A new address for Fairly Conservative

It turns out that cross-posting is more troublesome than I’d like. For the next few months, the blog’s new address will be at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Purple Wisconsin project.

If you like RSS, you can reset your feed to draw from there.



Scott Walker’s Wisconsin – FREE through the 18th

Head to Amazon to pick up a copy. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download their free app for your phone, tablet, or computer. … [Read More]

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 place because the market supports the business wishing to build. Good … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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. … [Read More]

Why Barrett’s streetcar is far from a done deal.

Mayor Tom Barrett wants a streetcar loop for downtown. For $124 million and $2.5 a year, Milwaukee will build the route in blue. (These are the … [Read More]