On Janesville School District's WKCE scores exceed state averages
true. I guess they carry more weight when facts come into play.
smallBIZowner,Your anti-public union posts can be taken offensively by those who are in or support public sector unions. I wonder have you ever been in a public sector union? If yes, what was done for you to be so negative towards those unions? If no, what facts do you use to base your opinions? The comparison made between your business and cutting teacher's jobs, pay and benefits is like comparing apples to oranges. In some of your previous posts you accuse public sector unions of being "greedy". I wonder, is it greedy for police and fire unions to agree to pay more in pension contributions under their new 3 year contracts? Especially when they don't have to. I wonder, why hide behind a screen name and not let everyone know what "efficient business" you represent. Then maybe we would all know how to properly run things around hear. Just sayin
SmallBIZowner,Just wondering what small business you own?
On Walker to propose GPS monitoring, DNA collection
Im sure hung liberals would have been monitored by the new BIGGER goverment.
I thought Republicans want less government. Now a Republican Governor wants to monitor citizens with tax payer money. Sounds like a double standard. This must be the new face of the Republican Party.
On Janesville chief sees the potential for a future without fires
PositiveJanesville:Paid on call is not the answer. This city's ISO rate would drop and insurance premiums would go up. The Fire Department and its Paramedics are one big giant insurance policy in itself. People complain about it until they need it. And when they need it its usually wanted in a timely fashion. Paid on call departments continually struggle to meet acceptable response times. This city will always have fires. New construction ordinances for sprinklers does make sense. But what about all of the other buildings in this city without systems? Do you propose everyone put new sprinkler systems in their buildings/houses? If the answer is yes then good luck with that. If the answer is no then I guess you have no point. Business's are certainly not going to say "hey lets open up a business in Janesville because it's a fire safety town" when all cities in Wisconsin of this size has a full time department. Thanks to the police and fire departments for putting their lives on the line day in and day out for our community.
On City near tipping point on paying OT or hiring more firefighters
Unions have nothing to do with the overtime gaps. The city admin. has the ability to hire people when someone retires. It really is as simple as that. The city for years has chosen to run city services at bear bones to save a buck. The proof is in the article. The fire dept. has the same amount of employees as they did in 1980. Population, coverage area and call volume are all up almost 40%. Not to mention the addition of two new fire stations in the 90's. LTE's are not the answer. Especially in public safety. You dont want a part-time cop or paramedic taking care of your child or parent would you? Not to mention in an emergency situation you need to trust your co-workers and they need to trust you. That type of trust isn't built in a part-time environment.
On Republicans win back control of Wisconsin Senate
Republicans may have taken back control of the state senate, but on union busting legislation remember the name Dale Schultz. Mr Schultz is the man in the middle and the only Republican in the state senate to really have a clue. Congrats to Obama!
On Job creation, retention dominates forum
Obviously McCoy doesn't understand anything about public safety and what it takes to protect a "city" VS a smaller community where volunteers are appropriate. VOTE MURRAY
On Poll shows Walker on top
A Marquette University Law School poll? Didn't Walker get kicked out of Marquette for stuffing ballet boxes? Sounds like a trust worthy poll. I'm sure the uneducated voters in this state will believe this poll like the gospel.
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