Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Over at RightWisconsin, Collin Roth has a list of possible Republican candidates to replace retiring State Sen Mike Ellis. One the list are: former Rep Steve Wieckert, former Rep Roger Roth, current Rep Dave Murphy, and former State Treasurer Jack Voight. Roth doesn’t mention her, but I am really hoping Terri McCormick doesn’t jump in because I’ll […]

So Republican State Senator Mike Ellis was given the Feech La Manna special and will not run for re-election. School choice supporters have to be thrilled with the news that old hypocrite who stood for the educational status quo is leaving the Senate. The children of Green Bay trapped in a school Ellis called “a sewer” […]

The Mike Ellis – Project Veritas  edition: “No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn’t angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen; […]

Planned Parenthood recently got itself in trouble for an ad it was running against State Senator Mike Ellis: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin has slightly altered an ad targeting state Senate President Mike Ellis but has refused to remove it from its website and plans to run it on Green Bay television next week. Planned […]

And the news just keeps getting worse for Milwaukee County Board Chairman Marina Dimitrijevic and most of the Milwaukee County Board. State Senate President Mike Ellis told WISN’s Mark Belling Monday afternoon that the bill to reform Milwaukee County will be taken up by the Senate quickly (audio link) and before the state budget. “…we’re […]

Republicans miss chance on education Waukesha Freeman Page 6A Opinion 4/4/2013 The loss Tuesday night by State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in the race for state superintendent for Public Instruction is yet another reminder of how Republicans in Wisconsin are determined to give away education as an issue. Pridemore lost to the incumbent, Tony Evers, […]

Some Republicans in the state senate are intent on raising local property taxes. Coupled with Governor Scott Walker’s state income tax cut, what they’re proposing would amount to a tax shift to the local property tax. Instead Republicans should embrace Walker’s tax cut but not allow the local levy for schools increase. If Republicans do […]

Catching up here a bit. State Senator Mike Ellis made an absurd complaint about the proposed expansion of school choice, saying that a school district should not be punished if one or two buildings fail. Of course Ellis’ objection is just absurd. Buildings don’t fail. School districts fail when they fail to teach children. If […]

State Senator Mike Ellis got himself a few friendly headlines with his opposition to the expansion of school choice. At the MacIver Institute’s web site, I take apart the whole “local control” argument and Ellis’ call for a referendum in every district that needs school choice. It’s especially disappointing when Republicans like Ellis, who have […]

Our friends at the MacIver Institute alert us to an impending vote on library funding as part of the state budget. The governor is once again raiding another segregated fee to fund a pet project, even as he eliminates the pet project’s existing funding from the general fund. Worse, the fund he is raiding doesn’t […]