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UPDATE- Unintimidated Scott Walker pulls 180 on strategy at corrupt jobs agency he created
Another Friday, and another drastic and intriguing difference of direction from our fair Governor regarding the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). One week after an audit from the ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/16/2015 11 26 2 -
Audit shows Scott Walker's slushy WEDC continues to break laws
Those of you on Kos may not have heard too much about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), or even know too much about the level of disaster that Scott Walker's reign as governor ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/09/2015 24 34 1 -
Walker keeps sliding in Wisconsin now, and for 2016
You may have read about our fair Governor's approval tanking in another poll over the last week, but you may not realize how bad those numbers really are. When you take a bit of a closer look, it's ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/25/2015 12 40 - -
Scott Walker Admin fires scientists, hides taxpayer costs
Two stories that broke this afternoon show just how low-class the Scott Walker administration has become. The first you've probably heard of already, and involves 57 employees of the Department of ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/22/2015 6 36 2 -
Walker tanks in Wisconsin- his policies do even worse
You may have heard something about the Marquette Law School poll that was released last week, and while the headline number is the tanking approval ratings of Gov Scott Walker, whose approval is ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/19/2015 78 190 3 -
Scott Walker's other bad news- Wis loses 5,000 jobs
In addition to the tanking approval ratings of our Governor and his policies, there was another bit of news that added to Scott Walker's dubious standing today. The March 2015 Wisconsin jobs ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/16/2015 36 73 2 -
Scott Walker's budget already costing Wisconsin hundreds of jobs
Remember how Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP kept clinging to the claim that the Wisconsin Uprising and the recall movement led to major "uncertainties" that was holding job creation back in ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/10/2015 9 39 - -
It's not just jobs- Wisconsin wages also suck under Walker
A lot of attention has been given to Wisconsin's lousy "40th place in the U.S." jobs record that came out as part of last week's release of the Quarterly Census on Employment and Wages (QCEW). And ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/25/2015 14 16 1 -
Presidential candidate Scott Walker killing Gov Walker's approval back home
Well these numbers are quite intriguing, aren't they? PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds that Scott Walker's recent actions have significantly increased enthusiasm among Republicans in the state ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/10/2015 14 29 1 -
Two pictures speak volumes in Wisconsin
Sometimes pictures really do tell a lot, and today was absolutely one of those days here in Wisconsin. In suburban Milwaukee, here is the photo-op of Gov Scott Walker signing the (right-to) work-for-
Jake formerly of the LP 03/09/2015 11 27 - -
Obama Selma speech strongly contrasts the racial-based mess in Wisconsin
I may not always agree with everything our president says or does, and while we are in much better economic place than the disaster that he walked into in 2009, and while we finally have achieved ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/08/2015 4 8 - -
Plenty of Walker destruction left to fight in Wisconsin
Quality cartoon today in the Madison-based Wisconsin State Journal from Phil Hands (even if his "aging Madison liberal hippie" stereotype is still lame). I also suspect the timing of the work-for-
Jake formerly of the LP 03/07/2015 10 19 1 -
Scott Walker's buds at Ashley Furniture maim workers, fail to add jobs
Looks like Scott Walker's favorite furniture store isn't quite so "open for business." Ashley Furniture Industries plans to return more than $250,000 in job-related tax credits to the state of ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/04/2015 15 56 1 -
Scott Walker wants to remove Wisconsin from UW
With the release of the plain-English version of the Wisconsin state budget by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, we've been getting new information on the depths of this new Walker budget. And if you ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/01/2015 121 191 3 -
Wisconsin "work-for-less" bill a FAIL with suspicious timing
Given today's headline of the Wisconsin GOP deciding to introduce and ram through (right-to) work-for-less bill, as well as Governor Walker's promise to sign such ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/20/2015 31 95 6 -
Scott Walker cabinet shake-up features plenty of dirty energy connections
Here in Wisconsin, we're in the midst of our coldest stretch of the winter, with lows of -10 expected here in Madison for both Wednesday and Thursday. This naturally means higher heating costs to ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/16/2015 29 80 2 -
Scott Walker's Act 10 has only helped Walker donations and donators
If people think that Scott Walker's Act 10 busting of public unions in Wisconsin was a one-time blow that got the state's books in order, and allowed for later increases for public employees that ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/15/2015 12 20 - -
"Small-government" Scott Walker wants more debt, centralized power
Longtime Wisconsin Capitol reporter Steven Walters has a good summary in Urban Milwaukee regarding Gov. Walker’s plans for transportation funding in this budget, and he particularly focuses in on ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/09/2015 4 9 - -
While US jobs pick up, Walker's Wisconsin still behind
