Monday, October 24th, 2016

The pressure is on the Republicans in the legislature, especially in the state senate, to expand Medicaid beyond the plan envisioned by Governor Scott Walker. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why it’s bad policy and why the supporters of the Medicaid expansion are being dishonest. Darling is joined by a number of special […]

From my Waukesha Freeman column on July 21st: In the case of the six Republican state senators that are being recalled, they will need to put the focus on the Democrats’ track record in screwing up Wisconsin fiscally, forcing the drastic budget cuts this year. That will probably be impossible for two of the Republicans. […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 4, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Dems using recalls to try to regain Senate Word Thompson running for U.S. Senate indicates end of recall season in sight We are finally getting to the end of the recall election season. How do I know? Dave Blaska in Isthmus wrote, “Tommy Thompson is IN. […]

Republicans have chance of holding state Senate Nygren story does not inspire confidence  Can we dispense with the obvious? Democrats were already spinning Tuesday’s election results as “building momentum” in the recall elections. It’s a clear example of “say anything and hope it sticks.” Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen defeated recall organizer David VanderLeest rather […]

As the Joint Finance Committee goes through the governor’s proposed budget item-by-item, I thought I would take a few column inches and pixels to discuss what the JFC’s chairmen have already decided to remove. State Rep. Robin Vos and State Sen. Alberta Darling removed 21 items from the proposed budget they considered “policy” rather than […]