Thursday, June 20th, 2019

I miss Russ Decker… Just remember why this whole fight was able to take place. Because Russ Decker lost his job in the Senate, and he hated Jim Doyle. – Jack Craver Print this entry

Our friends at Media Trackers attacks the myth that the Republicans “rammed through” the budget repair bill. But was the Budget Repair Bill really “rammed through” as opponents accuse?Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill was introduced on Friday February 11, saw over 17 straight hours of public hearings, underwent over 60 hours of debate in the […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Mar 3, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Painful cuts long overdue Walker’s budget corrects Doyle’s fuzzy math (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) What a change from two years ago. Two years ago, paging through the state budget as written […]

From the Waukesha Freeman Sound off: Mr. Wigderson’s column on Thursday is, as usual, dead wrong. He blames Governor Doyle for the beginning of fiscal irresponsibility, when actually it started with Tommy Thompson and his successor, McCallum. His last statement is also wrong. The public is beginning to side on the side of the union […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Feb 17, 2011; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Despite hysteria, budget bill should move forward The bills are due and Wisconsin needs to address spending (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) When Gov. Scott Walker announced the terms […]

I miss 2006.  That was the year when Democrats didn’t mind governors asserting control over their own administrations. In 2006, Governor Jim Doyle (D for Dem) announced that his administration would simply stop enforcing the minimum mark-up law for ethanol. Doyle didn’t wait for the legislature to pass a law or anything like that.  He […]

The start of this political campaign startled me this morning: “Doyle announces bid for 94th Assembly seat” Do you think the candidate considered legally changing his name before running? Print this entry

We’ll be discussing the legacy of Governor Jim Doyle and contrasting him with his successor for much of the next year, but we can’t let the end of his reign pass without describing at length his inability to live up to his word. It may be congenital, as William Safire might have said, or it […]

I was waiting for a liberal blog to comment on this. If you win an election to become Governor of Wisconsin, you get state bodyguards, the governor’s mansion, and Mike Maistelman. Most interestingly, Tim Russell – the county housing administrator and a former Walker campaign aide – has retained Michael Maistelman, an election lawyer who […]

The state forecast of the budget now appears to have been $700 million off of what actually occurred. From the MacIver News Service, In their final quarterly projections before leaving office, the Doyle Administration now predicts the state will begin the new year with nearly $700 million less than they forecast just three months ago. […]