The Republican triumvirate in Madison will repeal local public employee residency requirements as part of their state budget. Regardless of your position on the subject, isn’t this the perfect candidate for a binding referendum in every municipality with residency rules? Although Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee’s residency rules and Milwaukee’s public employee unions are getting the [...]
A bit delayed in posting these – but better late that never to urge more focus on the shifting landscape of poverty in America, the rotten Farm Bill, and the generosity of the ruling class.
The New Face of Poverty in America | NationofChange
A point to consider which Hightower doesn’t make about poverty statistics: [...]
Democratic State Rep. Cory Mason of Racine proposed honoring the kringle _ a large round flat pastry with a hole in the middle made predominantly in Racine County _ in the state budget proposal that passed early Wednesday.
I have been considering a series of blogs titled, “This is in the state budget?” or at [...]
One of the non-budget items that has been included in the 2014-2015 Wisconsin state budget, would allow the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to charter an independent school in Wauwatosa as part of UWM’s innovation park. Actually the provision is even broader than that but Wauwatosa is the first community that UWM has targeted.
In another sinister attempt to restrict voter rights in the State of Wisconsin, State Representative Jeff Stone of Greenfield introduced a new bill that is quietly but quickly moving through the state assembly.
As I posted earlier one of the points in the bill limits recalling elected municipal and school board officials to instances where [...]
Governor Scott Walker found his way to Milwaukee today and signed Assembly Bill 85 to gut the power and authority of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors:
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday Milwaukee County government should function more efficiently, under a County Board reform bill Walker signed into law.
“This allows us to empower the taxpayer,” [...]
Here are the lead paragraphs from the JSONLINE article about the state’s approval of the Gogebic Taconite’s request to start drilling test sites in Wisconsin for their proposed iron mine:
The state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday approved plans by Gogebic Taconite to sink eight exploratory drill holes on land targeted for a massive [...]
Over the past several weeks we’ve seen the Republicans in the state legislature grant the governor broad and unethical powers to sell any variety of state assets. The plan would be to sell the facilities and lease them back from the new owners or in the case of utilities buy the heat or steam or [...]