Archive for the ‘State’ Category
In the past 30 months, Republican activists have been through a GOP wave in 2010, the protests over the guv’s collective bargaining changes and ensuing recall elections in 2011, another round of recalls the following year, and a presidential election.
State GOP Chair Brad Courtney acknowledges many of them are likely tired after that tumultuous ride. But he says they also know there’s another election around the corner.
“We’re not using 2013 to rest,” Courtney said in a new WisPolitics.com interview. “We’re getting ready for next year.”
Read more at WisPolitics.com
Anyone who held out hope that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel would treat the Wisconsin budget process fairly had that hope dashed when they picked up the newspaper to find the headline “Is the GOP-run State Legislature at War with Milwaukee?” This biased editorial, disguised as a news article, tries to make the case that the Republican majority in Madison has a vendetta against Milwaukee. Nothing could be further from the truth. Does the parent who warns the toddler to stay away from the hot stove or who grounds the teenager because they keep making destructive decisions have a vendetta? Of course, the answer is no. It is called being a good parent. And much like a parent, Wisconsin is finally telling their irresponsible child that it is time to clean up their act.
Read more at GoForwardWi.com
at Joe’s K Ranch in Cudahy
with Sen. Leah Vukmir, State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Cty. Supervisor Deanna Alexander
It’s spring and gasoline prices are soaring in Milwaukee, a trend that has become as predictable as the sunrise.
The price for a gallon of regular gasoline in metro Milwaukee is running nearly 40 cents a gallon higher than the U.S. average price, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
The national average for a gallon of regular is $3.52. The price in metro Milwaukee is $3.90. This time last year, a gallon of regular was selling for $3.88 in Milwaukee on average.
Read more by Joe Taschler of the Journal Sentinel
More than 300 supporters flocked to Serb Hall Monday night.
The effort to reform Milwaukee County Government received a major boost on Monday night as around 300 taxpayers attended a rally hosed by Citizens for Responsible Government. Our Patti Breitigam-Wenzel was in attendance and provide these photos.
10 years ago, we learned the Milwaukee County Board couldn’t be trusted. That tough lesson cost taxpayers over $200 million and promised reform, never happened.
A decade later, Chairman Dimitrijevic lies to us about secret, illegal negotiations, and cons us with more fake reform. Sounds a lot like Tom Ament.
Opponents of reform claim state legislation interferes with local control. The TRUTH: the bill allows a referendum to be put to a vote, a right all Wisconsin counties have…except Milwaukee.
Demand real, guaranteed reform!
Join Citizens for Responsible Government and Charlie Sykes
Monday May 6th at 6:30pm
at American Serb Hall
5101 W Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53219
Register now at https://www.facebook.com/FixMilwaukee/app_208527462518885
In the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election, in which the implementation of the Affordable Care Act plays a large role, many states are facing an important decision. Should these states act as agents of the Obama administration, and set up state-based versions of Obamacare’s subsidized health insurance exchanges? Or should they say no, leaving implementation of the law in the hands of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius? In this article, I will discuss a third possibility: that states set up their own markets for health insurance, markets that drive down the cost of insurance by ignoring Obamacare’s tangled web of mandates, regulations, and taxes.
Read more by Avik Roy at Forbes.com
Friday, April 26th
6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Wauwatosa Lions Club
7336 St. James Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Thursday, May 2nd
6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Elm Grove Village Hall Court Room
13600 Juneau Blvd.,
Elm Grove, WI 53122
Rep. Hutton represents the 13th Assembly District which includes Elm Grove and parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Milwaukee. For additional information, please contact Representative Hutton’s office at (888) 534-0013 or by email at Rep.Hutton@legis.wisconsin.gov
When you’ve got a guy like Senator John McCain who says “The battlefield is the United States of America,” it tells you that almost nothing is safe in the Land of the Free.
Whatever remains of civil liberties is going to feel the full brunt of the state’s boot heel.
They’re already regulating some of the most fundamental aspects of life, from how we are allowed to educate our children to what we can / cannot put in our bodies to the very nature of money.
Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com