Plaintiff seeks $350K.
Via Janesville Gazette.
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Plaintiff seeks $350K.
Via Janesville Gazette.
Why is it ‘nonsense’ to contend that the thirty-four million from the city and federal government is an example of corporatism (that is, corporate welfare)?
If anything, the one-hundred and eighty million that SHINE contends it will raise (even if all from private funds) only makes stronger the case against local and federal funding: if the idea should be so strong as backers contend, why can’t SHINE raise all of its capital privately?
For reasons I fail to understand, Democrats and liberals completely ignore the powerful poison that is right-wing Talk Radio, especially in the Metro Milwaukee market. I don’t know if they think the Republican shills on WTMJ and WISN are just preaching to the converted or they just think what they are saying is too stupid to be taken seriously or they just can’t be bothered with all this but…Christ! Ignoring it and pretending it doesn’t have a real effect in southeastern Wisconsin is worse than clueless — it is political malpractice.
Of course, Burke is a millionaire and could afford to attend the best private school available. Her experience with private schools is not the same as the thousands of middle class and poor families who work overtime, drive old cars, avoid eating out, clip coupons and make whatever sacrifices necessary to avoid what they believe to be the best education possible for their children.
While Burke benefits from her private education, she would cut off funds for those who were not born into wealth to strive for the same opportunities.
I am at a loss as to who is advising Democratic candidate Alison Grimes to act like no one knows who she voted for in the last election for president. Pure amateur hour and it undercuts her credibility on every other issue. Grimes may never have had a super good chance of winning, but in the last past whatever chances she one had have evaporated. It is simply embarrassing to watch her try and explain away something that should never had become an issue. When there are candidates for office who are so scared of their own shadow or who they voted for in a presidential election then it is most proper for the voters to not
consider them credible.
….documents and interviews show that Gogebic’s money secretly made its way into the political battle over the mining law u2014 and that the efforts of the WMC and the Wisconsin Club for Growth significantly swayed the results.
With the help of ads funded by the two groups, the GOP retook the state senate in 2012 and passed mining legislation similar to what the company had wanted.
Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, the veteran legislator targeted by one of the groups, said Gogebic’s efforts to hide its influence went beyond anything he’d witnessed since his election to the state assembly. “I’ve never seen anything like this done by special interests in Wisconsin in 32 years,” he said….
Bruce Murphy on first gubernatorial debate:
Going into the first debate between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke, I expected Walker to wax her.
In the aftermath of the debate, Walker’s supporters offered a summary that essentially damned him with faint praise. His tireless promoter on talk radio, Charlie Sykes, declared that “as expected” the debate did nothing to change the race, and conservative blogger James Wigderson offered a similar take. But of course it wasn’t expected that Burke would hold her own.
Bucks coach Jason Kidd said after Monday’s practice he plans to start the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo at point guard in Tuesday’s preseason game at Cleveland.
…WisDOT’s wild spending on huge projects that serve the state-roadbuilder complex but are not supported by good data, accurate traffic projections and credible budgeting, as the organization 1000 Friends of Wisconsin has recently documented.
Regrettably, the road-builders have bought their way onto the state ballot to guarantee themselves continuing and guaranteed profits at taxpayer expense for more such huge highway projects….
…the Annual Financial Report is due out on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the FY2013 AFR, which lists pretty much all expenses and revenues for the state in the July 1-June 30 fiscal year. With a budget crisis looming and the second and final Walker vs Burke debate on Friday night, the numbers in this report will be sure to get a lot of attention, and I wanted to give you a quick review of what to look for when the numbers come out….
Living Wage Calculator, City of Madison
2 adults, no kids- $7.72
1 adult, no kids- $9.54
2 adults, 1 kid- $9.27
2 adults, 2 kids- $9.99
1 adult, 1 kids- $21.17
1 adult, 2 kids- $27.87
See, Living Wage Calculator.
“One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar — the infidels — and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law,” the group says in an online magazine published Sunday.
I’d guess, thinking about these last few years on our campus, that this is an administration that should have turned over sooner. It would have been able to claim credit for a construction boom, before observers had time to see whether the expense was justified, and before problems far greater than building-space came to the fore.
One of the funnier moments came when Schimel put his hand up with his fingers crossed saying, when you take an oath to uphold the constitution, you don’t say “except for these ones I don’t like or I don’t agree with.” So Schimel won’t even think about a law’s constitutionality? Yes.
this was another deal in a long line of “job creation” deals in Janesville where the number of workers employed by the business is either well above the minimum number expected to be retained or matches the number of new jobs to be created – before the deal is struck.
The atmosphere is unlikely to get better if Burke is elected. It’s not as if Burke is going to walk into the Capitol and the “Capitol singers” will suddenly dissipate instead of continuing their harassment of Republican legislators. Segway Boy Jeremy Ryan will not suddenly become a decent human being.