Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Just before Thanksgiving, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson appointed Senator Jennifer Shilling (D–La Crosse) and Senator Bob Wirch (D–Somers) to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC). This powerful committee is at the heart of the state budget process and is a coveted appointment. Wirch was the likely Democrat who promised to vote […]

Normally I’m the first to complain when a legislator no longer resides in their district. I think that it’s important that for someone to serve in elective office that they actually live among their constituents who voted for them. So when Congressman Reid Ribble moved “outside his district” to his longtime home, I took note. […]

Republicans have chance of holding state Senate Nygren story does not inspire confidence  Can we dispense with the obvious? Democrats were already spinning Tuesday’s election results as “building momentum” in the recall elections. It’s a clear example of “say anything and hope it sticks.” Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen defeated recall organizer David VanderLeest rather […]

State Senator Robert Wirch (D-Kenosha), one of the Democratic Senators who fled the state to avoid voting on the budget repair bill, may soon be facing a recall election. The group organized to recall Wirch announced on Facebook they have enough signatures, and are collecting more to reach a goal of 18,000. Wirch is one […]

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 […]