Four (Not so Easy) Ways to Balance the Transportation Budget

Jul 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

July 1, 2015 “If it was up to you,” the Chamber of Commerce moderator asked area legislators, “How would you solve the transportation problem?” Budget talks are stalled. Legislators can’t seem to find a way through the labyrinth of interests stalking the Capitol halls. One main sticking point is how to balance the transportation budget. Governor Walker left ...

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State Health Marketplace Needed to Protect Wisconsinites

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

June 24, 2015 “Wisconsin has relied heavily on the exchange to expand health insurance coverage,” wrote President Eric Borgerding of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA). In a recent letter to Legislators, he warned a looming Supreme Court decision “could strike down premium assistance.” Many Wisconsinites are waiting to hear if they will still be able to afford ...

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Transportation Spending: It’s time for a comprehensive audit

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  June 17, 2015 “Senate leader on budget deal: ‘I don’t know where we are at’” was the headline of a recent Associated Press story on the budget deal. The story went on to report there’s “no agreement yet on how to pay for transportation projects…” While the Senate leader gathered up votes, I gathered up a few ...

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Kicking Controls Out the Window – No UW oversight by LAB a Recipe for Corruption

Jun 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

    June 10, 2015 “Suspend current law…requiring the Legislative Audit Bureau to conduct an annual financial audit of the UW System. Instead, require the UW System to contract with an independent accounting firm,” read the motion introduced by Senator Harsdorf and Representative Schraa. Recent action by a majority of the state’s budget writing committee not only kicked the ...

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Sen. Vinehout: Reps Craig and Jarchow Display “Staggering Ignorance” of Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB)

Jun 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

Monday, June 8, 2015 Republican Representatives Craig (R-Big Bend) and Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) authored a bill to entirely eliminate the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) and the legislature’s Joint Committee on Audit. Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Audit, harshly criticized the bill. “The breadth of the Representatives’ ignorance of the LAB activities ...

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I agree Governor! Let’s Make Public Schools “Whole”

May 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

May 27, 2015 “Our number one priority gotta to be make (sic) sure that we make K-12 schools, public education in the state, a priority to make sure they’re held whole,” said Governor Walker on April 23rd, as quoted by Wisconsin Radio Network. I agree, Governor! Let’s make public schools “whole.” In a recent late night session, the ...

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