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11.18.2013 | | Posted at 10:27 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
What a tangled web they wove—allegedly.  According to a weekend report in the Wall Street Journal, John Doe #2 has up to 29 conservative groups in its sights—including the Friends of Scott Walker, Walker’s gubernatorial campaign committee. The Wall Street Journal based its report on an interview with Eric O’Keefe, a longtime “free-market” activist who’s also on the board of t...
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Wisconsin can’t even keep up with weak national growth

 Last week, the new data showed that Wisconsin’s private sector added just 24,305 new jobs between March 2012 and March 2013, growing 1.1%, well below the 2% national job growth
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Researchers say Wisconsin has more educated workers than jobs

 A second economic study shows that Wisconsin’s sluggish economy isn’t being plagued by a skills gap between job openings and job seekers
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Despite earning more votes, Democrats are in the minority

 On Nov. 6, Democratic candidates for Assembly offices in Wisconsin earned almost 200,000 more votes than their Republican counterparts, yet they’ll be in the minority in that chamber and in the state Senate for the next two
05.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Well, on Friday, good old turd blossom will be answering prosecutors’ questions about the firings of U.S. attorneys. On Tuesday, Rove will be in Milwaukee, trashing working people and spreading misinformation about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Rove is the special guest of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), which is holding a closed meeting with Bush’s failed ad...
Friday, June 19, 2009
What’s the point of spending millions of dollars to buy Wisconsin Supreme Court justices if those justices aren’t allowed to rule in your favor? The U.S. Supreme Court may have robbed...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Anyone who has seen the headlines, watched campaign ads or read John Grisham’s novel The Appeal knows that campaigns for state Supreme Court seats are no longer about which candidate can best decide cases based on the Constitution and the law. No, these campaigns too often...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

“Bush’s brain” tells local businesses how to treat workers

The conservative lobbying group Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) invited former Bush aide Karl Rove to tell local businesses how to best treat their workers. The Tuesday morning meeting about the Employee Free Choice Act at the Milwaukee Athletic Club was closed...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

A new rule could require disclosing donors —but not yet

It wouldn’t be an election in Wisconsin without sleazy campaign ads and fliers from phony front groups that aren’t required to disclose where they get their money from or what their true agenda is. Take All Children Matter, which in theory is a Michigan-based pro-school-voucher group headed by Dick DeVos...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

But property taxpayers get squeezed

Two new reports are fueling the debate about whether Wisconsin—or Milwaukee in particular—is a “tax hell” that drives away businesses or whether corporations receive tax breaks that individuals don’t. A new Public Policy Forum study found that property taxes rose 6% in southeastern Wisconsin last year, an increase shouldered by individual homeowners and renters.

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