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Monday, July 21, 2008
That figure could turn into a budget-bust ing $350 million as state corporations ask for tax rebates. State taxpayers will have to pick up the tab. The ruling represents a triumph for WMC, which was instrumental in electing Ziegler to the state Supreme Court and Van Hollen to the position of state attorney general.
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ziegler, Van Hollen and WMC deliver huge tax bill

The state Supreme Court,state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the big business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) handed Wisconsin residents a $350 million tax hike—and gave corpora tions a new tax break. Four justices on the state Supreme Court—Patrick Crooks, David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The wealthiest corporations in Wisconsin now have the best state Supreme Court money can buy. How are you enjoying it so far? How do you like the Wisconsin Supreme Court giving a humongous $265 million tax refund to the richest companies in the state that you, as an ordinary taxpayer, are going to have to cover out...
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.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In the short term, the summertime gas tax holiday advocated by Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Clinton could save consumers a little money. But it could also have huge consequences for the safety of our roads, as the money from the gas tax helps pay for the infrastructure of our roadways.
04.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
James Sample of the New York based non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice concludes, "After consecutive years of special interest dominance, and the addition of a Willie Horton ad, perceptions of Wisconsin's judiciary have suffered a real hit. The Wisconsin campaign turned into a shameful race to the bottom." Our nasty secret is out! The nation knows we are no longer the state of Bob La Fol...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Citizen Action complaint could remove him

Just about everyone denounced Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman’s false, race-baiting attack ad against Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler—well, everyone except Gableman. Even Charlie Sykes called foul on it, and the bipartisan Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee declared that it...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Calculator totals up the business lobby’s cost to taxpayer

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s big business lobbying group, costs the state about $31 a second. That’s because WMC’s proposals—from slashing corporate income taxes to opposing insurance coverage of wigs for cancer patients—
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
If you only watched the campaign ads, you would think that Supreme Court justices are the ultimate crime-fighters in the state. Even if that were true, you may want to think twice about Burnett County Circuit Court Judge Michael Gableman’s record as a prosecutor and judge.

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