The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.
By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.
Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.
Governor Rauner is at war with working-class families with the full intention of playing the school yard bully, picking on those of us who are the most vulnerable.
The opposite of win-win, the Republican budgets are kill-kill.
Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .
On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.
"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."
The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.
The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.