The change would end the state’s 126-year tradition of having the court’s longest-tenured justice serve as chief, the administrative head of the state court system. Instead, the court’s seven members would elect their leader every two years.
The released records show Walker’s office was kept apprised of the matter but they give no sign that either Walker or Dominion pressured the DOR to accept a lower assessed value. Continue Reading
Jensen is proud of the American Federation for Children’s legislative victories, which he says give it “a school choice majority in both houses” in Wisconsin. He attributes this success to public support for school choice. Yet, in its electioneering, AFC commonly doesn’t even mention school choice. Continue Reading
In all, Wisconsin’s eight House members and two senators reported assets worth between $54 million and $171 million. These holdings generated income between $1.2 million and $7.4 million in 2013. Continue Reading
The Government Accountability Board judges Vos says he’s looking out for disagree with his analysis and resent lawmakers’ failure to get their input — the very thing Vos accuses the GAB staff of doing.
Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans rode to victory in the Nov. 4 elections because they got more votes. But money and redistricting did play a huge, perhaps decisive role.
A DOR employee who has worked in the division that oversees property tax assessments shares the concerns of town officials who say the DOR’s move was not legal: “There is no statutory authority for the department to have done what it did.” Continue Reading
During this roughly 13-month period, Walker raised a total of $24.5 million, compared to Burke’s $15.5 million. He received about $10.8 million from other states, or 44 percent of his total. Burke attracted $3.2 million in out-of-state donations, or 21 percent of her total.