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Hutton: This Session or Never for Prevailing Wage Repeal

8 May , 2015  

As a part of this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour, State Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) provides me with a somber update regarding efforts to repeal prevailing wage. More…

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But Baltimore Has a Streetcar…

1 May , 2015  

This week’s show, a quick rundown of the week’s events, and my Parting shot. More…

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Brad Schimel on the H4

24 Apr , 2015  

Brad Schimel joined me for the newsmaker interview for this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour.

In his most extensive interview since he was sworn in as Wisconsin’s Attorney General, Schimel comments on Milwaukee’s violent spring and provides updates on his efforts to combat heroin and overzealous federal bureaucrats.

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Will Waukesha County Impose a Sales Tax Under Paul Farrow?

17 Apr , 2015  

Will the new Waukesha County Executive push for the imposition of a half cent sales tax?

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Farrow Not Endorsing in Senate Special Election, Thinks Primary Race ‘would be healthy’

13 Apr , 2015  

This week’s Dailytakes Half Hour Happy Hour newsmaker interview will be with State Senator and Waukesha County Executive-Elect Paul Farrow.

In this preview clip, Farrow announces he will not be making an endorsement in the yet-to-be-called special election in the 33rd Senate District. “I am staying out,” he told me.

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This Week’s Half Hour Happy Hour

10 Apr , 2015  

This week Nik Nelson and I preview the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference and review the week that was. More…

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Rep. Rob Hutton is the guest on this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour

3 Apr , 2015  

See and hear the author of the proposal to repeal the prevailing wage law in Wisconsin.

Does he think Republican leadership is supportive of his efforts? What odds does he give to outright repeal? Is the State Budget the best vehicle by which to advance the proposal?

 

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Charlie Sykes is this week’s guest on the Half Hour Happy Hour

27 Mar , 2015  

This was a refreshing change of pace. On this week’s episode of the Half Hour Happy Hour, I put Charlie Sykes in the interview hot seat. He sounds off on the Walker for President operation, the sleepy state of the State Supreme Court race, the reporting decisions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and more. He looks back on his 22 years as host of Midday with Charlie Sykes on AM 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee and he gives a glimpse into his upcoming new book.

I asked him how long he planned on continuing his radio show. Watch the show to see his surprising answer and catch my weekly rundown of current events with Nik Nelson. More…

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Half Hour Happy Hour with Dan O’Donnell

20 Mar , 2015  

What are we to make of Scott Walker’s week?
Will things in the City of Milwaukee get better or worse?
Can a journalist successfully navigate the waters between news and opinion?

The answers to these questions and more can be found here… More…

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The Inaugural Half Hour Happy Hour

13 Mar , 2015  

The Dailytakes Half Hour Happy Hour

Are Governor Walker’s presidential ambitions hampering progress on the state budget? What will the legislature do if robust revenue numbers are unveiled during budget deliberations? What does the acronym NATO really stand for? The answers to these questions and more can be found here. More…

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