In these discombobulating times, let's recombobulate together. Send us your questions, and we'll give you some answers.
I understand the "what" about the WOW counties being as deep red as they have historically been, but I've never really gotten the "why" particularly as it relates to Waukesha. Seems to me it should at the least be a swing county (manufacturing, union presence). I've never really been able to wrap my mind around why it's historically deep-red. For that matter, if it was upper middle-class suburbanites responsible for that, why the suburban shift has happened slower there than such areas around the country.
Dan, I am glad Evers is suing about UW pay plan, but I wonder if you could say more about their reason. I've argued that UW employees could sue for discrmination, as it is illegal, even by state code, to discrminate against people (withhold raises) based on a perceived political belief. Evers aproach seems more procedural maybe? That the full Assembly/Senate must vote? If that's the case, then people like me (a UW employee) will still likely lose out. Vos is a terrible person, we know this, but why not just withhold raises from Chancellors, who make such decisions?
I’ve read as much as I can find about the Brewers stadium deal, and I’m still lost. I hate the phrase “explain it to me like I’m five,” but well...
I’m specifically curious about why it might (or might not) mean to me as a WI taxpayer, a Dane county resident, and a fan of the team.
Deep dive piece sometime on the JCRAR—how it's set up, what it does, how it came to be, all the ways it sucks, etc?
I'd love to hear more about Robin Vos getting sued by Tony Evers over the UW-Madison salary shenanigans; I've seen some things about it in the regular news, but even as a UW employee I don't feel like I know what's going on there.
Edit: It's not UW-Madison specifically, it's the whole University of Wisconsin. HT to The Declining Academic.
A few specifically for the Northwest side- When the hell is the city finally going to be able to get rid of Northridge. Also, I am represented by LaKeisha Myers and have been concerned about her recent vote to approve of Vos and redistricting. What is the consensus on her? Reliably Dem or David Clarke Dem?