Dave in UG

Sorry. You are wrong. Public officials can not exercise the same level of free speech. That is case law. If the chief did nothing wrong, he could have publicly stated his position as a citizen, right? He didn’t. Interesting read here... https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/gov…

Congratulations! Racine County and Mt.Pleasant have bonded out $764 million so far for FoxConn. Another 545 of these payments and we broke even.

To break even in 20 years, they need to be paying over $38 million a year In taxes. Juuuust a bit short this year.

Journal Times math is wrong. We only gained 0.59%. They’re off by a factor of 10.

Did we need to invest a billion dollars of taxpayer money to this particular industrial park, if it’s such a prime location? Shouldn’t businesses be flocking to our area with their own capital? If you want to put in a residential subdivision, who pays for the infrastructure for these guarant…

$764 million in local (taxpayer) TIF money used.
$542 million used for roads ($408 M for I-94).
$295 M for other costs (such as the $140 M ATC electric transmission line specifically built for FoxConn and the $139 M sales tax exemption for materials used to build the site).

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Did you forget college dropout Walker never held a private sector job in his life? He didn’t know the academic side of business because he’s a dropout, and he didn’t know the life side of business because he never held an actual non-political job. And you trusted him. Who’s the idiot?

JT probably could have found a newer picture. The addition has changed the background of this pic since at least 2006.

For the state level government to strangle local schools is a disgrace. In the last two years, statewide, 90 schools have had to have referendums to go above the reven…

ordmm - I'm not OK with the $5B number. That number didn't "save" money. It shifted costs. Some taxpayers saved $200/year on property taxes, some taxpayers got socked with a $10,000/yr payment. I've changed occupations. I want to work at a job that will support my family. Teachers,…

I don't question that the state is paying it's employees $5B less over five years. They have. It's described as saving the tax payers. Public sector employees are also tax payers. Public sector employees took an average of $7,000 - $10,000 per year paycut in take home pay. That's $35,000 - $…

First, realise that quoting the Maciver Institute automatically colors the conversation. How about pulling numbers from actual Wisconsin government stats, and not an ultra rightwing think tank. Next, those "savings" were reduced pay and increased healthcare costs for the employees.…

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