This is worth a read.
More than one in seven Wisconsinites — including 379,000 children and 164,000 seniors — will see their monthly food stamp benefits fall in November as provisions from a 2009 economic stimulus law phase out.
Overall, families in the state will receive about $89 million less over the next year through [...]
Many Progressives are less than enthused about Mike Tate’s early endorsement of Mary Burke, as many of them believe that we need to let the primary process run its course. Many of these same people are holding out for a more progressive candidate to enter the race. One name most often mentioned is, Kathleen Vinehout. [...]
Earlier this month Senator Chris Larson included a discussion on the asbestos legislation currently before the legislature in Madison in one of his newsletters.
This week, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor took up legislation–Senate Bill 13 and its companion, Assembly Bill 19–intended to limit the rights of victims to pursue legal action against [...]
No doubt the folks from Gogebic Taconite will find a way to justify their iron mine regardless… Asbestos mineral fibers have been found in a rock sample at the site of a proposed iron ore mine by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The agency said Monday that asbestos was confirmed by the Wisconsin Geological [...]
From my in box:
I wanted you to be among the first to know that, as of this morning, I’m running for governor of Wisconsin.
Watch my announcement video.
Helping to turn my family’s business, Trek Bicycle, into a global company has been a big part of my life. Now I’d like to help [...]
Well we knew that this would happen eventually. Republicans have lit a fire under the people of the United States with this shutdown. We still have federal parks close and federal employees at home without pay. While most of this will probably be resolved in some time, I am encouraged by the fact that people [...]
I am highly dubious of the various Forbes Best of lists…they seem contrived and simply audience building exercises…not real news topics. But in their latest Best States For Business…while our neighbors Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana are all in the top 25 states listed…Wisconsin is nowhere to be found. Just sayin’!
Absolutely no good can come of this for state employees… A proposal to shift state employee health benefits from a competitive HMO model to a self-insured program could be gathering momentum, with Gov. Scott Walker scheduled to discuss the matter with health plan executives Tuesday.
A committee of the state’s Group Insurance Board, which oversees [...]
To say there’s a serious heroin epidemic in the state of Wisconsin would be an understatement. It seems everyday I’m reading a new report about a heroin-related death in Wisconsin, and according to a recent survey of county coroners by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the number of heroin-related deaths in Wisconsin rose about 50 [...]