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From: Madeline Henry
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Subject: FW: About Dr. Charles Krauthammer
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Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011
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Subject: FW: About Dr.Charles Krauthammer
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Subject: Fwd: About Dr.Charles Krauthammer
From: jsmorse@injurylawus.com
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 06:53:17 -0400
·Subject: Fwd: About Dr.Charles Krauthammer
amazing!!!
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Subject: Fwd: About Dr. Charles Krauthammer
This is required reading if you love
your U.S.A.
Fast Facts About Dr. Charles Krauthammer, MD
1. Born: March 13, 1950
2. Birthplace: New York City, New York
3. Raised in Montreal, Canada
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4. Attended Me Gill University and Harvard Medical School
5. 1972 diving accident left him paralyzed from the neck on down.
6. Directed psychiatric research for the Carter administration
7. Began writing career in 1981 with Tile New Republic
8. Helpe d develop the "Re agan Doctrine" in the 80's
9. Appointed to Presidential Council on Bioethics in 2002
Dr. Krauthammer is frequently on the Fox News Channel. He is an M.D., a lawyer and is paralyzed f
the neck down. A friend went to hear Charles Krauthammer. He listened with 25 others in a closed
room. What he says here, is NOT 2nd-hand but 1st. The ramifications are staggering for us, our child
and their children.
Last Monday was a profound evening, Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the Am eric
Experiment .. He is a brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright and careful in his
analysis, and never resorts to emotions or personal insults. He is NOT a fear monger nor an extremis1
his comments and views . He is a fiscal conservative, and has received a Pulitzer Prize for writing. He
frequent contributor to Fox News and writes weeldy for the Washington Post.
The entire room was held spellbound during his talk. I have
summarized his comments, as we are living in uncharted waters
economically and internationally.
Even 2 Dems at my table agreed with everything he said! If you fee
like forwarding this to those who are open minded and have not
drunk the Kool-Aid, feel free ....
Summary of his comments:
1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not 1
be underestimated. He is a cool customer who doesn't show his
emotions. It's very hard to know what's behind the mask. The takin
down of the Clinton dynasty was an amazing accomplishment. The
Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the
perfect place at the perfect time.
2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton . H
has a wav of making you think he's on your side, agreeing with your
position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he SAYS
rather, watch what he DOES!
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3. Obama has a ruthless quest (or power. He did not come to
Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change
everything, including dismantling capitalism. He can't be
straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along.
He has a heavy hand, and wants to level the playing field with inco11
redistribution and punishment to the achievers of society. He would
like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada .
4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC
EDUCATION, and NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal
government. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services
industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap and trade will a
costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying for FREE college
education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare program, because
you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type
single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof. The only wa
to control costs is with massive RATIONING ofservices, like in Cana1
:.:. God forbid!
5. He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left academic types. No
one around him has ever even run a candy store. But they are going
try and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries. This
obviously can't work in the long run. Obama is not a socialist: rathel
he's a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution.
He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watc
what he DOES, not what he says.
6. Obama doesn't really see himself as President of the United State
but more as a ruler over the world .. He sees himself above it all, tryil
to orchestrate & coordinate various countries and their agendas. He s
moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany and
England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an
imperialist nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble
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nation that has at times made errors. This is the first President ever
who has chastised our allie's and appeased our enemies!
7. He is now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (and pain)
will not come due until after he is reelected in 2012. He would like t'
blame all problems on Bush from the past, and hopefully his succes: ·
· in the future. He has a huge ego, and Dr. Krauthammer believes he
a narcissist.
8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge
strong. Republicans are pining for another Reagan , but there will
never be another like him. Krauthammer believes Mitt Romney, Ti
Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in
February) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, bu
has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere and intelligent, but needs to real
be seriously boning up on facts and info if she is to be a serious
candidate in the future ... We need to return to the party of lower
taxes, smaller government, personal responsibility, strong national
defense, and state's rights.
9. The current level o{spending is irresponsible and outrageous. W e ~
spending trillions that we don't have .. This could lead to hvperinflatil
depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into
prosperity. The Media is giving Obama, Reid and Pelosi a Pass becau
they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due and
people will realize the huge bailouts didn't work, nor will the stimu]
package. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama 's allies, unions
and the Congress to placate the le(t, so he can get support (or #4 abov,
10. The election was over in mid-September when Lehman brothen
failed, fear and panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, and i
war was grinding on indefinitely without a clear outcome. The people
are in pain, and the mantra of change caused people to act
emotionally. Any Dem would have won this election; it was surprisim.
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was as close as it was.
11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans wil
be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dems continue to r()
If it's between 8-10%, it will be a dogfight. It will all be about the
economy. I hope this gets you really thinking about what's happeniJ
in Washington and Congress. There is a left-wing revolution going o.
according to Krauthammer, and he encourages us to keep the faith
and join the loyal resistance. The work will be hard, but we're right
on most issues and can reclaim our country, before it's far too late.
Do voursel(a long term favor, send this to all who will listen to an
intelligent assessment of the big picture. All our futures and childre
futures depend on our good understanding of what is really going o
in DC, and our action pursuant to that understanding!! It really IS
to each of us to take individual action!! Start with educating your
friends and neighbors!!!
Susan V. Donovan
1303 Lake Worth Lane
North Palm Beach, Fl. 33408
561-630-3464
fax: 561-630-4779
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
a/an.co/vin@wisconsin.gov
From: Dennis Murphy
Sent: Tuesday, March
To: Governor Scott Walker
Governor Scott Walker
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:29 PM
Henry, Madeline - GOV
FW: Albany School Board Meeting
Subject: FW: Albany School Board Meeting
TROUBLING TUESDAY!
Governor Walker:
I wanted to forward you, and your staff, the email correspondence I received from the Albany school board president,
regarding the contract they just signed. Her response is troubling me, and just how responsive they are really being to the
tax payers in this matter.
With Ring hand as my assembly person, and Erpanbach, (my former state senate representative, since he decided not to
stay in WI to do the job he was elected to do), I have no representatives with any common sense in this matter to contact.
I would be interested in your opinion on what the Albany school board has done.
Thank you for leading WI forward to responsible government!!!
Dennis
From
Sent: Monday,
To: Dennis Murphy
Subject: Re: Albany School Board Meeting
Dennis:
Many reasons but these are the three main ones
1. We MUST have the ability to set a 3 year financial plan for our district. Changes we make now will impact
our overall financial plan over the next few years. We now know our cost for the next two years on 80% of our
expenses.
2. This is an excellent chance to get language changes in our contract that could be resurrected should collective
bargaining be law in the future. This has huge implications long term for our district as we look at other saving
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options and educational goals.
3. We have an excellent relationship with our teachers and they know we are all in this together. They missed
no time off due to the protests. Anything they did was done on their own time. They know we all have to work
as one to continue to improve our district. You hear of so many districts where boards and unions have been at
war for years. That type of relationship is not in the best interest of our students nor does it set a valid ethical
example for our students. This is why our district exists is to educate our students.
We know the funding we are and are not receiving next year. There are no options.
The cuts are based on the decrease in funding we have continued to experience from the state. Your taxes will
decrease over the next two years but not by 20%.
Have a good evening.
Fairy
Sent from my U.S. Cellular BlackBerry® smartphone
From: "Dennis
Date: -0500

Subject: RE: Albany School Board Meeting
MARVELOUS MONDAY!
Fairy:
Thank you for the update. Why would you sign a new contract, and Jock in for 2 years, not knowing what options the
State budget was going to give to school districts? Will be very interested to find out the details of this new contract.
You stated that you are cutting $1,000,000.00 from over budget. Are you using base line budgeting, or working from a
proposed 40% increase in budget, and then reducing to 20%, and stating that this is a 20% cut? If this is from base line
budgeting, then can we expect the the school assessment on our property taxes will be also reduced by 20%?
Dennis
From:-
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 201112:26 AM
To: Dennis Murphy
Subject: Re: Albany School Board Meeting
Dennis:
Our contract expires in June 2013. We signed a new contract last Friday. We will be cutting over $1,000,000
from over budget over the next three years or 20% of our current budget. ·
Regards,
Fairy
Sent from my U.S. Cellular BlackBerry® smartphone
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From: "Dennis Murphy"
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011
To: Fairy
Subject: Albany School Board Meeting
FABULOUS FRIDAYI
Fairy:
Wanted to find out when the current teacher contract is up for the Albany district. What is the general consensus of the
school board, and what options will be addressed, to manage within budget repair bill, and the proposed state budget?
Thanks!
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:33AM
To:
Cc:
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Schutt, Eric- GOV; Huebsch, Mike - DOA; Archer, Cynthia - DOA;
Jensen, Jodi - DOA
Eberle, Ed - LTGOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV; Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Schrimpf, Chris -
GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Culotta,
Jason- DOA
Subject: Daily Policy and Legislative Briefing
Legislative Affairs Team
Legislative Contacts
• Senator Zipperer, Representative Nerison, Representative Wynn, and Representative Jacque reached out to our
office with specific questions regarding the Budget Adjustment Bill
Committees
• SB 15- repeal of data collection bill- had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety and
Urban Affairs
• JFC plans to vote on the Budget Adjustment Bill later tonight
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Team
Commerce
• Centergy - Central Wisconsin Alliance for Economic Development
DATCP
o Spoke to Barb Fleisner- Executive Director about her group wanting to set up a meeting with the
governor and business leaders
o Dorothy and scheduling is aware and has received the group's request
• Spoke with Jeff Lyon on the three WHEDA ag lending proposals
DOT
1. Sec. Brancel will verify With us tomorrow whether they're ready to share with legislators or need
modification
• Met with a representative of the State Engineers Assn.
o They have a study showing at least $5 million Trans Fund SEG could be saved by using fewer
consultants
o Will pursue the matter with Reggie Newson
• Former (D) Senator Goyke is working with Sen. Erpenbach on the State potentially losing FED transit
funding as a result of the of eliminating collective bargaining rights
o We have the opinion that the Fed is wrong on this issue and the Budget Repair Bill is compliant with
federal code
• SB 15 and AB 18: Data Collection
o State Patrol to testify on informational basis only during Friday's committee hearing
o DOT and State Patrol will not publically or privately oppose a potential amendment that would eliminate
the primary seatbelt enforcement provision
• Hwy 23 reconstruction detour in Princeton, WI
o Business owner from Princeton working towards a "Citizens Preferred" detour, instead of the original
proposed by DOT
o Sent information to Reggie Newson to make him aware of situation
JOBS Hotline
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First
Name Last Name Description of Call Comments
says he is losing his job as a teacher because
of the budget repair bill; as a result he is also Contacted by
closing his business because he needs to find a GOV; left a
Paul Craig new job message
Contacted by
GOV; forwarded
to Nate Yahn for
Ken Pierson called JH earlier; has not heard from Commerce Commerce action
Human Services and Education Team
NGA Update
2013 Annual Meeting Location Search .
1. We will submit a letter suggesting Milwaukee as the Host City (**Deadline: Feb. 25th)
2. This is only a letter of intent. No additional materials are needed at this time.
3. Prior to the 2011 Annual Meeting, all states will be notified by NGA as to additional materials that are required
for consideration. (Videos, additional letters, brochures, etc.)
4. The 2013 location decision will be made shortly after the 2011 Annual Meeting after a site visit is completed.
a. **Governor Walker should lobby the executive committee at the Annual Meeting in July to have
Milwaukee be the host city for 2013. **
Health Care Meetings
American Cancer Society (Gail Sumi):Senator Darling and Rep. Strachota will be authoring legislation iprohibiting
state-regulated health plans from requiring patients to pay a higher copayment,
deductible, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy than is required for injected or intravenous chemotherapy. WI would
become the 12°' state in the nation providing this access.
ThedaCare: Jeffrey Remsik & Tony Driessen (DeWitt Ross Stevens):_ThedaCare is a regional hospital system in the
Fox Valley affiliated with 5local hospitals. They have implemented "Lean Methodology" which has helped reduce costs
by more than $27 million and has improved health care quality. They want to help us implement more performance-driven
reimbursement for Medicaid.
News
Federal education secretary to talk with Gov. Walker (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to call Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday, a spokesman for
the federal agency said.
UW-Madison head supports split from UW system (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
"I'm hopeful that when Gov. Walker introduces his budget next week that he'll include flexibility for UW"Madison and
other UW institutions in some form," UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin said in a statement.
Justice and Local Governments Team
Local Governments:
• The Wisconsin Counties Association contacted the Governor's and leadership offices to express concerns over
extending civil service protections to county employees. They were contacted by Ryan Murray to address their
concerns.
Waste, Fraud. and Abuse:
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• Just a couple of the supporters of the budget adjustment bill contacting through the Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
web page:
Kent
412 9th AveS
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-779-9083
kentsells@hotmail.com
Re: Waste, Fraud and Abuse Commission Comments
I think Governor Walker's proposal to reduce spending and lessen the power of the unions is wonderful. We need to do
things like this to help cut spending and to balance the budget with out raising taxes.
Benjamin Moyes
602 Parkland Dr.
Verona, WI 53593
608-320-3766
benjamin.moyes@gmail.com
Re: Waste, Fraud and Abuse Commission Comments
Kill the Union's stranglehold they have on Tax Payer's funds! Good on ya Govenor. Balance the budget and restore
individual's liberty to protect themselves in this state. Keep up the good work, I know it's not easy but you have more
support for this reform than the media will lead us to believe.
Corrections:
• Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: State should retain Lincoln Hills School
"A panel appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to study the issue punted on the decision, failing to reach the number of votes
needed to offer an official recommendation. But the panel voted 5-3 in favor of closing Ethan Allen, and in its final report, it
made clear that if the state were to close one of the two facilities, the state would be better served by keeping Lincoln Hills
open."
"Ethan Allen inmates filed twice as many complaints in 2009 as Lincoln Hills kids. And staffers filed 109 grievances with
Ethan Allen, compared with zero at Lincoln Hills."
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:18 PM
To:
Cc:
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Huebsch, Mike - DOA; Schutt, Eric - GOV; Archer, Cynthia - DOA;
Jensen, Jodi - DOA
Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Polzin, Cindy
M - GOV; Lied!, Kimberly- GOV; Culotta, Jason - DOA; Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV;
Matejov, Scott- GOV; Eberle, Ed- LTGOV
Subject: Daily Policy and Legislative Briefing
Legislative Affairs Team
Legislative Contacts
• Talked with Representative Jacque who had questions with regard to how the BAB will affect local contracts that
have been recently signed
• Representative Kooyenga is trying to help Milwaukee Electric Tool create 80 jobs in Wisconsin. Currently working
with both Economic Development Team and Commerce to facilitate
• Representative Bies and Representative Steineke have both reached out to our office regarding BAB. May need
further attention
• Contacted supporters of SS AB 5- 2/3rds vote needed for tax increase- to inform them of postponement of bill
signing
SS AB/SB 11- BAB update
• The Joint Committee on Finance had a public hearing on SS AB/SB 11- BAB that will continue into the night. JFC
plans to vote on the bill tomorrow.
• Retirement system changes included in SS ABISB 11 were ok'd by the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement
Systems
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Team
Commerce
• Spoke to Dave Volz about contacting Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
DOT
o VPICFO of company contacted Brookfield's Economic Development coordinator, who then contacted
Rep. Kooyenga
o Would like to speak to Commerce about state assistance that would aid in the expansion of jobs currently
in-and-out of the state
• Met with Scott Tyre, Mick Foti, and American Transit Solutions
o They would like to introduce a JFC amendment allowing cameras to be used at intersections and in
construction zones to fine speed violators
o This could be used to help supplement local governments' finances
o Would be a civil forfeiture; law enforcement would issue the citation, but a vendor would monitor for
offenses.
o They are talking to Sec. Gottlieb and Tom Howells at the Motor Carriers Assn about this; AAA and the
League of Municipalities support this.
• Discussed course of action to resolve the NHTSA Section 164 issue with Reggie Newson and DOT
attorney
o DOT has the following recommendations:
• Appeal to NHTSA and illustrate why WisDOT is in compliance with Section 164.
• Set up a conference call with NHTSA and FHWA to get guidance to how WisDOT could become
compliant with Section 164.
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• Request congressional assistance to ask NHTSHA to reevaluate their interpretation of Wisconsin
state statue.
• DOT Recertification of 23 CFR Section 164 and,
• Short-term, continue to be non-compliant and administratively transfer highway dollars that have
been redirected to highway safety program. (Status quo)
o Until told otherwise, WisDOT will not be requesting administrative rule or statutory changes to
reconcile the difference in state vs. federal interpretation of Section 164 (reserves right to
introduce language sometime in future)
o Currently, nothing has been done with Section 164 sanction transferred funds (WisDOT cannot do
anything until official sanction notification letter is received from FHWA)
o Note: Feds have already moved $7.3M from the $15M allocated for highway programs into the safety
program fund, which is contradictory the process that the Fed's established, as a result of no official
ruling/decision on this issue has been made yet
• Budget Repair Bill - potential issue
o Dan Kannien, former Doyle legislative director and current White House policy staff, contacted Fiscal
Bureau
o Has opinion that it is illegal for the state to eliminate collective bargaining rights for county transit workers,
based on current federal code
o If illegal, could affect state's ability to receive federal transit dollars ($60-BOM)
• NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee Conference Call
o Discussed President's new budget and highlights of surface transportation funding
DNR
• Spoke to Town of Hubbard Chairman in Rusk County about issue they are having with flood plain mapping done
by DNR and used by FEMA.
• They are hoping to resolve the issue before the risk of flooding is at spring-time high.
• Will work with DNR on possible resolution.
WHEDA
• Spoke with the Curt Witynski of the League of Municipalities on Director Winston's WHEDA TIF proposal.
• They have signed off on the concept and we will share the concept with interested legislators
Human Services and Education Team
Legislative Meeting
Met with Rep. Kapenga on K-12 issues:
* Repeal2009 Act 134 (funding Planned Parenthood/sex education)
* Wants teacher accountability and tenure reform
* Wants funding based on graduation rather than enrollment
Education Meetings
Met with DPI to discuss creation of a Wisconsin Student Information System (WSIS). DPI is very excited to be
moving forward with this project and would like to put as many pieces in place as possible before the budget passes. To
make that happen, we will have to consider the following issues, among others:
o How much time do we allow districts to get on board?
o How can we encourage DOA to move this process along?
o Many districts are currently signed with a Wisconsin vendor; will this cause backlash if a non-Wisconsin
vendor is ultimately selected for the statewide system?
Met with members of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. They wondered why Wisconsin state agencies aren't
participating in the IT procurement consortium with the other 11 member states. They believe that it could provide a
significant cost savings to the state. Another option for potential cost savings is with property insurance benefits with
universities if their insurance wasn't pooled with the other state properties.
Justice and Local Governments Team
Legal Reform:
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• Met with Andy Cook of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council and Brian Hagedorn to talk about another legal reform
package. This would include loser pays, punitive damage changes, etc ...
Corrections:
• Met with Pete Christianson, Forbes Mcintosh, Mental Health Management and Secretary Hamblin regarding
contracting out mental health services at corrections to save cost. Secretary Hamblin and his staff are reviewing
the idea to determine if it is worth pursuing. MHM offered to consult at no cost to the state.
• Secretary Hamblin is planning on announcing the closure of Ethan Allen and SOGS on Tuesday of next week
because the staff will know when the budget language is released.
Military Affairs:
• Dept. of Militarv Affairs. Wisconsin National Guard always ready, always there
Local Government:
• Mayor Bauer from the City of Durand stopped by to talk about the budget adjustment. He supports it and feels
the teachers union has destroyed the Durand school. He also brought up an issue with WHEDA over the
approval of a loan guarantee to build a radio tower. I contacted Deputy Winston and McCoshen to check on it.
• Mayor Bauer would also like the Governor to be at Volk Field when his son returns from Iraq. I contacted General
Dunbar to see if he has the time they are to return so I can get it to Dorothy if it works on the Governor's
schedule.
• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GMC proposes downsizing for county government. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Editorial).
"Milwaukee County government would get downsized under a plan announced Monday by the Greater Milwaukee
Committee, with parks, transit and the airport spun off to two new special districts and unspecified human services turned
over to the state."
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Cling, Lane - GOV
From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 7:11 PM
To:
Cc:
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Huebsch, Mike - DOA; Schutt, Eric - GOV; Jensen, Jodi - DOA;
Archer, Cynthia - DOA
Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Schrimpf, Chris- GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott
- GOV; Eberle, Ed- LTGOV; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Hurlburt, Waylon- GOV; Culotta,
Jason - DOA; Polzin, Cindy M - GOV
Subject: Daily Policy and Legislative Briefing
Legislative Update
Legislative Contacts
• Representative Loudenbeck called inquiring about the amount of shared revenue cut for the City of Beloit.
• Representative Wynn's office called asking what other options are available to the state if we are unable to see
the potential savings from the refinancing of debt.
Tomorrow's Committee Actions
• Secretary Stepp is scheduled to receive her hearing and exec in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources
• JCRAR is scheduled to take up a motion to suspend the wind siting rules
• Secretary Klett and Secretary Perez are scheduled to receive their hearings and exec's in the Senate
Committee on Workforce Development, Small Business, and Tourism
• SB 12- allowing retailers offer discounts equal to the sale tax is scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate
Committee on Workforce Development, Small Business, and Tourism
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Team
Tourism
• Tourism Promotion Funding
o Spoke with Chet Gerlach of Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions
o Stressed importance of promotional funding in tourism
DOT
• Eminent Domain
o DOT and American Transmission Company discussed potential legislation
o DOT, ATC and Governor's Office to meet on this issue Friday
• DOT Legislative Proposals
o Sen. Lazich and Rep. Petrowski to get back to the Governor's Office on which legislative proposals they
each would like to introduce in their respective committees
• Budget Repair Bill: Federal Transit Funding
o Rep. Petrowski's Office had concerns with this issue, and was referred to Reggie Newson at DOT and
their attorney to discuss legalities and federal funding process
• Highway 41 Interstate Conversion
o Secretary Gottlieb would like to know the governor's stance on this issue for when he meets with U.S.
Rep. Petri during this week's D.C. delegation meetings
o If we were ready to go ahead with the project, DOT would be ready to make an announcement this fall. ..
o ... Probably put signs up by 2013
o Business community in the area is behind this project
• 1-94 East-West Resurfacing Project
o Website: http://repave94.org/
• Federal Airport Funding
o LFB called DOT regarding the potential impacts as a result of a loss of collective bargaining of those
mainly of firefighters, but also all support employees airports
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DNR
o DOT says that there does not appear to be any potential loss of funds associated with the loss of
collective bargaining for the aforementioned employees
o DOT would like to promulgate rule that would bring compliance with Fed. Regulations
• Changes include:
• Adding several definitions
• Modify land-use category descriptions
• Redefine local citizen and governmental participation requirements for determination
whether or not barrier construction is desired by public
• Non-compliance may result in loss of federal funding for certain airport projects
• Dairy Business Association is meeting with Sec. Stepp on Thursday
o Silage leachate and air permits for manure digesters are some of the issues the industry would like to see
addressed
• Recommendations for the Natural Resources Board
o Several names were forwarded to Eric Esser the DNR executive leadership team
WHEDA
• WHEDA came to agreement with the Bankers Association on several legislative proposals
o Waiting on Wyman Winston to share the agreed aras for me
Justice and Local Governments Team
Local Governments:
• Fond du Lac Reporter. County expects to OK four union contracts this week
1. Employees will contribute 5.8 percent of their retirement and county workers already are contributing 12-
15 percent of their medical insurance costs. ·
2. The higher premium is for those employees who do not complete a health risk assessment.
3. Salaries would have a zero percent increase for 2011 and would be capped at the consumer price index
(up to 2 percent) for 2012.
• Fond du Lac Reporter. Waupun Board extends teacher contract
1. A two-year salary schedule freeze with no lane movement.
2. A 50 percent contribution to the retirement system (currently 5.8 percent).
3. A 10 percent reduction in health insurance costs with the district paying a fixed monthly premium rate of
$640 for single coverage and $1.425 for farnily coverage for a plan in which: the employee may elect the
current plan or similar and pay the premium difference; the employee may elect a plan at the district-
reimbursed cost; or the employee may elect a less-expensive plan and receive payment for the
difference.
4. This will be a giant step in assuring the financial stability of the district, Childs said. While the governor's
proposal would reduce district costs by some $850.000 over two years, the new proposal would reduce
costs by $1.405.000 over that same period, he points out.
• Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Nekoosa teachers agree to contract
Justice:
1. The deal, which backdates to July 1, 2009, includes a salary base increase of 0.23 percent for the 2009-
10 school year for teachers, and a 0.11 percent base increase for the current school year. The agreement
also includes forming a teacher appraisal committee that will use student test scores as part of the
teacher evaluation system.
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• I met with Wynn Collins, Kent Lovern (Milwaukee), Melinda Tempelis (Outagamie), and Adam Gerol (Ozaukee) of
the WDAA to discuss the budget. I let them know that in keeping with the Governor's promises pay progression
would be in the budget, but increased positions would not. I told him that request would hopefully be chipped
away at in the next budget. They hoped to meet with the Governor and other law enforcement stakeholders on a
regular basis. I said I would work with Wynn to try to make that happen.
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Jensen, Jodi - DOA
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- GOV; Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Culotta, Jason - DOA; Polzin,
Cindy M -GOV
Subject: Daily Policy and Legislative Briefing
Policy and Legislative Daily Briefing for Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislative Liaison Update
Legislator Meetings
• Met with Amy Loudenbeck regarding the Rules bill -concerning legal process & expansion of choice/charter in
Beloit- does not want expansion there just yet
• Met with Mary Williams regarding Prevailing Wage and goals of working group
• Met with Pam Galloway staff regarding Prevailing Wage and goals of working group
• Met with Neil Kedzie, John Gard, Paul Kent, et al regarding the Wetlands Bill and answered all questions and
concerns he had to move forward. Hearing next week.
• Met with Luther Olsen regarding Rules bill and exempting DPI & DOJ, the FMLA, open enrollment, and
BadgerNet.
• Met with Representative Marklein and Senator Schultz on their request to include $1 million in the budget to assist
Sauk City in costs associated with updates to Highway 12.
• Met with Representative Zamarripa who was mainly concerned with anti-immigration and anti-Planned
Parenthood legislation potentially.
Executive Sessions- Thursday, 1/27
• Assembly Jobs Committee - WEDC
• Senate Econ Development Committee- WEDC
• Assembly Natural Resources- Wetlands
• Assembly Judiciary- Rules Bill
Confirmation Executive Session- Thursday, 1/27
• Senate Labor, Public and Urban Affairs- Secretaries Gary Hamblin and Dave Ross
Senate Session- Thursday, 1/27
• Special Session Bill 7- Small Business Tax Credit
• Secretaries Mike Huebsch and Paul Jadin final confirmation
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Team
Stakeholder Meetings
• WI Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Assoc (Matt Hauser)
• WI Automobile and Truck Dealers Assoc (MaryAnn Gerard)
• Ron Kuehn on behalf of Herzing University, ASP and WI Blue Line Assoc
• WI Bicycle Federation (Greg Hubbard)
• WSTA (Bill Esbeck, Chris LaRowe)
• Credit Union League (Tom Liebe)
• Energy Center of Wisconsin
• Alliant Energy (Bill Jordahl)
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o Support an "economic development rate" legislation proposal (will promote economic developmentand
industry expansion, and reduces per unit costs for customers overall by spreading energy utilities' fixed
costs over greater# of sales)
• Working with Speaker Fitzgerald's office on drafting legislation
Met with WISPIRG
• Focused and interested in transparency in government
o WISPIRG has point-of-view that creation of the WEDC lacks transparency and that implementing 2007
Act 125 standards is not transparent enough ·
Human Services and Education Team
Assemblv Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
Rep. Ballweg held an informational hearing with invited guest to speak. DWD Secretary Perez gave a brief presentation
on the services the agency has available. to the job seekers and employers of Wisconsin. AFL-CIO also spoke on how WI
needs to create jobs and not just look for jobs in other states to steal.
Met with Rep. Weininger on UW-GB Entrepreneurship Proposal
Proposes $100k in seed money to be matched by private foundations that promote business & entrepreneurship. Rep.
Weininger feels the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is affordable and would be well received with the
business community in NE Wisconsin.
Received Proposal From DPI for a Statewide Student Information System !SIS)
Currently each district contracts out for its own SIS. Each district pays for licensing and, in most cases, the cost of
manually reentering data into the correct format for state and federal reporting requirements since none of the systems
are compatible with each other or with the state's systems. Statewide this costs an estimated $38 million annually. Such
a system would be the foundation for many of the efforts outlined in the governor's education plan including teacher
performance pay, grading schools, and ending social promotion for third graders who can't read at a basic
level. Milwaukee, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Green Bay will all require new SIS in 2012 so development of such a system
would nee.d to be done sooner rather than later. DPI estimates the development and implementation of such a system
would cost roughly $15 million and cost $8 million annually.
Justice and Local Governments Team
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Commission:
• Met with Brett Healy from the Mciver Institute. He offered his staff to assist in identifying waste, fraud, and abuse
and gave us some ideas such as MPS substitute teacher pay, WI Shares, and local government consolidation
incentives.
• He also said they may testify if we asked them to.
Automobile Insurance Repeal:
• Automobile insurance repeal is scheduled to be voted on in both Senate and Assembly committees tomorrow.
Voter ID:
• The Senate Committee held a hearing on the Voter ID bill authored by Senator Leibham. It was well attended
and no surprises came up. The working group to iron out differences between the Assembly and the Senate has
not met.
• ACLU. Opposes voter ID proposal
• GAB. Information about voter photo ID
• One Wisconsin Now. Diverse voices register opposition to unneeded voter ID bill
• DOJ. Van Hollen testifies in favor of bill to require photographic identification to vote
• RPW. Photo ID bill deserves support
• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Veterans:
• Met with various VSO's to discuss budget ideas and get their feedback. They were also informed that
Representative Petersen will be drafting a bill to reorganize the board. They seem to approve of this idea and just
want to stay informed. I will relay this to Petersen.
• I spoke to David Kurtz (Legion) and Anthony Hardie (DAV) about budget issues surrounding the VTF and the
board changes. They both seem approving.
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Special Session:
• Patrick Marley is scheduled to release a column regarding tort reform to coincide with the bill signing tomorrow. A
statement from the Governor is supposed to be approved by our legal counsel addressing the open records issue
related to DHS reports and included in the column. After speaking to Kevin Moore at DHS and WHA, we believe
that nothing will change at DHS regarding these misconduct incident reports or whether they are subject to open
records. WHA even prepared a memo laying out why this is the case.
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GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Culotta, J a s ~ : m - DOA; Hurlburt,
Waylon- GOV
Daily Policy and Legislative Update
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Team
• Spoke with Village of Rothschild President on the proposal for We Energy to build biomass fueled
cogeneration facility in Rothschild
DOT
o Village President would like the new commissioner of the PSG, whenever he or she is appointed, to be
brought up-to-speed on situation
o PSG has discretion over project
• Budget Repair Bill: Federal Transit Funding
o Had conference call with Reggie Newson and Brian Hagedorn
o DOT received a request for information from FTA, Chicago Office
• Trans 405 (Sitting Noise Barriers)
o DOT would like to promulgate rule that would bring compliance with Fed. Regulations
JOBS Hotline
• Changes include:
• Adding several definitions
• Modify land-use category descriptions
• Redefine local citizen and governmental participation requirements for determination
whether or not barrier construction is desired by public
• Non-compliance may result in loss of federal funding for certain highway projects
• Company in Minnesota is looking to expand in Osceola
Human Services aud Education Team
Health Care Meetings
Met with John Torinus on reforming the health plans for state employees and Medicaid recipients. He
discussed his success at reducing health care costs with his company by utilizing consumer-driven plans,
HSA' s, real transparency with health care costs, and free on-site primary care. He suggested people we should
include in the discussion to reform our health plans.
Met with Navitus (Mike Heifetz) to discuss improving the state's pharmacy management. Mike will be
approaching JFC members with a budget amendment that gives incentives to teachers and local municipalities
to join the ETF pool. He estimates that it would decrease pharmacy costs by 15-20%.
News
Wisconsin Commissioner oflnsurance's Hypocrisy Exposed (ABC for Health)
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"The hypocrisy of the Wisconsin Commissioner ofinsurance's office was exposed as the state announced the
acceptance of $3 8 million in health reform money. The Affordable Care Act includes the creation of insurance
exchanges, and Wisconsin's new "Early Innovator" grant will facilitate that process."
Justice and Local Governments Team
Corrections:
• Budget analysts at Corrections confirmed that if last years overtime numbers held steady and we were out from
under the collective bargaining contracts, which allow for pay status/work status, sick leave overtime stacking, the
state would have saved nearly $5 million out of a $27 million overtime total (FY201 0). That is nearly a 20 percent
reduction in overtime costs. That is even assuming overtime is paid time and a half which is required under
federal fair labor standards over 40 hours.
• Dennis Schuh, EA at Corrections is having his staff write a letter needed to perform certain hiring requirements at
the same time in order to both transfer staff to and hire new staff at Lincoln Hills. The letter will be sent to DOA
and signed by Cindy Archer to authorize this. It is needed if we are to get Lincoln Hills ready within 3 months of
Ethan Allen and SOGS closing.
• Senator Harsdorf's staff called concerned that correctional officers were walking out of a prison near her
district. We followed up with Corrections and they confirmed it was only a rumor and there were no higher sick
days than usual today.
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- GOV; Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV; Culotta, Jason - DOA; Matejov, Scott- GOV; Polzin,
CindyM- GOV
Subject: Daily Policy and Legislative Update
Legislative Affairs Team
Contact with Legislative Offices
• Representative Bies was concerned that teachers were not included in Chapter 230 protections that apply
to state and UW employees. Expressed to the Representative that amended bill does offer grievance
procedure and other protections for teachers.
• Milwaukee Police Department has approac)led Senate Republicans to repeal changes in the last budget
that disallow police officers in Milwaukee from receiving pay when on disciplinary suspension for
breaking Department rules. May look to amend budget bill in JFC to include this provision.
• Senate considering either moving Wirch!Barca bill to add 3 enterprise zones or to have Senator Hopper
draft a similar proposal. This would be in addition to another bill that would add 4 rural enterprise zones.
• Representative Bernier wants information about why a teacher in her district is getting fired today. Told
her we were aware of W ASB newsletter to districts.
• Senator Lazich is interested in introducing legislation to move up Wisconsin's primary date to be in
compliance with the federal MOVE Act.
Senate Session
• SB 7- Voter ID bill was taken to final passage.
• SJR 13- Resolution honoring Bob Uecker passed 19-0.
Tomorrow's Senate Calendar
• SJR 11- naming 2011 World Veterinary Year
• AJR 13- honoring Capitol Police and security personnel at the Capitol
• SB 11- Filing of certain forms for a TIF District in Milwaukee
• SB 21- Creation of TID in Brookfield
Assembly Session
• Continuing to debate amendments on BAB.
Economic Development Team
• Met with American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
o Would like Wisconsin to act in more of an "observer role" rather than participate in the Midwest
Greenhouse Gas Accord
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o Supportive of a federal solution regarding greenhouse gases, rather than by region
Venture Capital
• Met with Sen. Kanavas and SWIB to discuss Fund-of-Funds Model
DNR
• Spoke with the DNR Green Bay Regional office about the tribal plan for a Waste to Energy plant
o They answered some constituent questions that came in
• Basically, the DNR has yet to receive an application for a permit of any sort from the Oneida Seven Generations
LLC, so they cannot speculate on the project
Dog Breeder Rule
• Spoke with Sen. Darling's office, they want the rule to be implemented with as little fuss as possible
o The Sen. invested a lot of time into the law, does not want to have to go through the process again
Human Services and Education Team
Education Meeting
o Met with Tom Llujack from UW-Milwaukee who is concerned about the cuts that the university is facing.
He is worried that they will receive little flexibility to offset the cuts.
Justice and Local Governments Team
Local Governments:
• La Crosse Tribune. Local leaders frustrated by lack of budget specifics
"Our platform reflects members' points of concern, and we haven't addressed collective bargaining in proposals as
sweeping as what the bill contains," John Reine mann, legislative director for the counties association told the Capital
Times. "While we have some platform positions calling for changes to mediation, we don't have any calling for change to
the concept of collective bargaining."
Applied evenly to each of the state's 442 school districts, that could translate to a cut of nearly $3.5 million for the La
Crosse School District.
That is "an unprecedented number," said Janet Rosseter, the district's director of business services.
According to the governor's office, school districts would save $488 million per year under his plan.
Rosseter estimates the district would save about $2.5 million if employees pay half their retirement fund contributions. She
has not calculated the savings from employees paying 12.6 percent of health insurance premiums.
About three quarters of the district's teachers are on family plans and pay 10 percent. Those on single plans pav nothing.
• Appleton Post Crescent. Government officials throughout Wisconsin struggle to back budget repair plan
"To throw the whole system out, I'm not sure that's the right response, but that's what's proposed. That's what's on the
table," Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna said.
Still, he explained that taking a stance against the governor's proposal now is hypocritical. "We've lobbied for a lot of the
changes that are contained (in the bill) but not the extent that they're contained here."
Voter ID:
• Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Voter ID bill still too restrictive
Furthermore, the sponsors of this bill have shown precious little evidence of problems at the polls that conceivably this bill
would fix.
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SB 6 is likely to face legal challenges. And it definitely shouldn't be rushed into place for the April 5 election. That's too
little time for poll workers to prepare.
Slow this bill down. Think things through. Don't go overboard in limiting ballot access in a state proud of its long history of
high participation in elections.
• Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Sen. Leibham's voter photo ID bill amended
• The Badger Herald. Voter ID passes through committee
• The Chippewa Herald. Senate to take up photo ID bill
Justice:
• Racine Journal Times. Senate passes repeal of racial profiling law
Many police chiefs from Racine County said they were having officers comply with the law, but don't like it.· They say it
takes up too much of officers' time, puts officers at risk and the data collected is subjective.
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Walker says National Guard is prepared
Chicago Tribune
Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond wherever is necessary in the wake of his announcement
that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees. Walker said Friday that he hasn't called the
Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any problems that could result in a disruption of
state services, like staffing at prisons. Walker says he has every confidence that state employees will continue to show up for work and
do their jobs and he's not anticipating any problems. His plan would require higher pension and health insurance contributions and
remove bargaining rights except in a limited way over wages .
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Hospital receives recognition
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, honored Ministry
Saint Joseph's Hospital with a Patriot Award on Feb. 2 in recognition of extraordinary support of one of their employees who serves in
the Wisconsin Air National Guard .
