Dismantling Civil Service Passes Senate Despite Disturbing Debate

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

LAB Hotline Valuable Option in Times of Intimidation One by one Senators stood on the Senate floor and told of secret meetings held with state workers. Supervisors had forbid employees to talk with their elected representatives. Employees felt intimidated. They wanted to improve state services but were afraid of losing their jobs if they raised questions ...

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Trying to Fix What They Broke says State Senator Vinehout

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 19, 2016 “Governor Walker and his GOP leaders are trying to fix what they broke over the last several years.” said State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). “While the Governor talks about helping make college affordable and the importance of education, his feel good proposals do not undo the damage to higher education and our public schools.” ...

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The State of Two States

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 20, 2016 “Yesterday, ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, Politico released its third annual analysis on ‘The States of the Union.’ For the third straight year, Politico ranked Minnesota one of the two strongest states in the nation,” touted the Office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Wisconsin ranked 11th moving up ...

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Speed and Secrecy Kill Democracy

Jan 11, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 13, 2016 “How can we digest all your work in this short amount of time?” Senator Bewley asked the Chair of the housing committee and author of the bill before her. An amendment replacing the bill was released just before the hearing on that bill. “How can we have a thoughtful and intelligent discussion...we just got ...

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Whose Property Rights Are Most Important?

Jan 6, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 6, 2016 “My neighbor likes to expand his lot,” Kelly told me. “First he put up a stone fence on our property and then he built a jungle gym for his kids on his other neighbor’s property.” The fence stayed but the jungle gym came down. Laws and fences help make good neighbors. Often these “laws” are ...

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Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2016

Dec 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

December 30, 2015 “I spent all day trying to get an ID for my mother,” Joe from Union Township told me. His mother, age 84, recently gave up her driver’s license because of a vision problem. She’d moved into an apartment in Eau Claire. By changing her address and surrendering her drivers’ license, Joe’s mom was without ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702
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