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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

The Shepherd endorses longtime public servant Peter Barca for the Kenosha-based 64th Assembly District. Barca represented this district with distinction between 1985 and 1993 before serving in Congress in the 1990s. As a legislator, Barca was viewed as someone with very high integrity.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

The South Side of Milwaukee faces many critical issues that can be helped by progressive state legislation and an effective representative. That’s why the Shepherd endorses state Rep. Pedro Colon in the 8th District. He is currently a member of the Joint Finance Committee, and as a member of that powerful committee...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

State Rep. Leon Young has served in the state Assembly for 16 years, but none of it while Democrats have controlled the house. Now, though, the Democrats have a good chance to gain the majority, and Young can have the opportunity to move his legislative ideas forward.
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

State Assembly 8th District Candidate

Name: State Representative Pedro Colón Website: www.colonformilwaukee.com Occupation: State Assembly Representative and Attorney Membership in the Democratic Party: I have been a member of the Democratic Party for more than 10 years.   W...
04.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
We are talking about the Supreme Court not the Justice of the Peace in Podunk village. Citizens more or less expect candidates for governor or president to "forget" some details or even stretch the truth. But voters have a right to believe that those seeking a seat on the Court will be truth-tellers. We have Truth in Sentencing; Truth in Advertising; Truth in Lending laws but when ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wisconsin’s Dems assess Clinton’s viability

While many Democrats are both fascinated with and terrified by 2008’s extended presidential nomination process, some of Wisconsin’s diehard Democrats are not too worried about the deadlocked race between Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

On the East Side, Flaherty and Kovac advance to April election

The field has narrowed from eight candidates to two, and on April 1 Patrick Flaherty and Nik Kovac will vie for departing East Side Alderman Mike D’Amato’s Milwaukee Common Council seat. The Feb. 19 primary was an unusual one, and not just because the open seat provided so much heat on the East Side and Riverwest.
01.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
NYT reports that Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul, is number three in wealth, behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And, he isn't happy about it. Yes, he has $19 billion dollars but he wants to be #1. He gives generously to the Republican Party. Think he might have some influence? Think it's time for a return of progressive income taxe? If Mr Adelson paid, say a modest $5 billion to the common good, ...

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