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Department of Defense Announces Award for Supportive Employers of Guard and Reserve Members' Spouses
ESGR
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) announced an expansion of the Patriot Award Program to include employers of
Guard and Reserve members' spouses. The Patriot Award was previously presented only to employers of Guard and Reserve
members. After learning of the growing number of employers adopting supportive initiatives for military spouses, ESGR embraced the
opportunity to recognize these employers with their own Department of Defense award. Click tor full storv:
GuardWatch February 11, 2011
Troops near burn pits to get masks, respirators
Army times
Under pressure from Congress, the Defense Department is moving toward shorHerm and long-term protections against
the risks posed by open-air burn pits that have been used to dispose of garbage in Iraq and Afghanistan. Protective
equipment such as respirators and gas masks are expected to be made available to deployed troops near the burn pits,
Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen pledged in a letter to two U.S. senators dated Monday. He said a policy on how
to promote the use of protective equipment should be ready within 60 days. Click for full story:
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Handbook to guide Gls on social media usage'
Army times
The Army has released a social media handbook to teach soldiers and commanders the dos and don'ts of Facebook and
Twitter, warning them .not to reveal information online that could be useful to adversaries. The handbook, which comes
nearly a year after the Pentagon authorized the military's use of social media, encourages commanders to communicate
with soldiers about safeguarding operational security online. Click for full story:
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24-hour help line to help prevent suicides among military
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Central Texas military families in need of counseling have a new resource at their disposal. A 24-hour help line is reaching out to those
on post in an effort to bring down its record-high suicide rate. Fort Hood saw 22 of its soldiers take their own lives in 2010, which caught
the attention of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Click for full story:
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Cairo protests won't delay National Guard deployment to Sinai
Frederick News Post
Two weeks of violent political protests in Cairo have not hindered the Maryland Army National Guard's plans to deploy to Egypt's Sinai
Peninsula this spring. Several companies in the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, including Frederick's Company A, will spend a
year in Sinai working as part of the multinational force in charge of enforcing the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Click for full
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Legislative Talking Points.doc
Given that AFSCME and WEAC are planning emergency lobby days for Tuesday and Wednesday, I wanted to provide as
much information and argument as possible for Republican legislators and staff. Attached please find my first draft. It's
similar to the document I prepared for the caucuses, but I added some different Q&A and changed some of the answers.
Please let me know if you want to make any changes prior to Monday morning. We plan to send it out around 9am.
Thanks,
Ryan Murray
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Governor
·Main: 608-266-1212
Email: r.mi.Jrray@wisconsin.gov
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Dear Legislators and Legislative Staff:
Several of Wisconsin's public employee unions have organized emergency lobby days this
week against the Governor's Budget Repair Bill. Scheduling information can be found on their
websites including WEAC and AFSCME.
As you prepare for constituent contacts both for and against the Governor's Budget Repair Bill,
we thought it might be helpful to provide you with some facts and answer some frequently asked
questions:
Facts and Figures
• The average Wisconsin state employee compensation (salary and fringe benefits) in
2010-11 was $76,500. (Source: Fiscal Burea memo, 1110111)
• Employee salary and fringe benefits comprises more than 60% of state government
GPR operations costs. (Source: State Budget Office)
• The average Wisconsin teacher compensation (salary and fringe benefits) in 2009-10
was $74,844. (Source: Department of Public Instruction website)
• Employee salary and fringe benefits comprise 75% of total school district expenditures
statewide. (Source: State Budget Office)
• Wisconsin taxpayers pay over $1 billion per year for state government employee health
insurance, more than double what was paid only 10 years ago. The employees
themselves pay only 6% of that amount. (Source: Department of Employee Trust Funds)
• State and local governments combined paid more than $1.3 billion in contributions to
the Wisconsin Retirement System in 2009. Employees contributed only 0.6% of this
amount. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Bureau Informational Paper 84)
• Over the last ten years, all 75 state employee contracts have been signed after the
previous contracts had expired. Contracts were signed, on average, 15 months late
even though they all contained compensation increases. (Source: Office of State
Employment Relations)
• In part to address an appropriate shortfall in Wisconsin Medical Assistance programs,
the Budget Repair Bill contains more than $30 million in GPR savings over a three
month period by requiring state employees to contribute to their pension and health care
benefits. Realizing these savings within MA programs themselves would require:
o Eliminating services for 194,539 children; or
o Eliminating services for 92,599 adults; or
o Eliminating services for 16,284 elderly, blind or disabled persons. (Source:
Secretary Smith memo, 218111)
• Saving $30 million GPR over three months would require laying off more than 1,500
state employees. (Source: State Budget Office memo, 2110111)
• Both the Budget Repair Bill and the 2011-13 Biennial Budget will contain no wage cuts,
no layoffs, and no furloughs for state employees. (Source: Governor's email to state
employees, 2111111)
o This effectively restores 3% of state employee wages that were lost through
furloughs in the 2009-11 biennium which will offset the increased pension and
health care contributions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why won't the Governor negotiate with the unions?
Negotiations won't change our budget realities. Good faith negotiations require give-
and-take. State government is broke and requires the benefit savings contained in the
Budget Repair Bill. Negotiations will not change this.
Further, we simply cannot afford to wait. Over the last ten years, ALL state employee
contracts have been signed late- on average, 15 months late- even thought they ALL
contained net compensation increases. Wisconsin faces a current year deficit of $136.7
million and a biennial budget deficit of $3.6 billion. Both must be fixed no later than June
30th
Why is the governor proposing a budget repair bill when the Legislative Fiscal Bureau
says that the state will end the biennium with a surplus?
The LFB revenue memo from January 31'
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indicated a general fund surplus of $121.4
million, but also indicated several appropriation shortfalls. In practical terms, this means
that the legislature did not appropriate enough money for these purposes in the last
biennial budget. Wisconsin also is required to pay Minnesota $58.7 million after
Minnesota unilaterally ended the tax reciprocity agreement.
Fiscal Year 2010-11 General Fund Surplus
Deficit in Medical Assistance Programs to
fulfill spending requirements under current law
Deficit in Medical Assistance admin services
Deficit in Income Maintenance Activities
Deficit in State Public Defenders Office
Deficit in Department of Corrections
MN Reciprocity Payment
Fiscal Year 2010-11 Net General Fund Deficit
$121.4 million
($153.2 million)
($16 million)
($5 million)
($3.5 million)
($21.7 million)
($58. 7 million)
($136. 7 million)
In addition, Wisconsin still owes $200 million to the Injured Patients and Families
Compensation Fund.
Why are police and fire fighters exempted from the collective bargaining changes when
other protective service employees are not?
Police and fire fighters are our most critical first responders, protecting Wisconsin
citizens in each and every local community. Wisconsin law has always recognized a
distinct difference between the work of police and fire fighters and the work of other
public servants. This is most easily illustrated by the establishment of local Police and
Fire Commissions that govern the relations between local governments and their police
and fire fighters.
A fire over the weekend in the City of Milwaukee destroying 12 apartments and
displacing at least five families provides an important reminder of why these services
cannot afford to be interrupted for even a single day.
What protections will remain for public employees after passage of the Budget Repair
Bill?
The Budget Repair Bill will preserve the right of all currently represented employees to
collectively bargain over base wages up to an increase set by the Consumer Price Index
(CPI).
Further, the Budget Repair Bill does nothing to alter Wisconsin's civil service system -
one of the strongest in the nation. These protections include, but are not limited to:
• Civil service hiring (by merit vs. seniority) remains
• Access to other state positions through transfer, promotion, etc., is still available,
although application process may vary
• Just cause requirement for discipline due to property interest in the state job
remains; due process must still be followed
• Still assured a discrimination-free, harassment-free work environment
• Same access to health insurance and other insurance benefits
• Accrual of leave benefits (e.g., vacation, legal holidays, personal holidays, sick
leave) remains the same
• Layoff process, if it were to become necessary, is the same
Aren't the collective bargaining changes in the Budget Repair Bill actually non-fiscal
policy items better addressed through separate legislation?
All aspects of public employee collective bargaining reform affect the bottom lines of
state and local governments. Requiring lengthy bargaining over everything from work
rules to health care policy details limits the ability of state and local governments to
effectively manage their budgets and provide value to the taxpayers.
Public employee collective bargaining excesses have also affected the quality of
government services. Under the current system, employees are compensated based
primarily on seniority rather than merit, talent and work load. This promotes longevity
over innovation and creates a stifling effect on reforming the way government works.
There are countless examples of both of these effects, here are just two:
• In 2009, Madison's highest paid employee was a city bus driver. He earned
$159,258, including $109,892 in overtime.
• In 2010, a teacher who had been named an Outstanding First Year Teacher was
laid off from Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee because she lacked
seniority. The principal at Bradley Tech was quoted as saying, "Based on the
pressures we're under as a /ow-performing school, I absolutely would have
chosen a different nine (for layoffs)."
Aren't employee costs just a drop in the bucket of Wisconsin's overall $63 billion
biennial budget?
About 64% of Wisconsin's budget is spent on direct aids to individuals and local
governments. Reducing this portion of the budget would cut payments that provide
health care coverage for low-income children and families, school aids, shared revenue
for local governments, and direct assistance to needy children and families. The
remainder of the budget, about 36%, is spent on state operations. The share of state
operations that is dedicated to employee salary and fringe benefits is shown below:
GPR
PR
FED
SEG
Total
Annual Total
$14,165,583,500
4,336,153,500
9,353,97 4,600
3, 890,569,200
$31,746,280,800
State Operations
$3,670,912,800
3,945,603,300
1,965,033,600
1, 722,856, 300
$11,304,406,000
Salary and Fringe
$2,210,604,700
2,237,921,300
765,068,200
416,461,200
$5,630,055,400
Salary & Fringe
as a % of State
Operations
60%
57%
24%
39%
50%
Since employee costs make up 60% of GPR state operations costs, addressing them is
critical to solving both the current fiscal year deficit but also the biennial budget deficit.
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Draft of release for noon
Let me know what you think of the release below.
February 21, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Timeline of Union & Senate Democrats Budget Related Events
Madison-Today Governor Walker's office released a timeline of union and Senate Democrat actions related
to balancing the budget.
2009
February 17-Governor Doyle introduces a budget repair bill that raises taxes by one billion dollars.
February 18-Senate Democrats ram the bill through the Legislature, without a public hearing.
(http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2009/data/SB66hst.html)
2010
November 2-County Executive Scott Walker becomes the Governor-elect.
November 10-Governor-elect Walker asked Governor Doyle to suspend contract negotiations so their fiscal
impact could be considered in the context of the 2011-13 state budget.
November 29-Governor-elect Walker penned a letter to the lame duck legislature, asking them not to take
up state employee contracts. (attached)
December 7-Marty Beil, executive director of AFSCME calls Walker, "master of the plantation and we're
supposed to be his slaves."
(http://www.channel3000.com/politics/26049415/detail.html)
December 10-The contract negotiations, which were not completed in the first 17 months of the contract
period, were suddenly finalized.
(http://www.channel3000.com/politics/26114651/detail.html)
December 16-State employee contracts fail to pass the Legislature. Marty Beil, executive director of AFSCME
calls a Legislator "not a prostitute, a whore. W-H-0-R-E."
(http ://host. madison. com/wsj/ n ews/loca 1/govt -and-politics/ article e836d c 7 6-086 2 -11e0-a4 7 6-
001cc4c03286.html)
January 3-Governor Walker is inaugurated. Wisconsin faces a $137 million current fiscal year shortfall and
looming $3.6 billion structural budget deficit.
February 11-Governor Walker introduces budget repair bill and has meeting with Senator Miller and
Representative Barca to personally briefthem on the bill.
February 15-The Joint Finance Committee takes 17 hours of public testimony on the budget repair bill.
February 16-The Joint Finance Committee passes the budget repair bill with minor changes to protect
workers rights.
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February 17-Fourteen Senate Democrats flee Wisconsin to avoid debating, offering amendments or casting a
vote on the budget repair bill. They go to a Best Western in Illinois and continue to draw their paycheck, total
cost to taxpayers $1,915 for the day. (Legislators are paid $49,943 per year. $49,943 divided by 365 days,
times 14 State Senators= $1,915)
February 18-Public employee unions claim to support having their members pay 5.8% a pension contribution
and 12.6% of the cost of health insurance coverage. Governor Walker states that when local governments
receive cuts to state aid they are going to needs the tools contained in his proposal to help balance their
budget without layoffs or reductions in the delivery of cover government services. Fourteen Senate
Democrats remain in Illinois, take an additional $1,915 from taxpayers for the day.
February 19-Fourteen Senate Democrats continue their vacation in Illinois, take an additional $1,915 from
taxpayers for the day.
February 20-Fourteen Senate Democrats continue their vacation in Illinois, take an additional $1,915 from
taxpayers for the day.
February 21-Fourteen Senate Democrats continue their vacation in Illinois, take an additional $1,915 from
taxpayers for the day. Senate Democrats begin to fundraise.
(http:Uwww.ssdc-wi.org/SSDC/Home.html)
Along with this timeline Governor Walker's spokesman, Cullen Werwie, released the following statement:
Senate Democrats are hypocrites who are now acting like children playing a dangerous game of hide-and-go-
seek with our states' finances. 24 hours was enough time for them to increase taxes by $1 billion dollars twa
years ago. Now with more than 17 hours of public testimony and a 5 day vacation to Illinois, Senate
Democrats say they need more time.
The truth is at a time when Wisconsin is in a fiscal crisis, these individuals are on a taxpayer funded, campaign
fund raising vacation-avoiding debate and their duty to cast their vote on a proposal that is 100% directed at
balancing our state's budget.
Instead of using Wisconsin's fiscal crisis to fill their campaign coffers, Senate Democrats should do their job.
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Draft release for early tomorrow
Keith & Chris gave me a few tweaks, below is the modified release. Let me know what you think. I amped up the
rhetoric a bit on the MIA dems.
Collect Bargaining is a Fiscal Issue
Madison-Today Governor Walker's office released specific examples to show collective bargaining fiscally impacts
government.
Example #1 WEA Trust
Currently many school districts participate in WEA trust because WEAC collectively bargains to get as many school
districts across the state to participate in this union run health insurance plan as possible. Union leadership benefits
from members participating in this plan. If school districts enrolled in the state employee health plan, it would save
school districts up to $68 million per year. Beyond that if school districts had the flexibility to look for health insurance
coverage outside of WEA trust or the state plan, additional savings would likely be realized.
Example #2 Viagra for Teachers
The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) tried to use a policy established by collective bargaining to
obtain health insurance coverage that specifically paid for Viagra. Cost to taxpayers $786,000 a year.
Refere nee: http:// abcnews.go.com/Hea lth/ m ilwa u kee-schoo Is-ba n-viagra-teachers-u n ion-sues-
discrimination/storv?id=11378595
Example #3 Unrealistic Overtime Provisions On a state level, the Department of Corrections allows correctional workers
who call in sick to collect overtime if they work a shift on the exact same day. The specific provision that allows this to
happen was collectively bargained for in their contract. Cost to taxpayers $4.8 million.
Reference: Attached department of corrections memo
Along with these specific examples illustrating why collective bargaining is a fiscal issue Governor Walker's spokesman,
Cullen Werwie, released the following statement:
Collective bargaining has a fiscal impact at all levels of government.
Two years ago Senate Democrats rammed through a billion dollar tax increase in 24 hours without a public bearing.
Now it is reported they are hiding out at a Best Western in Illinois. While they are vacationing the taxpayers who are
paying their salaries are hard at work producing materials and providing services all while trying to make enough money
to pay their families' bills.
Instead of stimulating the hospitality sector of Illinois' economy, Senate Democrats should come back to the Madison,
debate the bill, cast their vote, and help get Wisconsin's economy back on track.
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For Immediate Release
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Monday, February 21, 2011 8:58 PM
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Schutt, Eric - GOV; Archer, Cynthia - DOA; Murray, Ryan M - GOV;
Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Draft release for tomorrow early AM: Collective Bargaining is a Fiscal Issue Part 2
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Collective Bargaining is a Fiscal Issue Part 2
Madison-Today Governor Walker's office released more specific examples to show how collective bargaining
fiscally impacts government.
Example #1 Paid-Time off for Union Activities
In Milwaukee County alone, because the union collectively bargained for paid time off, fourteen employees
receive salary and benefits for doing union business. Of the fourteen, three are on full-time release for union
business. Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salary alone for these employees to only participate in
union actiVities such as collective bargaining.
Example #2 Surrender of Management Rights
Because of collecting bargaining, unions have included provisions in employee contracts that have a direct
fiscal impact such as not allowing management to schedule workers based on operational needs and requiring
notice and approval by the union prior to scheduling changes. As County Executive Walker attempted to
reduce work hours based on budget pressures and workload requirements by instituting a 35 hour work week
to avoid layoffs, which the union opposed. Additionally, government cannot explore privatization of functions
that could save taxpayers money.
Along with this release Governor Walker's spokesman, Cullen Werwie, released the following statement:
We could be en(Joging in a healthy debate in Madison about the fiscal impact collective bargaining has on all
levels of government, if the Senate Democrats weren't vacationing in Illinois. Unfortunately for the millions of
taxpayers who are currently paying these Senators' salaries and benefits, Senator Julie Lasso and her 13
colleagues decided to take a 6 day vacation to Illinois to get 'to know a lot of my fellow caucus members.'
While Senate Democrats are getting acquainted with each other in another state, Governor Walker is in
Wisconsin working to balance the state budget. Senators should return to Wisconsin and make their voice
heard through the democratic process by casting their vote.
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Draft Response
High
We should respond in a letter to this one with a very brief letter:
Dear Senator Miller:
Do your job. Show up, debate the bill and cast your vote.
Sincerely,
Sen. Miller: Letter to Gov. Walker on compromise opportunity
2/18/2011
The letter below was sent to Gov. Scott Walker this afternoon:
Dear Governor Walker,
We've learned that earlier today public employees across the state made very clear their willingness to cooperatively
accept additional pension and health insurance concessions in order to do their part to help Wisconsin close a 2011
budget gap, and to assist in reducing the state's deficit going forward.
This development confirms to us that the Capitol demonstrations all this week were not about an unwillingness to bargain
pension or health insurance concessions, but rather about the devastating and unprecedented elimination of essential
collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Consequently, we strongly and respectfully urge you to request that Senate and Assembly Republicans modify your
budget repair legislation to remove all references to collective bargaining for all public employees. ·
We believe our request reflects a point of view shared by many all across the state, but perhaps most significantly by a
variety of religious leaders who have expressed a sincere interest in bringing resolution to what has developed into a
deeply divisive environment that threatens progress on so many other pressing state social and economic issues.
We also it believe would speed closure on this issue by meeting with those leaders to listen to their concerns.
Sincerely,
Senator Mark Miller
Senate Minority Leader
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Economic Impact of Protests.
This underlined says it all ...
Businesses near the State Capitol are thriving
By Rich Kremer
Monday, February 21, 2011
(MADISON) The protests at the State Capitol this past week have brought thousands of people to downtown Madison.
For some nearby businesses, it has meant record sales and, at times, a struggle to keep up.
Mariam Johnson has owned Miles Teddy Wedgers pasty shop for about eight months. It's a small operation about a
block from the State Capitol building. With only five employees she says they've all been pulling double duty to satisfy
demand. Johnson says "we've sold out of pies for like two or three days now and we've made a whole bunch and
we've sold out of our freezers and it has really boosted our business. We can't feed 10,000 people but we're trying."
Johnson says the mass demonstrations have boosted her revenue by at least 40-percent. She calls the turn of events
\\Christmas. in February."
A little further down State St. is the Espresso Royale Cafe. Barista Sam Spotts says they too have been overstaffing in
an attempt to preoare for the onslaught but Saturday still took them by surprise. Spotts says "in the five hours that I
worked I at least made probably about 300-400 lattes. So. I got commented on being the fastest barista in Madison."
Some estimates of Saturday's crowd at the Capitol, which included pro-labor and Tea Party demonstrators, went as
high as 70,000 people. Jack Sosnowski owns the Capitol Tap Haus, also on State St. He says his staff is weary after a
week of up to 16 hour days.
Sunday's winter storm gave some relief to the inundated businesses but they all said they were expecting another
wave of crazy commerce this week.
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Thursday, February 17, 201112:07 PM
DOA DL Agency Cabinet Members; DOA DL Deputy Secretaries Cabinet; DOA DL Exec
Assistants
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Murray, Ryan M - GOV; Schutt, Eric - GOV; Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV
Employee questions
High
You all need to know that once the bill passes, the provisions of all of your collective bargaining agreements and local
agreements will remain in effect until a new comp plan is developed and approved by JOCER. Nothing will change
tomorrow, next week, next month or the month after. Everyone needs to stay calm. There will be time to work out the
details of a new comp plan. In fact, your agencies will be consulted on the provisions of a new comp plan. As a
management team, we will need to identify which provisions of existing contracts should be carried forward into a new
comp plan, which provisions should be carried forward but modified and which provisions are not productive or
appropriate to carry forward. This will all take time. In the mean time, nothing changes. You will continue to operate in
effect as if you labor contracts are still in effect.
