Posted on 10 December 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
“I think there has been a very coordinated effort to undermine the investigation and smear the investigators,” says Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog. He notes that almost no probe details are public, aside from what one of its subjects leaked to the Wall Street Journal.
Posted on 26 November 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
Areas of broad agreement in the Wisconsin Legislature are hard to find. One exception: a bill to expand state tax credits for restoring old buildings.
Posted on 18 November 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
Media editorial boards across Wisconsin have launched a campaign urging citizens to contact GOP legislative leaders. And records obtained by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism show that many people are doing so.
Posted on 12 November 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
With a Nov. 19 release date, in time for Christmas and the next presidential election, “Unintimidated” is a work of unapologetic self-promotion. Walker lays claims to his status as a national leader and a politician of extraordinary courage — both undeniably true.
Posted on 08 October 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
Rep. James Sensenbrenner has called the Affordable Care Act “abominable.” So what does Sensenbrenner’s office do when constituents seek its assistance getting in on this abomination? Why, assist them, of course.
Posted on 17 September 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
The federal Marketplace Fairness Act would let states snare sales and use taxes on their residents’ online purchases from other states. Now they get these taxes only from businesses with a physical presence in their state.
Posted on 11 September 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column, Uncategorized
Of the more than 600 bills introduced in Wisconsin’s 2013-14 legislative session, none contains the terms “climate change,” “greenhouse gases” or “global warming,” and only a handful deal with energy policy.
Posted on 28 August 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column, Uncategorized
A bill now being drafted for state Sen. Alberta Darling would mandate a three-year prison term for illegal firearm possession. Darling said she acted after talking with law enforcement officials in Milwaukee, where 23 people were shot, seven fatally, during a single week in early August.