Public Policy

Conservatives Must Lead the Way With Transportation Fix

31 May , 2016  

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It’s time to get serious about the Wisconsin road, bridge and highway crisis, and it’s time for conservatives to lead the way toward resolving it.

Conservatives are guided by facts, not emotion. Here are the facts:

  • 42 percent of Wisconsin’s major roads are in mediocre to poor condition
  • In a report card for 2015, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance gave the condition of Wisconsin’s highways a D–this was the worst grade of the 23 factors that were measured
  • 14 percent of our bridges need immediate repair or modernization and 919 are currently posted with weight restrictions, so many of today’s heavier trucks and farm implements can no longer safely go over them
  • Our Interstates, which are beyond their 50 year life span, are in the process of being reconstructed
  • While income and property tax receipts to the state increase every year (even in a sluggish economy) gas tax receipts do not because of increased fuel efficiency
  • Our vehicle registration fees are also relatively low compared to other states, which makes the annual cost to drive (gas tax and vehicle registration fees) lowest in the region by a wide margin
  • We’ve relied upon bonding so much in recent years that debt service now accounts for 19.3 percent of every dollar spent from the transportation fund, that’s up from 10.8 percent in 2010
  • The rightly-applauded property tax freeze implemented in Wisconsin is going up in smoke as municipality after municipality relies on bonding, new taxes, and referenda-approved spending to cover dwindling state transportation aid

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Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air

Will he or won’t he?

25 May , 2016  

Dailytakes Scott Walker

 

I talked with Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Theo Keith about whether I believe Governor Scott Walker will run for another term. More…

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NRA Misfires with Their Unrelenting Trump Love

24 May , 2016  

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The NRA misfires with their unrelenting Trump Love, as they turn a blind eye to his past, and current, positions on the right to bear arms and the rights of individuals and organizations to speak out against their government..

Bad timing, National Rifle Association. I received this urgent fundraising appeal just days after you gave Donald Trump a tongue bath at the national convention in Louisville.

I understand that the NRA, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, views Hillary Clinton as an existential threat to American’s 2nd Amendment rights. I’m not shocked that they would endorse her opponent, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

For the sake of their own reputation, I would rather have held them hold his hand instead of engaging in a public display of affection that would make the most hormonal teenager go, ‘Ewww.’

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Public Policy

Senator Ron Johnson was doing this, and you had no idea

23 May , 2016  

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United States Senator Ron Johnson was doing this and you had no idea.

No, it’s not some tawdry personal indiscretion. Rather, he’s helping Project Joseph make progress on closing the skills gap here in Wisconsin. Employers have needs for a skilled workforce and he’s helping real individuals get the training required to meet those needs.

The Senator recently posted this update on his Facebook page:

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Dailytakes On Air

Sunday Insight: The World’s Most Covered Meeting, Sarah Palin’s Hypocrisy and More

16 May , 2016  

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I joined Charlie Sykes, Mikel Holt, Michelle Litjens and Dan Adams on Today’s TMJ-4 in Milwaukee for Sunday Insight.

Watch here.

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Dailytakes On Air

Brian Fraley on Right Wisconsin Week in Review

16 May , 2016  

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Edge Messaging President, Brian Fraley featured on Charlie Sykes’ Right Wisconsin Week in Review where they discuss the Paul Ryan-Donald Trump meeting, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Paul Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen, UW Faculty “No Confidence” votes and the Under-Covered story of the week.

Listen, here.

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Dailytakes On Air

It’s the Trump Train and Sarah Palin Wants to be Engineer

9 May , 2016  

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On WLS in Chicago this morning giving my take on the Trump Train and Sarah Palin’s threats toward House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Listen, here.

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Dailytakes On Air

On Palin: “What is she thinking? I would say only she knows, but I don’t know if she even knows.”

9 May , 2016  

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Fox 6 News in Milwaukee asked me for my take on Sarah Palin declaring House Speaker Paul Ryan’s career is over.

Watch the full report here.

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Brian Fraley, Scott Walker and Martha Laning: Trump as Nominee…Now What?

5 May , 2016  

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Wisconsin Public Radio’s report on Trump’s ascension as the presumptive Republican nominee for President. So they called Edge Messaging’s president for comment.

Brian Fraley, Scott Walker and Martha Laning answer: Trump as Nominee…Now What?

 

 

A shorter version of the story is also available on their website.

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