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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

QEO Virtually Dead...

Economy, Education, Germantown, Political, Quality of Life, School Board, Taxes, Wisconsin

The QEO, qualified economic offer, is virtually dead since the language inserted into the state budget by Governor Doyle to reward WEAC has survived Joint Finance Committee review.  Given that the Democrats control both the Assembly and the Senate, anything in the budget bill after the committee finishes its review will pass.

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State Budget Expectations...

Economy, Education, Germantown, Healthcare, Light Rail, Political, Quality of Life, School Board, Taxes, Village Board, Wisconsin

The Journal Sentinel staff has assembled its overview of some of the key issues that will be decided by the Joint Finance Committee in Madison as the "budget" process goes forward over the next days and weeks.  One of the things that should jump out at us all is just how much of the budget deals with things that aren't budget items, but instead with things that the Governor chooses to hide where they'll not be subject to debate on a free-standing basis.

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Village Buzz - April 14th...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week...

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Village Buzz - April 13th...

Flags Flying At Half-Staff...

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Kiwanis Band Shell & Prevailing Wages?

Germantown, Political, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

The Journal Sentinel contained an article by Dan Benson that discusses the budget bill item included by Governor Doyle that would require any municipal project that costs more than $2,000 to pay prevailing wages to volunteers.

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