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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Delight in the Sun!

Jun 29, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 29, 2016 “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun. Somehow, I think my in-laws, Cindy and Norm, love the sun too. They just returned from the Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin. The Energy Fair, sponsored by the ...

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Don’t Click on that Email from the IRS!

Jun 27, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 22, 2016 In my inbox was an official looking email from the “Internal Revenue Service”. The subject line was: “Tax return request submitted”. Without thinking, I clicked on the attachment to the email. “Did you file our taxes by email?” I asked my husband. It was a silly question. He would no more send our tax return ...

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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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