WMC Statement on Gov. Walker’s Proposed Transportation Budget Compromise July 6, 2017 Click here to view this release on our website. MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Wednesday with proposed details for a compromise on the transportation portion of the state budget. After the letter was reported by media outlets, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley released the following statement in response “WMC commends Gov. Walker for proposing a plan to legislative leaders that may finally move the ball on the state...Read More
WILL Press Release | House Speaker Paul Ryan Creates Federalism Task Force For more information, contact: Cameron Sholty | WILL Communications Director email@example.com | 414-727-7416 | 262-409-9816 View this release in your browser House Speaker Paul Ryan Creates Federalism Task Force July 6, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Recently Speaker Paul Ryan’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs met for its inaugural hearing. The bipartisan task force is chaired by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and has a stated aim of examining “ways to restore the balance of power between the federal government and states, tribes, and local governments. Speaker Ryan personally appeared to introduce the task force, noting “federalism does...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017 Statement from TDA on Transportation Debate Transportation Development Association Executive Director Craig Thompson released the following statement: “While there is a healthy debate going on in Madison over the best way to pay for Wisconsin’s well-documented transportation needs, there are ten facts that need to be understood: 1. In the recent U.S. News and World Report listing of best states, Wisconsin ranks 49th out of 50 states for road quality. 2. A Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau report highlights that Wisconsin’s state highways are in the worst condition in the Midwest by a gaping...Read More
July 5, 2017 Badger Advocates Calls Money-Shuffling Proposal Short-sighted [Madison…] As news accounts from the State Capitol indicate the UW System will propose moving millions of dollars of funding from UW-Madison to other system schools, Badger Advocates’ Executive Director Matt Kussow issued the following statement. “This is bad for UW-Madison and bad for Wisconsin. The Governor and legislature proposed additional funding for public universities yet System wants to impose another massive cut on UW-Madison. It is a short-sighted decision that punishes success and fosters an environment which pits member campuses against each other. UW-Madison alumni across the nation should...Read More
WILL Press Release | Petitions Wisconsin Supreme Court on Behalf of Voters With Facts For more information, contact: Cameron Sholty | WILL Communications Director firstname.lastname@example.org | 414-727-7416 | 262-409-9816 View this press release in your browser WILL Petitions Wisconsin Supreme Court on Behalf of Voters With Facts July 5, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) has filed its petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the Wisconsin Court of Appeals recent decision concerning the lawsuit that WILL brought in March 2015 on behalf of Voters with Facts. That lawsuit sought to invalidate the City’s actions in creating and...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Juneau County Judicial Vacancy MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Juneau County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John P. Roemer, whose resignation is effective August 10, 2017. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2018.To apply, please submit the following: Cover Letter Resume (not exceeding two pages) Two Writing Samples Judicial Application: found on Governor Walker’s website: www.walker.wi.gov. (Select “Governor’s Office”...Read More
In an article for The Federalist, Dr. Will Flanders and Collin Roth of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty explain why recent voucher studies show students in Washington DC, Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio falling behind their public school counterparts. It turns out, that effect of changing schools is temporary: Dr. Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas and colleagues followed students randomly assigned to a school voucher in Louisiana via a lottery system. Such random assignment creates an experiment whereby the researchers can be far more certain that the effects they observe are due to the voucher program than...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 4, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Governor Walker Releases Fourth of July Statement MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday: This Fourth of July, we gather with family and friends as Americans to celebrate the birth of our great nation and to remember those who keep us safe, today and every day. We hold our loved ones a little tighter as we remember that freedom is not free. Our founders fought for our liberty, and the brave men and women serving in our United States...Read More
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