Results tagged with 'budget'
Published April 13, 2016
UW System President Ray Cross had a symbolic buzzer - really - concerning "whining" at meetings about recent budget cuts. But if he really wants to help the UW System in its fight against these budget cuts, he should've used a different kind of buzz.
Published June 24, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker needs to stick around this state for a while and start leading his state and his party. If he won't do it because his priorities are simply elsewhere, then he should let someone else step up to the plate.
Published June 17, 2015
Over and over again, in the public debate about the UW system, people toss around rhetoric that feels generic and, in some cases, demonstrates a misunderstanding about how the university system operates. If we're going to radically change such a key engine to our state's economy - and I don't think we should - let's at least understand the facts.
Published June 16, 2015
On "The Sopranos," Edie Falco's Carmela stresses about a house she helped build with cheap insufficient lumber. This happens on a fictional TV show, sure. But there's a lesson in there: Don't do things on the cheap just because you think you know better and can get away with it. That lesson is lost on Wisconsin's Republican leadership and legislators, unfortunately, as they pursue an explicit policy of doing just that: trying to do things on the cheap.
Published June 3, 2015
Yes, I'm being a bit hyperbolic but not by much. When I read the so-called UW "reforms" that passed the Joint Finance Committee the other day, that's what popped into my mind: The Republican vision for the UW sort of reminds me of University of Phoenix. And, no, that is not a good thing.
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If you haven't heard the news already, brace yourselves: Starbucks is set to raise prices tomorrow on a variety of drinks. As reported by Barry Horovitz in the USA Today on Friday consumers can expect the following increases:• 15 to 20 cents: Tall and Venti Latte and Mocha drinks in som...
July 2, 2013by Brett HealyMacIver Institute President [Madison, Wisc...] After months of debate, numerous public hearings around the state, hundreds of amendments and what seemed like endless hours of one after another doomsayer predicting the end of the world or at least Wisconsin as we kno...
In the expansive coverage of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill battle in local print and broadcast media outlets over the past three weeks we've been bombarded with phrases like...in-hiding, fleeing, and runaway...to describe the 14 Democratic State Senators who fled to Illinois. Local reporters l...
Well if anyone is reading this that means that you survived snow-pocolyspe 2011! Can I just mention how much I love Milwaukee and how dramatic they can be about something as common as snow? LOVE IT!
Although I am enjoying my snow day at home, it's also helping with my challenge of spending less a...
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