Anna Landmark Archive


  • Walker Pulling Out Health Care Safety Net From Hundreds of Thousands of Wisconsinites

    Despite claiming to keep a basic safety net for low-income families for health insurance through the state’s popular BadgerCare program, around 215,000 children and adults will likely see a steep reduction in...

    Anna Landmark, 10/23/2011
  • Is Walker Afraid That Public Jobs Summits Would Get “Occupied?”

    After charging the “public” $50 to hear what he has to say about job creation in Green Bay, holding small invitation-only events in La Crosse and Milwaukee, and hosting a “job creation...

    Anna Landmark, 10/16/2011
  • Will WI’s GOP Congressional Delegation Support Creation of Jobs in WI?

    Under President Obama’s Jobs Act, Wisconsin stands to receive up to $369 million in funding for public schools and tech colleges, if passed by Congress. That means potentially 4,800 jobs for Wisconsin...

    Anna Landmark, 09/13/2011
  • Marie-AnTonette

    In a quest to restore Versailles the Governor’s Mansion to it’s historic charm, First Lady Tonette Walker is hosting a fundraiser so poor taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill. “Leading ladies”...

    Anna Landmark, 09/05/2011
  • Walker: “Nothing Good Happens After Midnight… The People of Wisconsin Deserve to Know What Their Elected Leaders Are Voting On.”

    “I have two teenagers and I tell them that nothing good happens after midnight. That’s even more true in politics,” [Walker] said in a statement. “The people of Wisconsin deserve to know...

    Anna Landmark, 06/15/2011
  • Prosser’s “Enviable” Record of Keeping Our Families Safe?

    “In a question about their experience, Prosser said Kloppenburg “is incredibly envious of my record” of handling criminal cases as Outagamie County district attorney and his years serving in the Assembly and...

    Anna Landmark, 03/24/2011
  • Walker Returning $23 Million Federal Grant for High Speed Internet in Rural Areas

    Another suprise buried in Walker’s undemocratic, unbalanced and potentially unconstitutional budget adjustment bill is the return of a $23 million federal grant for installation of high speed internet in 380 communities areas across Wisconsin.

    Anna Landmark, 02/14/2011
  • Walker’s Budget Scheme: Undemocratic, Unbalanced, Potentially Unconstitutional

    See OWN’s full release here. Walker campaigned on cutting state spending on BadgerCare, he hired a budget director who has advocated states should opt out of the federal Medicaid program, and now...

    Anna Landmark, 02/14/2011
  • Walker Says Wisconsin Is NOT Open to Wind Turbine Businesses, but Gives Special Exemption to Campaign Donor to Develop Wetlands

    Well, there’s one more industry we can add to Walker’s list of businesses and industries that AREN’T open for business in Wisconsin: wind turbines. But, his latest move does prove that if...

    Anna Landmark, 01/11/2011
  • Another Walker Fail: First Bills Deepen Budget Deficit, Create No Jobs

    Throughout 2009 and 2010, OWN documented the billions of dollars in corporate handouts that Walker was promising on the campaign trail, all the while he was promising to balance the state budget...

    Anna Landmark, 01/09/2011
  • Walker’s Job One: Cutting BadgerCare

    Just a day after announcing a $40 million tax cut to businesses without any requirement to create jobs, Walker, along with other Republican governors, is pressing the Obama administration to allow him...

    Anna Landmark, 01/06/2011
  • Walker Wastes Money on Health Insurance Reform Lawsuit at the Same Time He’ll Apply for Federal Health Reform Grants

    In a counter-intuitive move, Walker told Politico yesterday that even though he campaigned “aggressively” against the federal health insurance reform legislation, and on his first day in office granted Atty General Van...

    Anna Landmark, 01/04/2011
  • WI Businesses Dropped 645,000 Employees From Health Coverage During Decade of Record Economic Growth

    So is this what Rebecca Kleefisch had in mind when she called for free market solutions for health insurance vs. a federal law guaranteeing every person health care? The number of children...

    Anna Landmark, 11/18/2010
  • Walker Pledges Nearly $4 Billion in Tax Cuts to Wealthiest As Gap Between Rich & Poor Widens to the Largest Margin Ever

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has promised an impossible $3.8 billion in tax breaks, loopholes and shifts he has no way to pay for, a new analysis by One Wisconsin Now shows....

    Anna Landmark, 09/30/2010
  • Scott Walker Has Committed Waste, Fraud and Abuse

    Scott Walker’s been on a “waste, fraud and abuse” tirade lately, conveniently omitting the fact that Milwaukee County has been swimming in waste, fraud and abuse throughout his eight years as County...

