Monday, April 24th, 2017

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/08/2016 Page A06 Opinion Sales tax holiday just a gimmick Repeal the Unfair Sales Act instead Gov. Scott Walker and some Republican legislators are supporting the creation of a sales tax holiday for school supplies. If all goes according to plan, the temporary exemption on sales taxes will be included in the […]

I spent part of my morning today over at the WTMJ-AM studios as a guest on the Week in Review on Charlie Sykes’ program today. Collin Roth of RightWisconsin was kind enough to snap a few photos: I forgot to ask if they had extra Skyline Chili. We discussed the issue of repealing the minimum […]

With the announcement by Congressman Reid Ribble that he is not running for re-election, the race for the Republican nomination in that district promises to have a full slate of contestants. As I explain today at RightWisconsin, in that crowded field there is a way for a candidate to stand out – call for public […]

Our friends at the Wisconsinites for Consumer Freedom have a new way to publicly show your support for a public hearing on repealing the state’s minimum markup law. You can post this image on your Facebook page: Republicans in both the state assembly and the state senate are blocking having a public hearing on the […]

Over at the MacIver Institute I took a look back at the accomplishments of the Wisconsin legislature in 2015. While much was done, much remains to be done. There were accomplishments. Wisconsin passed Right to Work legislation. The state Food Share program was reformed; safeguards were added to reduce fraud and 4,500 recipients found work […]

Well that didn’t take long. Now that both the Assembly and Senate versions of the bill to repeal the minimum markup law have gone to committee, the opposition has to poke their heads out from behind the bunker. The only lobbying in favor of the bills comes from Walmart, the good people who want to […]

Over at RightWisconsin, I have another update on the effort to repeal the state’s minimum markup law. The good news is that the bill has finally been moved to committee in the state Senate. The bad news is that the fall session of the legislature is over so there is no chance of passage before […]