Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz won a fun endorsement today that will score big in Packerland, former Green Bay Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (KGB). From the press release: “Ted Cruz is a man of his word,” said Gbaja-Biamila. “Everything he says he would do, he has done. He fears God, he understands the fact that […]

For giggles, I watched on Wisconsin Eye the “debate” in the state Assembly from Wednesday night about the campaign finance reform law changes. By now everyone is aware the Democrats took turns claiming they were recusing themselves. However, if they were seriously recusing themselves, they shouldn’t have spoken against the bill, yet several of them took the […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 7/9/15 Open records change backfires on legislators The end of the state budget process at the Joint Finance Committee is notorious for the insertion of last-minute policy items. Both parties are guilty of the tactic over the years. Both parties are guilty of complaining when the other side does it. […]

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos accused state Senate Republicans of catering to Sen Frank Lasee’s vacation plans when they put prevailing wage reform in the state budget instead of voting on it separately. If that’s what it took for prevailing wage reform to pass, maybe we should send Vos on a vacation to Mexico, too. Maybe […]

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The Associated Press is reporting Assembly Speaker Robin Vos saying the proposed change in the liquor distribution law will not be in the state budget. Opponents say the changes being sought would require that a contract between a wholesaler and an alcohol supplier remain in place, even if the distributorship is transferred to another owner. […]

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos posted a letter on Facebook he received concerning the Right to Work law. It’s a classic: Vos asks, “Perhaps this is why so few people want to run for public office?” By the way, it’s a Milwaukee postmark, not Madison. Print this entry

Waukesha Freeman 1/8/15 Page A5 Opinion Right to work off Walker’s message Presidential ambition may stop law On the one hand, it’s exciting when your governor is running for president. On the other hand, candidates running for president like things quiet. For example, state Rep. Chris Kapenga and other Republicans are pushing right-to-work legislation. Despite […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/11/14 Page A4 Opinion Selective outrage Democrats forget recent past to score political points With the sentencing of state Rep. Bill Kramer to five months in jail and the election of his successor Scott Allen, most Waukesha residents probably thought the issue was over. For the Democrats, however, nothing is over when they […]