Drunk, knocking on doors.
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Drunk, knocking on doors.
When Scott Walker’s county staff members needed to release a statement in 2010 saying they did not engage in campaign activity, who exactly did they ask to approve the language?
Walker’s top campaign aides, naturally.
As someone who observes the justice system on a regular basis, I can tell you that if the “standard” is to fully charge, convict and sentence every criminal to the maximum allowable punishment to be considered “tough on crime”–then there is not a single prosecutor, District Attorney or Judge that is “tough on crime” in Wisconsin. Reduced charges, plea bargains, lenient sentences and “second chances” are common–and pretty much necessary–in today’s legal system.
A small rural town of fifteen-thousand, and it’s 289 pages just to list the town’s annual budget.
Madison has issued 6,544 absentee ballots so far, clerk says line of voters short compared to previous years
— Bryna Godar (@bgodar) October 21, 2014
Unquestionably in the second of only two statewide televised debates that Gov. Scott Walker would agree to, he again underestimated how many vital issues and how much authoritative competence Mary Burke had in her corner as she outmatched him Oct. 17 after roundly beating him, according to news reports on both sides, in the Oct. 9 debate.
I still think Walker won. Debates are often won by the aggressor, and that was clearly Walker. He offered more specifics and was more responsive to his opponent, while Burke mostly stuck to her talking points.
Getting Karl Rove to come in and attack your opponents for dirty tricks annnnnnd vouching for the character of Scott Walker… all in one email?!?
I guess Jack Abramoff wasn’t available.
Now he wants to be in the Assembly.
Via Channel 3000.
I will go to the polls to cast my vote for Scott Walker for the third time in four years. Frankly, given the progress that Wisconsin has made during Walker’s first term, I see no reason to replace him — especially with a Madison one-percenter who hasn’t been employed for the better part of a decade.
In fact, the entirety of Walker’s tenure — the supposed “Wisconsin Comeback” — is a slower pace than the Doyle year of recovery. In Gov. Jim Doyle’s last year in office, Wisconsin grew jobs at a rate of about 2,805 jobs per month. In the 45 months since he’s taken office, Wisconsin under Scott Walker’s watch has grown jobs at about 2,595 jobs per month. It might not seem like much, but job growth under Walker is nearly a tenth slower than it was under the first year of recovery under Doyle.
Via @ POLITICAL CAPITAL.
Sunday’s Janesville Gazette headlined an article about how Rock County’s GDP growth is among the best in the nation. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, there was alot that wasn’t highlighted in the article. The most glaring item is the fact that Rock County’s gross domestic product in general was starting at a lower baseline than most U.S. communities since GM closed in late 2008….
Climate may explain the first 4 on that list, but it does not explain why Minnesota and Washington should be gaining thousands of Wisconsinites, which leads back to Lounsbury’s theory about higher quality of life and a stronger economy being reasons for certain states to attract talent from Wisconsin. And it’s also worth mentioning that both states have higher minimum wages than Wisconsin, and were ahead of us in instituting progressive policies such as strong public transit and marriage equality.