DAILY WISCONSIN

Act 10 as a growth killer

Today’s release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ survey of personal consumption expenditures by state would generally be a mundane bit of data. But not this time, because this report offers strong proof that Act 10’s reduction of take-home pay had a negative impact on Wisconsin’s economy, by having the reductions in take-home pay for…

Burke needs a good August

An August primary against a nothing opponent might be easy to ignore. If you want Burke to win in November don’t ignore it. On Tuesday, Democrats can send Mary Burke on her way to the governor’s office with a smashing victory. Via Style points @ Fighting Bob.

Press on Nixon’s resignation

THE WASHINGTON STAR-NEWS, D.C.’s afternoon paper, went through five editions, 40 years ago today: Capital Special (the regular first edition): “Nixon Resignation Seems Certain” … 3 versions of Home Final: “Nixon Resignation Seems Certain” … “Nixon to Resign Today: To go on TV tonight” … “Nixon Decides to Resign, TV Speech Set Tonight” … Night…

What lies behind those pollutants

For years now, the Kochs have stored piles of uncovered petroleum coke — petcoke, for short — at their KCBX Terminals along the Calumet River on the city’s south side. Because black petcoke dust from two 30-foot-high piles blows through nearby residential neighborhoods on windy days, causing health concerns, the city of Chicago issued an…