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Heartland Signal: 'Wisconsin has a once-in-a-lifetime budget surplus. Republicans want to completely waste it.'
Barack Obama on GOP tax cuts: "It’s their only economic policy. The only one. And it’s been the only one for the last 20 years. It’d be nice if for every problem you had, you just had one answer."
The Recombobulation Area is a ten-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written, edited and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
The state of Wisconsin entered this budget cycle with a generational opportunity presented through a historic $7 billion budget surplus.
But instead of making transformative investments in the state’s future, like our neighbors in Minnesota are doing, Republicans in Wisconsin are returning to the same failing policies that didn’t work throughout the 2010’s, deploying “their only economic policy” — a tax break for the wealthiest Wisconsinites.
This column was published in partnership with Heartland Signal.
Dan Shafer will join Kristin Brey every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to recombobulate on “As Goes Wisconsin.” Listen to that first segment here.
Also on the weekly schedule, Shafer will join Patti Vasquez on WCPT 820 / Heartland Signal every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. on “Driving it Home.”
Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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