We have provided much information to your departments, particularly your HR directors. While there is some information
we are able to provide right now, there is some that will have to wait until the bills passage. Due to the above, there will
be plenty of time to respond to questions. Our goal now is to ensure whatever we send out is accurate. Given the bill has
not passed and may be subject to amendment, it is premature to speculate on the financial impact of the provisions on
individual employees and I encourage you not to do that. As I told you at Cabinet, if you have questions about how the
civil service system works and the mechanics, consult with your HR Director.
OSER is having daily conference calls with your HR Directors. We will shortly be getting a Q and A document out to you,
but it will be at the macro level and will contain many things we have already answered. Nonetheless, we will get it out
soon.
We have time to work through all of this. Under the bill the contributions required of employees become effective April
1. The time line on implementation of a new comp plan is not specified in the bill. In the mean time, I would encourage
you to begin meeting as a management team and begin having discussions about, based on your operational needs, what
you would like t9 see in a new comp plan and would you would not like to see. We will have plenty of work ahead of us.
Cynthia Archer, Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Administration
101 East Wllson Street, 1oth Floor
PO Box7864
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-266-1741
Fax: 608-267-3842
cynthia.archer@wisconsln.gov
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I'm finally here in Madison!
Fantle, David - TOURISM
Monday, January 24, 201112:02 PM
Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Klett, Stephanie- TOURISM
Film Tax Credits
Film Wisconsin, with considerable input from the statewide film and television industry,
along with assistance from a team at Milwaukee Film (the film festival) is in the finishing
stages of a document outlining some proposed changes to jumpstart the program in
Wisconsin with a strong emphasis toward state workers.
Once this document is ready, who from your team can meet with a small group from
the industry to discuss?
Please advise.
Thanks,
DF
Dave Fantle
Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department ofTourism
dfantle@travelwisconsin.com
608-266-8773
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for the county official
Governor Walker's budget repair bill will give local governments the much needed flexibility to deal with
reduced revenue. As a local official I have seen first hand how collective bargaining drives up costs making our
system unsustainable. The reforms the governor is proposing will help us maintain core services now and in the
future.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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Hamblin, Gary H - DOC
Furlough Days ...
You are free to report to whomever you want beyond the Governor's e-mail to inform management that the upcoming
Governor's Budget Bill will not propose any furlough days for state workers. Additionally, the Governor's Budget proposal
will not contain a layoff plan for state workers.
Please share those two points with the appropriate staff from yourself to ensure accurate information is being shared with
state employees.
Thank you.
KG
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FW: AFSCME DC 48 and Milwaukee County; Case 697, 698 and 703
02-28-11- Sweet to WERC.pdf; Motion to Supplement Record. pdf
From: Fred.Bau@milwcnty.com (mailto:Fred.Bau@milwcnty.coml
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Subject: Fw: AFSCME DC 48 and Milwaukee County; Case 697, 698 and 703
I think that Sweet and Company are really losing it>
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Correspondence of this date. Please direct your questions or comments to Mark at msweet@unionyeslaw.com.
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MARK A. SWEET
CRAIG R. JOHNSON
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February 28, 2011
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission
P.O. Box 1375
Madison, WI 534012-1375
Re: Milwaukee County District Council 8 v. Milwaukee County
WERC Case 697 No. 69311 MP-4541
WERC Case 698 No. 69222 MP-4542
WERC Case 703 No. 69311 MP-4551
Dear Sir/Madam:
Enclosed for filing please find Milwaukee District Council 48's Motion to Supplement
Record. I have served a copy of the same on Timothy R. Schoewe, Acting Corporation Counsel
for Milwaukee County. If you have.any questions, please contact the undersigned.
MAS:dcj
Enclosure
cc: Timothy R. Schoewe
Very truly yours,
SWEET AND ASSOCIATES, LLC
B y _ ~ - = - - - - - - - = a = - - - - - - _ U...JL.____
Mark A. Sweet
Richard W; Abelson, Executive Director
STATE OF WISCONSIN
BEFORE THE WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
MILWAUKEE DISTRICT COUNCIL #48, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Complainant,
vs.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Respondent.
Case697
No. 69221
MP-4541
MILWAUKEE DISTRICT COUNCIL #48, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Complainant,
vs.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Respondent.
Case 698
No. 69222
MP-4542
MILWAUKEE DISTRICT COUNCIL #48, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Complainant,
vs.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Respondent.
Case 703
No. 69331
MP-4551
MILWAUKEE DISTRICT COUNCIL 48'S
MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT RECORD
Milwaukee District Council 48, AFSCME, AFL-CIO (hereinafter "Union" or "District
Council 48"), by its attorneys , Sweet and Associates, LLC, files this motion to supplement the
record. Specifically, District Council48 requests that the audio recording and transcript of a
February 22, 2011 interview of Scott Walker be received in evidence to support the Union's
allegations that the Employer bargained in bad faith with the Union. In the interview, Walker
admits on more than one occasion that he did not come to bargaining with the Union in good
faith in an attempt to reach an agreement. Walker stated he does not budge in his proposals and
that he used the threats of layoffs and actual layoffs to pressure the Union at the table. Such use
of economic action to pressure the other side into an agreement is a violation of the duty to
bargain in good faith under MERA. Walker has admitted that he participated in the interview.
Additionally, Walker's statements demonstrate that while he was County Executive, he used the
tactic of imposing furloughs as a method of forcing the Union to concede to ills demands. For
this reason, in addition to the reasons already stated in the record, the Commission should
decline to defer to arbitration the issue of whether the furloughs imposed by Milwaukee County
constitute a viohition ofMERA's duty to bargain in good faith. For the foregoing reasons the
Uniori requests that the transcript and audio be received into evidence. A copy ofthe transcript is
attached and the audio is available at:
. . .
Part 1: http://wnymedia.net/buffalopundit/2011/02/buffalo-beast-poses-as-david-koch-calls-wi-gov.-walker/
Part 2: http://wnyniedia.net/buffalopundit/2011/02/buffalo-beast-poses-as-david-koch·calls·wi·gov.-walker/
CONCLUSION
Based on the above, Milwaukee District Council 48, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, requests that
the Commission accept Walker's statements into evidence and conclude that they are admissions
by Walker confirming that the County, by Walker's statements and actions, bargained in bad
f ~ i t h 'IVith the Union.
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Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin this 28
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day of February 2011.
MAILING ADDRESS:
2510 E. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
Phone: (414) 332-2255
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Respectfully Submitted,
SWEET AND ASSOCIATES, LLC.
Attorneys for Milwaukee District Council 48
By:
Mark A. Sweet
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I certify that on this date I transmitted by e-mail and mail a copy of Milwaukee District
Council 48's Motion to Supplement Record to:
Timothy R. Schoewe
Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel
901 North 9th Street, Room 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
February 28, 2011
Mark A. Sweet
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TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW OF FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Walker: Hi; this is Scott Walker.
"Koch": Scott! David Koch. How are you?
Walker: Hey, David! I'm good. And yourself?
"Koch": I'm very well. I'm a little dishemtened by the situation there, but, uh, what's the latest?
Walker: Well, we're actually hanging pretty tough. I mean, you !mow, amazingly there's a much
smaller group of protesters almost all of whom are in from other states today. The State
Assembly is taldng the bill up, getting it all the way to the last point it can be at where it's
unmnendable. But they're waiting to pass it until the Senate's- the Senate Democrats, excuse
me, the assembly Democrats have about a hundred amendments they're going through. The state
Senate still has the 14 members missing but what they're doing today is bringing up all sorts of
other nonfiscal items, many of which are things members in the Democratic side care about. And
each day we're going to ratchet it up a little bit. The Senate majority leader had a great plan he
told about this morning- he told the Senate Democrats about and he's going to announce it
later today - and that is: The Senate organization committee is going to meet and pass a rule
that says if you don't show up for two consecutive days on a session day in the state Senate, the
Senate chief clerk- it's a little procedural thing here, but- can actually have your payroll
stopped from being automatically deducted-
"Koch": BeautifuL
Walker;- into your checking account and instead, you still get a check, but the check has to be
personally picked up and he's instructing them- which we just loved- to lock them in their
desk on the floor of the state Senate.
"Koch": Now you're not talking to any of these Democrat bastards, are you?
Walker: Ah, I, there's one guy that's actually voted with me on a bunch of things I called on
Saturday for about 45 minutes, mainly to tell him that while I appreciate his friendship and he's
worked with us on other things, to tell him I wasn't going to budge.
"Koch": [Expletive] right!
Walker: Mainly because I thought he's about the only reasonable one over there, I figured if I
talked to him, he'd go back to the rest of the gang and say you know, I know Walker and he's
not budging.
"Koch": Now what's his name again?
Walker: Uh, his name is Tim Cullen-
"Koch": All right, I'll have to give that man a call.
Walker: Well, actually, in his case I wouldn't call him and I'll tell you why: He's pretty
reasonable but he's not one of us. So I would let him be. I think he is in a position where he can
maybe motivate that caucus. But he's not an ally, he's just a gny. He was in the Senate years ago,
he was actually the Senate Democratic leader back in the '80s and (former Gov.) Tommy
Thompson hired him to be the head of Health and Human Services. He went into the private
sector, made real money and became a little more open-minded, and last fall he got elected to the
Senate seat he was in 25 years ago. And he's kind of one of these guys who he really doesn't
care, he's not there for political reasons, he's just trying to get something done. So he's good to
reach out to for me, but he's not a conservative, he's just a pragmatist.
"Koch": Now who can we get to budge on this collective bargaining?
Walker: Well, I think in the end, a couple of things. One, if the, I think the paycheck will have an
iinpact. Secondly, one of the things we're looking at next, we'll probably announce in the next
day or we'vebeen working with our Republican leaders in the we're still
waiting on an opinion to see ifthe unions have been paying to put these guys up out of state. We
think there's at aminimum an ethics violation if not an outright felony.
"Koch": Well, they're probably putting hobos in suits.
Walker: Yeah.
"Koch": That's what we do. Sometimes.
Walker: I mean paying for the senators to be put up. I know they're paying for these guys to be
here mean, people can pay for protesters to come in and that's not an ethics code, but, I
mean, literally if the unions are paying the 14 senators, if they're paying for their food, their
lodging, anything like that, we believe at a minimum it's an ethics code violation and it may very
well be a felony, misconduct in office. Because see technically, it's not just a political
c.antribution, it is, if they're being paid to keep them from doing their job, we think that there's
legally an obstruction of justice, but an obstruction of their ability to do their job, and we still
got, the attorney general's office is looking into it for us. So we're trying about four or five
different angles. Each day we crank up a little bit more pressure. The other thing is I've got
layoff notices ready, we put out the at-risk notices, we'll announce Thursday, they'll go out
early next weekand we'll probably get five to six thousand state workers will get at-risk
notices for layoffs. We might ratchet that up a little bit too.
"Koch": Beautiful; beautiful. Gotta crush that union.
Walker: Well it's one of those where in the end, and I've had not only Culien- I've talked
to him myself- I had three or four of my other business leader friends who know him
over the years and just ldnd of pass the message on to these guys, if they think I'm caving,
they've been asleep for the last eight years because I've taken on every major battle in
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Milwaukee County and won even in the county where I'm overwhelmingly overpowered
politically and it's because we don't budge.
"Koch": [Expletive) right.
Walker: If you're doing the right thing, you stay firm. And in this case, we say we'll wait it
out. If they want to start sacrificing thousands of public workers to be laid off, sooner or
later there's going to be pressure on these senators to come back.
"Koch": Beautiful.
Walker: We're not compromising. The other thing we may do, 'cause the senator I mentioned
thinks that these guys, you've got a few of the radical ones who unfortunately one of them is the
minority leader, but most the rest of them are just looking for a way to get out of this. And
they're scared out of their mind, they don't know what it means. There's a bunch of recalls up
against them. They'd really like to just get up back here and get it over with. So the paycheck
thing, some of the other things threatened them. I think collectively there's enough going on and
as long as they don't think I'm going to cave, which again we have no interest in. An interesting
ipea that was brought up to me this morning by my chief of staff, we won't do it until tomorrow
is purling out an appeal to the Democrat leader that I would be willing to sit down and talk to
him, the Assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders- talk, not negotiate
and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn- but I' II only do it if all14 of them will
come back and sit down in the state assembly. They can recess it to come back in the room to
taJk to rrie, but they all have to go back there. The reason is- we're verifying it this afternoon
-.. but legally, we believe, once they've gone into session, they don't physically have to be there.
If they're actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could
then go into action and they'd have a quorum because they started out that way. So we're double
checking that. If you heard that I was going to talk to them, that would be the only reason why.
We would only do it if they came back to the Capitol with al114 ofthem. My sense is hell, I'll
tiilkto them, if they want to yell at me for an hour, you know I'm used to that, I can deal with
that, but I'm not negotiating.
"Kdch": Bring a baseball bat. That's what I'd do.
Walker: [Laughs] I have one in my office; you'd be happy with that. [Laughs] I have a Slugger
with my name on it.
"Koch": Beautiful.
Walker: But in the end, this is, and I even pointed it out last night 'cause I'm trying to keep out
as many of the private unions as possible. I said, this is about the budget. This is about public
sector unions. Hell, even FDR got is. There's no place for the kind of, I mean, essentially you're
having taxpayers' money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers' money. It's
absolutely ridiculous.
"Koch": Beautiful.
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Walker: So this is ground zero, there's no doubt about it. But I think for us, I just keep telling
my, I call any, I tell the speaker, the Senate majority leader eve1y night: Give me a list of people
I need to call at home, shore 'em up. The New York Times of all things, I don't normally tell
people to read The New York Times, but the front page of The New York Times has got a great
story, one of these unbelievable moments of true journalism, what it's supposed to be objective
journalism. They got out of the Capitol and went down, one county south from the Capitol to
Janesville, to Rock County, that's where the General Motors plant once was. They moved out
two years ago. The lead on this story is about a guy who was laid off two years ago, he'd been
laid off twice by GM, who points out that everybody else in his town has had to sacrifice except
for all these public employees, and it's about damn time that they do and he supports me. And
they had a bartender, and they had every stereotypical blue collar worker type they interviewed,
and the only ones that weren't with us were people who were either a public employee or
married to a public employee. It's an unbelievable stmy. So I went through and called a handful,
a dozen or so lawmakers I worry about each day and said, "Every one of you should get that
story printed out and send it to anyone giving you grief."
''Koch": [Expletive] right! We, uh, we sent, uh, Andrew Breitbart down there.
Walker: Yeah.
"Koch": Yeah.
Wi:i!ker: Good stuff. ·
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''Koch": Yeah. He's our man, you know.
Walker: Well it has been amazing to me, the massive amount of attention. I want to stay ahead,
so every day I do a five o'clockpress conference, tonight I'm actually doing a fireside chat, the
state TV stations are picking up and I guess a bunch of the national ones too. And in the last
collple of days when I do the TV shows, I've been going after Obama because he's stuck his-
although he's backed off now- but he's stuck his nose in here. And I said, they asked me what
l.thought about it, and I said the last time I checked, this guy's got a much bigger budget deficit
than we do, maybe he should won·y about that and not stick his nose in Wisconsin's business.
We've had all the national shows, we were on Hannity ("The Sean Hannity Show") last night, I
did "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show" and all that sort of stuff, was on "Good
Morning Joe" this motning. We've done Greta ("On The Record with Greta Van Susteren").
We're going to keep getting our message out; Mark Levin ("The Mark Levin Show") last night.
And I gotta tell you, the response around the country has been phenomenal. I had Brian
(Sa&riral), the new Governor of Nevada, called me the last night he said- he was out in the
Lincoln Day Circuit in the last two weekends- and he was kidding me, he's new as well as me,
he said, "Scott, don't come to Nevada because I'd be afraid you beat me running for govemor."
That's all they want to talk about is what are you doing to help the governor of Wisconsin. I talk
to Kasich every day, John's gotta stand firm in Ohio. I think we could do the same thing with
Vic Scott in Florida. I think, uh, (Rick) Snyder, if he got a little more support, probably could do
that in Michigan. You start going down the Jist there's a lot of us new governors that got elected
to do something big.
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"Koch": You're the first domino.
Walker: Yep. This is our moment.
"Koch": Now what else could we do for you down there?
Walker: Well the biggest thing would be- and your guy on the ground (Americans For
· Prosperity President Tim Phillips) is probably seeing this, it would be well, two things. One, our
members, originally the guy that got freaked out about all the bodies here - although I told him
an interesting story, I was first elected county executive in Milwaukee of all places. First budget
lput through was pretty bold, aggressive and the union went nuts on me and got all sorts of grief.
Rut a couple of weeks later I'm at a Veterans Day parade and I'm going down the line and
usually unless you're a veteran or marching with a veterans' group, politicians will get polite
applause but nobody gets up. I come down the line, 40, 50 people in a row, hands up, thumbs up,
you know cheering, screaming, yelling, "Way to go, hang in there, Walker." And then after
about 40, 50 people like that, there's a guy flipping me off. This goes on 40, 50 [break in
recording] ... right thing, the people who know it's right will cheer you, they'll applaud you,
they'll run through a wall for you. And the people who don't like you, they're going to flip you
off. But stop worrying about them because the other day there were 70,000- probably two-
thirds were against the bill, one-third were for -70,000 people at the Capitol. All week there's
been fifteen to thirty thousand a day. But I remind all our lawmakers that there's five and a half
million people in this state. And just because a bunch of guys who can jump off of work because
oftheir union work rules doesn't mean the rest of the people in your district are with them. So
the cine thing in your question, the more groups that are encouraging people not just to show up
otitto calllawmilkers and tell them to hang firm with the governor, the better. Because the more
they get that assurance, the easier it is for them to vote yes. The other thing is more long teni1,
@d· that is after this, you know the coming days and weeks and months ahead, particularly in
some,Offuese more swing areas, a lot of these guys are gonna need, they don't actually need ads
f6r theltl but they're going to need a message put out reinforcing why this was a good thing to do
forJhe economyand a good thing to do for the state. So the extent that that message is out over
arid over again is obviously a good thing.
"Koch": Right, right. We'll back you any way we can. But what we were thinking about the
crowd was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.
Walker: You know, well, the only problem with that- because we thought about that. The.
problem- the, my only gut reaction to that would be, right now the lawmakers I've talked to
have just completely had it with them, the public is not really fond of this. The teacher's union
did some polling and focus groups I think and found out that the public turned on them the
minute they closed school down on them for a couple of days. The guys we've got left are
largely from out of state and I keep dismissing it in all my press comments, saying ehh, they're
mostly from out of state. My only fear would be if there's a ruckus caused is that would scare the
p\.iblic into thinking maybe the governor has to settle to avoid all these problems. You know,
whereas I've said, hey, we can handle this, people can protest, this is Madison, you know, full of
the '60s liberals. Let 'em protest. It's not going to affect us. And as long as we go back to our
homes and the majority of people are telling us we're doing the right thing, let 'em protest all
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they want. So that's my gut reaction. I think it's actually good if they're constant, they're noisy,
but they're quiet, nothing happens. Sooner or later the media stops finding them interesting.
"Koch": Well, not the liberal bastards on MSNBC.
Walker: Oh yeah, but who watches that? I mean I went on "Morning Joe" this rooming. I like it
because I just like being combative with those guys, but, uh. You know they're off the deep end.
"Koch": Joe (Scarborough)- Joe's a good guy. He's one of us.
Walker: Yeah, he's all right. He was fair to me. I mean, the rest of them were out there. Although
I had fun, they had (New York Sen. Chuck) Schumer over from New York on ripping me, and
then they had a little clip of a state senator hiding out ripping me, and it was almost too easy. I
walked in, Joe asked me a question and I said, well, before I answer that, let me just point out the
amazing irony of the fact that you've got a United States senator from New York, a senator who
by the way is part of a team that can't seem to balance the federal budget talking about my
budget. At least he's coming into work to talk about something, although it's mine. And you've
got one of these 14 state Senate Democrats who can't even bother to show up and deal with the
budget he's elected to do something about. And uh, so that kind of tells you the whole story right
there.
