With a few weeks left before the November elections, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider whether the hearings to appoint Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will have an impact on the outcome. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
Soglin will have the gravitas and institutional memory that we can use and count on—resources that are lacking with too many others who seek leadership in this city.
Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature are depending on an old reliable friend to stay in power – ignorance.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Act 10 is the most widely discussed and debated piece of state legislation in a generation. Seven years after the contentious passage, the protests, and the recall elections, the landmark collective bargaining reforms are still a hot button issue.
Freedom of Information Council survey gets little response from GOP candidates.
When I received a call from Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Sheila Harsdorf asking me to serve on the Dairy Task Force 2.0, I was pleased to say yes.
For 21 years, Couper brought to Madison a whole new philosophy on how policing ought to be done in a rapidly changing world.
John Imes, executive director for Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, shares insights from the Verge18 conference in Oakland. The three-day conference and expo brings stakeholders together to explore ways to accelerate the clean economy through technology and sustainability.
When it comes to the Wisconsin economy, there’s very little to attack Governor Scott Walker on. The unemployment rate is at three percent. Wages are rising above the national average. International investments from companies like Foxconn are transforming Wisconsin into a modern, 21st century economy. Even a writer in the New York Times admits the economy is a “hurdle” for Wisconsin Democrats.
Most Wisconsin voters support more choices on the ballot and want all qualified candidates to be included in debates. Other polls have indicated that voters would prefer more than two choices, not less. That is not how the Wisconsin Association of Broadcasters sees it. As it has in previous years, the WBA is planning to exclude all candidates except the Democratic and Republican nominees from their televised debate for candidates for governor while still calling it a “Gubernatorial Debate.
My qualifications are clear: I have done the job very well for many years. I have fought the moves by Republicans to transfer duties to the control of the governor. My priorities are to provide good service to the public that require information despite the stripping of the office of staff and responsibilities.
Gov. Walker has shown more support for apprenticeship and careers in the skilled trades than any other governor in our lifetime.
The Wisconsin Building Trades support the expansion of youth apprenticeship when done carefully and as a stepping stone to a registered apprenticeship when a person reaches the age of 18. But the more practical way to expose Wisconsin students to trade and technical careers is to actually fund K-12 education, specifically industrial-arts and technical-education programs in middle school and high school.
Wigderson and Scaffidi discuss Wisconsin's top races.
He was going to get tough on Medicaid, now runs away from the issue.