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Republican Candidates Question and Answer Night on Tue July 29

at 7:00pm
Mama’s Italian Cuisine
7718 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53222

-Featuring-
David King, Candidate, WI 4th Congressional District
“Red” Arnold, Candidate, 7th WI Senate District
Scott Espeseth, Candidate, 7th WI Assembly District
Janel Brandtjen, Candidate, 22nd WI Assembly District

You are cordially invited to attend the Candidate Question and Answer Night. These four Republican Candidates will address the membership of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County - North Branch.

This Event is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited

Election Ramp-Up Rally on Wed July 30

with Conservative Talk Radio Host
Vicki McKenna
(WISN Milwaukee and WIBA Madison)

Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 – 8:00pm

Open Flame Restaurant
5081 South 108th Street (Hwy 100)
Hales Corners/Greenfield

November 4th is a must-win election. If we want to keep Scott Walker as our Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch as our Lt. Governor, and retain our wonderful Republican Legislators, we have to volunteer our time.

Download the flyer

Please attend this rally, hosted by Milwaukee County Republican Party, to hear Vicki McKenna help us get “ramped up”.

Meet and greet local legislators.

Appetizers will be served. Donations are welcome.

Please RSVP to Darla Flemming at dflemming@wisgop.info or 608-332-9054

Bring a friend and join the Republican Party of Milwaukee County

Rep. Dale Kooyenga on Tax Reform: More Work To Be Done

July 23, 2014

by Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield)

Last year many Wisconsin residents celebrated Wisconsin’s first measurable tax cuts in nearly a decade. In addition to cutting taxes, progress was made in simplifying the tax code as evidenced by the elimination of 17 tax credits, downsizing from five to four tax brackets and eliminating Wisconsin’s depreciation schedules in favor of adopting federal standards. In just over two years, Wisconsin went from billions in the red, to cutting both income and property taxes.

I am pleased we were able to accomplish what we did. At the risk of being the “fly in the punch bowl,” let me state we still have a significant problem. Wisconsin by any measure remains a high tax state.

The praise received for cutting taxes is notable and fair because it signified a significant change in trajectory. However, we can’t kid ourselves, we still have yet to fully implement a pro-growth tax code. It’s analogous to being proud of your 16 year old son for turning off the television and heading off to clean his bedroom, but his bedroom is still a mess.

Read more by Nick Novak at MaciverInstitute.com

20th Assembly Republican Candidate Forum on Mon Aug 4

6:30pm
Joe’s K Ranch
4840 S. Whitnall Ave.
Cudahy, WI. 53110
(414) 481-1775

Featuring candidates:
Molly McGartland
Justin Moralez
Michael Pierce

You are cordially invited to attend The 20th Assembly Republican Candidate Forum of 2014. The three Republican candidates for the 20th Assembly District will address the membership of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County – South Branch.

This meeting is FREE and open to the general public. Sitting is limited.

Becky’s 39th Birthday Party on Wed Aug 6

Celebrate with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm - Host Reception
6:30 - 7:30pm - Main Reception

Location: Riverfront Pizzeria
509 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Levels: $239 - Gold Host
$139 - Silver Host
$39 - Main Reception

Checks Payable: Kleefisch Victory Committee
Mailing: PO Box 628284
Middleton, WI 53562

Candidate Meet & Greet with Scott Espeseth on Tue July 22

Please join Candidate Scott Espeseth (Assembly, District 7) and Rep. Dale Kooyenga at the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe as we sip wine, sample cheese and sausage and learn how Wisconsin is moving Forward this November.

All Donations Appreciated
Suggested Donation $25, Cash Bar & Soda

6 pm – 8 pm
West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shop
6832 West Becher Street
West Allis – 68th and Becher

RSVP:
Scott Espeseth
414.881.9346 or
Scott@EspesethforAssembly.com
www.espesethforassembly.com/7-22-event.html
Facebook: EspesethforAssembly

Under Governor Walker, Every Day is a Good Day for Business!

As students, we see a lot of potential in our peers. We see future engineers, lawyers, professors, and businessmen growing exponentially on campus. When these bright students graduate, some will enter graduate school, others will accept positions with existing companies, but some graduates will want to start a new business. We can assure you that there is no better state than Wisconsin to do just that.

Under Governor Walker, we have seen nearly 20,000 new businesses, adding well over 100,000 jobs. He achieved those numbers by putting the taxpayers first, supporting families and job creators statewide. Now with this lowered tax burden, the employer confidence level is up to a staggering 95%, and graduates will be able to start their own businesses without having to worry about government stepping in the way of their dreams.

Read more by wisconsin.crnc.org

Republicans in Wisconsin Seek to Reclaim Title as Civil Rights Party

A golden opportunity awaits the GOP

An urban legend put out by the liberal press says that in the late 1960s the Republican Party embarked on a so-called “southern strategy” and exchanged a century-old core constituency of the party, African-Americans, for the support of what was once the Democratic “Solid South.” The only problem, as with most urban legends, is that it is simply not true.