    Anna Landmark, 08/15/2010
  • Scott Walker Knows What Happened Even Though the Investigation Isn’t Over

    Even though the investigation into why the concrete slab fell from the O’Donnell garage, killing a teenager, isn’t complete, and lawsuits may be pending, Scott Walker has declared what happened and who...

    Anna Landmark, 08/01/2010
  • County Inspections to Cost Over $700,000

    Walker cut funding for building inspections, citing cost concerns — bet he’s regretting that decision now given the $700,000 price tag for the ongoing safety inspections, plus the $1.5 million for 2011...

    Anna Landmark, 07/29/2010
  • Supervisors Accuse Walker of Cutting Building Inspection Funding

    Following OWN’s revelation that Walker vetoed $150,000 for county building inspections in 2008, the Milwaukee County Supervisors are now also questioning Walker’s commitment to keeping county buildings safe and well maintained. Some...

    Anna Landmark, 07/29/2010
  • Walker Vetoed $150,000 in County Building Inspection Funding

    Walker says the inspection of the O’Donnell garage was conducted in 2005 and 2006. Well, thank goodness for that. Don’t we all feel much safer. A couple points about the MJS story:...

    Anna Landmark, 07/28/2010
  • Open Letter to Fox Business Regarding Walker’s Recent Appearance on the Willis Report

    Dear Fox Business, There are a couple things One Wisconsin Now wanted to make sure you were aware of regarding Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s fiscal record of management, given his recent...

    Anna Landmark, 07/06/2010
  • Walker to Ruin Funded, Best-run Pension System in the USA

    Bruce Murphy, columnist for Milwaukee Magazine, had some great points in his column this week why Walker’s state pension gimmick is just a gimmick.

    Anna Landmark, 06/22/2010
  • Mental Health Center Scandals Under Walker’s Failed Leadership Are Unending

    Now there’s a new report about how the mental health building is building is crumbling, like so many other county buildings, due to Walker’s chronic mismanagement and underfunding. People have died from...

    Anna Landmark, 06/14/2010
  • Walker Claims Nonexistent Commitment to Milwaukee County’s Mentally Ill

    After spending eight years dismantling Milwaukee county’s core services, safety net services, quality of life services, and transportation, at a recent listening tour/campaign event Scott Walker made the claim that he will...

    Anna Landmark, 05/03/2010
  • Earth Day

    Wisconsinites values our natural resources and hunting and fishing traditions. We take pride in our farmland and as the Dairy State, producing the nation’€™s best cheese and dairy products. We have a...

    Anna Landmark, 04/21/2010
  • Will Clarke Whitewash Over Walkers Mismanagement of Mental Health Center?

    Unless theres a murder, dont expect Walker and his staff to care about the doctors, nurses and patients at the mental health complex. After reports of repeated sexual assaults, we now learn...

    Anna Landmark, 04/11/2010
  • Juneau County DA Claims Sex Education in Schools Is Sexual Assault on Children

    According to a district attorney in central Wisconsin, to teach a kid how to use a condom equates sexually assaulting said kid. I can’€™t even believe I typed that sentence, it’€™s so...

    Anna Landmark, 04/05/2010
  • Scott Walker on Higher Education: Not on Your Side

    Scott Walker references saving money to pay for his kids’€™ college education. Given the raise he gave himself, I guess his savings is going pretty well.

    Anna Landmark, 04/03/2010
  • Walker-Davis Miss the Train on Economic Development

    250k jobs? Not without the passenger train to lure new businesses to the state. In case you missed it, Tom Still has a great column on the Wisconsin Technology Network site that...

    Anna Landmark, 03/30/2010
  • Walker & Davis Throwing Out Tommy!s Legacy; Seek to Reverse Tommys Efforts to Promote Commuter Rail in WI on Behalf of Wealthy GOP Campaign Donor

    If Davis wanted Tommy!’€™s endorsement for his bid for Lieutenant Governor, he should have thought twice about introducing a bill to reverse a 13-year old statute that Tommy! created, along with Scott...

    Anna Landmark, 03/17/2010
  • Your State Pension Under Attack

    A great retort from AFSCME’s Marty Biel about WPRI’s attack on the state pension system that their president, George Lightbourn, a 20-year public employee himself who managed and now receives benefits from...

    Anna Landmark, 03/01/2010
  • Walker Admin to Sexual Assault Victim: You Weren’t Murdered so No Big Deal

    “This is not a case where there was a fatality or serious injury,” Marks said. Her department is taking seriously the concerns raised by the investigation, she said. No apology to the...

    Anna Landmark, 02/14/2010
  • T Wall-Street’s Words Come Back to Haunt Him…

    Um, T. Wall pays individual taxes? Not most years‘€¦ ‘€œ[O]ur businesses are pass-through businesses, that is to say our taxes are paid through the individuals. I and my investors pay taxes individually...

