Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/11/14 Page A4 Opinion Selective outrage Democrats forget recent past to score political points With the sentencing of state Rep. Bill Kramer to five months in jail and the election of his successor Scott Allen, most Waukesha residents probably thought the issue was over. For the Democrats, however, nothing is over when they […]

Waukesha Freeman September 19, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ and the ‘war on women’ When Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ was added to the state Democratic ticket as the party’s nominee for state attorney general, the combination of Happ and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke promised to embody the “war on women” theme. However, Happ’s […]

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 […]

Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry held a “meet and greet” small-dollar fundraiser at Sprizzo in downtown Waukesha last Friday. Alderman Joe Pieper was there, as well as downtown residents Vicky and Tom Hekkers. Other supporters were also there. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the sausage-stuffed mushrooms when Sprizzo is catering an event. * * […]

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 […]

Our friends at RightWisconsin, Charlie Sykes, Brian Fraley and Collin Roth, are calling on State Rep Bill Kramer to resign his seat. And if Kramer doesn’t resign his seat, they want the Republicans to expel him. We are compelled to call for Kramer’s removal because his behavior casts a pall over the Wisconsin legislature. Like Representatives […]

WisPolitics is reporting former State Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer will not seek re-election. According to WisPolitics, the Government Accountability Board received a declaration of non-candidacy from the Waukesha Republican. Kramer’s colleagues ousted him as majority leader after revelations of alleged sexual harassment and a groping incident on a trip to Washington D.C. Kramer has […]

Waukesha Freeman March 6, 2014 Page A6 Opinion Kramer’s sudden fall from grace Can he pick up the pieces? When the crash came for state Rep. Bill Kramer, it was sudden, loud and hard. The question is whether he can pick up the pieces of his political career and put it back together. Kramer allegedly […]