The Obama Recovery seems to be in high-speed mode, even more than we previously knew. The January U.S. jobs report came out this morning with huge numbers not only for the start of this year, but ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/08/2015 7 16 - -
While Scott Walker runs for Prez, Wisconsin budget implodes (UPDATED)
Scott Walker may be spending this weekend at Steve King’s race-bashfest in Iowa and the Koch Brothers’ soiree in Palm Springs. But he still has a "day job" that involves a six-figure salary ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/24/2015 18 34 - -
Scott Walker's Wisconsin budget deficit blowing even higher
One of the top claims Scott Walker will plan to make in his presidential campaign is how he's "balanced the Wisconsin state budget by making tough choices without raising taxes." Well, we have ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/21/2015 12 40 2 -
Illinois budget mess is the future for Scott Walker's Wisconsin
Apparently we are not the only state that’s got exploding fiscal troubles to deal with in the next few months. Our neighbors to the south have perennial budgets problems, but Illinois is ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/13/2015 54 54 1 -
Wisconsin budget worse off as Scott Walker starts 2nd term
Since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a bit of a scary Ronald Reagan fetish , let's take a page from The Gipper's book, and ask if we are better off fiscally in Wisconsin than we were 4 years ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/05/2015 11 24 - -
Wisconsin, Indiana GOPs trying power grabs in K-12 education
2015 is starting out with a bang when it comes to Republicans trying to deform reform K-12 education. Look at what wisdom dropped on New Year’s Day in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel from the ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/02/2015 42 73 2 -
Does Scott Walker want to make Wisconsin into a dumber, redder state?
Is Governor Scott Walker and the Fitzwalkerstanis in control of the Wisconsin State Legislature trying to get Dem voters to leave the state? That's a theory of James Rowen's in the Political ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/27/2014 29 23 1 -
Scott Walker's Admin drops over 60% of calls needing unemployment benefits
Another day, another telling audit from the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. This one was organized after complaints that Wisconsinites were facing barriers in filing unemployment claims with ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/16/2014 9 31 1 -
Minnesota has Dems, budget surplus, Wisconsin has Walker, and deficit. Questions?
Over the last 4 years, there have been numerous comparisons done between the economic and social fates of Wisconsin and our neighbors to the west in Minnesota (one of the best came from Lawrence ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/09/2014 24 35 2 -
Why right-to-work-for-less is stupid for Wisconsin- and everywhere else
It's quite obvious that the WisGOP-controlled Legislature and Governor Scott Walker are going to try to screw over workers even more when they try to jam through right-to-work-for-less legislation ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/04/2014 48 53 2 -
SW Wisconsin up, NE Wisconsin down for Dems vs. Walker in 2014
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board finalized their numbers from the November 2014 elections yesterday, and with it comes a wealth of data at the county and ward level that could tell ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/02/2014 7 21 - -
Whether it's Ferguson or suburban Milwaukee, the "inner circle" gets over
I'm disgusted by what seems to be an obvious lack of justice regarding the decision to not charge Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson with any crimes after Wilson shot unarmed teen Mike ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/25/2014 1 7 - -
Scott Walker voodoo economics driving Wis deficit even higher
The deficit in Wisconsin that resulted from Thursday's summary of budget requests and revenue projections from the Wisconsin Department of Administration were bad enough. To review, $197 million ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/23/2014 47 58 - -
Scott Walker budget deficit reaches $2.4 BILLION in Wisconsin
Yep, just as I suspected. The Wisconsin Department of Administration summarized the state’s budget requests and estimated revenues for the next budget, and what do you know? We have a $2.2 ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/20/2014 31 33 3 -
Scott Walker DOT requests throw Wisconsin deficit to $2.5 BILLION
Here in Wisconsin, there has already been a lot of attention about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's budget request. This document was dropped on Friday (after the election, of course), ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/18/2014 11 36 1 -
Wisconsin State Legislature mostly as expected with Walker win
The backroom dealings at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin have been intriguing in the wake of the losses in last week's election. As part of these discussions, Assembly Dem Leader Peter Barca was ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/13/2014 8 18 2 -
The Wisconsin counties to watch, and the ones who swing
As a preview of tomorrow's election, here are a couple of stats that come to mind that should give indicators of what direction the Governor and AG elections are taking in Wisconsin. First, I'll ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/03/2014 12 21 - -
Are Dem voters being underpolled in Wisconsin and nationwide? Probably
So what are the tea leaves showing 48 hours ahead of Election Day? If you merely looked at the poll numbers, you'd think the GOP has a slight (albeit not insurmountable) advantage, both in their ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/02/2014 84 63 3 -
Choice is yours- want Walker's Wisconsin to keep missing Obama's Recovery?
