Where taxes don’t cost a thing

So just how do you manage to increase taxes by $127 million without increasing taxes? If RUSD propagandists are to be believed, the state funding formula is such that poor districts will get increased funding from the state if they manage to milk more tax revenue out of their poor constituents. I don’t know this…

Regulatory mindset

This does not explain the need for the ordinance. It explains the desire for authority. And I can’t help but wondering just who needs protection from a storefront sign. Suppose the city passed an ordinance preventing people from wearing yellow shoes. Now imagine a mayor saying “The reason for the ordinance is to have the…


Via Badgers at No. 14 in AP preseason poll; LSU at No. 13 @ JS Badgers Blog. 


Via Game blog: Brewers sweep Dodgers, 7-2 @ JS Brewers Blog.


Via Packers/Rams Grades: Aaron Rodgers sharp in 21-7 win – JS Packers Blog.


Via In-game blog: Brewers beat Dodgers, Kershaw, 3-2 @ JS Brewers Blog.


Last school year, Wisconsin was home to 242 charter schools, which served more than 45,000 students. That makes nearly 11% of public schools chartered, placing Wisconsin as the fourth-highest state when it comes to charter school rates. Via $8 million to be shared among Wisconsin charter schools @ JS School Zone.

‘Favorite with an asterisk’

In style and substance, Grothman is a huge departure from the mild-mannered Republican that voters in Wisconsin’s 6th District have been sending to Congress since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Petri largely avoided confrontation and controversy. For Grothman, being “politically incorrect” is a badge of honor. Via Grothman could change political equation in 6th…