Recently, Sanders’ tune has changed, and the defenders of embattled reproductive rights have noticed.
DNR staff want to see an agency that lives up to its mission. They, and the citizens of Wisconsin whom they serve, want a DNR that promotes science and citizen understanding, not the shabby politics of the moment.
The recent experience of Wisconsin dairy farmers being dropped from their processors and left scrambling to find a new buyer for their milk should be a wake-up call. Dairy farmers, farm groups, and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection should all take a long look at what has happened and what it means for the future of dairy farming in our state.
I encourage all colleges not only to allow but actually to encourage a wide range of speakers because a good education depends on hearing controversial topics that might make one uncomfortable and might even be perceived as offensive.
It is disheartening when my State Rep, Terese Berceau, can call the nationwide war on free speech “an artificial, political controversy.”
The agriculture industry and more than a dozen other influential special interests represented by WMC, including business, manufacturing, real estate and construction, contributed $16.7 million between January 2011 and December 2016 to Republican legislators. These same interests also contributed another $33.2 million to Walker during the period. That’s almost $50 million combined.
By one new measurement, Wisconsin is 12th worst nationally for wells which supply drinking water out of compliance with federal law.
In their latest raid on local control, Assembly Republicans would wipe out Milwaukee County's $30 wheel tax — costing the county $7 million this year and $14 million next year — although the county could try to get it back in a referendum in 2018.
In just eight years, Farm-to-School measures have been adopted in almost 50 percent of Wisconsin school districts, including Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and almost every school district in Rock County.
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The nation is enmeshed in a drug abuse problem that appears unmatched in our country’s history, and Wisconsin has keenly felt its effects.
The entire economy benefits from diversity, fairness, and mutual respect within the business community.
Public safety affects everyone. Therefore, it should be treated seriously. By everyone. This means that residents, government officials, and law enforcement all have a hand to play in keeping our streets safe.
The People’s Budget is a plan to actually help working Americans who have felt left behind by an economy rigged against them.
Turn states loose as innovators, create 50 different pilot plans.