March is my favorite month for birthdays. It gives me another excuse to make what in my family is the traditional birthday cake -- German chocolate layer cake. In addition to my own, my brother, Bob, has a birthday this month. I try to be especially nice to him this month because he is a gardener and sometimes I reap the benefits -- March is a good month for gardening, too.
It's commonly referred to as the Right-to-Work legislation, but it could just as easily be called a Union Dues Opt-Out bill. Such is the way two opposing sides attempt to use language to sway public opinion.
The Wisconsin Legislature began work last week on the bill that would prevent private-sector unions from entering into contracts that require employees to join a union as a condition of employment.
Gov. Scott Walker evidently has embarked on the long road to the White House, and like it or not, the state of Wisconsin will bear the effects. Whether he continues to do what is best for Wisconsin or what is best for his presidential aspirations already has been called into question.
Early indications show he is off to a strong start on the campaign trail. He has led polls in Iowa and New Hampshire and currently ranks at or near the top in several recent surveys of GOP voters.
Jan. 21 marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s horrendous decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which is undermining our democracy. We’ve seen its ugly consequences right here in Wisconsin.
I’ve always worked for family businesses.
To me, the successes and challenges that we explore in this week’s Family Business Special Edition are familiar and certainly not unique.