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Wheelercast 7/10/2017

10 Jul , 2017  

You may have taken a few days off last week, but the state budget negotiators did not. Gwyn Guenther brings us up to speed on the latest on the transportation budget gridlock, takes a look at an ongoing dispute between Minnesota and Wisconsin and pays tribute to a former State Senator.

 

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Playing Up Unemployment Numbers in Wisconsin

10 Jul , 2017  

Over the weekend the Wisconsin State Journal’s Matthew DeFour asked for my thoughts on how Wisconsin’s declining unemployment numbers might impact upcoming elections.

Republican strategist Brian Fraley said for many voters trying to gauge how the broader economy is doing, the unemployment rate provides an easily understood statistic similar to the Dow Jones industrial average: “No one really knows what it is, but if the Dow Jones is high, that’s good, right?”

 

The latest Marquette Law School Poll gauged public awareness of the unemployment rate in Wisconsin and found 37 percent correctly said it is in the 2 to 4 percent range. Another 35 percent thought it was in the 4 to 6 percent range, 12 percent thought it was higher than 6 percent and 14 percent didn’t know.

 

Fraley said he expects Republican incumbents next year to play up the state reaching the lowest unemployment level in Wisconsin’s history should it reach that milestone.

 

“It’s definitely something they will champion,” Fraley said.

Check out the entire article here.

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My Take on the New Marquette Law Poll Out Today

28 Jun , 2017  

WTMJ radio’s Steve Scaffidi and Erik Bilstad invited me on their show this afternoon to talk about the new Marquette Law poll. Some take aways for me, despite the heat in the GOP budget debate, people still feel like the state is going in the right direction rather than on the wrong track. On the national scene it’s clear the GOP has a messaging problem (I’m looking at you healthcare bill.) The poll shows it hasn’t done a good job explaining the benefits of the reform long or short term.

Click here to listen to the whole segment.

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The Wheelercast 6/26/17

26 Jun , 2017  

Dark stores. Zero-based accounting. Budget stalemate. Despite these ominous sounding topics, this episode of The Wheelercast was upbeat and (as always) informative. Gwyn Guenther of The Wheeler Report brings you the latest from the State Capitol in Madison.

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DailyTakes in The Washington Post: Why Trump Visits Wisconsin

21 Jun , 2017  

Washington Post reporter John Wagner reached out to me yesterday to get my thoughts on what President Trump gets politically out of visiting Wisconsin and whether local Republicans are energized by it. The president was in Pewaukee just last week, the third trip he’s made here since winning the election.

From a strategic standpoint, it makes sense for President Trump to do more events like these, even if it doesn’t move the needle on the public policy debates nationally. When he gets out of the Beltway bubble, he can control the narrative. He’d much rather talk infrastructure, apprenticeships and jobs than special counsels, and Congressional inquiries.

Read the whole article here.

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The Wheelercast, Episode #2

19 Jun , 2017  

Intra-party discord is a new thing in Madison, right? Actually, no, it’s not. We look into the Wheeler archives for details.

We also look ahead to potential Joint Finance Committee action this week and we pay special tribute to two important Capitol players.

The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther and I talk about this and more in this week’s Wheelercast.

 

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Check Out Our New Podcast With The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther

12 Jun , 2017  

Have state budget negotiations broken down? Can the Assembly and Senate get on the same page this week? This month? The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther and I discuss in this inaugural episode of the Wheelercast.

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Media Landscape

Wisconsin Talk Radio After Sykes…

20 Dec , 2016  

Charlie Sykes

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Charlie Sykes has retired from his radio show, but he’s not dead. He’s still going to remain an active voice for common sense conservatism here and nationally. However, his voice will no longer be a daily presence on the Wisconsin airwaves.

But don’t think for a minute that Talk Radio is dead, or dying, here.  Not even close.

First, let’s be clear, Mark Belling was and remains the dean of conservative talkers in Wisconsin. This Marconi Award-winning broadcaster has been on Newstalk 1130 WISN for more than a quarter century. He regularly fills in for Rush Limbaugh on the most-listened to show in radio history. He has shown no indication that he plans to follow Sykes’ lead and retire early.

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Sunday Insight: The Penultimate Show

12 Dec , 2016  

For a decade I’ve been a regular panelist on Sunday Insight with Charlie Sykes. The show’s final episode airs Sunday, but this past week, the panel discussed the Trump cabinet selections, the fate of Wisconsin’s transportation budget and more.
You can watch the full episode here.

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Sunday Insight: 2016 Election Wrap Up

14 Nov , 2016  

I had the pleasure of joining the panel over the weekend on Charlie Sykes’ Sunday Insight on Today’s TMJ-4 in Milwaukee.

Click here to watch the latest episode.

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