DAILY WISCONSIN

Business insiders rebuffed

3 . Blackhawk Technical College Referendum.  The referendum failed by a wide margin.  In Rock County, it was down 58.38% to 41.62% (11,367 to 8,104).  In much smaller Green County, it also failed, but by less, 50.55% to 49.45% (1789 to 1750). In Rock County, this referendum didn’t fail because Republicans opposed it – it…

Abele ineffectual

In Assembly District 19, Abele chose Dan Adams to be his representative of the Abele Party.  For whatever reason, Abele and Adams thought it would be a good idea to run an anti-union, pro-poverty campaign in a very progressive district.  To make matters worse, they also thought it would be a good idea to launch…

Similarities

9.  Mike Sheridan’s political career is over while Robin Vos was given a promotion and I can not figure out the difference between the two.  Via My Election Thoughts @ Cognitive Dissidence.

Randa described as out to sea

A slew of election law experts and Wisconsin’s elections board have filed briefs with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals sharply critiquing federal Judge Rudolph Randa’s decision halting Wisconsin’s criminal campaign finance probe, describing the ruling as “erroneous,” and as “completely unmoored” from U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Via Decision Halting Walker Criminal Probe “Completely Unmoored”…

Winners, Losers

LOSERS Chris Abele: The two Abele-backed candidates for State Assembly, Tia Torhorst and Dan Adams, both lost in their respective primaries. Adams finished third in a four person race despite the best efforts of a dark money group’s negative mailing campaign towards the end of the race, and while Torhorst finished second in her race,…

Election Day in Dane County

Only a white Republican could not understand why police present a threat by their very presence to the African-American community used to harassment while driving, walking, or shopping. Let’s not include voting on this list in November. A friendly stop for a chat by a police officer is always welcome on Election Day, but a…

Goodbye to brick & mortar

Two weeks ago we decided that based on how our shopping life has evolved we would now make all these purchases online through Amazon in one large transaction with very minimal shipping charges.  Over the years we do more and more of our shopping online for the simple reason it is simple. Via Our Home…

Accomplice?

Via “A college student accused of killing his roommate asked Siri for advice on hiding a body the day the man went missing…” @ Althouse. 

Blanked

Via Game Blog: Brewers’ bats silent in 3-0 shutout against Cubs @ JS Brewers Blog. 

An object at rest stays at rest

The projects include a 400-bed dorm at Whitewater, with an estimated cost of $28 million, and a 350-bed dorm at Eau Claire with an estimated cost of $33 million. They were approved in Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 budget and cited as necessary to ease a student housing crunch on each campus. Construction was scheduled to…

Missing from the Annual Report

Madison had the worst graduation rate for African-American students in the state’s 20 largest districts in 2012-2013. The city also boasted the third-largest achievement gap between black and white students – a difference of more than 30 percent. Via Despite Rosy Annual Report, Madison Schools Still Failing African American High School Students @ MacIver Institute.

Regulatory failure

A Milwaukee house so bug-infested and filthy that officials, upon inspecting it, immediately boarded it up and charged its owner with child neglect, did not — in the Department of Children and Families’ opinion — pose an imminent threat to health or safety of the seven children that lived in it. Via State did not…

Rural

Interestingly, running up the score in the two biggest counties in Wisconsin was the one thing the Barrett campaign did well in 2012- Dane and Milwaukee Counties had turnout at or near presidential levels. But losing all those red and orange counties was what did him in, and allowed Walker to keep his job. It…