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AUDIT: WEDC Cannot Be Certain of Any Jobs Created or Retained

May 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 24, 2017 Our state spends a great deal of money on economic development. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is responsible for overseeing much of the taxpayer money that goes to job creation. A recently released audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) found that “WEDC cannot be certain about the number of jobs actually ...

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Everyone Needs to Pay Their Fair Share

May 17, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 17, 2017 Big-Business Tax Credits Mean Fewer Budget Dollars “Can anything be done to force the largest corporations in the state to pay something for the roads, ports, airports, fire and police services, educated workforce, etc. that they are using in our state?” Linea recently wrote to me. “This implies the smaller businesses are paying far ...

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“REINS Act” – New Power for Leaders to Stop Public Protections

May 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 10, 2017 “This is the broadest, most dangerous bill you’ve never heard of.” I told my colleagues during a recent Senate debate. “It’s an obscure way to shut down government from doing something that the Legislature intended to do.” Senate Bill 15, known by the initials REINS, would allow leaders of the Legislature to shut down ...

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Youth in Government Day Engages Teens

May 2, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 3, 2017 “Imagine you could make the laws. What would you change about how things are run?” My question to the students spurred a long discussion about change in our world. Almost 100 high school students recently participated in Trempealeau County Youth in Government Day. The daylong session was designed to encourage youth to become engaged ...

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High Capacity Well Proposal Makes Water Problems Worse

Apr 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 26, 2017 What if you woke up one morning turned on the faucet to wash your face and saw brown water coming out of your tap? Stacy Sylla of rural Lincoln Township in Trempealeau County texted me just such a photo of water the color of sludge. She has gone through three washing machines, dug fistfuls ...

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