If you looked at the national figures relating to the economy, things have been going very well. Just this week, 3rd Quarter GDP was released, and showed a gain of 3.5%. This is after the 2nd ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/01/2014 4 17 1 -
Pro-Walker Marquette Law Poll- what's behind the curtain?
I wanted to follow up from my article yesterday on the flawed analysis of what Marquette Law School called a “likely voter” in the last poll. Let's flash back to 2012, to give you some ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/30/2014 13 21 - -
WI-GOV polling FAIL. Likely voters =/= all who'll vote
Yes, the numbers that were part of the Marquette Law School poll that came out today in Wisconsin for the governor's race was shocking, and there is a reason why. Because it doesn't reflect reality. ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/29/2014 29 30 1 -
Sorry Scott Walker, you don't get credit for the Obama Recovery
I was watching Monday Night Football in bed with my wife (it’s never a bad thing when the Cowboys lose), and a Scott Walker ad came on. Since the wife had the remote for the channel, I had to ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/29/2014 5 23 2 -
George Will shows no ethics, implicates RW in Wisc John Doe
DC right-wing bubble-worlder George Will decided to wander into the governor's election in Wisconsin, as well as the issues surrounding campaign finance in the ongoing John Doe investigation. You ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/27/2014 34 189 4 -
Scott Walker's Admin wants to sell DOT building in backroom deal
The Capital Times' Mike Ivey deserves credit for unearthing a big story this weekend. It relates to the plans the Walker Administration has for the DOT's Hill Farms State Transportation Building, ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/27/2014 37 91 6 -
Is Mary Burke leading WI-GOV? Recent history says yes.
There is no question that this governor’s race in Wisconsin is as tight as they come when you look at the polls. But there’s an interesting trend in Wisconsin over the last 2 November elections ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/26/2014 61 81 2 -
Milwaukee newspaper won't hold Walker accountable for his #jobsfail
James Rowen wrote a great blog post at the Political Environment calling out the latest disgrace that was placed on the Journal-Sentinel's editorial page, thought he is far from the only one. ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/23/2014 15 19 1 -
Sorry Gov Walker, Wisconsin really is DEAD LAST for jobs under you
It wouldn’t be a monthly release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' state-by-state jobs numbers without another taxpayer-funded cheerleading job from Gov Scott Walker’s Department of ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/21/2014 9 30 1 -
Scott Walker still trying to spin away exploding budget deficit
It is remarkable to see Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker desperately having to convince people that his policies are somehow working 2 weeks before the election. And this is particularly the case ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/21/2014 14 23 - -
What IS a living wage in Wisconsin? Lot more than $7.25
In Friday night's gubernatorial debate in Wisconsin, Gov Scott Walker was asked about his administration's decision that determined that $7.25 an hour was a living wage, and therefore not a reason ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/13/2014 37 36 1 -
Polling's hard- and other reasons you should NOT be discouraged in WI-GOV
It’s interesting to watch media try to gauge where things stand for the November elections, not only because lazy horse-race coverage beats thinking and analyzing political positions, but also ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/08/2014 15 24 2 -
WI-GOV polls show that turnout will be the key factor
Think turnout won’t be a big part of this November's election for governor in Wisconsin? Take a look at 3 different polls that have been released in the last 2 days. at the “Likely voter” ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/01/2014 19 20 - -
WEDC corruption, failures for Scott Walker keep piling up
With all the recent GOP-aganda in Wisconsin trying to use a false "plagiarism/ no integrity" argument to deflect from Scott Walker's failed jobs record, let me remind you Walker's and WisGOP's own ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/30/2014 10 33 1 -
Walker officials hang out with Milw oligarchs, rail execs, at dark money RGA Cali retreat
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had a big document drop yesterday that yanked back the curtain on just who gets to be part of the "in crowd" to GOP decision-makers at ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/25/2014 5 27 1 -
How Republicans lie- Wisconsin budget version
