3 results for author: Roger Springman


ALL IS NOT WELL IN RIVER CITY

I am fortunate to be one of the nearly 50 citizens advising the DNR on matters related to the state's first Inland Trout Management Plan. In this capacity, I decided to visit with dedicated trout anglers and professionals from all over the state : Driftless Region, Central Sands, Blue Hills, Northern Highlands, Namekagan River area. We need to pay attention to what they said. In a nutshell, trout fishing is poised to go backwards without change. What convinced these passionate anglers that changes are needed? Few anglers fishing after mid-June in most areas. Fewer young people trout fishing. Fewer families making trout fishing a generational ...

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP: KNOW THE EFFECTS OF SELF-INSURANCE BEFORE ADOPTING

The Walker Administration is racing to complete final work on adopting a self-insurance program for the 2017-2019 biennial budget. The lure is more than $42 million in potential annual savings promised by Segal Consulting, the consultant to the Group Insurance Board (GIB). While there is nothing wrong with looking at ways to save money, there is something wrong when doing it to the exclusion of considering the adverse effects of such a change.The health insurance marketplace is extremely complex and inter-connected: pull it here and something moves over there.  To avoid the complete range of unintended consequences, (e.g. substantially less ...

IS A PRIVATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM POSSIBLE IN WISCONSIN?

Senate Bill 45 is a bill to begin to create a private retirement system in Wisconsin. Chief sponsors are Senator Dave Hansen and Representative Eric Genrich. This bill is an important first step for employees in the private sector who do not have access to a pension.This bill does NOT create the actual retirement system. It allows for the creation of a private Retirement Security Board which would be enabled to study the creation of such a private system. The WRS (Wisconsin Retirement System might provide a framework for a private sector system, but the two systems would be managed and held separately.This bill is an important first step for ...