Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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 […]

Why isn’t a prevailing wage bill passing? I asked and answered that question at RightWisconsin. To understand the Republicans, we need to understand the French. No, not the Marquis de Lafayette. The French soldiers waving the white flag in 1917. Print this entry

Over at RightWisconsin, I wrote that State Rep Chris Kapenga’s announcement for state senate wasn’t quite as smooth as he hoped. He exaggerated his role with Act 10, claiming he was a co-sponsor. He’s since corrected that on his website. But as I also explain in the article, he’s also ahead with a good list […]

WISN’s Mark Belling broke the story this afternoon of state senate sergeant at arms office hiring Jamie Mulry who openly bragged about breaking into the Capitol during the protests. One would normally think that behavior would preclude her from working for someone charged with protecting the state senate. Who is doing the background checks there? […]

Perhaps a sign that former State Senator Van Wanggaard is feeling the heat in the Republican primary for state senate in the 21st Senate District. (see update below) (see update 2 below) Update! 4:26 PM Ashley Schultz says State Rep Samantha Kerkman asked Wanggaard to join the photo. Update 2! 9:36 PM Thanks guys for […]

“It seems that destiny has taken a hand.” – Rick, from Casablanca Yeah, about that whole primary challenge to Congressman Tom Petri by State Sen Glenn Grothman? It just got whacked. This is from a press release from State Sen Joe Leibham, State Sen. Joe Leibham (pronounced: LĪ–päm) announced Friday that he will take the next few […]

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; […]

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 […]