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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

County executive’s record includes increased spending and taxes

There are few things that people dislike more than fast-talking politicians. The perception is that they will say and do anything to get the next vote and win the next election. Unfortunately this perception has long become the reality of Scott Walker’s time as Milwaukee county executive. Walker has been on all sides of many issues, including the two that he has made central...
Cover Story
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Compare your salary to these Milwaukeeans

How much is your work worth? Is your salary equal to the importance of your work to society? Or does it reflect your willingness to sell your soul for a paycheck? Or is your salary simply a function of your level of education or how in demand your skills are? We have taken a look at what our...
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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

The attorney general’s voting shenanigans continue

Those looking for voter fraud in Wisconsin may want to start with the top elected official at the Department of Justice. Two weeks ago, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a frivolous lawsuit against the state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB), a move that could greatly compromise the November election.
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

McCain campaign co-chair J.B. Van Hollen tries to disenfranchise

In the last two presidential elections, we have been forced to watch from afar as public officials in closely contested states abuse their authority in clear attempts to sway the entire election. Who could forget Florida and the infamous Katherine Harris, who refused to count legitimate votes during the 2000 presidential election?
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Friday, July 11, 2008

State businesses reject its right-wing agenda

Late last month Epic Systems announced that it would try to avoid working with vendors that support the leadership of the state business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC). Epic Systems contractor J.P. Cullen & Sons promptly dropped its membership with WMC and the company’s CEO left his position on the WMC board. Earlier this year, another WMC board member, TDS Telecom CEO David A. Wittwer, stepped down from the position. Although Wittwer didn’t cite a specific reason for leaving, his resignation occurred on the cusp of WMC’s political attack on Wisconsin’s first African-American Supreme Court justice, Louis Butler.
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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Expect WMC to interfere in another Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state’s largest and most powerful business lobby, but in recent years WMC has become much more than that. To the dismay of some of its own members, the group has taken a very deliberate partisan turn to the right.

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