Words matter, and Wisconsin's Assembly Speaker Robin Vos chose the wrong one.
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The comparison of lawmaking to sausage making is usually unfair… to the butcher. With Republicans controlling the governor’s office and both legislative houses, the 2017-2019 Wisconsin state budget was expected to be approved quickly. However, the governor, Senate Republicans, and ...Read More »
Do Republicans want tax reform, or just a tax cut? Paul Ryan would really, really like to reform the U.S. tax code. When the Editorial Board met with him last month, he made that much clear. “We have the worst ...Read More »
Those who know the history of Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation system often talk of the “Grand Bargain” reached in 1911, when the state created the country’s first constitutional worker’s comp system. Workers gave up the right to sue for negligence while ...Read More »
Remember the infamous scene in the movie “Jaws” when Roy Scheider’s character, Martin Brody, catches his first glimpse of the size of the great white shark? He shockingly utters one of the film’s best lines to the grizzled captain played by Robert Shaw: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”Read More »
Back in April, we congratulated the Legislature’s finance committee for responsibly purging all non-fiscal policy from Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget request. Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and other members of the Republican-controlled committee removed 83 ...Read More »