Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

WPRI’s Christian Schneider was allowed to go inside the Johnson campaign as it happened. You can read parts one, two and three. Bonus for Schneider, his inside look at the Johnson campaign also made National Review. Print this entry

Christian Schneider of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute is the latest to call PolitiCrap on a politician’s claims, this time State Senator Julie Lassa. In the Sean Duffy versus Julie Lassa congressional race, the NRCC has begun running an ad that says “Lassa talks a balanced budget, but left us with a deficit.”  The ad, of […]

Christian Schneider at WPRI reminds us of yet another reason to get rid of Senator Russ Feingold. …I always get a kick out of the part of Johnson’s ads where he has to say “I approved this message.”  As we know, the only reason Johnson has to waste those four seconds isbecause of Russ Feingold. […]

Cory Liebmann, formerly of the self-described “partisan” organization One Wisconsin Now, has sent an unbelievably large open records request to State Representative Leah Vukmir’s office. Among the targets of this fishing expedition is, well, me. 1. All email from 7/1/08 through 1/20/10 for Rep. Vukmir, Dean Cady and Matthew Adamczyk (only in his capacity working […]

Jessica McBride continued her excellent report for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute on the state’s early release program. On Friday, she wrote about early releases because of age and/or health. Look for some really interesting characters to be moving to a neighborhood near you. A little-publicized provision that changes how Wisconsin treats elderly inmates (defined […]

Over at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, Jessica McBride introduces us to our new neighbors. They are just a colorful sampling of humanity: The state Department of Corrections announced the early release of twenty-two inmates last week– the first Wisconsin prisoners let out under 2009’s sweeping sentencing modifications. In 15 of those cases, or nearly […]

A poll by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, inc., and Diversified Research surveyed over 600 Wisconsin residents and found 73% were opposed to raising taxes on business. Wisconsin residents oppose raising taxes on business profits by a range of 73% opposing it while only 19% supported raising taxes. These are among the key findings about […]

Christian Schneider over at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Blog catches the “reformers” of trying to give the Democrats an eight-seat head-start. Translation: All districts have to be competitive, except for the ones that are majority-minority, which (rightfully) can’t be touched. If you consider the six Assembly districts currently represented by minorities, then add in […]

State Senator Ted Kanavas takes a look at a study of the business climate in the Milwaukee area and the gap in the recognition of the problem. It’s Always Darkest before It’s Totally Black Will the last business in Milwaukee please turn out the lights? Just when we thought the news about the business climate […]