Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

I miss Russ Decker… Just remember why this whole fight was able to take place. Because Russ Decker lost his job in the Senate, and he hated Jim Doyle. – Jack Craver Print this entry

What were the events that shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin in 2010?  This is my list of the top ten events that occurred in 2010 in Waukesha and in Wisconsin.  Ten each.  A-dime a-piece. Feel free to add your own in the comments. Waukesha: The approval of Waukesha’s water application by the Waukesha Common Council The election of […]

Democrats are still trying to figure out why Democratic State Senator Russ Decker voted against the state employee union contracts. But when they guessed that he might not be willing to vote their way, Democrats tried to get Decker to leave town. Hansen says he and others tried to get Decker to go home rather […]

Steve Prestegard at the Marketplace of Ideas blog mentions another interesting fact about Tuesday night’s election: When Kurt Schuller of Eden decided to run for state treasurer against underqualified incumbent Dawn Marie Sass, campaigning on eliminating the office he was running for, that seemed as likely to be successful as, say, a Republican replacing the […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Nov 4, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Savor victory, but not for long Republicans must keep promises after historic gains Wow. What a night for Republicans in Wisconsin. Not only did Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker win the election for governor, not only did Ron Johnson defeat three-term incumbent Russ Feingold, but Republicans […]

Last night I posted the winners of the MacIver Institute’s first ever End of the Legislative Session awards. Here were my nominees: Taxpayer Hero – Has to be State Representative Leah Vukmir, for stopping the RTA with a timely amendment. Taxpayer Villain – State Representative Jeff Wood. He’s going to jail, the legislature is going […]

The MacIver Institute is handing out the awards to celebrate the end of the legislative calendar. In part one, they handed out the following: Steel Spine: Senator Tim Carpenter Spine of Jello: Senator Kathleen Vinehout Straight Talker: Senator Jeff Plale Mr. Sensitivity: Representative Pedro Colon Taxpayer Hero: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Raquel Rutledge Taxpayer Villain: […]

But will Shibilski spoil the Democratic rodeo? State Senator Julie Lassa is running to replace Dave Obey in the 7th Congressional District. State Senators Kreitlow and Decker are up for re-election this year, so they’re sitting this one out. But WisPolitics.com reports Kevin Shibilski, currently a former candidate for Lt. Governor, is still considering a […]

State Representative Spencer Black blames the State Senate for not having the votes, the State Senate says it’s the Assembly’s fault because the bill is too expensive. To give you an idea of why it’s so hard to pass the bill in the Senate, Senator Jeff Plale in the video says he’s reluctant to support […]

Supporters of the proposed global warming bill in Wisconsin have been hyping an “analysis” by the Public Service Commission which claims the bill will actually lower energy costs.  Nobody else is buying it. In the hours after the substitute amendment was introduced, the Public Service Commission quickly passed judgment on the 150 page substitute announcing […]