Wisconsin's constitution doesn't allow sports betting, writes columnist Steve Walters in Urban Milwaukee, but that could change. The state's Indian tribes that operate casinos are studying whether their unique status could allow them to offer sports betting that was recently OK'd by the U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin's constitution notwithstanding, he reports.
Upon learning that many of the 13,000 jobs planned for the soon-to-be-built Foxconn plant in Racine County won't actually go to county residents, Political Environment blogger James Rowen, with a bit of sarcasm, thanks the county and the village of Mount Pleasant for all the local tax money, TIF grants and loans so nonresidents could grab jobs.
Oshkosh Northwestern columnist David Hayford complains that the media is spending more time on Roseanne Barr and the fallout from the cancellation of her ABC show than they are on North Korea and other important topics. He's also amused that 10 candidates are running for the Dem nomination for governor.
In a posting with the headline "Democrats behaving badly," Blogging Blue's Ed Heinzelman points to the aborted candidacy of Watertown resident Charisse Daniels, who made the rookie mistake of not getting valid signatures for her nomination papers. Her actions probably doom her chance of ever running again, he surmises.
Conservative columnist Christian Schneider goes further, insisting in the National Review that Wisconsin Democrats appear to be taking a page from the Donald Trump playbook with their vulgar language and crude comments.
The wife of the late Fr. James Groppi, Margaret Rozga, argues in a Journal Sentinel guest column that Milwaukee needs to close a loophole that even now prevents fair housing in the state's largest city. The loophole is allowing discrimination against African-Americans, the veteran of fair housing marches in Milwaukee some 50 years ago insists.