HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
…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.
That’s the message that Belarus’s government sent on Friday when the local KGB fined and arrested soccer fans at a qualifying match between Ukraine and Belarus for the 2016 European Championship after they a sang a song comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to a very sensitive part of the male anatomy.
So he called out Happ – – the Jefferson County DA – – but then waffled on whether he might do the very same sort of thing – – and, not coincidentally, picked a campaign finance law he might not enforce that threatens Gov. Walker.
How situational and partisan are those ethical apples?
In other words – – Schimel lacks Happ’s candor – – but goes ahead and condemns hers.
It does seem odd that 5 years after the recession officially ended, we are still talking about “the recovery.” The reason is because we have never really recovered. Frankly, we should have fully recovered by now and be nearing the natural economic cycle of another recession pretty soon.
None of the previous four teams that led their division for at least 150 days yet failed to make the playoffs dismissed their manager after the season, either.
WisDems say Burke:
Zepecki said Burke knew there were “a lot of people counting on her. It was important for her to do well tonight and she did.”
WISGOP says Walker:
Tom Evenson, a spokesman for Walker, said the debate “was a clear win for Gov. Walker.”
“This is a clear choice for voters,” he said. “Do you want to go forward or do you want to go backward.”
The numbers are abysmal: Barely 800 of the nearly 180,000 University of Wisconsin System undergraduates identify themselves as American Indian, 0.4% of the total enrollment.
“Many employers tell us they have work but they can’t get people who know how to work and can pass a drug test,” Walker said.
Walker’s job rating is positive among frequent churchgoers, higher-income voters, men, married people, older voters and those without bachelor’s degrees.
His job rating is negative among union members, public employee households, people who that don’t go to church, non-whites, people who aren’t married, women, younger voters and those with four-year college degrees.
His standing among all registered voters is dead-even: 48% approve, 48% disapprove.
How many “traditional marriages” do you know that have broken down since same-sex marriage became legal in Wisconsin?
So it strikes me as odd that so many seem to praise and encourage the use of aerosol paint being used over and over again for the sake of–lets be honest–forgettable art that is not destined to last but just a sight until the next spray cans are bought for another–well, (lets be honest again) forgettable image.