I know I can be very passionate – sometimes to a fault – when it comes to issues that matter a great deal to me, and I’m sure it’s obvious to all six of my regular readers that autism happens to be one of those issues. In a blog entry, I said Mark Honadel, “apparently [...]
I’m not going to say much about this video, because it speaks for itself, but I will say I’m just glad they put that disclaimer at the end.
(Many thanks to Kevin B. for tipping me off to this little gem)
Shame on him for caving in and allowing mandatory health insurance coverage for autism treatment to be cut from the budget “compromise” reached late yesterday. It’s really a sad day when politicians are so readily willing to make treatment for autistic kids a political issue, and it’s a sad day when Democrats are so quick [...]
A few days ago, I wrote a little about the anti-tax rally held in Madison by the conservative fringe group Americans For Prosperity, as well as the counter-rally held by members of AFSCME, Wisconsin’s largest government employees union. I noted then that the number of AFSCME members was almost double the number of folks attending [...]
…but that doesn’t mean the budget debacle is over. The State Senate and Assembly still have to vote in favor of the agreement reached by Governor Jim Doyle and legislative leaders.
The package includes a $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax and a $200 million transfer from the Patients Compensation Fund to balance [...]
So today was the day that the rabidly anti-tax folks at Americans for Prosperity held a rally against hiking Wisconsin’s taxes even higher. What’s most interesting about the rally (at least to me) is the fact that the number of anti-tax folks who were in attendance was far smaller than the number of folks that [...]
Apparently so, according to those “compassionate conservatives” in Madison. Assembly Republicans have released a list of things that the Republican leadership sent out that they find objectionable in the Governor’s new budget, and included among the many objectionable items is this:
Autism Insurance Mandate with $1.3 million in new spending to cover the cost of [...]
Does Wisconsin have a racial disparity when it comes to locking up minorities for crimes? According to John McAdams, Marquette University’s resident wingnut professor of political science, the answer is no. Professor McAdams posits that blacks are disproportionately imprisoned because they commit more crimes. In fact, McAdams cites a recent report he wrote as proof [...]
I’ve read that Michael Gableman has said his interest in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court seat currently held by Louis Butler has nothing to do with partisan politics, saying:
“I am not running to become a lawmaker,” Gableman said in a Capitol press conference. “Lawmaking should be left to the legislative and executive branches. [...]
Congratulations to Vice President Al Gore for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless work on the issue of global climate change. This has been a banner year for Gore, as the Nobel Peace Prize joins an Oscar and an Emmy among the awards Gore has won. As news of his selection as the [...]