Even if the above narrative is not in fact true, some 85-90% of the black vote today routinely goes to the Democrats, despite the fact that famous African-American personages from Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King were members of the Republican Party. However, Wisconsin — the state in which the Republican Party was founded — may be about to hand the Democrats a shock which will herald the historic constituency’s return.

Read more by Avner Zami at PJmedia.com

Commemorating the Wisconsin Republican Party’s first state convention

Grand Old Partisan commemorates the first convention of the Wisconsin Republican Party. It occurred just a week after the GOP’s state kickoff Under the Oaks in Michigan. Anti-slavery newspaper editors who called for this meeting had selected the anniversary of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which banned slavery from the region.

Most residents of Wisconsin opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, enacted by Democrats and their allies. This vile law extended slavery into the western territories. Friends of freedom knew they had to unite politically if the Democratic Party were to be stopped from destroying the country.

On the morning of July 13, 1854, nearly four thousand people gathered in the park by the capitol building in Madison. . . .

Read more by Michael Zak at GrandOldPartisan.typepad.com

160 years ago today!

Election Day Observer Training

As part of our effort to re-elect Scott Walker in November, we must do everything we can to protect the integrity of our elections. That’s why we’re asking for your help.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hosting training sessions across the state to recruit and train Election Observers to monitor the voting process at polling locations across the state. At this important training session, we will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to take action in your area.

Your help is needed, and I’m asking you to sign-up today!

Join Us For A Training Session Near You:

Saturday July 12, 1:00 PM
Glendale Field Office
311 West Silver Spring Drive Glendale, WI 53217

Tuesday, July 15, 6:00 PM
Waukesha Field Office
1701 Pearl Street, Unit 5 Waukesha, WI 53186

Click Here to Sign-Up To Attend and Get Equipped With All the Information You Need!

Elections have consequences. As concerned citizens, we must work to protect the integrity of this core process of democracy. Join us for this important training session and be part of Wisconsin’s future. ​

Find Your Local RPW Field Office

Be a part of expanding our base and growing the Party. Contact your local field director today!

As part of our commitment to build our Party and steadily prepare for the crucial mid-term elections in 2014, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is now 16 offices strong across the state. Find your local office and get involved today to help spread our message.

Glendale Field Office
311 West Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI 53217
Contact: Will Thompson - wthompson@wisgop.info

Greenfield Field Office
4811 S 76th St., Suite 120
Greenfield, WI 53220
Contact: Darla Flemming - dflemming@wisgop.info

Wauwatosa Field Office
2825 Mayfair Rd., Suite 107
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Contact: James Fenley - jfenley@wisgop.info

See the complete list at http://www.wisgop.org/field-office/

Republican Party of Milwaukee County
Mail: P.O. Box 14665
Office: 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue)
West Allis, WI 53214

Watch Governor Walker’s Visit on Tuesday

Thank you everyone who attended Governor Walker’s visit to the North Shore yesterday. The event was a great success and we really showed the campaign how much the North Shore supports Governor Walker! We made it on Fox 6 News last night, here’s the clip.

Beware Old Voter Registration Forms

Date: July 2, 2014

MADISON, WI – The Government Accountability Board cautions everyone registering voters for upcoming elections to make sure they’re using the new forms.

Many Wisconsin municipal clerks report receiving voter registrations on old forms that do not have space for newly required information about the voter’s proof of residence, said Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the G.A.B.

Read more from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Governor Walker visiting North Shore Field Office on Tue July 8

…to make One Millionth Voter Call. Please join us for this memorable occasion as Governor Walker makes the one millionth voter call of the current election cycle!!

Governor Walker needs our support so let’s give him a warm North Shore welcome!! Major media will be there to cover the event and we want to have a full house!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to show Governor Walker we stand with him and are working hard to ensure his reelection in November!!

Tuesday, July 8, at 3pm
311 W. Silver Spring Drive, Glendale
Food & Drinks will be provided

RSVP to Will Thompson at wthompson@wisgop.info or (630) 377-5525

The Real Cost of Public Pensions

Abstract: Policymakers at every level of government are confronting the cost of fringe benefits for public-sector workers. The difficulty of placing an economic value on public employees’ pensions, however, means that policymakers rarely know whether benefits are excessive, especially as interest groups take advantage of the confusion by advancing misleading arguments. This paper discusses how to properly calculate the cost of public defined-benefit pension benefits, compares the cost of these benefits to private-sector retirement plans, and refutes two of the most common arguments that public pension benefits are somehow modest.

The generosity of public-sector pension benefits has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, as states and local governments search for ways to close their budget deficits. The intense battles over public-sector collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Ohio, for example, have been seen as conflicts over whether to reduce public-pension benefits for future retirees. Whether pension cutbacks are justified, however, depends crucially on whether existing benefits are excessively generous compared to those in the private sector. More broadly, policymakers cannot know if total compensation in the public sector—including salaries, benefits, and job security—is at an appropriate market level without a proper understanding of pension costs.

Read more by Jason Richwine, Ph.D. from Heritage.org May 31, 2012

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