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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Media: Republicans Absent From State Budget Solutions

The following is a 3 day sampler of newspaper article titles and special interest groups weighing in on Wisconsin state budget issues (excluding legislator's press releases or their op-eds) posted at the Wheeler Report ending Friday, June 12, 2009.

WI Insurance Alliance. Commends Assembly Democrats on budget changes.

WI Care Rental Alliance. Assembly Dems make bad idea worse.

La Crosse Tribune. Assembly Dems: We have the votes to pass state budget today.

Janesville Gazette. Editorial. Democrats earn applause for three changes.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats vote for student cap in Milwaukee's school-choice program.

Wisconsin State Journal. Doyle open to excluding liability proposal from budget package.

Appleton Post Crescent. Democrats revive regional transit authority provision for Fox Cities.

Various Disability/Religious groups. Memo to Assembly Democratic Caucus: Restore property tax provision to Joint Finance budget.

Cooperative Network. Assembly Democrats modify oil tax in cooperatives favor.

1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Democratic caucus action offers tremendous economic growth opportunities for Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Dems OK smaller Milwaukee County sales tax hike, budget pork.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Democrats' vote could raise gas prices.

Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Democrats don't want nursing school.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Democrats work late into night on budget changes.

Various Groups. Memo to Assembly Dems on modifications to the oil tax.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats vote to add tax on oil companies.

WI Civil Justice Council. Employers applaud Assembly Democratic (Caucus) action (on removal of liability provisions).

WI Assoc. for Justice. Reaction to Assembly Democratic Caucus action on auto insurance.

WI Insurance Alliance. Commends Assembly Democrats.

Only one article listed in the budget category at the Wheeler Report had the word "Republican" or referenced a Republican legislator in its title, published by the Capital Times. --- Editorial: A balanced and Republican budget plan.

Just a coincidence?

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