Birth, Life and Death of a Bad Idea

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 15, 2016 “No one had any inkling this was happening,” Michael Blumenfeld told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We are just scratching our heads. Why would you do this?” Mr. Blumenfeld spoke for the Wisconsin Family Care Association in early spring of 2015. The frail elderly, disabled, and their families learned the governor sought to privatize the ...

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Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection

Jun 8, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 8, 2016 We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water. Residents in Kewaunee County wonder more than most if the water they drink is really safe. Well water tested in a random sample ...

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How to Make Heads or Tails of Wisconsin’s Finances

May 30, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 1, 2016 “Is there any news on how the state is positioned for revenue growth?” Mr. Olsen inquired in his letter. “How do our finances compare to other states?” Mrs. Adams asked. People want to know about the health of Wisconsin’s finances. As I began my research, I spoke with the State Auditor and the chief financial ...

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School Funding Hits Home

May 25, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 25, 2016 What’s wrong with school funding? Explaining this to voters is difficult. Try explaining it to a ninth grader who is losing a favorite teacher. The teacher is not retiring. At 53 and after teaching for 29 years, he lost his job. Recently I spent a day teaching high school students about school funding and ...

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Playing Nice in the Sandbox and the River

May 20, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 18, 2016 “People are being driven off the river,” Sue told Black River area residents. “My kids can’t dive off the dock with the big boats. … It didn’t used to be this way. We could all get along - kayakers, canoers, and boaters. I wouldn’t dream of letting my kids kayak now.” Friends of the ...

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Mississippi River is One of America’s Greatest Treasures

May 14, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 4, 2016 “A single drop of water falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico.” Gayle Harper, author/photographer, read this detail on the National Park Service website. “Every cell in my body felt the impact of that and came to full attention. ...

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