Boy, the Republicans must really be feeling the heat from the exploding Wisconsin budget deficit. Take a look at the crap that GOP Joint Finance Chairs John Nygren and Alberta Darling are trying to ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/21/2014 14 16 - -
Scott Walker poll "gain" due to oversample of GOPs- Burke in good shape
My immediate reaction to seeing today’s poll from Marquette Law School was to give a giant “WTF?” The Walker campaign had been acting increasingly desperate in recent weeks as round after ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/17/2014 25 36 1 -
Wisconsin Politi-"fact" blows it on GOP budget deficit
I'm really getting tired of having to correct the Journal-Sentinel's Wisconsin Politi-"fact", but apparently I still have to, based on two awful analyses that seem to indicate that the corporate ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/14/2014 16 74 - -
More sketchiness from Scott Walker's WEDC
This article is an absolutely stunning, thorough takedown by Mary Bottari in The Progressive on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). WEDC was created by Governor Scott Walker ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/11/2014 11 26 2 -
Scott Walker doubles down on Wisconsin's school #voucherfail
I've mentioned Scott Walker's attempts to destroy Wisconsin's fine public education system before, but it looks like he wants to take it further. Despite strong evidence that his pro-voucher ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/04/2014 5 20 1 -
A double dose of biased Milwaukee newspaper FAIL
I knew the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had to revert to its right-wing form sooner than later. And they did so with two ridiculous stories in the last 3 days. The first is from their Politifact ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/02/2014 5 29 - -
Scott Walker's budget implodes. $1.8 BILLION in Wis deficits
Well, those Wisconsin revenue numbers we’d been waiting on finally dropped today. And as predicted, we’re now looking at a real and growing budget deficit in Wisconsin. Wisconsin tax ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/28/2014 69 236 4 -
Scott Walker donor promised millions in tax breaks- to ONLY layoff 1,900
Today's headline in the Wisconsin State Journal, and following story by Matt DuFour is bad enough on its face. "WEDC board OK'd Ashley Furniture getting $6 million tax credit, cutting 1,900 jobs."
Jake formerly of the LP 08/24/2014 53 159 5 -
Money-laundering and hiding Koch-roaches- the real story w/Walker's John Doe
In a typical Friday afternoon news dump, numerous documents were released relating to the John Doe investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and right-wing oligarch front groups. And the ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/23/2014 13 33 1 -
Wis Gov Walker, Milw Sheriff Clarke would repeat errors of Ferguson
Like many others, I've been watching the events in Ferguson, Missouri with interest this week. And I've been disgusted with the response of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who could have ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/17/2014 11 16 1 -
Pro-GOP Wisconsin "Politifact" slants ratings to favor Walker
I have long suspected that the Journal-Sentinel’s Polit-fact Wisconsin is in the bag for Scott Walker and his corporatist WisGOP agenda (leading me to call if Politi-crap and Republi-fact), and I ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/15/2014 7 20 - -
2012 shows rural, NE Wisconsin a key for Dems in primary
On the eve of tomorrow's primary election day in Wisconsin, I was trying to think if any of these results can give us a clue for how things may look in November, particularly involving the Dems' ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/11/2014 2 11 1 -
Solid proof Wisconsin's Act 10 union busting harmed its economy
Yesterday's release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis' survey of personal consumption expenditures by state would generally be a mundane bit of data. But not this time, because this report offers ...
Jake formerly of the LP 08/08/2014 37 96 3 -
Pro-Walker Wisconsin corporates lying, failing on outsourcing issue
As each day goes by, the backfire of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's desperate anti-Trek ads against challenger Mary Burke becomes more obvious. In addition to the idiocy of a pro-free trade ...
Jake formerly of the LP 07/30/2014 9 66 2 -
Like other ALEC states, Wisconsin falling further behind on jobs under Walker
In case you missed it, the BLS and the individual states released their jobs numbers for June this week. Here in Wisconsin, I was wondering if that impending release was playing a role in Scott ...
Jake formerly of the LP 07/19/2014 53 106 5 -
Wisconsin media covers up Walker giving taxpayer handouts to outsourcers
A bombshell of a story broke this week involving the increasingly sketchy Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). We'll let WKOW Channel 27 in Madison give you the details in their ...
