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Celebrating Wisconsin’s Dairyland

Jun 21, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

June 21, 2017 “Do you still milk?” I asked Jim at a recent gathering. “No,” he told me. “My son tells me the most help I can be is to stay out of the way,” he joked. We both agreed that was hard. Dairying gets in your blood. June is dairy month. A time to celebrate all ...

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Will Wisconsin’s Future Children Receive an Equal Education?

Jun 15, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

June 14, 2017 Progress with the state budget is at a standoff in the Capitol. Behind closed doors, leaders are talking details and trying to find votes. Openly, legislative leaders point to a lack of agreement on public education. They say no progress can happen until they round up necessary votes for the education portion of the ...

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What Choices Would You Make?

Jun 8, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

June 7, 2017 In the next few weeks, state lawmakers are voting on how Wisconsin spends money over the next two years. The choices legislators make will affect our communities and our lives. Lawmakers are working off a spending plan submitted by the Governor earlier this year. Changes have already been made to his proposal. For example, the ...

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Is There a “Good” Tax?

May 31, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 31, 2017 “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago. Taxes pay for much of the goods and services we take for granted, such as roads, fire and police protection, consumer protections, schools, parks, and our social safety net. Taxes make up the largest part ...

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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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