Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Waukesha Freeman May 22, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Time to close books on state treasurer GOP ought to lead push for streamlining government The Republican primary for state treasurer just took an interesting twist. The incumbent, Kurt Schuller, is not running for re-election. He was elected on a promise to get rid of the state […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Oct 6, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A   Time for trick or treat Can Jeff Fitzgerald win?   It’s the time of year of homecoming dances, leaves turning colors and debating whether to turn on the furnace. It’s also the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha’s birthday. I won’t tell you how many candles on […]

I noticed last night that we need to get the bartender at D Mo’s a “Getting Wiggy With It” coffee mug to go with his WackySha coffee mug. Last night the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I took a little trip to downtown Waukesha where the nightlife is getting better all the time. The Lonely […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:May 26, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Leadership needed on downtown street closings City already has reputation for being a maze A long, long time ago in a not-too-distant galaxy, I got lost driving around Waukesha. It was my first political campaign in the area and I had to find a house on […]

It’s minor, but revealing. The Waukesha Freeman reported today on an exchange between Waukesha Alderman Duane Paulson and Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. In the e-mail exchange, Scrima told Paulson that he publicly released a letter to Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak after an open records request by the Waukesha Freeman. However, in an […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Apr 8, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Winds of change sweep through City Hall Several factors worked against Nelson (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) (Editor’s note: Regarding the alleged hanging up on a reporter, Scrima has […]

For the first time in twenty years, I may be voting for a Democrat. I’m hoping it will be another twenty years before I have to make such an awful choice again. If you’re looking for a prediction, I think Jeff Scrima will win. I think the anti-Democratic, anti-incumbent mood, coupled with a general tiredness […]

Or how about this whopper: Scrima announced Tuesday night that he would work with the city attorney to prevent any more sex offenders from moving into the city.

I whispered to state Rep. Bill Kramer sitting in front of me, “Well, your job is done.”

If a mayor and the city attorney could stop sex offenders from moving into Waukesha, it would have happened by now. Cities are able to impose reasonable restrictions (as Waukesha has) but ultimately the state and the courts determine in which city the sex offender lives.

Scrima either doesn’t understand the issue, or he’s just trying to shamelessly pander again.

At Monday night’s Waukesha mayoral candidate forum, Jeff Scrima attacked the integrity of the city assessor’s office, claiming they had overvalued the Clarke Hotel, something he learned in a “one-on-one” meeting with Paul Klauck, the City Assessor. Mayor Larry Nelson was outraged, as the Waukesha Freeman reports, “I can’t sit here and let my opponent […]

The nine people and events in 2009 that most shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s announcement that he will not seek re-election. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett getting attacked outside State Fair turns him into a hero. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wins re-election. Passage of a state budget built largely upon […]