Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Over at the MacIver Institute, I explained why Waukesha’s Sunset Homes controversy almost became exhibit 1 of why TIF reform is needed in Wisconsin: The public also learned that the City Attorney had said the loan was risky because the collateral was the condo association fees and not the actual properties. He recommended individual agreements […]

The following is a letter from city of Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry to Mayor Shawn Reilly regarding amending the TID to give a loan to Sunset Homes condominiums. – JW Mayor Reilly, I hope this finds you well as you return from vacation. I am contacting you regarding the Common Council vote of 7-6 on […]

I get the frustration of Aaron Perry’s campaign, but pushing a story that Scott Allen donated to Bill Kramer twice as some sort of big deal is just cheap and pathetic. Michael Brander is really new to blogging so he might not have thought this hit piece through, but it is slimy. It is guilt […]

Coming into the final week of the campaign in the 97th Assembly district, the Allen campaign and the Rosner campaign are nearly even in cash on hand. Kathleen Cummings’s campaign got a sudden boost, but still is third behind the leaders. Scott Allen raised $8,600 this period, bringing the campaign total to $25,970.98. Of the […]

On the eve of what I believe is the final candidate forum in the 97th Assembly district, Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry is reminding voters that at the last forum he was the only one to speak against raising the gas tax. From his press release today: Video of a forum held by the Republican Women […]

Four candidates in the 97th Assembly district, Vince Trovato, Kathleen Cummings, Joe Banske and Aaron Perry, went to a candidate forum on drinking, smoking and drugs. (Add firearms and they could have had a really good time.) They must have checked their belief in freedom and parental rights at the door. Wisconsin has a loophole […]

It’s the gift that keeps on giving to Scott Allen. On Wednesday, Charlie Sykes on WTMJ made a verbal jab at Brandon Rosner (37:20 minute mark) for making what Sykes called, “the single stupidest comment made by a candidate.”  Yes, there was a reminder that Rosner gave money to Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca while Allen […]

Waukesha Freeman 7/31/14 Page A5 Opinion End in sight for treasurer office Adamczyk will continue push to end vestigial position   I had to laugh when I saw the announcement by Matt Adamczyk, a Republican candidate for state treasurer, that he received the top grade from the National Rifle Association. Does this mean Adamczyk buys […]

“Hagen was the only one in that room who knew the identity of the portraits hanging on the dark paneled walls. They were mostly portraits of fabulous financial figures done in rich oils. One was of Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton. Hagen could not help thinking that Hamilton might have approved of this peace meeting […]

I have more information on Thursday morning’s 97th Assembly candidate forum on drug and alcohol issues. The forum is from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. From the organizers: 7:30 – 8:00 AM Arrival & Breakfast Served 8:00 – 9:30 AM Candidate Forum Out of the 6 candidates that are running, we have confirmed 4 that […]