    Anna Landmark, 01/28/2010
  • Milwaukee County Job Loss Under Walker’s Leadership

    Before criticizing Doyle for statewide job losses during a recession, Walker should pay attention to what’s going on in his own backyard. In 2009 Milwaukee County lost over 30,000 jobs — with...

    Anna Landmark, 01/25/2010
  • Is Walker Flip Flopping on His Tough on Crime Stance?

    After helping to bloat the state corrections system (in the 1990’€™s prison spending rose 246%), and taking political contributions from the for-profit private prison industry, Walker has now created a $5 million...

    Anna Landmark, 01/14/2010
  • WI Environment Debunks False Claims by WPRI

    Wisconsin Environment slammed the right-wing Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) yesterday about their inaccurate and misleading report about the Governor'€™s initiatives to grow the renewable energy industry and create green jobs.

    Anna Landmark, 01/07/2010
  • Walker’s Legacy: Mismanagement and Privatization Schemes

    Walker’€™s legacy of managing the Milwaukee County parks: mid-year budget deficits, pool closures, underfunding, complete and utter mismanagement by his appointed staff, and taking credit for a national award that was granted...

    Anna Landmark, 01/04/2010
  • Flip Flop Walker Deprioritized Economic Development Before He Prioritized It

    Dear Mr. Walker, Yes, jobs are the top concern for people all across the state of Wisconsin. But unlike you, who didn’€™t start addressing job creation until after your announcement for Governor...

    Anna Landmark, 12/15/2009
  • Milw Co. Government Hopeless? Blame Falls at Walker’s Feet.

    A prominant Milwaukee business leader garnered a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday for calling for the dismantling of Milwaukee County’s governemnt at a Rotary Club meeting. While I fail to...

    Anna Landmark, 12/01/2009
  • CRG Giving Walker “hero Status” for Increasing County Spending by 6%?

    Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) is running radio ads right now against a couple members of the Milwaukee Board of Supervisors, one of whom who earlier this week voted against the Board’€™s...

    Anna Landmark, 11/12/2009
  • You’re Fired. Ha Ha, Just Kidding, Says Walker

    Dropping to new lows of complete and utter disdain and abuse of workers, on Monday Walker told a radio DJ that the layoff notices mailed to Milwaukee County workers were just a...

    Anna Landmark, 11/04/2009
  • Walker to Continue His Policy of Budgeting on the Backs of Workers, Poor, If Elected Governor

    Yesterday Walker announced that he would “borrow a page from his county budget strategy book” in reshaping the state budget if he’s elected Governor next year. Let’s get specific about exactly what...

    Anna Landmark, 10/20/2009
  • Walker’s Public Option on Swimming Pools Is Apparently to Have the Public Pay for His Private PooL…

    Since first elected County Executive in 2002, Walker has repeatedly closed or threatened to close pools all across the county, citing their high cost to maintain and ignoring their benefit to their...

    Anna Landmark, 10/07/2009
  • The Richest Are Still Getting Richer While the Poor Just Keep Getting Poorer

    While average Americans’ retirement savings and investments were getting wiped out, losing their jobs and even their homes, the 400 richest Americans pocketed a cool $30 billion. This is so outrageous I...

    Anna Landmark, 10/07/2009
  • 16 T. Wall Tax Shelters in Delware?

    Blogging Blue has an interesting find today — real estate mogul Terrence Wall has not just one, but in fact 16, businesses registered in Delaware! Three of T. Wall’s Delware LLCs share...

    Anna Landmark, 09/30/2009
  • Harsdorf, Hraychuck Propose Bill to Collect +400k DNA Samples a Year

    According to this Office of Justice Assistance report, 415,543 arrests were made in 2008, equivalent to roughly 7% of Wisconsin’s 5.6 million population. About 100,000 of those arrests were of juveniles. Based...

    Anna Landmark, 09/22/2009
  • Is the Milwaukee Co. Sheriff for Small Government or Big Brother?

    In one breath Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark is calling for tax cuts and a smaller government and in the next he’s calling for the collection of DNA before a person is...

    Anna Landmark, 09/21/2009
  • A Very Narrow Interpretation of JB’s Openness

    Apparently the editorial board of the Wisconsin State Journal hasn’€™t made an open records request of Atty General J.B. Van Hollen recently. If they had, they might not be giving Van Hollen...

    Anna Landmark, 09/08/2009
  • Rising Medical Costs Contribute to the “hidden” Problem of Senior Poverty

    The number of seniors living in poverty is perhaps double what has been reported by the government in the past, due in part because the rising costs of medical care haven’t been...

    Anna Landmark, 09/03/2009