Why does WisEye insist on using slanted term ‘reform’ for changes to Government Accountability Board?
A dish served cold –
Susan Engeleiter, chief executive officer and president of DRC, was the Republican Senate minority leader in the 1980s. She also ran an unsuccessful campaign against former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat, in 1988.
Engeleiter gave Walker’s campaign $10,000 in October 2014 and $500 to state Superintendent Tony Evers in 2013, according to Wisconsin Democracy Campaign records.
Among six midwestern states, Indiana has increased the use of solar power the most, adding more than 115 megawatts in the last five years, compared to about 20 megawatts for last place Wisconsin, the story reports. In wind power for the period 2011 to 2014, top state Iowa added more than 5,500 megawatts, compared to little or no growth for Wisconsin.
The upper Midwest has been a boom area for wind power except in Wisconsin. As I reported in January of last year, “in 2012 seven percent of the entire world market of wind energy was developed in America’s upper Midwest, but 99.4 percent of this development occurred outside Wisconsin.”
Madison– Wisconsin’s labor department has dropped a computer consultant after paying more than $1 million to the firm for work on a key piece of Gov. Scott Walker’s work force agenda, which is now nearly a year behind the schedule first announced by the presidential candidate.
“to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with family”
“Walker has repeatedly said he would not make an announcement on whether he’ll run for president until after work is complete on the 2015-’17 state budget — with his hope being that the budget would be in place by June 30, 2015, the end of the state’s fiscal year. Now with that deadline in jeopardy,…
“Republicans hate one-size-fits-all laws that take local control away, right? Nope! Remember when Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany tried to take away local control from communities effected by sand mining? It follows a pattern; they did that with billboards, cell towers, water quality in Dane County, and paid sick leave. So why not mines? Despite being…
“Get it? The Walkerites are looking to bring their record of business and fiscal achievements – – successes like the WEDC – – to the UW System: * Their whiff by more than 40% of the 250,000 jobs that the WEDC was going to help Walker create in one term; * The loss millions of…
“This GOP call for dismantling the Legislative Audit Bureau comes after a series in the Wisconsin State Journal revealed the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation [WEDC] had routinely given questionable loans, grants and tax credits to Scott Walker donors, and top Scott Walker aides pushed for a questionable $500,000 WEDC loan. (Wisconsin State Journal)” Via GOP…
Dale Kupczyk, executive director of the Ashland Area Development Corporation, has a system for dealing with applications from Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: “We have to throw them in the trash.” Kupczyk says WEDC assistance is not of much value to his community. One problem is that companies courting state…
How bad is it? Well, Rep. Rob Brooks of Saukville (a Republican) called it a “crap budget.” His words, not mine. I just said it was probably written on a napkin. Via Did Walker scribble the state budget on a napkin? @ Jessica McBride OnMilwaukee.
Via Scott Walker Seeks to Degrade Madison, Milwaukee; Grab More Power @ MAL Contends . . .
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During the interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a bill he’d signed in 2013 that required women get the ultrasounds. “The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people…