Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Our Madison bureau chief MD Kittle filled in for Jay Weber today on WISN-AM. Besides doing a hilarious impression of The Count from Sesame Street helping Jill Stein count ballots, Kittle interviewed Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, about an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lamenting the loss of […]

The Madison Metropolitan School District is finally asking teachers and staff to contribute to their health care premium costs. Well, just three percent. And the district is going to raid the maintenance budget to soften the blow for some teachers and staff. Oh, and the employee contributions are progressive. Did I mention the district is […]

In case you missed it Friday, over at I reported on a new study by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty on the effects of Act 10 on our state’s public schools. The fear that Act 10 would somehow ruin public education in Wisconsin is *ahem* a bit overblown. We look back five […]

Is it possible the Madison school district will finally use the tools of Act 10 to save money by making teachers contribute to their health care premiums? As I report at, the answer is “sort of.” Under the proposal discussed at a preliminary budget meeting Monday night, a “differentiated premium contribution plan” would require […]

Sarah Palin may have bombed but Wisconsin’s Vicki McKenna rocked the house Friday night when she introduced Governor Scott Walker. Here’s the clip courtesy of C-Span: Print this entry

The MacIver Institute announced today that the landmark legislation known as Act 10, five years old today, has saved Wisconsin taxpayer $5.24 billion. That number will only grow year after year. Five years ago, Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature started their odyssey that resulted in the signing of Act 10, a milestone law that […]

It’s been five years since Act 10 was introduced, and our friends at the MacIver Institute are celebrating. [Madison, Wisc…] It’s working, Wisconsin. Taxpayers in the Badger State continue to benefit from Act 10 – collective bargaining reform – a full five years after Gov. Scott Walker introduced the landmark law. To celebrate a half […]

Sometimes when you’re wrong, you’re wrong. Kevin Welch, you’re wrong. The following letter to the editor appeared in Friday’s Waukesha Freeman: The real Scott Walker To the editor: Mr. Wigderson lives in a dream world when it comes to Scott Walker. Walker’s budget was not lower than Jim Doyle’s; it was higher. As far as […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion August 14, 2014 Walker makes case against Doyle third term Burke’s experience is also her weakness Gov. Scott Walker and company were in Waukesha on Tuesday night. They were not here to partake in any of the state Assembly victory parties but to launch the fall campaign in earnest. Walker […]