Jake formerly of the LP 07/12/2014 37 106 2 -
Wisconsin was a normal Midwestern state for jobs. Then came Walker
As our Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker desperately tries to spin away from documents showing he was allegedly at the center of a "criminal scheme" to help oligarchs launder campaign money and ...
Jake formerly of the LP 06/22/2014 32 98 2 -
ICYMI: New Republic: "The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker"
We often see people ask on this site- "How can a doofus and liar like Scott Walker be governor there? What is wrong with you?" First, it's not "us", kemosabe (I've been warning people about this ...
Jake formerly of the LP 06/18/2014 43 112 4 -
Apparently you must pay for "free speech" in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, John Doe Deux kept having interesting developments over the weekend, complete with the Wall Street Journal editorial page dishing out another warning to Governor Walker, demanding ...
Jake formerly of the LP 06/02/2014 5 43 1 -
More people covered in Wisconsin makes Walker's Medicaid mistake look even worse
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker followed his Tea Party brethren in trying to mess up the Affordable Care Act, refusing Medicaid expansion and funds to set up a statewide exchange. Instead, he ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/21/2014 28 104 3 -
Wisconsin GOP should untie Milwaukee's, Madison's hands
A constant concern in Wisconsin is how to fairly fund the state's numerous municipalities and government sources, and nowhere is that more evident than in the two largest counties in the state- ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/18/2014 11 14 1 -
Red states = dead states. Especially on the job
After seeing a link on Twitter, I took a look at the AFL-CIO's latest "Death on the Job Report," which rates all 50 states for workplace safety (or lack thereof). If you take a look at the 15 ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/14/2014 4 17 2 -
Wisconsin numbers indicate tipping point to Dem getting closer
In the last couple of weeks, we received more information on Wisconsin's electoral geography, and I think it gives a good idea of the state of play for the State Legislature in the 2014 elections. I'...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/27/2014 18 68 2 -
3 years after Act 10- Wisconsin's job growth lags under Walker
Yesterday had the monthly state-by-state jobs release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it had a number of interesting data points that show us where Wisconsin is at. First, let's go ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/19/2014 8 16 - -
School voucher failings continue in Wisconsin- and keep gaining power
We already knew that school vouchers weren't delivering better educational outcomes in Milwaukee, despite being in effect for more than 20 years. But a report released this month by the Public ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/12/2014 10 35 - -
Sen. Johnson, Wisconsin GOP covered up State Rep. sex assault
I bet the Wisconsin GOP is damned happy the Wisconsin Badgers are in the Final Four this weekend. Not just because a few of them may have gone to school here (although if they're part of WisGOP, ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/05/2014 29 130 3 -
Numbers show why Wisconsin GOP trying voter suppression
The Wisconsin GOP's recent bills attempting to limit early voting hours and other methods of voter suppression is scummy enough on the surface (seriously, how can someone oppose the Constitutional ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/16/2014 8 32 3 -
Scott Walker corruptly lies down with Ashley Furniture
As what often happens in Wisconsin these days, connections to Governor Scott Walker are repaid with state action and Walker campaign appearances, and our media doesn't call him on the carpet for ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/11/2014 7 22 - -
WisGOP, Walker campaign and Politifact can't handle Mary Burke's ad
Mary Burke has finally emerged with her first major TV ad of the 2014 campaign for Governor of Wisconsin, and it's led to the Wisconsin GOP complaining about what's claimed in the ad. And given that ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/08/2014 25 28 2 -
Wisconsin oligarchs, stink tanks lie on minimum wage
I see the right-wing slime at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and other greedhead business groups are trying to twist reality when it comes to raising the minimum wage. The oligarch group held ...
Jake formerly of the LP 03/07/2014 1 6 1 -
David Koch call to Scott Walker explains a lot in 2014
With this week's revelations from the Walkerdocs on the way our Governor's 2010 machine operated behind the scenes, it brings to mind another time we got a window into the way this guy operates. ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/22/2014 20 36 3 -
Bullsh*t Mountain is a bubble Dems should pop
There's a reason I find Jon Stewart to be the most trusted news man in America, and it's for reports such as the one he did on Thursday. You can click to another Kossack's excellent rundown of The ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/08/2014 8 14 - -
A lotta Cheeseheads were hanging with the Kochs
Great work from Mother Jones, who has an article out today where they tell you who attended the Koch Brothers' retreat in Palm Springs California last week. Like with most things in the Koch cabal,
Jake formerly of the LP 02/05/2014 9 29 2 -
Scott Walker campaign pays Karl Rove-targeted attorney, and other cronyism
While our paid-off media in Wisconsin was concentrating yesterday on Gov. Walker's $5.1 million haul in fundraising for 2013 (with major dollar signs from political ads in their eyes, no doubt), ...
