Public Services

Mistreated, otherwise ignored

“What, I wonder, would happen if our elected officials and their families, and our Federal employees and their families were placed under the care of the Veteran’s Administration?  Would another year pass with the situation worsening rather than improving?  Of course not because they would see to it that changes were made and made very…


this is a backdoor budget cut where Walker didn’t have the guts to play it straight, and now the Joint Finance Committee has to come up with nearly $3.7 million tomorrow to cover this gap, or else Wisconsin’s public broadcasting and emergency communications are slated to take a legitimate hit. Via Another budget gap to…

At least no one’s starving

Janet Piraino — former state director for U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Madison Democrat — will replace Doug Hill, who was demoted as Baldwin’s director of state operations in March. Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, bumped Hill from that $131,000-a-year post after a report commission by Baldwin was critical of her staff’s handling of complaints about…

Did the Commissioner Ellen Nowak tip off Big Energy?

Opponents of the controversial increase in solar power fees that the Wisconsin Public Service Commission just awarded We Energies are complaining that a Walker PSC appointee inappropriately communicated with and advised the company…. Via Allegation of inappropriate behavior in latest We Energies rate increase @ The Political Environment. 


Those who plan to use I-43 to head up north this weekend, and for the foreseeable future, should plan to take alternate highway routes near Green Bay while the sagging Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge remains closed. Via With sagging I-43 bridge closed in Green Bay, drivers face detours @ JS Online.

WisconsinEye tries to keep video of public proceedings out of political ad

Planned Parenthood uses Sen. Mike Ellis’s public remarks in a political ad. “Do we have a democracy here in the state of Wisconsin or do we have something else we’re trying to hide from voters?” [Planned Parenthood lobbyist Nicole] Safar said. Via WisconsinEye tells Planned Parenthood to remove Ellis ad @ JS All Politics Blog.