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Kapenga voted against the Milwaukee Bucks deal

State Rep Chris Kapenga voted no on the Milwaukee Bucks deal, but his vote was not enough to prevent the Assembly from approving public financing for the new arena, 52-34. The complete tally is online. The bill now goes to Governor Scott Walker who is expected to sign it. It will be interesting to see if any of his presidential campaign opponents mention it as an issue. Kapenga explained to Joy Cardin... [Read more]


Some guy dressed like Scott Allen snuck into the Capitol and voted for the Bucks Arena

It couldn’t have been our state representative from the 97th district voting for publicly funding a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, right? After all, the guy who won that special election, Scott Allen, wrote an op-ed last year explaining why he opposed public funding. Waukesha taxpayers weren’t going to pay for an arena in Milwaukee. You can read the whole op-ed, but here is the relevant... [Read more]


Did you vote Tuesday?

Waukesha Freeman 7/23/15 Page a6 Opinion Did you vote Tuesday? Democrats missed their chance Did you vote Tuesday? Probably not. According to Wednesday’s Waukesha Freeman there was only an 8.8 percent turnout in the 33rd State Senate District. The low participation rate was despite the best efforts of talk radio and others to remind everyone that there was an election. I don’t believe in haranguing... [Read more]


The lion is no loser

The good folks at RightWisconsin named the Milwaukee Lion the “loser of the day.” They explain their decision: …but in a city with as many problems as Milwaukee, you’d think there’d be better things to focus our attention on. That makes this lion – and the media hype over it – our “Loser of the Day.” I must respectfully disagree. One, any lion that can survive the stray... [Read more]


Quote of the day

Remember when Democrats said there was no need for a constitutional amendment because marriage would always be between a man and a woman? Remember when we were told the recent Supreme Court decision would not lead to polygamy? “Instead we should recognize that once we abandon the rigid constraints of history, we cannot be sure that we know where the future will take us.” – William... [Read more]


Feingold gets the big money

How tough are Senator Ron Johnson’s chances to hold onto the seat he won from Russ Feingold in 2010? Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post lists Feingold as one of the surprise winners in the recent fundraising count: The Democratic former senator outraised Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), $2.2 million to $2 million, for a rematch of their 2010 race. Johnson self-funded heavily last time but has... [Read more]


There needs to be cheese at the end of the Waukesha maze

Just to make life more difficult for Waukesha residents and visitors, another major street closing. From this morning’s Waukesha Freeman: By the order of the Office of Commissioner of Railroads, the Canadian National Railroad will be repairing the railroad crossing at Moreland Boulevard at Frame Park. The entire crossing is scheduled to be replaced, so the road must be closed to all traffic in... [Read more]


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