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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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State Budget: Start with What’s Real

Apr 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 19, 2017 When it comes to paying the bills you’ve got to deal with what’s real. You can’t spend rhetoric. Lawmakers are doubling down to deal with the state budget. Public hearings and town hall meetings are scheduled across the state. Many civic groups are hosting legislators in a discussion of the state budget. Many are ...

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Meth Addiction: the Growing Epidemic in our Neighborhood

Apr 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 12, 2017 “We are up to our gills in meth,” the county worker told me. “Four years ago one quarter of our child-protection cases were related to meth. Now, 92% of these cases are related to meth.” “Our system just isn’t equipped to deal with the meth problem,” said another social worker. Recently, more than 400 county ...

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Protect the Constitution from a Convention

Apr 5, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 5, 2017 What do the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union and the John Birch Society have in common? They all think legislation calling for a federal constitutional convention is a bad idea. A very bad idea. The last time we had a constitutional convention was a long time ago… in 1787 to ...

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Healthcare: What’s Next?

Mar 29, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

March 29, 2016 “Obamacare is the law of the land,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told the nation. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” The much-maligned Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 will stay in place. Self-employed older Americans and state budget directors breathed a sigh of relief. The Republican plan would have ...

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