Friday, July 19th, 2019

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 20, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Doyle seemed to be gearing up for re-election bid (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I am surrounded by people who tell me, “Of course. I knew Gov. Doyle would never run for […]

(Note: I am behind on posting my newspaper column here. Here is my column from August 6th, the week that Doyle’s domestic partner registry went into effect.)Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 6, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10AStrike down domestic partnerships (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in […]

I was cc’ed on the following announcement by Vince Schmuki from WIN, the group behind the failed effort to recall Governor Doyle: TO THE W.I.N. MEMBERSHIP/ RECALL DOYLE TEAM and Media: If the news as reported in today’s Journal Sentinel turns out to be true, give all of yourselves a collective pat on the back. […]

Michael Horne had a little fun tracking down the location of the company that built Scott Walker’s campaign website. The website, Scott Walker for Wisconsin Governor was created by Midnet Media, a company that, like many Wisconsin-based firms, provides “web development, video production, advertising, digital media, graphic design,” and other services. Deep cyberspace travelers will […]

We’re starting to see what the final budget is going to look like, and it looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down: The Old Budget was 1743 pages. Right now the New Budget consists of a 182-word press release (see below) with promises that the […]

The state budget as originally proposed by Governor Doyle was ugly. I mean really ugly. Like Phyllis Diller ugly. The compromise state budget must be even more ugly. We’re talking Medusa ugly if they are not willing to take it out of the bag until the holiday weekend. How ugly is this budget going to […]

A deal has been struck in the legislature regarding a statewide smoking ban in bars and restaurants, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin would be covered by a comprehensive statewide workplace smoking ban by July 5, 2010, if a deal brokered Wednesday is passed by the Legislature next week and signed into law. All […]

I really didn’t think this little post was going to generate as much controversy as it has (thanks to the Wisconsin State Journal for giving me credit). Mark Belling’s pre-race flippant remark about Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird has attracted blog posts and newspaper coverage reporting his promise to vote for Governor Jim Doyle. […]

Our friends at the MacIver Institute alert us to an impending vote on library funding as part of the state budget. The governor is once again raiding another segregated fee to fund a pet project, even as he eliminates the pet project’s existing funding from the general fund. Worse, the fund he is raiding doesn’t […]

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is announcing his candidacy for governor on Tuesday. Likely to join him in the Republican Primary is former Congressman Mark Neumann. In the Waukesha Freeman today (still just 50 cents), I previewed the race between the two Republicans for the opportunity to take on Governor Doyle. Neumann has strengths as […]