Fourth such lawsuit.
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Fourth such lawsuit.
Keep in mind this substantial increase is for operational staffing (mostly patronage hires) and utility costs, not for the so-called tax incentive venture capital slush fund the scandal-plagued governor keeps topped off for his political donors. In fact, you won’t want to go to that side of the WEDC budget equation if government secrecy or misuse of taxpayer’s dollars are among your pet peeves.
Over at the Janesville Gazette, they’ve an editorial stance occasionally focused on telling common people in that city to sit down, stop questioning, and just shut up.
Where once one heard that the proper use of the press was about speaking truth to power, what’s left of the Janesville press is about speaking half-truths to the powerless.
It’s even the paper’s right to call for being better informed while the editorial board carries water for government, businesses, and insiders against ordinary people.
But it’s simply laughable for the Gazette‘s editorialist to a call for ordinary people to be better informed while committing basic errors of reasoning.
The idea that a Democratic partisan launched a more or less unconstrained and unending series of investigations of a Republican looks bad. The appearance of impropriety is heightened by the fact that some of the legal theories that the prosecutors are pushing are highly questionable and the tactics employed – pre-dawn raids and leaning on witnesses – are dangerous overkill when the subject is, at it is here, fraught with free speech concerns.
Schmidt did not declare in the interview whether Google had officially cut ties with ALEC, yet ALEC later stated that it is “unfortunate to learn that the company had ended its membership.”
I can be an idiot like anybody else, but I generally put the phone down if I’m crossing the street (not that I’m necessarily staring at it all the time otherwise). Even if you have a crosswalk and the light, it’s best to pay attention. At some level it doesn’t matter who is at fault if you’re dead.
For those keeping track at home, questionable “plagiarism” is more terrible than any action of Governor Scott Walker’s, including cronyism, secretive email systems on the taxpayer’s dime, illegal collaboration between campaigns and issue groups, appointments to offices based on donor contributions and proximity to the governor himself, and lest we forget, broken campaign promises on jobs.
The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is driving a wedge between dairy farmers and non-farming citizens….
The DBA is a tool of these industrial farmers, spending $200,000 annually buying influence in Madison. They care nothing for the environment, ignore the science, and instead generate gobs of hyperbole to deflect and defer….
Why should the Journal Sentinel or WTMJ or Fox News or MSNBC be able to establish themselves as partners with a political perspective or candidate, while others – who may have to buy time or curry favor with these outlets – may not?
When Coloma-area voters cast a Republican ballot they are allowing college drop-outs and others without a degree to set the water and air standards for their community. Cathy Stepp who serves as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources has no college degree and also it needs noting has no expertise in the area of regulation her agency oversees.
As we continue to watch the actions of Pope Francis as he works to mold the Catholic Church into something more to the calling of Christ comes the news of a most important selection for archbishop of Chicago. One can only hope that Francis lives to be very old and able to make many changes in the time he has as pope.
Late Friday, Walker named former Outagamie County District Attorney Vince Biskupic to fill the vacancy left by Judge Dee R. Dyer, who retired in August.
Steven Biskupic, a former U.S. attorney, represents the governors campaign. The Mequon-based Biskupic & Jacobs law firm has received more than $196,000 in legal fees from the Walker campaign, according to filings. The campaign paid another $378,000 between 2011 and 2013 to Michael Best & Friedrich during the time Steven Biskupic worked for that firm.
After presenting his findings, the scout was asked to add it up and assess where the Packers would be at the end of the season.
He sees them finishing .500 once again with a record of 8-8.
Our personnel man declined to make overall comments about the Packers, preferring to let his grades and positional remarks do that for him.
He did say the Packers, with several key players among the eight on injured reserve, were a team with "bad" depth.
Yesterday the “gold standard” quarterly BLS numbers came out and confirmed Burke’s contention that Wisconsin was dead last in jobs since Walker took office. And today, the latest monthly BLS numbers are out and show Wisconsin is in a three way tie for fourth place and below the midwest average.
I’d stick with gold standard, gov.