Category: Better Government

Take Back the Bike Path!

Posted September 14th, 2015 @ 3:09 PM by

In response to the shocking sexual assault on the Capitol City trail last Saturday Morning, local residents of the Marquette Neighborhood have organized a Take Back the Bike Path event on facebook on Thursday, 9/17 at 7pm meeting at Burr Jones Field.  So far, over 1,300 people have designated they are “going”.  The event description reads: Early […]

Elizabeth Coppola in the 21st!

Posted November 15th, 2013 @ 10:58 PM by

Elizabeth Coppola In the 21st! Our public schools depend on it! Broken deals, petulant behavior, single-minded focus on an extreme social agenda at the expense of legislation to put Wisconsinites to work and move our state forward… If you watched last night and this morning on WisconsinEye, read about it in the papers this morning, […]

Pro-Tip for Certain Mary Burke Supporters

Posted October 24th, 2013 @ 8:08 AM by

Hammering away at people who are skeptical of Mary Burke is not actually helpful. No candidate is entitled to votes, votes should be earned. If you find yourself in a situation in which someone who shares your political beliefs expresses skepticism or even some hostility to Mary Burke, you could try to use persuasion. For […]


Posted September 29th, 2013 @ 4:08 PM by

Recently there has been too many cases of random bullets entering houses. This exact bullet was found in someone’s house, head high, on Sunday Morning. This letter was then sent to others in the neighborhood – Hello, neighborhood folks. Many of you know that our house was hit with a rifle bullet around 11 am […]

“Tourist Rooming Houses” – Regulating AirBnB and the like in Madison

Posted September 25th, 2013 @ 4:52 PM by

Madison is thinking about trying to regulate AirBnB-type rentals. It probably should, but it’d be helpful for them to step back and think about what we’re trying to accomplish. The proposal right now is terrible, but this may be one of the easiest examples ever of where just a little bit of common sense can amend it into something reasonable. There’s a public meeting to discuss this all on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00pm.

WisconsinEye is in the Tank for the Wisconsin Republicans

Posted September 17th, 2013 @ 8:08 AM by

In case you missed it WisconsinEye has thrown a fit because Planned Parenthood used a 5 second clip out of a 39 minute session in an advertisement. Jon Henkes sent out this press release Standing Up to Early Salvo in 2014 Campaign Season Here’s the background if you’re interested: Cable network WisconsinEye lashes out at […]

The Actual Problem with Brett Hulsey

Posted August 25th, 2013 @ 1:58 PM by

Brett Hulsey, the Democratic assemblyperson for District 78 has come under some rather ridiculous attacks lately (Here’s one example). Yes, Mr. Hulsey has behaved in a bizarre fashion on more than one occasion. However, that’s not necessarily a good reason to hope that Mr. Hulsey’s time in the state assembly comes to an end in […]

Oh here’s the jobs that Scott Walker was talking about…

Posted August 20th, 2013 @ 8:08 AM by

There has been a lot of rough news for Governor Scott Walker on the job creation front, here’s just the latest from the LaCrosse Tribune: Politfact: Walker’s job claims fall short. But apparently there are some jobs being created… Oh but here’s a job: Scott Walker loyalist Cindy Archer starts high-paying job Monday Of course, […]

The Voucher Scam!

Posted August 17th, 2013 @ 1:25 PM by

The truth of school Vouchers is slowly starting to come out and its not pretty. While Scott Walker, Robin Vos, et al. will tell you that they have “reformed” education, they will not be telling you the truth. Let’s start in Wisconsin where the republican minority have greatly increased the public education money that is […]

On the Assembly Democrats Strategic Manuever

Posted June 20th, 2013 @ 8:08 AM by

As you may already know, the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Assembly declined to offer any amendments to the state budget, although they did draft a bunch. Instead, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca gave a speech about the problems with the budget and that was it. Without addressing the general merits behind the move, I’d […]

Brett Hulsey Going Rogue

Posted June 18th, 2013 @ 10:31 PM by

So look who’s going rogue: Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey of Madison is considering switching his party affiliation to become an independent. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Hulsey told him and Democratic Assembly Leader Peter Barca on Tuesday he was considering the switch. The fact of the matter is that Madison legislative seats are […]