen Joe Leibham, State Sen. Joe Leibham (pronounced: LĪ–päm) announced Friday that he will take the next few days to consider running for Congress in Wisconsin’s... [Read more]


Mike Ellis – gone!

So Republican State Senator Mike Ellis was given the Feech La Manna special and will not run for re-election. School choice supporters have to be thrilled with the news that old hypocrite who stood for the educational status quo is leaving the Senate. The children of Green Bay trapped in a school Ellis called “a sewer” should be thrilled, too. So which Ellis accomplishment should we be... [Read more]


Time for Kramer to go

Waukesha Freeman, Opinion Page A5, 4/10/14 Time for Kramer to go His case overshadows real state accomplishments It’s time for state Rep. Bill Kramer to go. Unfortunately, judging from his attorney’s statements, it does not appear Kramer is going to go willingly. James Gatzke told WISN-TV, “I don’t think any discussion regarding him stepping down is appropriate.” The allegations of Kramer’s... [Read more]


Some local Waukesha post-election thoughts

Yeah, I know it’s a little late for this, but between email and some online commentary, I thought it might be wlorth doing a little revisiting of last week. Maybe there are some lessons going forward for local candidates. For someone who has never worked on a political campaign (that I know of), our friend George does a halfway decent analysis of the city of Waukesha mayoral race. Here’s... [Read more]


Voters hope to turn page on latest dramas

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, April 3, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Thoughts on Tuesday’s election Voters hope to turn page on latest dramas Just some thoughts from Tuesday night’s election results, and we’ll try to tie them all together at the end. So imagine my best Jim McKay imitation as we go across Waukesha, with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. *** It would be impossible to ignore the... [Read more]


Walker decides against re-election run

Governor Scott Walker made a surprise announcement today, April 1st, that he will not seek re-election. Walker told the stunned members of the capital press corps, all three of them, that he will instead pursue a career as an Indian Casino gaming manager. “After studying and studying the casino business for the last year trying to decide whether to allow a casino to be built in Kenosha, I developed... [Read more]


Memo from Mayor Scrima changing city RFP process

Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima issued a memo today, April 1st, changing the way the city will handle the Request for Proposal process. The new process, which we uncovered today, April 1st, is designed to have “more consideration of mayoral prerogatives,” according to sources. The memo is available online and the text is below. To: Ed Henschel, City Administrator From: Jeff Scrima, Mayor Date:... [Read more]


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