Wisconsin Among Worst for Business Taxes, State Contemplates Circus Bailout

    Wisconsin led the nation in collective bargaining reform for public employees in 2011, but the state’s current tax and regulatory climate led the Tax Foundation to recently declare Wisconsin among the worst in the country for business taxes. But while lawmakers mull over how best to reduce taxes and streamline regulations, they are being asked by one state agency to spend $3.7 million on a | Read More »

    Wisconsin Among Worst for Business Taxes, State Contemplates Circus Bailout

    Wisconsin led the nation in collective bargaining reform for public employees in 2011, but the state’s current tax and regulatory climate led the Tax Foundation to recently declare Wisconsin among the worst in the country for business taxes. But while lawmakers mull over how best to reduce taxes and streamline regulations, they are being asked by one state agency to spend $3.7 million on a | Read More »

    PA Big Labor Boss Bullies Job Creators

    During a press conference in support of privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor stores, Big Labor Boss Wendell W. Young, repeatedly shouted and interrupted speakers at the podium.  Young, who received $287,386 in compensation last year, is the Local 1776 representative for United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents many of Pennsylvania’s liquor store employees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wcKUGredHrY Commonwealth Foundation’s President Matthew Brouillette captured the above video of Young cursing and | Read More »

    PA Big Labor Boss Bullies Job Creators

    During a press conference in support of privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor stores, Big Labor Boss Wendell W. Young, repeatedly shouted and interrupted speakers at the podium.  Young, who received $287,386 in compensation last year, is the Local 1776 representative for United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents many of Pennsylvania’s liquor store employees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wcKUGredHrY Commonwealth Foundation’s President Matthew Brouillette captured the above video of Young cursing and | Read More »

    Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin

    A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition in Wisconsin. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee.

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    Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin

    A Democratic state senator and three Democratic state representatives have circulated draft legislation that would ban civilian possession of hollow point or frangible ammunition in Wisconsin. According to existing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations, sportsmen and women in Wisconsin must use such ammunition when hunting deer or bear. The Democratic lawmakers, two of whom are freshman, all hail from urban districts in the City of Milwaukee.

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    The Wisconsin Model

    American Majority Wisconsin Executive Director Matt Batzel talks about the accomplishments of American Majority and the Tea Party in Wisconsin, and how the successes in Wisconsin are a model that conservatives can follow nationwide.

    Sen. Ron Johnson the Winner of the Week in Washington

    Sometimes a citizen lawmaker dares to exercise such candor that the inside-the-Beltway crowd recoils in horror at the blatant honesty. Such was the case with Wisconsin’s own Senator Ron Johnson (R) this past week. Johnson captured attention with his tough questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to finally answer questions about the Benghazi disaster of last | Read More »

    Sen. Ron Johnson the Winner of the Week in Washington

    Sometimes a citizen lawmaker dares to exercise such candor that the inside-the-Beltway crowd recoils in horror at the blatant honesty. Such was the case with Wisconsin’s own Senator Ron Johnson (R) this past week. Johnson captured attention with his tough questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to finally answer questions about the Benghazi disaster of last | Read More »

    Court Rebukes WI Unions In Fight over Walker’s Reforms

    The legal battle over Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reforms isn’t over yet, and in a challenge that has now reached the Wisconsin Court of Appeals a local teachers union is arguing that the law is unconstitutional when applied at the local level. But the unions and their legal team may have suffered a quiet but important setback in late December when, with no fanfare, the Appeals Court requested both sides to file further briefs on the case. In the request, the court specifically noted that cases cited by the unions to prove their point in fact, did not back up the unions’ position.

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    Court Rebukes WI Unions In Fight over Walker’s Reforms

    The legal battle over Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reforms isn’t over yet, and in a challenge that has now reached the Wisconsin Court of Appeals a local teachers union is arguing that the law is unconstitutional when applied at the local level. But the unions and their legal team may have suffered a quiet but important setback in late December when, with no fanfare, the Appeals Court requested both sides to file further briefs on the case. In the request, the court specifically noted that cases cited by the unions to prove their point in fact, did not back up the unions’ position.

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    Polls: Voters Want Bold Conservative Reforms

    Two years ago, several newly elected conservative Governors were planning their legislative agendas.  When Gov. Scott Walker proposed his public sector collective bargaining reforms, the Left seemed giddy that a Governor in a purple state would make such a conservative proposal, thinking it would be easy to defeat him in his next election.  However, the voters in the June 5, 2012 Recall election, rewarded his | Read More »

    Polls: Voters Want Bold Conservative Reforms

    Two years ago, several newly elected conservative Governors were planning their legislative agendas.  When Gov. Scott Walker proposed his public sector collective bargaining reforms, the Left seemed giddy that a Governor in a purple state would make such a conservative proposal, thinking it would be easy to defeat him in his next election.  However, the voters in the June 5, 2012 Recall election, rewarded his | Read More »

    Radicals Try to Destroy a Wisconsin Business

    The saga of Palermo’s Pizza continues. When Palermo’s announced they were going to build a new production facility in the Milwaukee in 2005, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett actually made the announcement. They were to be the first major employer to locate operations in the previously blighted corridor of Wisconsin’s largest city and the move put Milwaukee, and its Mayor, in the best possible light. Yet, | Read More »

    Wisconsin Election Watchdogs Jump Into Action to Save Their Own Bacon

    Any question of whether GAB is a partisan joke was answered by their rapid lobbying to save their own behinds People who follow Wisconsin politics should remember this truism: For the GAB, the SOP is CYA. It’s accurate, easy to tweet, and it’s family friendly. The translation – For the Government Accountability Board, the standard operating procedure is “Cover Your Ass.” As I’ve written here | Read More »