Jake formerly of the LP 02/01/2014 12 22 1 -
Scott Walker (Bush) ignores ghosts of surpluses past
Just in time for Wisconsin's State of the State address, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau projected what would happen in the next state budget with the updated revenue figures that were released ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/22/2014 14 12 - -
Today in WisGOP corruption- Fake "Sportsmen's" group tied to John Doe Deux
In the world of Wisconsin GOP corruption, it had been a while since we heard from the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin scandal (click here for some of the backstory if you need to catch up). I ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/13/2014 15 52 1 -
Wisconsin Lt. Gov and leggie husband, faithful to corrupt scumbags
I don't want to step on Giles Goat Boy's tremendous diary on this subject (and I encourage you to read it), but I also want to speak about this pathetic new legislation being proposed by one ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/12/2014 13 19 - -
Wisc Lt. Gov to business oligarchs "We want to know how to love you more."
Frequent commentator Puddytat beat me to it, but I wanted to keep this story out front through the weekend. If you needed any more evidence that the policies of Scott Walker's administration are ...
Jake formerly of the LP 01/04/2014 24 49 2 -
The stupidity of Scott Walker's "0% income, 13.5% sales tax" ALEC scheme
Regardless of what reality says, it seems like the big guns in the Wisconsin GOP want to have as many tax giveaways as possible. From Gov. Walker saying he'd like to consider lowering Wisconsin's ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/22/2013 23 41 5 -
Wisconsin ALEC obstructing Common Core, and radio host threatens to shoot people
This is a bit of a follow-up from what I wrote a couple of days ago, but there are some interesting updates on the issue of whether Wisconsin should continue to proceed with implementing Common ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/13/2013 7 17 - -
GOP undermining Wisconsin schools again with Common Core Committee
3 quotes that sum up a lot of things going on with the K-12 education debate in Wisconsin, and why you shouldn't allow people who are hostile to public education be the ones designing education ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/10/2013 13 13 1 -
Liz Warren, 2 Wis Dems show how it should be done
Here are three examples showing what Dems SHOULD be saying, and ignoring the spineless worries of the "please be moderate" Beltway crowd. 1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren heads this list, with a clip ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/03/2013 46 184 6 -
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel covers for Walker, fails Wisconsin
Here is a longer version of a letter I sent on Saturday to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Unfortunately, they limit the letters to 200 words, and there's a whole lot more I had to reveal on this ...
Jake formerly of the LP 12/01/2013 27 75 3 -
Wisconsin Badger athletics leaving Milw hate radio
I've waited a long time for this. Wisconsin Badger athletics broadcasts are leaving WTMJ for another Milwaukee affiliate after this season. It's something I asked for over 3 1/2 years ago, ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/22/2013 38 35 1 -
More on Wisconsin GOP education and voucher fails
The war on public education in Wisconsin continues, with more evidence that GOP-led privatization and curriculum control is failing the state. This has shown in 2 different stories that emerged last ...
Jake formerly of the LP 11/03/2013 25 67 4 -
Minnesota, KY success with Obamacare makes Walker, Wisconsin look worse
One week after the Congressional shutdown ended and the GOP was unable to defund or delay the start of the Affordable Care Act, their efforts have now turned to trying to make sure Obamacare fails. ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/27/2013 17 34 1 -
Righties still trying to sabotage Obamacare- nationwide and in Wisconsin
In the last 3 weeks, we've seen the rollout of Obamacare's online signup program and the end of the TeaBagger-led shutdown, guaranteeing that the program will continue for the near future. But ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/20/2013 12 17 1 -
3 Wis Assembly GOPs gone, + Koch/Sportsmen scandal worsens
The last couple of days for the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin scandal have had some amazing developments, on top of the sordid things we already knew (click here for a rundown of items leading up ...
Jake formerly of the LP 10/04/2013 42 217 4 -
Economic numbers don't lie, but Republicans like Scott Walker sure do
Yes I know we're in the middle of "Shutdown Mania," but you need to also keep your eyes on the lies and deceptions that Republicans are trying to pull outside of D.C. as well. And the recent antics ...
Jake formerly of the LP 09/29/2013 10 27 1 -
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