"Koch": Beautiful;:beautiful. You gotta love that Mika Brzezinski (co-host of"Morning Joe");
she's areal piece of[ expletive].
Walker: Oh yeah. A couple weeks ago, I'd known Joe before, but I was having dinner with Jim
Sensenbrenner when I came into D.C. for a day to do an event and we'd gone over to do the
'.'The Greta Show" and had dim1er with Congressman Sensenbretmer and right next to us was the
two of them and their guest was [Obama's Senior Adviser David] Axelrod. I caine over, I
. .
introduced myself.
'.'Koch": That son of a [expletive]!
Walker: Yeah no kidding huh? Introduced myself and said I figured you probably knew who I
was since your boss was campaigning against me but it's always good to let them know you
lmowwhat's going on. ·
"Koch": Well, good; good. It's good catching up with ya'.
Walker: Yeah, well thanks. This is an exciting time. This is, I told my cabinet, I had a dinner the
Sunday uh, excuse me, Monday right after the sixth. Came home from the Super Bowl where the
Packers won, that Monday night I had all my cabinet over to the residence for diooer, talked
about what we were going to do, how we were going to do it, we'd already kind of built plans up
but i.t was kind of the last hurralt before we dropped the bomb. And I stood up and I pulled out a
picture of Ronald Reagan, and I said, you know, this may seem a little melodramatic, but 30
years ago Ronald Reagan, whose 1 OOth birthday we just celebrated the day before, had one of the
most defining moments of his political career, not just his presidency, when he fired the air
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traffic controllers. And I said, to me that moment was more important than just for labor relations
or even the federal budget. That was the first crack in the Berlin Wall in the fall of Communism
because from that point forward the Soviets and the Communists knew that Ronald Reagan
wasn't a pushover. And I said, this may not have as broad of world applications, but in
Wisconsin's history -little did I know how big it would be nationally- Wisconsin's history, I
said, this is our moment. This is our time to change the course of history, and this is why it's so
important that they were all there. I had a cabinet meeting this morning, I reminded them of that.
I said, for those who thought I was being melodramatic, you now know it was purely putting it in
the right context.
"Koch": [Laughs] Well, I tell you what, Scott: Once you crush these bastards I'll fly you out to
Cali (California) and really show you a good time.
Walker: All right, that would be outstanding. Thanks for all the support in helping us move the
cause forward, and we appreciate it, and we're doing it the just and right thing for the right
reasons and it's all about getting our freedoms back.
"Koch": Absolutely. And, you know, we have a little bit of a vested interest as well. [Laughs]
Walker: Well that's just it, the bottom line is we're gonna get the world moving here 'cause it's
the iightthing to do.
"Koch": Alright then.
Walker: Thanks a million!
"Koc4": Bye-bye!
Walker: Bye.
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Brickman, Michael - DOA
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:10AM
GOV Press
Subject: RE: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
You spelled Massachusetts wrong. And ICYMI
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Michael.Brickman@wisconsin.gov
From: GOV Press
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:47AM
To: GOV Press
Subject: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
IYCMI: Boston Globe: House votes to restrict unions
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2011/o4/27/house votes to limit bargaining on healt
h care/
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal
employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of
dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.
• House votes to limit
bargaining on health care
• Curb on use of
welfare cash OK'd
• On Lawrence streets,
frustration over mayor
• Khazei announces Senate run,
saying he'll fight interest groups
The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public
employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was
led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers' rights ...
More at
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/20ll/04/2z/house votes to limit bargaining on healt
h care/
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Brickman, Michael - DOA
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:39AM
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject: RE: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
Not complaining and not trying to be annoying, just saying. Great story though.
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker

From: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:38 AM
To: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Subject: RE: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
E-mail Schrimpf your complaint. He sent it.
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: {608} 267-7303
E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
http://walker.wi.gov
From: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Sent: Wednesday, April27, 2011 9:10AM
To: GOV Press
Subject: RE: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
You spelled Massachusetts wrong. And ICYMI
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
From: GOV Press
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:47AM
To: GOV Press
Subject: IYCMI: Boston Globe: Massuchesetts House votes to restrict unions
1
IYCMI: Boston Globe: House votes to restrict unions
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/20U/04/2z/house votes to limit bargaining on healt
h care/
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal
employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of
dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.
• House votes to limit
bargaining on health care
• Curb on use of
welfare cash OK'd
• On Lawrence streets,
frustration over mayor
• Khazei announces Senate run,
saying he'll fight interest groups
The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public
employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was
led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers' rights ...
More at
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/20U/04/2z/house votes to limit bargaining on healt
h care/
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Liedl, Kimberly- GOV
Sent:
To:
Tuesday, March 08, 201111:13 AM
Kraus, Jennifer- DOA
Cc:
Subject:
Hanle, Bob - DOA; Brickman, Michael - GOV
RE: K-12 health insurance
Great, thanks for the clarification.
From: Kraus, Jennifer - DOA
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:58AM
To: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Cc: Hanle, Bob - DOA
Subject: RE: K-12 health insurance
Kimber-- Bob is correct that the 88% restriction applies just to the state health insurance plan and the local government
plan that is run by the GIB. For all other municipalities and school districts, health insurance is a prohibited subject of
bargaining and once the current collective bargaining agreements expire can be solely determined by the employer.
Give me a call if you have any further questions- Jenny
From: Hanle, Bob - DOA
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:15AM
To: Kraus, Jennifer - DOA
Subject: RE: K-12 health insurance
Can you respond to this? I thought that, regarding health insurance, the state can only apply the 88% maximum if the
local gov't unit participates in the GIB. For other plans, the local gov't unit makes the call (anywhere from 0% to 100%).
Bob Hanle, Team Leader
State Budget Office
101 E. Wilson St. -- 1Oth Floor
P.O. Box 7864
Madison, WI 53707-7864
(608) 266-1037
From: Liedl, Kimberly- GOV
Sent: Monday, March 07, 20111:56 PM
To: Boggs, Breann C- DOA; Hanle, Bob - DOA
Subject: K-12 health insurance
Guys, can you read the emails below and let me know if Michael's take on it is correct?
Thanks,
Kimber
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Kimber-- sorry to bother you this morning with this question, but there seems to be quite a lot of confusion in school
districts exactly how this paragraph in the Budget Repair Bill is to be interpreted:
The bill further provides that a local government empioyer who participates in the local government health insurance pliln
offered by GIB may not particpate in the plan if it intends to pay more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of
plans offered in any tier with the lowest employee premium cost.
Is the 'gov't health insurance plan offered by GIB" the official state health insurance plan, or is it all the providers that are
approved by GIB to provide group insurance?
And does this clause say, that if a district participates in the state plan they cannot pay more than 88%, but if the district
continues to purchase health insurance outside of the state plan (for ex., through WEA), they are allowed to pay a higher
percent of the premium?
appreciate any clarification on this-- dt
Debi
From Michael:
The actual legislation says this:
Beginning on January I, 2012, except as otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement under subch.
IV of ch. Ill, an employer may not offer a health care coverage plan to its employees under this subsection if
the employer pays more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of plans offered in any tier with the lowest
employee premium cost under this subsection.
My understanding is that it applies to any plan, not just the state plan. Let me know if you have further
questions or if you see things differently.
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Sent:
To:
Wednesday, March 30, 201111:07 AM
Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Cc: Lied!, Kimberly- GOV
Subject: RE: Madison School District
Letter to the Governor on collective bargaining: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/node/8804
Some good quotes here: http://host. madison.com/news/local/education/blog/article ba38dec2-4486-11 e0-b3c6-
001 cc4c03286. html
A couple quotes here too: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local schools/article de7c67c0-444c-11e0-
bfd0-001 cc4c03286. html
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:06 AM
To: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Cc: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: Madison School District
Can you look for any articles where Nerad talks about the devastating cuts from the governor's budget to contrast with this
editorial?
http://host.madison. com/news/opinion/editorial/article 09d7b43c-59fc-11 e0-bf11-001 cc4c03286.html
Ryan Murray
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Governor
Main: 608-266-1212
Email: r.murray@wisconsin.gov
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Mohr, Mark - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Henry, Madeline - GOV
Monday, Aprilll, 2011 3:05 PM
Brickman, Michael - DOA
Subject: RE: proposed change to length of school year
Thank you, Michael.
d'f.arieli.n.e cfien!rg
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
( 6o8) 266-m2
( 6o8) 2667912
From: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 9:48 AM
To: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Cc: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
FYI, I talked to her awhile back on the phone.
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
nw•rnrw Scott Walker
Michael.Brickman@wisconsin.gov
From: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 9:15AM
To: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
I just found this old case in my email. Will you please email Sue today and Bee myself and Madeline?
Thanks,
Kimber
From: Henry, Madeline- GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:50AM
To: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Hello Kimber:
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This came to us from the Governor's inbox. Since all of Ms. Larsen's questions have to do with provisions in the
proposed budget, I thought it would best be responded to by your area. This case will remain open in my casework, so
please let me know who will be handling this and ask that they include me in their response to the constituent.
Thank you,
cftadelln.e fften"'J
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
II5 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
(6oS) >66-m>
(6oS) >66-791>
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:57 PM
To: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
a/an.colvin@wisconsin.gov
From: Sue Larsen [ i l l ; ~ ! ; ~
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:10 PM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: proposed change to length of school year
The following is found on page 422 of the proposed state budget:
The Governor recommends repealing the following school district mandates to provide school districts
greater
flexibility in managing their resources and services: (a) the requirement that school districts schedule at
least
180 school days annually; (b) the requirement that Milwaukee Public Schools hold no more than 200 days
of
teaching service, including legal holidays and educational convention days, annually; (c) the requirement
that
school districts must employ a reading specialist; (d) the requirement that school boards develop plans
for
maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools; (e) the requirement that school nurses have
bachelor's
degrees as long as they are registered nurses licensed by the state; (f) the requirement that the
department
approve employee training provided by school districts related to administering prescription and
nonprescription drugs to pupils; and (g) the authority for school district collective bargaining units to
combine.
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I have questions. What is the purpose of dropping the mandated 180 days of school? Is there hopes of
shortening the school year, lengthening it, what? I don't understand.
How does not requiring a reading specialist in a district mesh with getting all children reading at grade
level in 3rd grade?
Indoor environment quality? Do you not like the idea of plan development, indoor environment
quality? Please explain this.
There are more questions brewing but I'll leave it at that for now.
Thank you for your time.
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Brickman, Michael - GOV
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 201111:31 AM
To:
Subject:
Liedl, Kimberly- GOV; Murray, Ryan M - GOV
FW: Hey Chris -- couple quick questions
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office Scott Walker
Michael.Brickman@wisconsin.gov
From: Brickman, Michael - GOV
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:57 AM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: RE: Hey Chris -- couple quick questions
Teachers
Salary $49;093
Benefits $25,750
Total Compensation $74,844
Administrators
$77,857.02
$29,694.40
$107,551.42
Admin. http.//dpl.state.wl.us/lbstat/xls/adm sal 2010 fmal.xls
Teachers: http://dpi. state. wi. us/lbstatlxls/tasr1 0 .xis
Both
$53,543.87
$26,360.40
$79,904.27
• The question on unpaid days totally varies from district to district and depends on
collective bargaining agreements and procedures by administrators. Some districts
will require a doctor's note, without which they cannot receive pay. I believe
schools that are totally closed today are not paying their teachers, but I'm
assuming if the day is made up later, teachers would get paid.
• Dues vary from district to district bUt the average is $719/yr according to
WASB. This will be hard to source as you will have to look at individual contracts
but that is their number.
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Michael-. Brickrnan@wisconsin. gov
-----Original Message-----
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:24 AM
To: Brickman, Michael - GOV
Cc: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV; Murray, Ryan M ~ GOV
Subject: FW: Hey Chris -- couple quick questions
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Michael - can you get best answers on these as soon as possible? Stephen is an ally at
the weekly standard and more importantly a fellow Wisconsinite and friend of the
Governor's.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
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From: Stephen Hayes [mailto:shayes@weeklystandard.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:14 AM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: Hey Chris -- couple quick questions
Several public websites put the average teacher salary in Wisconsin about $52,000. Does
the state have records on that? Can you give me the exact average teacher salary in WI?
Also, my understanding is that teachers who don't show up are talking unpaid days off. Is
that correct?
Finally, I spoke to a teacher whose union dues in Madison are $1100 per year. Do you know
if this is consistent across the board or to union dues vary based upon salary?
Thanks,
Steve
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From: Lied I, Kimberly- GOV
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Tuesday, March 08, 201112:03 PM
Brickman, Michael - GOV
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Attachments:
FW: Introducing PAVE--Gov. Walker knows us well
Gov Walker letter.doc; PAVE_AR_final.pdf
Info for our PAVE meeting.
From: Dan McKinley [mailto:Dan@pave.orgl
Sent: Friday, March 04, 20111:40 PM
To: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV ·
Cc: Mary Goodman
Subject: Introducing PAVE--Gov. Walker knows us well
Hello Kimber,
If you could fiud 20 or 30 minutes on some convenient date, I would like to introduce myself and my organization (I was the
founding CEO in 1987). PAVE's board of business and community leaders, and our major supporters lil<e Mike Grebe of the
Bradley Foundation, have a great interest in helping advance the Governor's initiatives in Milwaukee.
I've attached a letter our board sent earlier, and our Annual Report as background information. Gov. Walker has
appreciated our work over the years .. .in 1995presented us with the first ''Pass the Torch" Award when he served in the
legislature.
These are amazing times, and we see interesting opportunities.
Best wishes.
Dan McKinley, President
PI\VE
PAVE invests in excellent educational opportunities for Milwaukee families
13 5 W. Wells St. Suite 850
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
(414) 263-2970 (work)
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Ms. Kristine A. RappC
Senior Vice President
WI Energy Corporation
VICE-CHAIR
Mr. Cory L. Nettles
Managing Director
Generation Growth Capital LLC
DIRECTORS
Mr. Andy Fleckenstein
Trustee
The Fleck Foundation
Mr. James D. Friedman
Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Mr. Daniel J. Gannon
Gannon Consulting LLC
Mr. John M. Grogan Jr.
Sr. VP- Financial Planning
& l'rodnct Delivery
Northwestem Mutual
Mr. Timothy P. Hanley
Vice Chainnan
Deloitte & Touche LLP
.lvlr. Corey Hoze
Senior Vice President
Associated Bane-Corp
Ms. Geneva Johnson
Retired President & CEO
Family Service America
Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
Mr. P. Michael Mahoney
Chairman & CEO
Park Bank
Michelle I. Mason
Managing Director
American Society for Quality
Rev. John W. McVicker, Sr.
Head Pastor
Christ tlJC King Baptist Church
Mr. Richard L. Schmidt, Jr.
President/CEO
CG Schmidt, Jnc.
Eileen Schwalbach, Ph.D.
President
Mount Mary College
Mr. Jolm J. Stollenwerk
Retired Chairman
Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp.
DIRECTORS EMERITI
Mr. Richard Abdoo
.Mr. Ned Bechthold
l\·[r. T. Michael Bolger
Ms. Mary Cannon
Mr. Leonard Goldstein
Mr. Mikel Holt
Mrs. Erica John
Mr. James Keyes
Dr. Patrick Murphy
Mr. John Murray
Mr. Ralph Stayer
Mr. Paul Wcasler
PRESIDENT/CEO
Daniel M. McKinley
February 17, 2011
Governor Scott Walker
115 East
State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Dear Governor Walker:
We are a board of diverse business and civic leaders dedicated to expanding
excellent educational opportunities in Milwaukee. We are writing to offer our
support for certain legislative and policy initiatives that strengthen charter schools
and the Milwaukee Parental School Choice (MPCP) program.
After meeting other groups dedicated to improving education in Milwaukee, and
reflecting on our experience expanding excellent urban schools over the past 20
years, we offer our support for the following:
Support legislation for Choice schools that:
• Increase the per-pupil funding for students in a choice or charter school;
determine a minimum amount necessary to educate each student
adequately, with special consideration for the additional expenses of a
college preparatory high school education.
• Increase the cap on the number of students in the school choice program,
with a goal of eliminating the cap entirely in five years;
• Allow eligible students from Milwaukee to attend high schools
throughout Milwaukee County, a high priority because of the shortage of
college prep schools in the city;
• Strengthen the accreditation requirements, with particular attention to
eliminating the "PAVE exemption"; designate a replacement entity for
new school approval; and simplify administrative requirements.
• Fix the funding flaw that unfairly burdens citizens of Milwaukee.
Consider legislation to:
• Increase income limits on eligibility for Milwaukee families, consistent
with common indexes for measuring pove1iy (paying pmiicular attention
to the constitutional issues affecting the legislation).
Suppoti legislation for Chatier schools:
1. Creating a statewide Chartering authority.
2. Creating one or more new authorizing entities in the City of Milwaukee.
3. Amending Wisconsin's charter school law to align its quality control
provisions with the best-in-class provisions established by the National
Association of Charter School Authorizers.
4. Allowing authorizers to establish multiple schools under a single chatier.
5. Requiring school districts to offer unused or underutilized facilities to charter
schools under a first right of refusal provision.
6. Eliminating all caps on public chatier school growth.
7. Amending the charter school law to permit anyone who holds a valid
Wisconsin teaching license to perform an instructional duty at any grade level
in a charter school.
PAVE's priorities are similar to those of MMAC, Wisconsin Charter Schools Association
and the Wisconsin Chmier School Advocates; we place particular emphasis on allowing eligible
students from Milwaukee to attend high schools throughout Milwaukee County because of the
great record of Dominican, Matiin Luther and St. Thomas More in educating low-income
students who live in the city.
As you have often noted, the future of Milwaukee, and of the entire state, depends on an
educated workforce that can compete in the global economy.
Enclosed are copies of PAVE's Annual Repoti for 2010 that highlight our recent
accomplishments and our greater capability to increase the number of high performing schools
with the improvements in Choice and Charter legislation noted above. We believe you will be
pleased with the progress PAVE has made since you presented us with the first "Pass the Torch"
Award in 1995!
On behalf of all ofPAVE's board of Directors, we thank you for your leadership on these timely
and significant education issues.
Sincerely,
Kristine Rappe
Board Chair
Daniel Mcl<..inley
President
BOARD OF D!RECTORS
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possible for lowMincome families in Milwaukee. !nth
fulfilled this mission by providing scholarships to stl
Today, we build valuable partnerships with schools,
have bold visions and a great resolve to excel in ed
living in poverty.
PAVE has made significant progress identifying
capacity to becom-e excellent. Our Quality Assessme
defines "excellence" in terms of four basic capacitie:
building a productive dialogue with school leaders. -
on which we base our assessments are consistent wil
nationally, and our specific benchmarks are informeC
working with Milwaukee school leaders.
More than forty schools completed PAVE's Quality A
P(ocess in 2010. Twenty schools- collectively servins
low-income students- have become PAVE PartnerS
continue to be involved in PAVE's capacity-building F
Three of our Partner Schools are highlighted in this J.
St. Marcus, our longest-term investment, completed
$100,000 Challenge Grant from PAVE, as well as a$'
help build a new addition. The Hrnong American Pe,
celebrated a grand opening in a formerly vacant MP
vision for a growing population of students that will i
K-12 next year. Finally, Wings Academy attracted PA
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with their vision to become a school of 240 special n
and move from its current cramped basement space
will fit their needs perfectly.
Turning formidable challenges into opportunities, th•
exemplify the vision and resolve of all PAVE's Partner
investment of human and financial resources, PAVEr
become reality. We look forward to working with mo
year as additional resources become available.
We invite you m join PAVE as we invest in proven str
the number of schools that can demonstrate exceller
sustainable educational assets in Milwaukee.


Kristine Rappe, BOARD Daniel
For more detailed information, please visit our websi:e: w
Committed to
making excellent
educational
opportunities possible for Milwaukee's
low-income families, business and
community leaders came together to
establish PAVE in 1992.
In the 1990's there was an urgent need
to provide scholarships to low-income
families- in the early years of
Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program,
eligible children could only enroll in
a few non-religious schools. PAVE
scholarships enabled low-income families
to enroll their chlldren in more than
110 private schools citywide. Eventually,
PAVE helped more than 17,000 families,
providing more than $27 million
in scholarships. In 1998, when the
Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the
legislation that expanded Parental
Choice to religious schools, PAVE's board
began to focus on the supply side of its
mission by expanding the capacity of
successful urban schools.
In 2001, the U.S. Treasury apf
PAVE as the first Community
Development Financiallnstitl
(CDFI) to focus on urban schc
poverty neighborhoods. The
Harry Bradley Foundation pre
$20 million challenge g r a n t , ~
PAVE to begin providing tecr
assistance, grants, and loans
expansion projects. Over the
nine years, PAVE's revolving !1
initiated 30-plus successful pr
with more than $17 million di
invested and more than $66 r
leveraged with financial partr
PAVE also launched program
strengthen school leadership
providing practical training in
not covered in traditional sch
of education. The Johnsonvi\
Fellows was one successful p
that enabled select small gro
principals to learn to think lik·
of dynamic organizations.
Today, PAVE continues to fulf
mission by investing in its Par
Schools- helping them a sse:
their core capadties, strengtf-
their ability to produce outstc
outcomes with low-income st
and providing capital investn·
assist in expansion.
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larcus Lutheran School.
Mark Jeske first arrived at St. Marcus Lutheran
l, he bore the distinction of becoming the
:ion of Jeskes to serve its congregation: His
andfather, Karl, was one of St. Marcus' 13
1bers in 1875; his great uncle, Gus, built both
1ooi in 1913; and his own father served as
or. But whatever joy his family ties might have
eart quickly dissolved into a grim reality: a
1borhood, a dwindling congregation, and a
brink of failure.
' says Pastor Jeske, "this was a neighborhood of 85s: 85
·icken, 85 percent female head of household, 85 percent
~ d buildings. Children were rootless and fatherless. It was
p had diminished from 2,000 in the 1920s to barely 300 in
lOl- once a flourishing institution of learning- was down to
ske's arrival marked a new era for St. Marcus: rebirth. He was
e right moment, and his congregation refused to allow their
~ i n urban transformational leadership," says Pastor Jeske,
place wasn't going to die."
1astor Jeske kept his word. By 1995, enrollment had risen to
)art to scholarships pmvided by PAVE to low-income youth.
oversaw minor improvements to the school and significant
h. Off-street parking helped church attendance soar. St. Marcus
1 neighboring properties, hopeful they'd one day expand.
Continued ...
:)n was simple/ to
e best urban Christian
America.//
~ a r c u s made a decision that forever altered its course:
ukee Parental Choice Program.
'yes to more kids," says Pastor Jeske, "but our school was
with only six classrooms. The third floor was nothing but
ns were in the basement and antiquated. You could literally
ond floor. The building had structural problems and brick
ficient to heat. !n 110 years, it had seen and given a lot of life,
ids had beaten it up." By 2000, the need for a new building
ligh.
s PAVE President Dan McKinley, "our school Quality
;s didn't exist. But we'd been working with schools for 10
le to make intuitive judgments about which schools had great
inspiring vision that warranted our investment. The one school
;twas St. Marcus."
ful," says Pastor Jeske. "They provided technical assistance
t helped finance our new building by delivering a substantial
1 fact, our whole financing package wouldn't have happened
v played a fundamental role in helping us build our new
:h kids."
Jround in June 2002, and by Labor Day 2003 the final coat of
~ gymnasium floor. Imagine going 125 years without a home
1ad a gym for the very first time.
'able experience," says Pastor Jeske, "sitting in our own
zing, 'I'm home'. We already had a Godly pride, but
1 visible pride."
doubled, from 110 to 220, and a new dynamic leader
Henry Tyson, now superintendent.
nple," says Tyson, "To create the best urban Christian school
tision to which St. Marcus has remained dedicated for nearly a
ccess is based on a number of important factors: an extremely
high level of discipline, ovenwhelmingly
positive and energetic teachers, refusal
to accept failure or make excuses,
and an overabundance of positive
language everywhere.
"Early on, we developed a seven-year
plan," says Tyson. "Year one was plain
survival. Years two through four were
behavior and culture. Years five through
seven focused on academics. We're
now in year nine, focusing on expansion
and replication. Because we've simply
no room left in our
current building."
Today, despite its 270-student
capacity, St. Marcus accommodates
420 kids- 85 percent of whom are
enrolled through the Milwaukee
Parental Choice Program.
PAVE's belief in St. Marcus is so
great, it has reinvested to help finance
the expansion. Soon, St. Marcus hopes
to double the size of its enrollment
yet again and increase the number
of urban youth able to achieve high
levels of academic success.
"PAVE has played an instrumental role
in bringing St. Marcus to the level at
which we operate today," says Tyson.
Pastor Jeske adds, "Frankly, I love
PAVE. They epitomize the best of
the non-profit tradition in Milwaukee.
They thrive as true helpers in the
philanthropic community. And for
that, we are eternally grateful."
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31ps HAPA fulfill its
x a beautiful new facility.
r ~ e r i c a n Peace Academy, study hall isn't
for doing homework. It's a time for students
rincipal Chris Her-Xiong with special requests.
said a 1Oth grader in October 2010, "You know how we don't
m or a homecoming?"
al Her-Xiong.
·opose a flag football game. The students versus the staff."
·d Principal Her-Xiong a list bearing the names of 20 high
1o'd petitioned to be part of the student team. She smiled at
1g about the wonderful opportunity such a game would be
ding and school pride. Of course, she said yes.
ant afternoon ln late October, after an energized pep ra!!y,
·fresh, new jerseys took the field for a game that brought the
::lents, teachers, even parents- together.
!!, " said Pdnclpal Her-Xiong, "but it became an opportunity
hers' hearts. That's important when you're building a
I feel like I'm more than just their principal. l feel like I'm
team."
1't seem possible even one year ago, when the school was
te small buildings on Milwaukee's South Side, forcing HAPA
lent body. But thanks largely to its partnership with PAVE,
::;eace Academy celebrated the grand opening of its new
Northwest Side: a large, three-'story building that now houses
nts ... together.
Continued ...
"PAVE put us in a frame. And not ju:
any frame/ but a golden f r a m e . ~ ~
HAPA has come a long way since
Principal Her-Xiong first proposed
the idea for the school to community
leaders in 2000. She had seen
the need for a school that would
serve Milwaukee's growing Hmong
population, as well as the need to
bridge the gap between the fast-paced
American world Hmong children had
adopted and the world of rich traditions
their parents and grandparents held
dear. The best way to do that, she
believed- and to encourage them to be
productive citizens- was to ensure they
know their people's history, understand
their culture, and learn their language.
"I felt strongly," says Principal
Her-Xiong, "that we couldn't educate
these children without also addressing
our culture's social aspect. Jf we could
take care of that, we could get them to
perform welL"
HAPA opened its doors in 2004 to
200 students and became the first
Hmong school in Wisconsin- and only
the second Hmong charter school
nationally. During its first few years, by
Principal Her-Xiong's own admission,
the school existed as something of
an island school among Milwaukee's
larger community. Then, in 2007, HAPA
developed a relationship with PAVE and
everything changed.
"PAVE came along and said, 'Take a look
at Hmong American Peace Academy,
there's something going on there,"'
says Principal Her-Xiong. "PAVE really
helped us understand the need to exist
within the greater community." And the
greater community, in turn, welcomed
HAPA warmly.
PAVE's involvement didn't end there.
The organization helped HAPA establish
better board practices; recruit strong,
new board members; and build
strategic ahd business plans as well.
This set the stage for HAPA to negotiate
a lease on an MPS school building that
was being vacated.
Today, just months after its grand
opening at its new location, HAP A's
enrollment is above 700, kindergarten
through 11th grade. And next year,
with the addition of a 12th grade class,
the school will host a maximum of
800 students. But Principal Her-Xiong
prefers not to base the school's success
on enrollment, Rather, on the academic
and social achievements of each
individual student.
"We want our children to be peace
builders," says Principal Her-Xiong.
''It's in our name."
And PAVE has set HAPA on a course
toward achieving exactly that.
"What I'm trying to create here is not
a school,'' says Principal Her-Xiong,"
but a community. A culture of learning,
a culture of caring. We're not a school,
we're a family. And PAVE put us on the
map. Before PAVE, we were merely a
painting on a canvas. PAVE put us in
a frame. And not just any frame, but
a golden frame."
promise in Wings,
eaders do what it takes
1 individual to succeed.
,d Wings Academy from the resume of its
:o-founder, Nicola Ciurro, she would still have
dealing with learning disabilities.
o has dyslexia. But it wasn't her own disability
1er to found Wings, a school for kids with
ilities and differences. It was her daughter's.
says Principal Ciurro. "I found out when she was two.
;ettled on sending her to St. Francis Children Center a year
y announced they were dosing."
Jefeated, she knew she had to do something.
chool to get her post-baccalaureate certification in special
rtly thereafter found herself teaching in the same room as
1at we could within the parameters we were given," says
d we knew that we could be successful with these kids.
t be successful in that setting."
:e box, Ciurro and Metz-La Porte decided to start a school
3st expectations.
tgs was reverse inclusion/' says Principal Ciurro, who's
I inclusion gave her firsthand knowledge of its limitations.
great for some kids. But it doesn't work at all for others.
for special needs kids who Jearn differently. And if kids
:ds want to attend school here, they are perfectly welcome."
Continued ...
~ ~ w e saw their vision and knew they
were destined to do great things/
but they needed h e l p . ~ ~
Ciurro and Metz-La Porte started with
nothing on paper, "iust a crazy idea,"
as Metz-La Porte puts it. But before
long, they had acquired box-loads
of research and ream after ream of
structured planning.
In 2002, Wings opened its doors to a
modest 50 students- grades 6-10-
in the lower level of the School Sisters
of St. Francis facility on Milwaukee's
South Side. Today, in that same
location, Wings houses 165 students
-grades 1-12- cramped together in a
basement that spans two hallways.
"We could not cram another body in
here if we tried," says Principal Ciurro.
The schoo! is so overcrowded, various
grades are forced to share classroom
space- grades one, two, and three
share a single room, as do grades four
and five.
"Our goal," says Principal Ciurro,
"is a new facility." Ask any of\IVings'
high school students, and they'll report
they need a whole iot more: "We need
a new school," says an outspoken
female student, '' ... and a hot lunch,
more teachers, more activities, a
basketball team, a football team,
a homecoming, a gym, a cafeteria,
lockers that work!"
All of which, now seems within reach,
given PAVE's recent commitment to
Wings.
Dan McKinley explains what it is about
Wings and its founders that inspired
PAVE's support: "It's the extraordinarily
high expectations of kids with special
needs. It's the relentless focus on serving
them however they must to make
things work. And it's the leadership and
confidence they exude. We saw their
vision and knew they were destined to
do great things, but they needed PAVE's
support. Now, we're looking forward to
helping them grow from a good school
.. to a great one."
"We're a weird school," says Principal
Ciurro. "When you look at how schools
are evaluated, we don't do too well.
But if you look at a kid who's a hall
screamer ... a kid who's screamed every
day of his school career ... a kid who
went from working one-on-one ... to
being in a classroom with other kids
for part of the day ... to actually being
in a classroom all day .. a kid who,
when he graduated, wrote and spelled
correctly, 'I love my school' ... how do
you measure that kind of success? It's a
different yardstick entirely."
It's the kind of yardstick PAVE uses-
it's the reason PAVE chose to invest in
this school. As the founders of Wings
can truly attest, these kids can succeed.
There's a whole world of opportunity
out there for them. At Wings, they do
what it takes for each individual child
to succeed.
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DOLLARS INVESTED IN SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECTS
66,000,001
DOLLARS INVESTED WITH FINANCING PARTNERS SINCE
1,300,000
DOLLARS INVESTED IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN 2010
2,000
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7,500
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~ r y great school leader
ssesses a great vision for
!ir school.
' each school's vision is unique, the elements that
a school great are common in high performing
schools nationwide. In fact, there is compelling
nee that excellence and sustainable performance can
oasured in terms of a school's capacity in four critical
• leadership and governance, financial health, strategic
3rships, and academic performance.
, PAVE's board of directors approved a new strategic plan to increase
1ber of schools able to demonstrate excellence in educating children
ilwaukee's low-income families, a plan that hinges upon PAVE's Quality
nent Process. Over many years, PAVE developed a rigorous and in-depth
; to determine a school's capacity for success by measuring its strengths
aknesses in these four critical areas. Once PAVE identHies specific areas
)rtunity in a school, PAVE can determine the value it can bring- and help
leader's bold vision as a PAVE- Partner School.
Governance & Leadership
Effective school governance is
the ultimate cause of sustainable
excellence, and the most
important of the four areas.
It is the function of independent
boards of directorS carrying out
the school mission in concert
with effective leaders, providing
fiduciary oversight, strategic
direction, and sustainable
resources. Great boards
exemplify a culture of continuous
improvement through cycles of
planning and evaluation.
Financial Health Schools
must exhibit sound financial
stewardship through balanced
budgets, positive cash flow, and
a healthy approach to debt. An
ethos of transparency- with
annual audits- helps ensure
continued financial health.
Schools must seek out and
leverage new sources of revenue
Stages of Assessment
to build long-term sustain ability
for' vital programs that boost
academic achievement. The best
urban schools manage finite
resources to maximize every
dollar spent educating students.
Strategic Partnerships
Developing strategies
and initiatives to improve
relationships with stakeholders
-particularly parents- is a key
component to a school's capacity
for success. Schools thrive
on the effective partnerships
they form because they add
significant human capital, while
strengthening the school's
revenue base. By developing
a netvvork of partnerships with
organizations that seek to
impact youth education in the
city, school leaders enhance the
performance of urban students.
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Mohr, Mark - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Nick Kitzman
Legislative Affairs Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
608-264-8203
Kitzman, Nick- GOV
Monday, May 23, 201111:04 AM
Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Brickman, Michael - DOA
Polzin, Cindy M - GOV; Murray, Ryan M - GOV; Schutt, Eric - GOV
FW: JFC 13.10 Notice for Tues. May 24, 2011
From: Malkasian, Joe [mailto:Joe.Malkasian@legis.wisconsin.govl
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:00 AM
To: Anderson, Bonnie R - DOJ; Brescoll, Deborah E -COURTS; chervl.mcllquham@dhs.wisconsin.gov; Coomber, Brett-
· DMA; Couey, Roland - DOC; Durcan, Debbie - UW; dmiller@uwsa.edu; Harris, Freda J - UW; Hammer, Paul - DOT; Kranz,
Jon - ETF; La Follette, Doug J - SOS; Michael Bormett; Muenich, Laura A- TOURISM; Nelson, Sherrie A- HEAB; Nikolay,
Robert A- DCF; Pahnke, BrianD- DPI; Polasek Jr, Joseph P- DNR; Shisler, Kelly J - WTCS; Walker, William D- DATCP;
Welsh, Diane M - DHS; *Legislative Everyone; Barica, Sue - DOA; Beadles, Kathleen - OCI; Blackdeer, Dan - DOA;
Bruemmer, Heather - BOALTC; Chase, Kimberly A - DPI; Collins, Kimmie L - DCF; Colon, Hector - DRL; Cosh, William A -
DOJ; Currans-Sheehan, Rachel H - DHS; Drew, Sandy - SWIB; dwnelson@uwmad.wisc.edu; Eck, Elizabeth - LEGIS; Foy,
Morna - WTCS; ghuber@uwsa.edu; Ginger, Krista - OSPD; Goldman, Arnie - HIRSP; Grinde, Kirsten - DOA; Guidry, Jim R
- OCI; Haberland, Catherine L - DFI; Heinen, Paul H - DNR; Hogan, Pat - DOA; Holten, Vicki - LEGIS; Hurlburt, Waylon -
GOV; Hutchison, Connie L- HEAB; Jensen, Jodi - DOA; jtormey@uwsa.edu; Kammerud, Jennifer A - DPI; Kennedy, Kevin
- GAB; Kitzman, Nick- GOV; Kraus, Jennifer - DOA; Krieser, Steven - DOT; la.maroney@hosp.wisc.edu; Lang, Bob -
LEGIS; Loehe, Rex- DWD; Lynch, Carol K- DOA; Margolies, RobertS - DOC; Maureen Bunker; Moll, Keeley A - DATCP;
Nelson, Linda S - DOA; Nelson, Tia - BCPL; Peterson, Walter F - DOA; Piliouras, Elizabeth -OCR; Purcell, Gene P - ECB;
Raes, Julie M - DOR; Reinhardt, Rob - LEGIS; Rinehart, Mark W - DOJ; Rosemary Potter; Rottler, Nancy M -COURTS;
Russell, Angela R- DCF; Sakk, Lori - PSC; Schmidt, Marc- DOA; Schmiedicke, David P - DOA; Shaul, Kimberly A- DOR;
. Smith, Shawn- ETF; St. John, Kevin M- DOJ; Stegall, Jennifer L-OCI; Stensberg, Dean F- DOJ; Stohr, Matthew- ETF;
Swain, Sandy - LEGIS; Templeton, Carrie E - PSC; Tubbs, Charles A - DOA
Cc: abecket@learfield.com; annie@martinschreiber.com; annjablonski1@charter.net; aoc@dewittross.com;
araschka@chaterinternet.com; Hague, Bob; bhealy@maciverinstitute.com; bill.hamilton@wiseye.org; Wisconsin Public
Television (WPT); Appleton Post Crescent, Ben Jones; Lueders, Bill; bmoon@learfield.com; Brian Pleva; WisPolitics, Greg
Bump; Wisconsin State Journal, Clay Barbour; cbattles@wisbar.org; Benedict, Colin; chris.long@wiseye.org; Sloan-Miller,
Christine - WPT; cineumann@aol.com; Wisconsin Eye, Claudia Looze; Wisconsin Eye, Craig Sauer;
David.Ward@coooerativenetwork.coop; dustin@wtdy.com; dziff@madison.com; Schalmo, Tom; erjk@wtdy.com;
fred.woskoff@wiseye.org; freyberg@wpt.org; WisPolitics, Jim Greer; hamilton@wpr.org;
jack.zemlicka@wislawjournal.com; WISC TV, Jessica Arp; Jason Racki; jclews; Davidoff, Judith;
jen.broberg@capitolconsultants.net; WKOW TV Channel 27, Frankel; jgrabel@wiafscme.org; Wisconsin Radio Network,
Jackie Johnson; jkl@dewittross.com; WIBA, John Colbert; joel.waldinger@wot.org; Wisconsin Catholic Newspapers, John
Huebscher; Wisconsin Public Radio, Sean Johnson; jshepherd@wisbank.com; MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, Stein; K
Adshead; kate Werner; K Lee; kvaughn@wisc.edu; Leland, Michael; !elizabeth; Kaiser, Lisa; WisPolitics;
mblumenfeld@mblumenfeld.com; melanie@vdlf.org; Wisconsin Public Television, Andy Moore; Pitsch, Mark;
mreihl@sbcglobal.net; msemmann@wisbank.com; msm@dewittross.com; Wisconsin State Journal, Mary Spicuzza;
mvetter@tpna.com; nancy; WMTVcTV NBC; paul.sloth@journaltimes.com; pcc@dewittross.com; Plotkin, Adam - OSPD;
Marley, Patrick; pmerline@wha.org; r.kahl@cbgwi.com; Ross, JR; rwk@dewittross.com; Associated Press, Scott Bauer;
Elbow, Steve; slonergan@wisbar.org; smcmurray@wiafscme.org; sschooff@ekgmail.com; WisPolitics; Milam, Stan B;
styre@capitolnavigators.com; szal@wispolitics.com; WTDY AM; tkinleyS@its.jnj.com;
tony.langenohl@capitolconsultants.net; Richmond, Todd; Walby; Kathleen M.; wberndt@sbcglobal.net; Wheeler, Dick;
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Wheeler News Service, Thorn Gerresten; WNWC, Christe McKittrick
Subject: JFC 13.10 Notice for Tues. May 24, 2011
Good Morning,
Attached is an electronic copy of the JFC s. 13.10 meeting notice for Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great day,
Joe Malkasian
Committee Clerk, Joint Committee on Finance
State Capitol, Room 305E
Tel: (608)264-8314
Email: joe.malkasian@legis.wisconsin.gov
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SENATE CHAIR
ALBERTA DARLING
317 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
Phone: (608) 266-5830
Wisconsin State Legislature
Joint Committee on Finance
100'" ANNIVERSARY 1911-2011
Section 13.10 Meeting
11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011
in Room 412 East, State Capitol.
AGENDA
ASSEMBLY CHAIR
ROBINVOS
309 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 8593
Madison, WI 53708-8953
Phone: (608) 266-9171
I. Higher Educational Aids Board- Sherrie Nelson, Interim Administrator
The Higher Educational Aids Board requested approval of the changes to the 2011-12
Administrative Memorandum for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Interstate Tuition Reciprocity
Program under the 14-day passive review of s. 39.47(2g).
Due to an objection from a Committee member, this request is now before the Committee
under s. 13.10.
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Nick Kitzman
Legislative Affairs Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
608-264-8203
Kitzman, Nick- GOV
Friday, May 13, 20111:36 PM
Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV; Culotta, Jason - GOV; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Roetker, Patrick-
DOA; Hogan, Pat- DOA; Yahn, Nate - DOA; Himebauch, Casey- GOV; Brickman,
Michael - DOA; Kikkert, Becky - DOA
FW: JFC Executive Session Notice for Thurs. May 19, 2011 at 11am in room 412 East
From: Malkasian, Joe [mailto:Joe.Malkasian@legis.wisconsin.govl
Sent: Friday, May 13, 20111:20 PM
To: Anderson, BonnieR- DOJ; Brescoll, Deborah E- COURTS; cheryl.mcllquham@dhs.wisconsin.gov; Coomber, Brett-
DMA; Couey, Roland - DOC; Durcan, Debbie - UW; dmiller@uwsa.edu; Harris, Freda J - UW; Hammer, Paul - DOT; Kranz,
Jon - ETF; La Follette, Doug J - SOS; Michael Bormett; Muenich, Laura A- TOURISM; Nelson, Sherrie A- HEAB; Nikolay,
Robert A - DCF; Pahnke, Brian D - DPI; Polasek Jr, Joseph P - DNR; Shisler, Kelly J - WTCS; Walker, William D - DATCP;
Welsh, Diane M - DHS; *Legislative Everyone; Barica, Sue - DOA; Beadles, Kathleen - OCI; Blackdeer, Dan - DOA;
Bruemmer, Heather- BOALTC; Chase, Kimberly A- DPI; Collins, Kimmie L- DCF; Colon, Hector- DRL; Cosh, William A-
DOJ; Currans-Sheehan, Rachel H - DHS; Drew, Sandy- SWIB; dwnelson@uwmad.wisc.edu; Eck, Elizabeth- LEGIS; Fay,
Morna- WTCS; ghuber@uwsa.edu; Ginger, Krista- OSPD; Goldman, Amie- HIRSP; Grinde, Kirsten- DOA; Guidry, Jim R
- OCI; Haberland, Catherine L- DFI; Heinen, Paul H - DNR; Hogan, Pat- DOA; Holten, Vicki - LEGIS; Hurlburt, Waylon -
GOV; Hutchison, Connie L- HEAB; Jensen, Jodi - DOA; jtormey@uwsa.edu; Kammerud, Jennifer A- DPI; Kennedy, Kevin
- GAB; Kitzman, Nick- GOV; Kraus, Jennifer- DOA; Krieser, Steven - DOT; la.maroney@hosp.wisc.edu; Lang, Bob -
LEGIS; Loehe, Rex- DWD; Lynch, Carol K- DOA; Margolies, RobertS - DOC; Maureen Bunker; Moll, Keeley A - DATCP;
Nelson, Linda S - DOA; Nelson, Tia - BCPL; Peterson, Walter F- DOA; Piliouras, Elizabeth - OCR; Purcell, Gene P- ECB;
Raes, Julie M - DOR; Reinhardt, Rob - LEGIS; Rinehart, Mark W - DOJ; Rosemary Potter; Rattier, Nancy M - COURTS;
Russell, Angela R - DCF; Sakk, Lori - PSC; Schmidt, Marc - DOA; Schmiedicke, David P - DOA; Shaul, Kimberly A - DOR;
Smith, Shawn- ETF; St. John, Kevin M- DOJ; Stegall, Jennifer L-OCI; Stensberg, Dean F- DOJ; Stohr, Matthew- ETF;
Swain, Sandy - LEGIS; Templeton, Carrie E - PSC; Tubbs, Charles A - DOA
Cc: abecket@learfield.com; annie@martinschreiber.com; annjablonskil@charter.net; aoc@dewittross.com;
araschka@chaterinternet.com; Hague, Bob; bhealy@maciverinstitute.com; bill.hamilton@wiseye.org; Wisconsin Public
Television (WPT); Appleton Post Crescent, Ben Jones; Lueders, Bill; bmoon@learfield.com; WisPolitics, Greg Bump;
Wisconsin State Journal, Clay Barbour; cbattles@wisbar.org; Benedict, Colin; chris.long@wiseye.org; Sloan-Miller,
Christine - WPT; cineumann@aol.com; Wisconsin Eye, Claudia Looze; Wisconsin Eye, Craig Sauer;
David.Ward@cooperativenetwork.coop; dustin@wtdy.com; dziff@madison.com; Schalmo, Tom; erik@wtdy.com;
fred.woskoff@wiseye.org; freyberg@wpt.org; WisPolitics, Jim Greer; hamilton@wpr.org:
jack.zemlicka@wislawjournal.com; WISC TV, Jessica Arp; Jason Racki; jclews; Davidoff, Judith;
jen.broberg@capitolconsultants.net; WKOW TV Channel 27, Frankel; jgrabel@wiafscme.org: Wisconsin Radio Network,
Jackie Johnson; jkl@dewittross.com; WIBA, John Colbert; joel.waldinger@wpt.org; Wisconsin Catholic Newspapers, John
Huebscher; Wisconsin Public Radio, Sean Johnson; jshepherd@wisbank.com; MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, Stein; K
Adshead; K Lee; kvaughn@wisc.edu; Leland, Michael; !elizabeth; Kaiser, Lisa; WisPolitics;
mblumenfeld@mblumenfeld.com; melanie@vdlf.org; Wisconsin Public Television, Andy Moore; Pitsch, Mark;
mreihl@sbcglobal.net; msemmann@wisbank.com; msm@dewittross.com; Wisconsin State Journal, Mary Spicuzza;
mvetter@tpna.com; nancy; WMTV-TV NBC; paul.sloth@journaltimes.com; pcc@dewittross.com; Plotkin, Adam - OSPD;
Marley, Patrick; pmerline@wha.org; r.kahl@cbgwi.com; Ross, JR; rwk@dewittross.com; Associated Press, Scott Bauer;
Elbow, Steve; slonergan@wisbar.org; smcmurray@wiafscme.org; sschooff@ekgmail.com; WisPolitics; Milam, Stan B;
stvre@capitolnavigators.com; szal@wispolitics.com; WTDY AM; tkinleyS@its.jnj.com;
tony.langenohl@capitolconsultants.net; Richmond, Todd; wberndt@sbcglobal.net; Wheeler, Dick; Wheeler News Service,
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Them Gerresten; WNWC, Christe McKittrick
Subject: JFC Executive Session Notice for Thurs. May 19, 2011 at llam in room 412 East
Good Afternoon,
Attached is an electronic copy of the JFC Executive Session Notice for Thursday, May 19, 2011. Please feel free to
contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great weekend,
Joe Malkasian
Committee Clerk, Joint Committee on Finance
State Capitol, Room 305 East
Tel: (608)264-8314
Email: joe.malkasian@leqis.wisconsin.gov
2
SENATE CHAIR
ALBERTA DARLING
317 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53 707-7882
Phone: (608) 266-5830
Wisconsin State Legislature
Joint Committee on Finance
JOOTH ANNIVERSARY 1911-2011
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Thursday, May 19, 2011 (11:00 a.m.)
ASSEMBLY CHAIR
ROBINVOS
309 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 8593
Madison, WI 53708-8953
Phone: (608) 266-9171
The Joint Committee on Finance will meet in Executive Session on the 2011-13 biennial
budget on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in Room 412 East,
State Capitol. The Executive Session will be held on the budgets of the following agencies:
Secretary of State
Legislature
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Office ofthe Governor
Program Supplements
Department of Natural Resources -- Stewardship Program
Department of Public Instruction-- General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Department of Public Instruction -- Categorical Aids
Wisconsin Technical College System
ALBERTA DARLING
Senate Chair
AD/RV/jm
ROBINVOS
Assembly Chair
Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Liedl, Kimberly- GOV
Sent: Tuesday, April19, 20111:26 PM
Brickman, Michael - DOA To:
Subject: FW: Milwaukee Residency Question
Residency Stats.xlsx Attachments:
FYI
From: Mike Ruzicka [mailto:mrr@gmar.ws]
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 9:41AM
To: 'Jim Villa'; Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Cc: 'Marne Stuck'
Subject: RE: Residency Question
Jim & Kimber,
Sorry its take me so long to review. MPS just got back to me last Friday.
I've attached a statistical analysis. There are over 11 ,000 households in MPS that are affected by
residency. But, our Public Policy Task Force (PPTF) said that the market would absorb those who choose to
sell.
Regarding our discussion a few weeks ago about phasing-in the repeal of residency, I don't think that's a
concern any longer.
Repealing residency would have an impact on the real estate market, but we can't say with any certainty that
"X" number of homes will sell in 2013 (when the current collective bargaining agreement expires). There are of
several reasons for this, including:
• We don't expect the market to be robust by 2013- back to the market we had in 2003-2005'ish. With
the market probably still struggling a bit it would not make sense for "everyone" to sell their home,
because of the financial hit many homeowners would take. I don't think conditions in the city are so
bad that people are going to jump at the chance to escape.
• If you look at the salary distribution MPS sent, not everyone will be in a position to move. The under
$50K group probably will have a tough time moving to a suburb, even if they are a second household
income.
• If you look at the distribution of households by ZIP code, the neighborhoods many teachers live in are
very safe, friendly and they know everyone.
• Age distribution of teachers is something I want to look at further, because the most motivated group
most likely to move, I would guess, is those with school-age children. Seems ironic, but I think this
group of MPS employees would be most likely to move for the same reasons families of child-bearing
age or with school-aged kids choose not to move into the city, they don't want their kids going to MPS.
Younger employees, under-30 are already a transient population (largely not homeowners) and would
have little effect on the market.
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Older employees, empty-nesters (late 40s, 50s) may not have any incentive to move, because their
home is largely paid for and there are at, or close to, an age at which many individuals and couples
decide to downsize. If members of this group decide to move, it would probably be after they retire
from MPS.
The statement I drafted for our PPTF was, "eliminating the residency requirement would not have a long-term
negative impact on the Milwaukee marketplace. There may be some short-term disruption on a very localized basis, but
the real estate market will be able to absorb any additional homes put on the market as a result of repealing the teacher
residency requirement.
Furthermore, the PPTF felt that the market would control any kind of exodus, because many families are happily
established in their home and neighborhood and have no desire to move away.
The Task Force believes that the public policy objective of enabling MPS to hire the best teachers available, without the
barrier of residency, is an important goal. And, the resulting improvement in the quality of education MPS provides will
provide a reason for families to stay in and move into the city.
Opponents saying that we will become Detroit are way off base. We won't be heading down that path. Detroit
has had numerous other problems. They aren't talking about Philadelphia, or Indianapolis, or Cleveland, etc.
Another thing opponents of repeal are not talking about is, Why would people want to leave the city? Their
underlying fear is that we don't have an urban area that people want to live in.
They could be proactive and impose incentives to living in the city, like West Allis. Provide a nominal, I believe
its 3% in West Allis for fire and police, increase in salary for those who live in the city.
Of course, this could all be totally wrong, as mathematician Eric Temple Bell said, "Time makes fools of us
all." So, take my analysis and comments for what they're worth.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Mike
Mike Ruzicka, CAE, RCE
President
Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS
12300 W. Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222
414·870-1876
mrr@qmar.ws
www.qmar.ws
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From: Jim Villa [mailto:Jim@carw.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:29AM
To: Mike Ruzicka
Subject: FW: Residency Question
Did you have an estimate?
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Best regards!
James Villa, President & CEO
Commercial Association of REALTORs• Wisconsin
(414) 271-2021- www.CARW.com
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From: Lied!, Kimberly- GOV [mailto:Kimberly.Liedl@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:02 PM
To: Jim Villa
Subject: RE: Residency Question
Jim,
:FOLEY
Mike never got me the estimate as to the number of houses that would likely be impacted from this change in the budget.
Do you know what that number is? I wanted to have that before bringing it to the Governor's attention.
Just checking,
Kimber
From: Jim Villa [mailto:Jim@carw.com]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 3:51 PM
To: Lied!, Kimberly - GOV
Cc: Mike Ruzicka
Subject: RE: Residency Question
Thank you Kimber
3:30 PM on Monday if it works for you and Mike would be great.
Jim Villa
President & CEO
Commercial Association of REALTORS• Wisconsin
(414) 271-2021
www.CARW.com
Proudly serving the CCIM and SIOR Wisconsin Chapters,
as well as the Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH}
CCIM Wisconsin • REACH • SIOR Wisconsin
From: Lied!, Kimberly - GOV [mailto:Kimberly.Liedl@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 3:45PM
To: Jim Villa
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Cc: Mike Ruzicka
Subject: RE: Residency Question
Hi, Jim, let's schedule the phone call for early next week. After 3pm on Monday or Tues before 3pm works for me.
Thanks,
Kimber
From: Jim Villa [mailto:Jim@carw.com]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 201112:51 PM
To: Lied!, Kimberly - GOV
Cc: Mike Ruzicka
Subject: Residency Question
Hello Kimber
A number of REALTORs• have asked questions regarding the proposal in the Governor's budget to remove residency
restrictions on teachers in Milwaukee. In order to better address their questions I am hopeful that you would be willing
to have a short conversation by phone to discuss the proposal's origins and details. I have copied my colleague, Mike
Ruzicka, who heads the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORs• who I would want to be on the call if we are able
to schedule.
Thank you in advance for your consideration- we'd be happy to schedule a brief call based on your availability.
Jim Villa
President & CEO
Commercial Association of REALTORS• Wisconsin
(414) 271-2021
www.CARW.com
Proudly serving the CC/M and SIOR Wisconsin Chapters,
as well as the Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH}
CCIM Wisconsin • REACH • SIOR Wisconsin
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Houshold Income
Less than $50K
53110 1
53202 209
53203 12
53204 170
53205 . 129
53206 283
53207 620
53208 410
53209 509
53210 326
53211 150
53212 367
53213 55
53214 90
53215 450
53216 502
53217 14
53218 530
53219 288
53220 188
53221 407
53222 290
53223 249
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53228 45
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143
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24
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41
525
286
158
197
171
163
51
51
209
237
15
183
256
180
373
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151
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143 159 84 $ 135,020 59
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759 571 252 $ 112,566 73
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567 385 221 $ 158,877 56
378 136 95 $ 167,872 65
810 324 199 $ 167,283 62
718 657 375 $ 153,136 61
408 232 129 $ 142,932 64
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Monday, April 18, 20111:26 PM
Brickman, Michael - DOA; Lied!, Kimberly- GOV; Kikkert, Becky - DOA
FW: more follow-up to our clergy meeting - Jots of info, please read and take action!
Importance: High
Hello Kimberly, Michael, and Becky,
FYI read below.
Steven Springer
Hello all,
Thank you to those who have taken action in the last couple of weeks! If you have written a letter or op-ed to your
local paper, been in touch with your legislator, given a sermon, or taken any other action regarding the Governo(s
budget proposal and/or collective bargaining legislation, please let us know, especially if you got published in your
local papers! As always, please f01ward this as widely as possible to colleagues around the state.
We've had some updated information about new hearings and meetings laking place in the next couple of weeks,
and so we wanted to update everyone and encourage as many of us as possible to attend, and bring congregants, to
as many of these meetings as possible. Please see below for information about a press conference on the impact of
the budget bill on education on April 20; further information from Save Badger Care that includes dates for more Joint
Finance Committee Hearings around the state, and also information on listening sessions Rep. Paul Ryan will be
holding in his district regarding his proposal for the federal budget. Again, please let us know if you are able to
attend, and any information you gather that you think we would be interested in hearing.
Thank you all so much for all your good work!
Happy Passover/Easter to all!
Bonnie
Save the Date!
Wednesday, April20
10:30 am
Senate Parlor Room
State Capitol
A press conference with individuals representing parents, teachers,
school boards, and administrators will be held to discuss the impact of
the Governor's proposed education budget. A parent with a child with a
disability will be speaking at the event. Other parents and kids are
encouraged to attend to show their support for education.
Further details will be sent out as they become available.
ALSO:
U.S. Rep. Ryan will hold listening sessions with people from his district about his budget
plan and other issues. Rep. Ryan is Chair of the House Budget Committee. He is proposing a
budget resolution that would have a significant impact on people with disabilities and people
with low incomes. Some of the features of the plan include:
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D Medicaid: Cuts $1.4 trillion over 10 years, reducing federal support
by approximately 33%. Converts Medicaid to a block grant program.
D Medicare: Replaces Medicare with a voucher program.
D Health Care Reform: Repeals and defunds the Affordable Care Act signed
into law by President Obama.
D Discretionary Programs (includes funding for the DAWN network): Over
time, the cuts will be so deep that most federal government programs will be eliminated,
with the exception of health care, Social Security, and defense.
D Taxes: The $4.3 trillion from all of these cuts will be used to
provide $4.2 trillion in tax cuts over 10 years to upper-income individuals and corporations.
These listening sessions give you an opportunity to provide Rep. Ryan with your feedback
about his budget plan. For more details about the plan go to:
http://www .ca pwiz.com/thearc/ca llalert/index. tt?alertid =4080250 l&type= CO
The following listening sessions have been scheduled:
Thursday, April 28
9:45-10:45 am
Village Hall
123 N. River St.
Waterford
Friday, April 29
10:30-11:30 am
Liberty Hall at Veterans Terrace
589 Milwaukee St.
Burlington
Friday, April 29
1-2 pm
Community St. Bank
1500 Main St.
Union Grove
Friday, April 29
2:15-3:15 pm
Village Hall
2801 89th St.
Sturtevant
Friday, April 29
3:45-5:00 pm
Gateway Technical College
Racine Building Room 116
901 Pershing Dr. (use parking lot D)
Racine
Rabbi Bonnie Margulis
Rabbi Tarfon taught: ''It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to
desist from it either' (Pirkei Avot 2:16).
608-827-9482
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From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 201111:06 PM
To: Lied I, Kimberly - GOV; Brickman, Michael - GOV
Subject: FW: New Florida governors education reform plan hits all the major targets
Some interesting ideas in here. Sometime soon, I would like to spend time discussing how to move forward with out
education agenda development. Next week, maybe.
Ryan Murray
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Governor
Main: 608-266-1212
Email: r.murray@wisconsin.gov
From: Hogan, Rebecca [mailto:Rebecca.Hogan@legis.wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:07 PM
To: Murray, Danielle - LEGIS
.Cc: Hogan, John - LEGIS; Murray, Ryan M - GOV; Randal Hopper
Subject: FW: New Florida governors education reform plan hits all the major targets
This is BOLD people!!!! Look at the parental consent for a child getting a subpar teacher. WOW!!!!!
