Action Alert

“IF YOU ARE NOT OUTRAGED YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION” Action Alert #3What are the presidential emergency powers? The are many laws that allow a president to assume extraordinary “emergency” powers. The Brennan Center for Justice has identified 136 potential emergency powers available from such declarations. Many of these are reasonable responses to real emergencies. But others could be abused and used for political purposes.A few of the more dangerous powers include; the use of the military in domestic law enforcement, freezing assets and blocking financial ...

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Wauleco Wood Waste Burning Plan

Site investigation Work PlanWauleco Wood Waste BurningBRRTS#02-37-000006Wausau, WisconsinMarch 15, 2019Prepared for Wauleco, Inc.Prepared by TRC Environmental Corporation of Madison, WisconsinThis letter to the editor will highlight two sections of the 140-page Site Investigation Work Plan.Section 3 IntroductionSection 3.2 Purpose and Approach“The Purpose of this Site Investigation Work Plan (SI Work Plan) is to respond to the request in the WDNR letter to ‘address aerial deposition of contaminants associated with the combustion of wood waste ...

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Vote Tuesday, April 2

April 2 is Spring Election Day in Wisconsin. Important races are being held in state, county, municipal, School Board and other areas.Voter turnout for this type of election is often very low. Please remember to add your voice by voting.An extremely important statewide race on April 2 is the seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voters will elect the next Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, replacing retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson.Why is this race so important? There are many lawsuits that may ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, including: The Legislatu...

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Women 4 Women

You are invited to Women 4 Women. Special guest is Matt Rothschild who will speak on the issues of Voting, Gerrymandering and Money in our Elections.Thursday, April 4, 20196:00-7:30 PMMarathon County Democratic Office833 South 3rd Avenue (enter on the Sherman St. side)Matt Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.Prior to joining the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign at the start of 2015, Matt worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. For most of those, he was the editor and publisher of The Progress...

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Pilgrimage To Peace

 “Pilgrimage to Peace” Panel on Israel and PalestineGreater Wausau AreaMonday, April 1 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.630 Adams St.Obada ShtayehSuzann MollnerWausauTuesday, April 2 - YWCA, 6:30 p.m.613 5th St.WausauWednesday, April 3 – Holy Cross Clare Center, 6:30 p.m.1600 O’Day StreetMerrillAs part of a national tour by Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org), please join us for their panel presentation! Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff Sara Burback, Director of Outreach and Alison Glick, Director of ...

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JERRY APPS speaks about Civilian Conservation Corps

Well-known author Jerry Apps is launching his latest book, “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7,at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.He will sign books and talk about what he learned while writing it. Please note the time, 1 p.m., which is different from other History Speaks presentationsThe Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular New Deal relief program from 1933 to 1942. The program hired young men to live in rustic camps while they planted trees, cut trails, and worked to reverse the effects of soil ...

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Getting Women Elected

You are invited to a Forum for Getting Women Elected.Monday, April. 8, 20196:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.YWCA613 N. 5th StreetWausau, WI 54403Sponsors are AAUW (American Association of University Women) Wausau Chapter and YWCA.(More information at YWCAWAUSAU.orgFeatured speakers will be Marathon County Democratic chair Nancy Stencil and Marathon County Republican chair Kevin Hermening.Stencil and Hermening will speak about women in politics. They will answer questions previously given to them. Lucy Harvey will monitor the questions/answers.After Stencil and ...

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ORIGINAL INTENT, SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS, AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT

Wisconsin has a Supreme Court election on April 2nd. If you have been following this race, or paying attention to any of the U.S Supreme Court nomination hearings, you have heard a lot of noise about judicial philosophy and “original intent.” What does this mean? Is it important?Original intent is the idea that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted based on the original intent or meaning of the authors. This view sees the Constitution as a static document frozen in time. It can only be changed by the formal amendment process. This is in contrast to a ...

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Is Wisconsin’s Grey Wolf an endangered species?

On March 6, 2019 Middle Wisconsin received the following press release from Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R Minocqua):Contact: Senator Tom Tiffany FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (608) 266-2509 March 6, 2019Senator Tiffany’s Statement on the Plan to Lift Wolf Protections MADISON, Wis. - State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released this statement following reports the U.S. Department of Interior plans to lift endangered species protections:“I absolutely agree with Secretary Bernhardt’s decision to remove endangered species protections for the gray ...

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FIRST GLANCE AT GOVERNOR EVERS’ BUDGET

Governor Tony Evers presented his first budget to the Legislature on Thursday evening last week. It was a uniquely crafted budget. It contained encouraging policy for Wisconsin’s future. And many of the Governor’s budget provisions were long overdue.The Governor’s comments highlighted his goal to present the people’s budget to the Legislature: “It’s about creating a Wisconsin that works for everyone — a Wisconsin for us. This isn’t the Tony Evers’ budget, the Democratic budget, the speaker’s budget, or the Republican budget — this is the people’s ...

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