WisDems: It’s time to close the dark store loophole

MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the Democratic weekly radio address regarding the need to close the Dark Store loophole. “Imagine the lost revenue to municipalities and school districts if every large chain stops paying their share of property taxes. Individual homeowners would then pay more. When their property taxes go down, these big box stores do not lower their prices, they just earn more profit.” – Senator Mark Miller The audio file of this week’s address can be found here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/democrats/media/1324/senmillerradio12320.mp3 A written transcript of the address is below: “Hello, this is Senator Mark Miller with the

Read More »

Three Assembly Dems urge Walker to sign off on Elections Commission’s push for new staff

Three Assembly Dems urge Walker to sign off on Elections Commission’s push for new staff Three Dem members of the Assembly are urging Gov. Scott Walker to support the Elections Commission’s push for an additional three staffers. Dem Reps. Fred Kessler, of Milwaukee; Chris Taylor, of Madison; and JoCasta Zamarripa, of Milwaukee; wrote in their letter Walker “placed this agency in jeopardy and our e… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me  

Read More »

Bill to require Dem, GOP members on every legislative committee gets widespread Dem support

Bill to require Dem, GOP members on every legislative committee gets widespread Dem support Thirty-three Assembly Dems have signed onto a bill that would require members of both parties to serve on every legislative committee or task force. The bill comes a day after four African-American lawmakers made a push to add a black voice to a task force that will study the possibility of building a new p… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

Read More »

Dems knock Act 10 in light of new study showing teacher compensation rates down

Dems knock Act 10 in light of new study showing teacher compensation rates down Dems today bashed Act 10 following the release of a new study showing teachers’ compensation has decreased while turnover rates have increased in the years since the law’s passage. The study, from the liberal Center for American Progress, analyzed data collected by the state Department of Public Instruction from the 20… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

Read More »

Dems blast Walker for his response to allegations against Moore

Dems blast Walker for his response to allegations against Moore Dems today are taking Walker to task for his response on whether U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, R-Ala., should drop out of the race following allegations from several women he tried to date them as teenagers several decades ago. One of the women said she was 14 when Moore initiated sexual contact with her. Appearing on Sunday’s “Up… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

Read More »

WisDems: It’s time to close the dark store loophole

MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the Democratic weekly radio address regarding the need to close the Dark Store loophole. “Imagine the lost revenue to municipalities and school districts if every large chain stops paying their share of property taxes. Individual homeowners would then pay more. When their

Read More »

Dems blast Walker for his response to allegations against Moore

Dems blast Walker for his response to allegations against Moore Dems today are taking Walker to task for his response on whether U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, R-Ala., should drop out of the race following allegations from several women he tried to date them as teenagers several decades ago. One

Read More »