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OpeLander Sighting

OpeLander Sighting

Governor Tony Evers is frustrated with Republican leaders who keep rejecting his budget proposals without offering an alternative plan. The $290 million for the Brewers is likely dead. Can the GOP come up with a better option to replace it? Alex Jones thinks she deserves a half-million-dollar salary, and the late-night hosts have some thoughts on Tucker’s leaked texts.

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There was an OpeLander Sighting

Obama had his Anger interpreter. President Biden has Dark Brandon. And Governor Evers, according to us, has OpeLander. And he came out at a Wispolitics.com luncheon where he said, “Instead of saying ‘we don’t have enough money,’ tell me what the damn plan is,”… “I put my plan out there; I think it’s a reasonable plan. They need to get to work.”

Governor Tony Evers has called on Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin to come up with a plan for the state’s future after they rejected his proposals for the state’s biennial budget. The governor’s proposed budget included measures such as increasing funding for public schools, expanding Medicaid, and legalizing recreational marijuana. Republican leaders criticized the governor’s proposals as being too expensive and unrealistic. Evers responded by stating that the Republicans needed to offer an alternative plan instead of just criticizing his proposals. He argued that the state needed a clear plan to move forward and address issues such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure. The rejection of the governor’s proposals sets the stage for a contentious budget negotiation process in the coming weeks.
If you would like your voice heard about what the Legislature’s budget priorities should be, they released the April Hearing dates.

Maybe the GOP Will Come Up with a Better Brewers Deal?

A proposed deal between Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team is unlikely to move forward. The deal would have allowed the Brewers to keep half of the sales tax revenue generated by their stadium. The first half would be to help fund future improvements, while the other half would go towards reducing property taxes. Republican Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos, said he opposes the deal because it would reduce the amount of funding available for schools and other priorities.

Good Work if you can Get it

Alex Jones’ media company, Free Speech Systems, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and proposed a reorganization plan that guarantees $520,000 a year to Jones. In contrast, the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims would receive only $7 million to $10 million annually, far less than the nearly $1.5 billion they won in damages against Jones. The bankruptcy plan has been criticized as Jones continues to deny the shooting and appeal various rulings against him. The proposed reorganization was filed in Houston.

That’s a lot of Sneakers

Adidas has got a bit of a Yeezy situation on its hands. They’ve got so many of the famous sneakers in stock that they’re starting to wonder if they should turn the warehouse into a Yeezy museum! To solve this sneaker debacle, Adidas is considering all sorts of fancy tactics, from buying back stock (like a sneaker recycling program) to releasing limited-edition styles. But no matter what they do, let’s hope they don’t resort to giving them away as prizes for winning staring contests.

Reminder: There are 26 Days Until Wisconsin’s Spring Election.

  • See what’s on your ballot here
  • You can register to vote online until March 15th, at your minicap clerk’s office until March 31st, and in person on April 4th at your polling place. Register or check your registration here.
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 30th – request yours here.

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