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Krist Atanassoff Policy
Wisconsin

In Support of Lower Pump Prices

Millions of Wisconsinites fill their gas tanks each day, blissfully unaware that the cost per gallon they pay is artificially inflated by state law. The Unfair Sales Act, a legislative artifact of the Depression Era, requires state retailers to charge customers 9.18% more for gasoline than the business pays for it. The goal of the […]

jim schmitt Policy
Wisconsin

Who Made Anonymous Green Bay Open Records Request? UPDATED

The City of Green Bay received an open records request for text, emails and social media messages from alderpersons involving two recent city controversies. The request was made anonymously, which is allowed under state law: 1.       All emails, text messages and social media private message from the alderpersons to each and Mike Frantz, Dennis Doucette […]

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“The Fight for $15” VS. “The Faces of 15”

Conventional wisdom for decades has held that research has been inconclusive on the impact on business  raising the minimum wage has. Advocates of hiking the wage claim it improves the economy by putting more money in workers pockets. Critics argue that rising cost of labor puts people out of work. Recent evidence has favored the […]

risserplannedparenthood Political Parties
Wisconsin

There’s At Least One Vote We Know He Missed

To commemorate the 90th Birthday of state Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison), the nation’s longest serving state lawmaker, a number of Wisconsin media outlets have produced a series of puff pieces for the event. Last week, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show started it off by pointing out the numerous legislative hits and misses in he […]

Krasner for DA Campaigns
National

Is The ACLU Aiming to Elect Soft on Crime Prosecutors?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to get involved in local District Attorney elections around the country. The ACLU says this effort, #VoteSmartJustice, won’t endorse specific candidates. Rather, the ACLU says it’s an effort to educate voters about prosecutors and teach them how important D.A. races are: The first of the initiative’s efforts […]