Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Let’s take a last look back at 2008 at the eight events that shaped Wisconsin and Waukesha. Waukesha’s Big Eight: 1. The Flood. How often does a city emergency come up where a city handles it well? 2. The Great Lakes Water Compact passes, complete with a process for Waukesha to apply for a diversion. […]

The online edition of the Waukesha Freeman has a nice article on Chris Lufter stepping down as president of the Waukesha Taxpayers League. The Spring City Chronicle is going to miss Lufter’s help remembering which is more important, the rate or the levy? The levy is what determines the rate, which determines the levy on […]

Christine Lufter has stepped down as president of the Waukesha Taxpayers League after more than ten years of serving the community. Her successor has not yet been named. Former New Berlin School Board member Matt Weiss famously remarked, “Nobody ever thanks you for not spending money.” Let me take a moment to thank someone who […]

I’d like to thank the many people who offered kind words while my wife recovered from minor surgery last week. She’s getting better all the time, and it’s times like these that are gentle reminders how much I depend upon her and how much the family and I love her. I would also really like […]

So let me tell you a story. I heard that some members of the community were drafted to interview the two candidates for school superintendent. I found out when and where the meetings were and tried to make it in time for the end of the second meeting on Tuesday, the interview with Cudahy Superintendent […]

Over at the Waukesha Taxpayer League website, WTL President Chris Lufter issued a brief statement after a group of community leaders interviewed both candidates for school superintendent: The citizen committee finished interviewing the two superintendent candidates. It was requested that all discussions that took place during the last two days were to remain confidential (kind […]

The Waukesha School Board passed the new contract with the teachers unanimously this evening. Meeting was less than a half hour, and really went 25 minutes longer than necessary. After all, they were only voting on the financial health of the school district, but nobody had any copies of the the contract. With nothing to […]

The Waukesha School Board passed the new contract with the teachers unanimously this evening. Meeting was less than a half hour, and really went 25 minutes longer than necessary. After all, they were only voting on the financial health of the school district, but nobody had any copies of the the contract. With nothing to […]

A number of local bloggers will be posting the above link in the near future endorsing a candidate in the state supreme court race. I toyed with the idea, but decided against it. I haven’t endorsed a candidate since Chris Lufter ran against Bill Kramer in the 97th assembly primary last year, and that endorsement […]

In a guest opinion column in yesterday’s Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha Taxpayer League President Chris Lufter took a thoughtful look at education funding: We believe the state Legislature should fine-tune the laws to eliminate the discrepancies that allow employee compensation to rise faster than revenue caps. Eliminating the loopholes in both QEO and revenue caps would […]