HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
“Of those defendants, 33 received the death penalty and nine have been executed so far. Although the errors don’t necessarily mean the defendants are innocent — other evidence might have supported conviction — the F.B.I. plans to notify prosecutors and prisoners of the findings. The problem is not limited to hair analysis….”
Town of Grand Chute— Gov. Scott Walker signaled Wednesday that state tax projections due next month would modestly beat expectations, saying large windfalls were unlikely and any extra money should be channeled to public schools.
Now, less than three weeks into the season the Brewers sport the worst record in the major leagues at 2-12 and virtually nothing is going right. The offense, aside from a breakout game in Tuesday’s 16-10 loss to the Reds, has been just as bad as it was down the stretch in 2014.
Another Wisconsin poll has found Gov. Walker’s approval rating in decline.
In the survey of Wisconsin adults by St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, 41% approve of the governor’s performance and 58% disapprove.
Those numbers are similar to Walker’s ratings in a statewide poll of registered voters released last week by Marquette University Law School.
Walker’s approval rating has slipped seven points since St. Norbert last polled in the fall of 2014.
Walker now joins New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal as GOP governors with presidential ambitions and national travel schedules but negative job ratings at home.
A new state-by-state analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Wisconsin experienced the biggest decline in middle-class households in the country between the years 2000 and 2013.
The study found that the percentage of households in the middle class dropped in all 50 states, with Wisconsin’s drop from 54.6 percent to 48.9 percent being the most significant. Moreover, Wisconsin saw a 14 percent decline in median household income.