Have an Opinion about Your Internet Connection? Let Your Voice be Heard!

Aug 11, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 10, 2016  Do you have a great Internet connection? Less than what you’d prefer? Makes it impossible for you to do your work or your children’s homework? No service at all? Make your opinion known! The state is taking a survey of how Wisconsinites connect to the Internet. The survey is free – and ironically – available ...

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Concerns about Rising Property Taxes? Support More State Aid for Schools

Aug 6, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 3, 2016 “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me. I hesitated. No one in Madison – that I know – intentionally wanted to increase property taxes. However, one result of historic state cuts to schools is an increase in property taxes. Ironically, ...

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Our County Fair is a Celebration of How We All Work Together

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

July 27, 2016 “The Demolition Derby is ON!” a fair organizer told folks in the commercial building. “We have a three or four hour window in the weather and we are going to run the show.” Cars and trucks lined up for two miles waiting to get to the show. The rain held off all evening. That ...

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Saying “Good Bye” to Benjamin

Jul 21, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

July 20, 2016 “I make the promises and my staff keeps them,” said former state Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). I don’t know if Senator Schultz was the first to say this but his statement certainly describes the important role of Capitol staff. Our 31st Senate District long-time staffer Benjamin Larson will be leaving soon for Minneapolis. ...

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UWEC and Local Business: A flourishing relationship worthy of investment

Jul 21, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

July 13, 2016 “One hundred years ago the Chamber rented a rail car to go down to Madison,” President Bob McCoy of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce told the gathering of business leaders. A century ago, Chamber members traveled to Madison to advocate for a new UW campus in Eau Claire. “Maybe next time we’ll have ...

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Government Accountability Died the End of June

Jul 10, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

  July 6, 2016 Government Accountability passed in a quiet death the last day of June. There was no fanfare, no long speeches – just hard working employees packing up personal items. I imagined the nonpartisan judges of the Government Accountability Board (GAB) breathed a deep sigh as they left their service on the GAB and ended the rough ...

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