Posts Tagged ‘Janesville’

Brunch Links

August 3, 2009

So far so good in Madison today, however, we’re expected to get rain later on. High of 85 and a low of 58. The brunch today looks repulsive. You win some lose some.

The new domestic partner registry is now open! A good, comprehensive piece on the issue at the Cap Times. Can’t wait for the lawsuit from Wisconsin Family Council, or whatever they call themselves.

Doyle awarded the train contract to a Spanish company despite bids from three other companies.

Mayor Dave’s office: “Still, hiring more police is exponentially more expensive than other remedies that may be more effective.

Three Wisconsin women tied a man up and covered him with Krazy glue after finding out that he’d been having affairs with all of them.

The Political Environment: Build the trains in Milwaukee, not Janesville.

State Journal ed board lauds Wisconsin for actually spending stimulus money on bridges that need repairs.

Journal Sentinel argues in favor of taxing the most generous health care benefits.

More car jobs leave Wisconsin

July 2, 2009

GM has now officially decided to run and never look back.

G.M. chose to make the car at its Orion Township assembly plant, which was scheduled to close in September, over plants in Janesville, Wis., and Spring Hill, Tenn., a person with knowledge with the decision said Thursday.

Paul Soglin describes the choice as “logical.”

Kenosha fared slightly better. Workers returned to work at the Chrysler plant there last week, and Fiat, which bought Chrysler, has until July 31 to decide whether to keep the plant running or not.

Feingold reps Janesville to Obama

June 20, 2009

It looks like Mr. Ethics found the time to talk to the president of the United States about something that the founders probably didn’t envision the commander in chief dealing with when they wrote the constitution. And not just because the internal combustion engine had yet to be invented.

“Although the president was clear, as he has been in the past, that he does not intend to ‘meddle’ in specific decisions of this kind, he listened closely and indicated he understood how important auto industry jobs are to Wisconsin,” Feingold said in a statement.

So what was ol’ Russ’ case? What can Obama do to make sure Wisconsin gets an especially good deal? Is Feingold merely another voice in favor of aid for GM, with the hopes that some of it comes back to the state?

What would be more effective?

“Yo Barry, if you can do something to give Janesville a hand, I promise to shut up about whatever the hell you’re planning to do with those Gitmo bastards. And I’m tellin’ you, if I don’t make a fuss about it, nobody will.”

Not that that’s a likely scenario. I always tell people that Russ Feingold is the only member of the U.S. Congress in whom I’ve vested an enormous amount of trust. No other politician would disappoint me more if discovered to be corrupt than Feingold. That’s why I would really, really like an explanation for why he voted against funding for shutting down Guantanamo Bay. If, truth be told, the lone senator against the Patriot Act has been corrupted by party, propaganda and careerism, then dammit, there’s no hope in D.C.