Friday, April 27th, 2018

Some Qualified Economic Offers were more equal than others. Residents of the Waukesha school district paid through the nose for teacher salaries that were above and beyond the QEO, and now the union is demanding more as they go to arbitration. Pete Kennedy does a pretty good job of explaining the “lanes” on the salary […]

(This appeared in the Waukesha Freeman 12/31/09) Education funding dominated decade    If we were to look for one issue that has dominated Wisconsin politics for much of the decade, education would have to be near the top of the list. How we fund it and how we provide it are the issues that dominate election […]

Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson said tonight, “the ball is in Chad Bauer’s court,” regarding the possibility of the Northwoods Baseball League having baseball at Frame Park in 2010. The mayor said he spoke with Bauer recently but that Bauer has been unable to secure financing for the stadium construction. Nelson agreed that, “Time is definitely running […]

The online edition of the Waukesha Freeman has a nice article on Chris Lufter stepping down as president of the Waukesha Taxpayers League. The Spring City Chronicle is going to miss Lufter’s help remembering which is more important, the rate or the levy? The levy is what determines the rate, which determines the levy on […]

Christine Lufter has stepped down as president of the Waukesha Taxpayers League after more than ten years of serving the community. Her successor has not yet been named. Former New Berlin School Board member Matt Weiss famously remarked, “Nobody ever thanks you for not spending money.” Let me take a moment to thank someone who […]

Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson announced a new possible development designed to help downtown. Nelson announced the city is in negotiations with Harrahs International and the hitherto unknown Vallozzi Indian tribe to establish Frame Park as an Indian reservation for the purposes of docking a riverboat casino on the Fox River. Mayor Nelson says its the […]

I like Pete Kennedy. I’ve spoken to him a couple of times and he even interviewed me once to find out why I don’t like opinionated children (children should be seen and not heard). I think Pete gave into his sleep deprivation this week when he accused the Waukesha Taxpayers League of getting in front […]

From today’s Waukesha Freeman: WAUKESHA – The Waukesha Taxpayer League, which has come out against a proposal for an amateur baseball team at Frame Park, has organized “A Stroll for Preservation” at the park at 7 p.m. Thursday. Christine Lufter of the Waukesha Taxpayers League said the public is invited to turn out and show […]

From their website: The Waukesha Taxpayers League announced today they are opposed to the building of the proposed stadium at Frame Park for the Northwoods Baseball League. “There has not been adequate planning for the increased traffic and parking issues. Worse, the only way this operation will work is if they expand as is the […]

I’d like to thank the many people who offered kind words while my wife recovered from minor surgery last week. She’s getting better all the time, and it’s times like these that are gentle reminders how much I depend upon her and how much the family and I love her. I would also really like […]