Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Politicians can’t always control who endorses them.  However, they can control who they endorse.  State Senator Jim Sullivan might live to regret this endorsement.  Fresh from her speaking engagement at the very left-wing “Fighting Bob Fest”, Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton announced yesterday Sullivan endorsed her for governor: ”Barbara Lawton has my full support for governor,” said […]

State Representative Leah Vukmir reacted to the Assembly’s passage of the state budget in her e-mail newsletter. Here is an excerpt: The Spin vs. RealitySome of the early budget spin coming out of the capitol in defense of the budget includes claims that this budget has real spending cuts. That’s simply not true. The budget […]

My column in today’s Waukesha Freeman: Sullivan recall not best option Ousting official over smoking ban misuses voters’ choice Belly up to the bar and sign a petition. At least that’s what some bar owners and the Citizens for Responsible Government Network are hoping. On Tuesday, they launched an effort to recall state Sen. Jim […]

It’s a small item. But then, so many items are. Then we wonder where did all that money go? The town of Wrightstown is getting $46,000 in brand new recycling bins. The only explanation anyone has for this budget item involves elves and reindeer. From a press release from state representatives Rich Zipperer and Leah […]

I think State Representative Leah Vukmir “gets” Twitter. I am heading to the Capitol despite suicidal Turkish pilots and hungry squirrels. http://tinyurl.com/d3rmv9 – http://tinyurl.com/cxkem5 Print this entry

President Obama’s Education Secretary says urban mayors should take control of bad inner-city schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that mayors should take control of big-city school districts where academic performance is suffering. Duncan said mayoral control provides the strong leadership and stability needed to overhaul urban schools. Mayors run the schools in fewer […]

Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee are hosting a happy hour with three campaigns for state superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction. Happy Hour Details: Tuesday, February 10th5:30-8:00pm (Speakers addressing group around 6:15 for 5 minutes a piece)Bootlegger’s (1023 N. Old World 3rd Street) Speakers: Daniel Gabler (Candidate for Milwaukee County Judge) Candidates for Superintendent […]

Assembly Republicans picked their leadership team: Assembly Republicans today elected Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald of Horicon as minority leader and Rep. Mark Gottlieb of Port Washington as assistant minority leader. “Our focus is going to be getting back in the majority,” Fitzgerald told his colleagues. Fitzgerald defeated Rep. Scott Newcomer of Hartland; Gottlieb beat Rep. Leah […]

Looks like it’s the moderate Mark Gottlieb challenging Leah Vukmir for assistant minority leader in the state assembly. Gottlieb barely survived re-election this year.* Clearly Vukmir is the better choice as someone more capable of articulating the conservative vision for the party. * see comments Print this entry

With the announcement by Mike Huebsch that he is not running for assembly minority leader, the scramble is on for the leadership positions. Jeff Fitzgerald is already running for assembly minority leader. Look for an announcement today from conservative Scott Newcomer that he’s joining the race. Geography, fundraising ability and conservative credentials will all play […]