For more than two centuries, governments in this country have paid newspapers to publish public notices about the actions of government. But now, Wisconsin state legislators are circulating a pair of bills, AB70 and SB42, that aim to take public notices out of newspapers and put them instead on government websites.
As a local and state government official, I want the public to have as much information as possible. It doesn’t matter if they gather their information from a government website or if they read it in the public notice section of the local newspaper. In many areas of the state, newspapers are the lifeblood of a community and sometimes the only convenient source of information.
Wisconsin state budget bills are usually 1,000 or more pages in length and contain many small items that receive little or no attention. That is not to say, however, that serious questions cannot arise from the minutiae.
Trump’s protectionist trade policies will hurt state far more than others.
Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.
In 38 counties only 5% of local roads are rated “good.”
"I won by 146,000 votes," he boasted to the New York Times. "I represent the majority. Now, they're a vocal minority," referring to the crowds at the town hall meetings. And of course Republican stalwarts like Jim Sensenbrenner couldn't possibly think that those constituents are worth representing.
In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck says President Donald Trump behaved in his Tuesday speech to Congress.
Move over Ulysses Grant and the Crédit Mobilier scandal. Step aside Warren Harding and the Teapot Dome imbroglio. In just a few weeks, Donald Trump has you both beat when it comes to presidential financial impropriety.
On Nov. 6, 2018 we will elect a new Congress (all the House members and 33 senators will be up for election.) Is it time to throw the bums out, keep the few good ones and start turning America into a Nation of peace builders and turn our backs on war mongering?
Incumbent state superintendent and challenger have fierce disagreements.
Our country needs to return to its federalist roots and allow states more power to innovate without unfunded mandates and federal regulations that have impeded the path of prosperity for far too long.
American manufacturers and steel workers, like the men and women who work at Neenah Foundry, today help build our nation’s water infrastructure and they deserve a solid commitment from the president and Congress on a strong Buy America standard that rewards their hard work.
It could end badly for the president.
As law professors RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja R. West recently wrote in The New York Times, while the First Amendment prohibits government censorship and offers protection against lawsuits, journalists have few constitutional rights to government documents and sources, or from being maligned by people in power. Trump, they noted, appears set on blowing up the “mutually dependent” relationships the White House press corps has had with presidential administrations from both parties.