policy

Walker Exposes Dem Hypocrisy on School Aid: Liberal Heads Explode

Despite a historic increase in K-12 in the 2017-19 state budget, Democrats continue to criticize the amount as not enough. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling: “As Wisconsin working families continue to pay more for less, the Republican budget further rigs the economy for the wealthy. This budget was bad from the start, and with his veto […]

Baldwin Follows Single-Payer Extremism with Right to Work Ban

It seems Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) and several of her Democratic colleagues in the Senate have issues with federalism. Rather than fight for changing a public policy they hate in 50 states, Democrats appear satisfied to use the federal government to shut it down completely. It’s what’s been done with federal policy towards abortion. […]

Democrats Prefabricated Foxconn Failure Strategy

Conventional political wisdom holds that Democrats opposed the Foxconn incentive package because they saw up to 13,000 new jobs as an untenable political boost to Governor Scott Walker’s 2018 re-election prospects. Despite a low unemployment rate, Democrats have been using job growth as a cudgel against Walker and hoped to exploit the issue next year. […]

A “Frank” Talk about Right to Work

Illinois is surrounded. Surrounded that is, by six states with right-to-work laws, and to counter what many in the Land of Lincoln feel may be the inevitable (Enactment of its own law), forces of the status quo are doing a full court press to maintain it. Among those is a familiar face to Wisconsinites, former Doyle […]

Foxconn Gets WI Dems in Touch With Their Inner-Xenophobe

Here is how the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “xenophobe:” one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin. Merriam-Webster may want to consider including the Democratic Party of Wisconsin logo with that definition. In response to Governor Scott Walker’s Monday signing of the Foxconn incentive package, a quartet of democratic legislative […]

WI Assembly Dems Pivotal Moment: The Antifa Resolution

Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly will soon face a moment of reckoning: do they reject violence as political discourse from anyone who perpetrates it? Last month the Assembly approved a resolution authored by Majority Leader Jim Steineke that called out white supremacists by name for violence at Charlottesville, Virginia. Steineke has now authored a resolution calling […]

To Pay Its Bills, Illinois to Issue Even More Debt

While not as extreme as taking out a new credit card to help pay for your mortgage, the fiscal situation in Illinois is one which continues to boggle the mind. On Thursday, as part of its attempt to dig out of a mountain of unpaid bills, Governor Bruce Rauner (R) announced plans to begin a […]

So Who Are the “Environmentalists” Opposing WI Mining?

Environmentalists are expected to pack a public hearing in Ladysmith today, opposing legislation to repeal a moratorium on mining in Wisconsin. Mining supporters say it can be done safely and will be a boon to the state economy. They point to the closed Flambeau mine as a success story. Opponents claim mining will harm the […]

Podcast: What Reviving Mining Would Mean to Northern Wisconsin

As debate is expected to heat up over lifting Wisconsin’s moratorium on sulfide mining,  Florence County Director of Economic Development Wendy Gehlhoff spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Friday on how vital resumption of mining would be to her region. A public hearing on a bill co-sponsored by Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative […]