Trump’s Top Ten Fake News Awards
- Via Anne of Althouse. The L.A. Times reports:The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in [California’s] Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally.
The new calculation takes into account a number of intractable problems encountered by the state rail agency. It raises profoundly difficult questions about how the state will complete what is considered the nation’s largest infrastructure project with the existing funding sources….
The sobering news about the cost increases was long forewarned, though rail authority Chairman Dan Richard has consistently rejected those warnings. About a year ago, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a secret risk analysis that said costs were rising sharply and could hit $9.5 to $10 billion. When The Times disclosed the warning, Richard downplayed the analysis….
Evers leads the pack with an 18-point lead
It’s Evers (29%), Vinehout (11%) and Soglin (10%) in the first publicly-released survey of the Democratic primary for governor, conducted by Public Policy Polling.
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So I’m reading the Wisconsin State Journal at the Collectivo coffee shop on Monroe Street in the bleeding heart of liberal Madison. I am slurping extra-dark, dangerously caffeinated brews between bites of a nutritious, life-sustaining cowboy cookie. (They wouldn’t make … Continue reading
Here is the roll call on the vote to impose a $28 annual vehicle registration fee for Dane County residents on top of existing state fees: IN FAVOR 27: BAYRD, BOLLIG, CHENOWETH, CORRIGAN, DYE, ERICKSON, GILLIS, HENDRICK, KOLAR, KRAUSE, LEVIN, MATANO, … Continue reading
On this bright and warmish Monday, the unlettered field hands are singing their folk songs from the AC/DC catalog in memory of its late co-founder as they prepare the Experimental Work Farm & Penal Colony for the onset of winter. … Continue reading
The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes are examining the photograph of Al Franken giving a sleeping young lady’s boobs a good working over while grinning at the camera like a college freshman at a wapatoolie party. Or … Continue reading
UPDATE: Folks, we did it! Early this morning (11-14-17) Ald. Skidmore’s Amendment for 15 more police officers succeeded. The Kemble Krew’s attempt to zero out police failed. Body camera pilot defeated. We’ll get you the roll calls soon. The Madison Common … Continue reading