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In the Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln declared our "government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people." We believe "by the people" mandates our citizens the responsibility to ...
by brown7228
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 12:08 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Wisconsin lawmakers hoping to avoid some of the damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker had pinned their hopes on tax revenues coming in higher than originally anticipated, thereby boosting ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 02:46 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
National Analysis Illustrates Budget Benefit of Expanding BadgerCare From a budget perspective, no other state has nearly as much to gain as Wisconsin from expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 06:16 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Wisconsin Budget Committee Waits for New Revenue Estimates, Despite Other Options The Wisconsin budget process came to a halt this week, and the surprising hiatus in Joint Finance Committee ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:13 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
(Wisconsinites see much deeper deficits. The Press has a duty to broadcast these to the nation.) A recent puff-piece suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the white-bread Republican ...
by Heywaitaminute
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 10:47 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker have very little support among Wisconsin residents, a new poll from Marquette University shows. People in Wisconsin are particularly opposed to ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 10:48 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
I rarely write diaries, so when I do, you can bet there's a damn good reason - plus they tend to be well-received, so.... We're in the first full weekend of the godforsaken Sunday morning shows ...
by 4CasandChlo
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 09:10 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I received an email fund-raiser today from Scott Walker. Its right-wing talking points: • Cheap political attacks (whimper). Uh, what would be an expensive political attack? • Ever cheaper ...
by davelf2
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 12:55 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
(Republican ostrich speaks with head in climate-controlled location.) In an unexpected move, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has voted to ban climate change within the borders of the ...
by Heywaitaminute
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:34 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
TV commercial This Vietnam - era veteran has seen and heard a lot of nonsense out of Washington, DC,
by PostmasterJim
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 12:43 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Both Ohio and Wisconsin have Republican governors who were elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Both governors tried in their first year in office to damage public employee unions. Walker with ...
by mrgavel
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 01:35 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Both Governor Walker and state lawmakers have indicated they want to use public money to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, but they have different ideas on how to go about it. At this ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 06:48 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
(Admiring and Emulating the Kansas Model of Economic Collapse) To quote Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA), “A budget is a moral document. It talks about where your values are.” Boy, Rob, it ...
by Heywaitaminute
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 09:08 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
(Pretend Governor now Pretending he is Presidential Material...) In a surprise move, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fired his aides and ...
by Heywaitaminute
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
A Wisconsin tax cut that nearly wipes out income taxes for manufacturers is now expected to cost the state more than twice the original estimate, and has reduced resources for Wisconsin’s public ...
by WI Budget Project
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 07:38 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I waste lots of precious time Setting politics to rhyme. Ridiculous or near sublime? At least I've shunned a life of crime.
by likeits1999
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 12:04 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
No politician is elected on the basis of a post secondary degree in the USA. The criteria is community service, activities in public office, and reputation earned in the process. Today, reputation ...
by MVallet
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
In a misguided attempt to encourage job growth, Wisconsin lawmakers have passed dozens of tax cuts in the last few years. Those tax cuts have a poor track record: they have not done much to improve ...
by Dumer
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 09:05 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
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by Vik the Viking
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 07:40 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
In a speech Monday that was punctuated by occasional cheering, the Governor of Wisconsin promised a sweeping transformation of the state economy. “With this stroke of a pen,” said ...
by Heywaitaminute
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2015 at 12:46 PM PDT with 10 Recommends