Opinion

Opinion

James Sensenbrenner: Obamacare is failing Wisconsin

This disastrous law is bad for Wisconsin and bad for America, which is why Republicans are working to repeal and replace it with a plan that increases access to coverage, lowers premiums, and provides more options for health care consumers.

Mike Cummens: Sensenbrenner is wrong; Obamacare works well for Wisconsin

It is time for Sensenbrenner to face the facts. Obamacare is popular. It is not failing. He can continue to work against it or he can help his constituents afford quality health care.

Dominique Paul Noth: How to pick (or not) the right Democrat to run for...

I don’t know which is more distressing – the Democrats thinking the game is over because the party has not locked in lead candidates for Wisconsin governor in 2018, or the party assumption expressed at social gatherings that it has to be someone personally well heeled to take on incumbent Scott Walker.

Kevin Binversie: So Baldwin’s now for tax simplification? Not so fast.

A cadre of liberal senators believe America’s real tax problem is how companies like Quicken make money with products like their Turbo Tax software, not the fact that the tax code is so complex. They fail to see the forest from the trees to realize that filing one’s taxes is so much of a hassle that the average taxpayer needs help.

Richard Chandler: Wisconsin’s tax climate has improved dramatically

We’ve made Wisconsin’s tax climate much more competitive and we want to reduce income and property taxes even more in the next two years to keep our momentum going.

Steven Walters: State targets tax evaders

New enforcement agents could collect $400 million in taxes owed.

Tamarine Cornelius: State taxes lowest for wealthiest

Top 1% of state pay 6.2% of income, middle-class pays 10%.

Bruce Murphy: The tax handout for rich kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy who send kids to elite private schools.

Mark Miller: Waters of Wisconsin and high capacity wells

High-capacity well permits must be for a fixed duration like every other environmental permit.

James Rowen: Walker’s policies hurting small farms

High capacity wells help big agriculture, hurt small farms, environment.
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