The Legislative Fiscal Bureau found that of 142 districts where students can choose to attend charter or private schools with vouchers, 106 of them raised taxes to the maximum amount allowed under the current law, a formula that counts students that have left the public school system as still being part of the system.
In all, the public school districts raised $3.7 million more in property taxes than the funds lost to voucher students, the LFB found.
Lincoln Day Dinner is the 12th of March at the Elks Club here in Rice Lake.
Featured speaker is Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley.
If you didn't receive an invitation in the mail or have put off getting it, there is still time. Call Tim, 715-234-9021 (work), 715-234-8413 (Home), to reserve your spot. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Even if you plan on paying at the door please call Tim so we have a good count for the dinners.
Hope to see you there.
via Vicki Mckenna
The short answer is that it pays. A lot of people in and out of government benefit. Liberalism also makes people feel good. Whether you are politician dispensing government benefits or the citizen receiving them, liberalism hides the self-interest and sometimes even greed that motivate people.
But the devolution of liberalism into something now openly illiberal has causes far more complex than these familiar explanations provide.
For one thing, liberalism is no longer mainly about ideas but power—as in who has it and who doesn’t. Believing they already know the answers to all questions, liberals view politics and governing as mopping up operations.
Madison — State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley and Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg advanced in Tuesday's primary and will square off in the April 5 election for a 10-year term on the high court.
With 98% of the vote counted, Bradley had 45% to Kloppenburg's 43%, with Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald finishing third. Donald conceded an hour after the polls closed.
There are three judges running for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice this year. A primary will be held next Tuesday, February 16, to cut the field down to two for the General Election on April 5, 2016. It is imperative that we keep a conservative on the Supreme Court in Wisconsin.
The three candidates and a brief bio:
Justice Rebecca Bradley; Justice Bradley is the current Supreme Court Justice appointed to a vacancy by Governor Walker last fall. Justice Bradley is an outspoken supporter of the 2nd Amendment and sees herself as philosophically aligned with U.S. Supreme Court justices Thomas, Scalia and Alito. Her endorsements include 43 County Sheriffs, including David Clark of Milwaukee County.
Judge Joe Donald; Judge Donald is sitting Milwaukee Circuit Court and endorsed by U.S. Representative Gwen More (D), Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett, and ex-Senator Herb Kohl.
Judge Joanne Kloppenburg; Judge Klopenburg is sitting on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and endorsed by several judges, court commissioners and attorneys. SCOTUS justices she aligns with are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonya Sotamayor.
This primary will not draw a lot of attention so we can make a huge impact if we get to the polls. Vote for one.
The Madison-based free-market think tank’s report estimates taxpayers have saved $5.24 billion over the past five years, thanks to the law.
Hiring at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues slowed markedly last year in metro areas that saw big minimum-wage hikes,new Labor Department data show.
Wherever cities implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more last year, the latest data through December show that job creation downshifted to the slowest pace in at least five years.