Uber vs. Taxi Cabs: Is a Statewide Preemption of Local Laws a Good Idea?

Apr 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

April 8, 2015 Could a ride-sharing company known as Uber be in your future? Testimony from company lobbyists suggests we may soon see the San Francisco based app-driven ride-sharing company in rural Wisconsin. That is if state lawmakers pass new legislation to stop/preempt locals from regulating the ride-share drivers. Uber is a multinational computer app-driven company that matches ...

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Details Buried Deep in Budget Affect Students and Voters

Apr 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

April 1, 2015 “I didn’t know that was a part of the state budget,” the parent told me. That was the reciprocity agreement between Wisconsin and Minnesota to allow students from across state lines to attend public universities at in-state tuition costs. This arrangement saves students and parents out-of-state tuition costs. The governor’s budget removes state funds to ...

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Advocacy Gives Voice to the Voiceless – Families Support Family Care and IRIS

Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 25, 2015 I remember when I first met a man I’ll call ‘Ron’. He came to my office with his caregiver. He couldn’t speak but used a speech synthesizer and an iPad to introduce himself. He was joined by several friends – all in wheelchairs – who told me their inspiring stories of independence. Ron passionately ...

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Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 18, 2015 “It’s very important that we are here today,” the farmer from Independence told me. “In fact, it’s more important that we be here than anywhere else.” Here was in my Capitol office. Local farmers were visiting as part of Ag Day at the Capitol. The weather that day was dry and warm. It was ...

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Legislative Season Brings Many Capitol Visitors

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 11, 2015 “I’ve never done this before,” the young woman told me. She came to my Capitol office for the first time to talk about issues important to her and her profession. She was one of about two-dozen groups that recently visited. People imagine a legislator’s job as debating on the Senate floor. But much of ...

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Economic Development $$$ Grow ~ Public Oversight Shrinks

Mar 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 4, 2015  “I’ve heard about the cuts,” the Buffalo County man said. “But this budget spends more. Who’s getting more money?” Folks are concerned about big cuts to the UW; cuts to local schools; scaling back of health programs for the disabled; public radio and TV losing state support. But the new budget spends $3 billion more ...

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