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David Michael Miller

On top of everything else, Foxconn is getting $117 million for construction of high-voltage power lines and a new substation. Electric ratepayers from around the state will subsidize this project though they will not be benefiting from it. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Both announcements were stunning in their own way. College drop-out Scott Walker was appointed to a prestigious Smithsonian Institution board position and the former gov accepted a job that takes him out of the political arena for six years. Read more

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While workers pay continues to languish, CEO salaries continue to skyrocket — even in Wisconsin. Read more

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David Michael Miller

From 2007 to 2017 the average debt of Wisconsin’s college graduates increased nearly 50 percent. And more than half — 64 percent — of Wisconsin’s students left with debt. Read more

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David Michael Miller

It appears that no one vetted Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn for problems in his past. Hagedorn has been mired in controversy over his extreme views. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As more details come out, it appears that no one in the Walker administration did any research on liquid crystal display fabrication plants or on Terry Gou, the Taiwanese founder and CEO of Foxconn. Read more

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Gov. Tony Evers has sought talented, knowledgeable people for his cabinet so that his agencies “provide the best services possible.” Republicans don’t like that. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In April 2020, Wisconsin citizens will vote in the presidential primary and for Supreme Court. But Gov. Scott Walker is angling to separate the two elections in order to tamp down turnout for what could be trouble for his Supreme Court nominee. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Alliant Energy of Madison is taking advantage of wind and solar energy price cuts to invest in renewable energy and eliminate all use of coal power by 2050. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Even before the Racine plant is built, Foxconn has announced it will build outposts around the state. The timing, months before Scott Walker is up for reelection, is likely not coincidental. Read more

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David Michael Miller

When Wisconsin’s attorney general took office in 2015 he knew there was a backlog of more than 6,000 untested rape kits. He did little about it for years and there is still a backlog. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Sen. Ron Johnson’s number one issue has been the national debt. That is, until Trump was elected president. Johnson voted for the Trump tax plan, projected to create the biggest national deficit in at least three generations. Read more

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David Michael Miller

King George III tried to exact taxes from subjects in the colonies, who did not have representation in Parliament. Gov. Walker tried the same thing in his own state, refusing to call two special elections for some 175,000 Wisconsin residents. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker ignores the state’s new economy, while doing everything we can to prop up the old economy of manufacturing. His strategy seems to be to spend billions on subsidies — the recipients of these giveaways give Walker campaign donations. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Republican Senate Majority Leader can’t say why he wants the respective administrators of the state Elections Commission and Ethics Commission out of office. Could it be his political donors who are calling the shots? Read more

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David Michael Miller

WEAC has lost more than half of its dues-paying members, and lost clout in its elections. But teachers still value its union and it is far from dead. Read more

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David Michael Miller

When you have a president with an approval rating below 40 percent, odds are good, even if Republican Paul Ryan wins. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Big money is coming out to defeat incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein is backing Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary; Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks is supporting Leah Vukmir. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. Read more

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David Michael Miller

James Pope is the new board chair of Milwaukee’s Bradley Foundation, a major funder of conservative causes. If past experience is any indication, he will soon be gunning for Wisconsin liberals. Read more

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