Fairly Conservative - Cindy Kilkenny

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin – FREE through the 18th

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Free the Deer

It’s not exactly news that I don’t care for any public involvement in the proposed arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. So as it goes to a full legislature – outside the Wisconsin budget as initially considered – I thought I’d take one more opportunity to explain why. 1) Good development is organic. Good development takes […]

Using Kohl’s Cash to Pay for a New Bucks Arena

Ah, Kohl’s. Who hasn’t walked out with a bag of goods reveling in one’s more-than-50% savings? After all, the clerk is quick to circle that number before you leave the register. Pick ‘n Save, a Roundy’s grocer, does the same. There can be twenty people in a checkout line, but darn it, every savings will […]

Ending Chapter 220 in WI is good news for MPS

One of the details dribbling out of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget is his plan to phase out Chapter 220. The law, originating in 1975, lets students be educated in school other than their home district “to promote cultural and racial integration in education.” Here is a 2013 Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau paper on the […]

The Streetcar, TIFs, and MPS

Ok, this is a public concession. You should at least keep reading to see how badly I bungle it. Short version: Jay Bullock is right; I’m wrong. He’ll gloat for a few seconds. I’ll continue my story and reprimand him anyway. Isn’t political commenting fun? Longer version: Jay Bullock wrote a piece for OnMilwaukee.com – […]