From: Education Action Group [mailto:info@edactiongroup.org)
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:18 PM
To: Sen.Hopper
Subject: New Florida governors education reform plan hits all the major targets
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January 13, 2011
New Florida guv's
education reform plan
hits all the targets
Scott ready to deal some heavy blows
to teachers union and its allies
By Steve Gunn
EAG Communications
TALAHASSEE, Fla. - It's amazing the
difference one election can make.
About six months ago, Florida residents
who care about quality education were
crushed when former Gov. Charlie Crist
vetoed an overdue tenure reform bill.
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The bill's sponsors in the legislature hoped toincrease professionalism and accountability in K-12
teaching by taking away some of the absurd protections that keep bad teachers in the classroom.
Crist, a Republican, might have been expected to sign the bill. But he stabbed his party and his
state in the back by killing the measure. And just to add insult to injury, he accepted the
endorsement of the state teachers union in his independent bid for a U.S. Senate seat.
Luckily Floridians elected a new governor in November who obviously means business when it
comes to improving schools and increasing parental choice.
Gov. Rick Scott, who took office last week, comes armed with an in-depth and aggressive
education reform plan authored by his Education Transition Team.
The plan is thorough and bold, to say the least. While governors in many states have nipped
around the edges of school reform in recent years, approving some measures and rejecting others,
Scott's plan hits all of the major targets.
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, since Scott announced in early December that his Education
Transition team would include former D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Her fingerprints on this
plan are not difficult to pick out.
The plan is too long to report in its entirety, but highlights include a provision to allow parents to
use state education dollars at the school of their choice, full development of cyber education options,
implementation of a "parent trigger" law to radically alter failing schools, and requiring parental
consent to place students with sub-par teachers.
We're certain Scott's education blueprint has the Florida Education Association shaking i.n its
boots, and that's a very good sign. We're hoping we can count on the new Florida Legislature, with
Republican majorities in both houses, to give quick approval to all or most of the agenda.
Florida's families and taxpayers would certainly emerge as the winners.
Scott's to-do list
In a recent statement, Scott said "I will work with the legislature, business and parents to
develop a more comprehensive program that will allow all of Florida's children to have the best
possible education experience that meets each child's unique needs."
Here are a few examples of what he has in mind:
• Parents could receive 85 percent of their child's per-pupil grant to use for private school
tuition, virtual schooling or private tutoring. Since those options typically cost less per pupil
than public education, the state would conceivably save 15 percent.
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• A new classification of charters - High Performing Charter Schools - would receive greater
operational flexibility, equitable funding, expedited approval processes and flexibility in
enrolling students.
• High performing charters could increase enrollment by 25 percent.
• Any charter school with a waiting list could increase enrollment with students from
schools that do not outperform that charter.
• A new teacher evaluation system would be implemented to ensure at least 50 percent of the
evaluation is based on student progress.
• A new salary schedule would give effective teachers, and those who teach in low-income, low-
performing schools, more money. It would also give teachers the option of dropping tenure
protection in exchange for higher salaries.
• Tenure would be eliminated for newly hired K-12 teachers. Individual contracts would never
exceed three years. ·
• Seniority will not be a consideration when reducing staff.
• The design of teacher evaluation procedures would be removed from collective bargaining.
• Parental consent would be required before a student is placed with a teacher who is
determined to be less than effective. ·
• The A-F school grading system would remain in place.
• Schools would provide annual individual student achievement growth charts, to show parents
how their kids are progressing versus predicted growth and college-ready standards.
• Parents of students at failing schools would be empowered with a "parent trigger'; law which
would allow a majority of the parents to radically alter the administration of the school.
• Parents would receive an annual statement detailing their school's revenues, how the money
was spent and overall academic outcomes for the year. The results would have to be
compared with results from other schools.
A STEP BACKWARD IN CALIFORNIA
As some may not know, California's new
governor, Jerry Brown, is also the state's old
Gov. Brown. He left office back in the '80s
and has been bumping around as mayor of
Oakland and state attorney general since
then.
But now he's back, and he's trying to
bring the '80s back with him. This is definitely
not a good thing.
Brown got huge support in his election
campaign from the California Teachers
Association, and he wasted no time on
paybacks. One of his first official acts was to
fire 7 of the 11 members of the state Board
of Education, including four members with
strong education reform backgrounds.
One of the replacements is a former
lobbyist for the teachers union, while the
others are suspected of being protectors of
the status quo.
Good going, Gov. Brown. You've just dealt a huge blow to the growing movement for quality
education in California. And real reform was just starting to take root in the Golden State.
As we noted in a press release earlier this week, California recently made national headlines by
enacting the "parent trigger" law, which allows a simple majority of local parents to unite and
reinvent failing schools. The Los Angeles Board of Education is trying to make student test scores
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worked for the teachers unions, recently blasted his former employers for standing in the way of
reform efforts.
But for old timers like Brown, old-time politics are obviously more important than quality
education. The unions scratched Brown's back during the election cycle and now he's scratching
back.
"No doubt about it, this is in part looking at the November election first and foremost, and then of
course upcoming elections," said state Sen. Gloria Romero, a Democrat who supports reform and
is angry with Brown for his move.
We just hope this isn't a sign of things to come. We hope Brown doesn't join the union in an
effort to force children to attend their local public schools, regardless of the quality of education
available. We hope he doesn't fight efforts to hold teachers more accountable for student learning, or
efforts to make it easier to fire bad teachers.
But we're not holding our breaths. Gov. Brown is the product of an era when the unions ran
public education in virtually every state, and their "wisdom" regarding all things school-related went
unquestioned.
It's obviously going to be very hard to teach this old dog a few new tricks.
0 -----·--------------
NATIONAL TEACHER STRIKE?
We knew the unions were upset about the results of the
November elections, and the threat of education reforms
being passed by new lawmakers throughout the nation.
But we never knew how far they might go to defend
their traditional turf.
National Education Association Executive Director
John Wilson gave a strong hint this week, when asked by
an online news service if a national teachers strike might
occur if tenure is. revoked in numerous states.
"I would not take that off the table," Wilson told the
reporter from the The Lookout, a Yahoo news blog. "If
teachers felt like politicians were doing harm to them, they
would rise up and let them know that.''
If a national teachers strike occurred, NEA members
would certainly be making a statement, but not the one
they wanted to make. They would be telling Americans that
they are more concerned about their traditional perks and
protections than they are about their students. We're pretty
sure most Americans would not be impressed.
As we stated in a national press release earlier today,
"It's easy to understand why the teachers unions are acting
so defensively. The NEA and American Federation of Teachers have presided over the decline in
American public education. For decades the unions have dominated the national discourse about how
to best educate school children. The union leaders presented themselves as 'education experts' who
knew which polices were needed.
"But the results tell a different story. There is broad agreement that the teachers unions and their
political surrogates have steered our public schools into an iceberg. Not only is student academic
achievement embarrassingly low, but it is clear union members have been busy feathering their own
nests with automatic pay raises, lavish pension and health benefits and tenure protections.
"Now, all of those things are in jeopardy as new governors and lawmakers get down to business
.in state capitols across the nation.''
In other words, the unions are about to panic. We'll see if they're desperate enough to walk out
on the kids in the middle of the school year, just to protect their traditional goodies.
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From:
Sent:
.To:
Subject:
Schwingle, Karen <schwink@wtcsystem.edu>
Monday, March 14, 201110:52 AM
Merrifield, Layla - LEGIS; Liedl, Kimberly- GOV; Brickman, Michael - GOV
FW: Newspaper Articles of Interest: February 24 - March 11, 2011
I left you off as carbon copies on this e-mail. My apologies.
From: Schwingle, Karen
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:15 AM
To: Ann Greenheck; Brent Smith (brent@johnsflahertv.com); Eddie Paul (paui6335@Mc.edu);
jvasquez@villastfrancis.org; Perez, Manuel - DWD; Mark Tyler; marv.cuene@nwtc.edu; Michael Rosen;
pneuenfeldt@wisaflcio.org; Baumbach, Scott C - DWD; Stan Davis (sdavis@davisandfarley.com); coachtce@aol.com;
Tony Evers (anthony.evers@dpi.wi.gov)
Cc: Clancy, Dan; Foy, Morna; Cullen, Kathleen; Zylstra, James
Subject: Newspaper Articles of Interest: February 24 - March 11, 2011
http://systemattic.wtcsystem.edu/webdocs/schwingle/Feb24-March11-2011.pdf
Karen S. Schwingle
Executive Staff Assistant
Wisconsin Technical College System
4622 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-267-9060
Fax: 608-266-1285
karen.schwingle@wtcsystem.edu
1
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From: Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV
Sent:
To:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:16AM
Brickman, Michael - GOV
Cc: Lied I, Kimberly- GOV
Subject: FW: Oh, to be a tech faculty member in Wisconsin!?
What I was talking about last night.
Waylon Hurlburt
Senior Policy Advisor
The Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of iisconsin
(608)266-9709
From: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:39 PM
To: Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV
Cc: Hogan, Pat- GOV
Subject: RE: Oh, to be a tech faculty member in Wisconsin!?
Nice
Ryan Murray
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Governor
Main: 608-266-1212
Email: r.murray@wisconsin.gov
From: Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:30 AM
To: Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Cc: Hogan, Pat- GOV
Subject: FW: Oh, to be a tech faculty member in Wisconsin!?
I thought you would enjoy these tech school stats.
Waylon Hurlburt
Senior Policy Advisor
1
The Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
(608)266-9709
From: Hurlburt, Waylon - GOV
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:29 AM
To: OBrien, Kyle - LEGIS
Cc: Froelich, Brooke - LEGIS; Nygren, John - LEGIS
Subject: Oh, to be a tech faculty member in Wisconsin!?
It is unfortunate that Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is trying to use MMC as a pawn
in their quest to raise property taxes. Governor Walker's budget repair bill savings exceed his
budget reductions for technical colleges by $22.4 million. They are one of the biggest
winners as a percentage of total savings of any state aid beneficiary.
Make no mistake; what NWTC is trying to do is push all of the aid reductions on to the
property tax levy instead of asking for their employees to contribute 50% of their pension and
make savings adjustments to their health plans. If property tax controls were not in place in
the biennial budget, it is estimated that the average homeowner would have their property
taxes rise by $736 over the next two years. In 2010, property taxes as a percentage of
personal income rose to their highest level since 1996 as levy growth exceeded the growth in
personal income.
This type of complete disconnect from the realities of double digit unemployment in
Northeast Wisconsin by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is deplorable. The average
faculty salary at the college, from a 2007 audit was over $82,406 per year and that doesn't
include their benefit packages that average more than $22,000 per year. From this same
audit, it was reported 38 of the staff at the college earn more than $100,000 per year in
salary alone.
Sources: Governor Walker's budget in brief, and http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lab/reports/07-
2full.pdf
Another point regarding collective bargaining:
Staff at technical colleges also earn more for teaching more classes due to 'collective
bargaining' agreements. At Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, "a faculty member
earned 186.2 percent more than her base salary of $66,918, or an additional $124,610,
primarily by teaching 13 additional courses during the academic year, including on-line and
other nontraditional courses, and 4 courses during the summer session."
WTCS salaries are some of the highest in the nation: For the 2004-05 academic year, the
average base salary reported for full-time WTCS faculty was the third-highest reported
nationally: $61 ,065.
2
Waylon Hurlburt
Senior Policy Advisor
The Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
(608)266-9709
3
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From: Lied I, Kimberly- GOV
Sent:
To:
Monday, April 11, 2011 9:15 AM
Brickman, Michael - DOA
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
I just found this old case in my email. Will you please email Sue today and Bee myself and Madeline?
Thanks,
Kimber
From: Henry, Madeline- GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:50AM
To: Liedl, Kimberly- GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Hello Kimber:
This came to us from the Governor's in box. Since all of Ms. Larsen's questions have to do with provisions in the
proposed budget, I thought it would best be responded to by your area. This case will remain open in my casework, so
please let me know who will be handling this and ask that they include me in their response to the constituent.
Thank you,
d'larleline cfien"{J.
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
II5 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
(6o8) z66-IZIZ
( 6o8) z66·79IZ
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:57 PM
To: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
alan.co/vin@wisconsln.gov
From: Sue Larsen Imill!t<QJ
Sent: Tuesday, March 08,
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: proposed change to length of school year
1
The following is found on page 422 of the proposed state budget:
The Governor recommends repealing the following school district mandates to provide school districts
greater
flexibility in managing their resources and services: (a) the requirement that school districts schedule at
least
180 school days annually; (b) the requirement that Milwaukee Public Schools hold no more than 200 days
of
teaching service, including legal holidays and educational convention days, annually; (c) the requirement
that
school districts must employ a reading specialist; (d) the requirement that school boards develop plans
for
maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools; (e) the requirement that school nurses have
bachelor's
degrees as long as they are registered nurses licensed by the state; (f) the requirement that the
department
approve employee training provided by school districts related to administering prescription and
nonprescription drugs to pupils; and (g) the authority for school district collective bargaining units to
combine.
I have questions. What is the purpose of dropping the mandated 180 days of school? Is there hopes of
shortening the school year, lengthening it, what? I don't understand.
How does not requiring a reading specialist in a district mesh with getting all children reading at grade
level in 3rd grade?
Indoor environment quality? Do you not like the idea of plan development, indoor environment
quality? Please explain this.
There are more questions brewing but I'll leave it at that for now.
Thank you for your time.
2
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Brickman, Michael - GOV
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:18 PM
Henry, Madeline - GOV
Lied I, Kimberly- GOV
FW: proposed change to length of school year
Spoke by phone. Her# is you need to follow up.
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
~ o r Scott Walker
Michaei.Brickman@wisconsin.gov
From: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 6:10 PM
To: Brickman, Michael - GOV
Cc: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Michael, can you put together a response to this, please?
From: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:50AM
To: Liedl, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Hello Kimber:
This came to us from the Governor's inbox. Since all of Ms. Larsen's questions have to do with provisions in the
proposed budget, I thought it would best be responded to by your area. This case will remain open in my casework, so
please let me know who will be handling this and ask that they include me in their response to the constituent.
Thank you,
d'f.aclellne cften"tJ.
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
IJ5 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
(6oS) z66-1212
(6oS) z66791>
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, March 11, 20114:57 PM
To: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
1
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
a/an.colvin@wisconsin.gov
From: Sue Larsen [mailto:sml moose@yahoo.coml
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:10 PM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: proposed change to length of school year
The following is found on page 422 of the proposed state budget:
The Governor recommends repealing the following school district mandates to provide school districts
greater
flexibility in managing their resources and services: (a) the requirement that school districts schedule at
least
180 school days annually; (b) the requirement that Milwaukee Public Schools hold no more than 200 days
of
teaching service, including legal holidays and educational convention days, annually; (c) the requirement
that
school districts must employ a reading specialist; (d) the requirement that school boards develop plans
for
maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools; (e) the requirement that school nurses have
bachelor's
degrees as long as they are registered nurses licensed by the state; (f) the requirement that the
department
approve employee training provided by school districts related to administering prescription and
nonprescription drugs to pupils; and (g) the authority for school district collective bargaining units to
combine.
I have questions. What is the purpose of dropping the mandated 180 days of school? Is there hopes of
shortening the school year, lengthening it, what? I don't understand.
How does not requiring a reading specialist in a district mesh with getting all children reading at grade
level in 3rd grade?
Indoor environment quality? Do you not like the idea of plan development, indoor environment
quality? Please explain this.
There are more questions brewing but I'll leave it at that for now.
Thank you for your time.
2
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From: Lied!, Kimberly- GOV
Sent:
To:
Monday, March 14, 2011 6:10 PM
Brickman, Michael - GOV
Cc: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Follow Up Flag:
Flag Status:
Follow up
Completed
Michael, can you put together a response to this, please?
From: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:50AM
To: Lied!, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Hello Kimber:
This came to us from the Governor's inbox. Since all of Ms. Larsen's questions have to do with provisions in the
proposed budget, I thought it would best be responded to by your area. This case will remain open in my casework, so
please let me know who will be handling this and ask that they include me in their response to the constituent.
Thank you,
d'f.adellne (/len'<{j.
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
( 6o8) >66-IZI>
( 6o8) >66-791>
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:57 PM
To: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
alan.co/vin@wisconsin.gov
From: Sue Larsen
Sent: Tuesday, March 08,
1
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: proposed change to length of school year
The following is found on page 422 of the proposed state budget:
The Governor recommends repealing the following school district mandates to provide school districts
greater
flexibility in managing their resources and services: (a) the requirement that school districts schedule at
least
180 school days annually; (b) the requirement that Milwaukee Public Schools hold no more than 200 days
of
teaching service, including legal holidays and educational convention days, annually; (c) the requirement
that
school districts must employ a reading specialist; (d) the requirement that school boards develop plans
for
maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools; (e) the requirement that school nurses have
bachelor's
degrees as long as they are registered nurses licensed by the state; (f) the requirement that the
department
approve employee training provided by school districts related to administering prescription and
nonprescription drugs to pupils; and (g) the authority for school district collective bargaining units to
combine.
I have questions. What is the purpose of dropping the mandated 180 days of school? Is there hopes of
shortening the school year, lengthening it, what? I don't understand.
How does not requiring a reading specialist in a district mesh with getting all children reading at grade
level in 3rd grade?
Indoor environment quality? Do you not like the idea of plan development, indoor environment
quality? Please explain this.
There are more questions brewing but I'll leave it at that for now.
Thank you for your time.
2
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Brickman, Michael - DOA
Monday, Apri\11, 2011 9:48 AM
Henry, Madeline- GOV
Cc: Lied\, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
FYI, I talked to her awhile back on the phone.
Michael Brickman
Education Policy Assistant
Office Scott Walker
Michael.Brickman@wisconsin.gov
From: Lied\, Kimberly - GOV
Sent: Monday, Apri\11, 2011 9:15AM
To: Brickman, Michael - DOA
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
I just found this old case in my email. Will you please email Sue today and Bee myself and Madeline?
Thanks,
Kimber
From: Henry, Madeline - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:50AM
To: Lied!, Kimberly - GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Hello Kimber:
This came to us from the Governor's inbox. Since all of Ms. Larsen's questions have to do with provisions in the
proposed budget, I thought it would best be responded to by your area. This case will remain open in my casework, so
please let me know who will be handling this and ask that they include me in their response to the constituent.
Thank you,
df.aclelin.e cfien.'r.IJ
Constituent Services
Assistant Director
Office of the Governor
State of Wisconsin
II5 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707
(6o8) >66-IZU
(6o8) >66-791>
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:57 PM
1
· To: Henry, Madeline- GOV
Subject: FW: proposed change to length of school year
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
a/an.co/vin@wisconsin.gov
From: Sue Larsen
Sent: Tuesday,
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: proposed change to length of school year
The following is found on page 422 of the proposed state budget:
The Governor recommends repealing the following school district mandates to provide school districts
greater
flexibility in managing their resources and services: (a) the requirement that school districts schedule at
least
180 school days annually; (b) the requirement that Milwaukee Public Schools hold no more than 200 days
of
teaching service, including legal holidays and educational convention days, annually; (c) the requirement
·that
school districts must employ a reading specialist; (d) the requirement that school boards develop plans
for
maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools; (e) the requirement that school nurses have
bachelor's
degrees as long as they are registered nurses licensed by the state; (f) the requirement that the
department
approve employee training provided by school districts related to administering prescription and
nonprescription drugs to pupils; and (g) the authority for school district collective bargaining units to
combine.
I have questions. What is the purpose of dropping the mandated 180 days of school? Is there hopes of
shortening the school year, lengthening it, what? I don't understand.
How does not requiring a reading specialist in a district mesh with getting all children reading at grade
level in 3rd grade?
Indoor environment quality? Do you not like the idea of plan development, indoor environment
quality? Please explain this.
There are more questions brewing but I'll leave it at that for now.
Thank you for your time.
-- Sue Larsen
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