11 results for tag: policy
Doing redistricting right
We know that gerrymandering is undemocratic and antithetical to good governance. We know leaving redistricting to the politicians of either party is a mistake.
City of Wausau should rethink bonuses
Knowingly or not, this suggestion represents anti-worker practice and hurts the public.
Wausau Policing Community Survey seeks feedback on Wausau Police Dept.
The Wausau Policing Task Force (WPTF) has released a community survey to gather input and feedback from Wausau residents and visitors concerning attitudes towards and experiences with the Wausau Police Department.
Climate and children
Climate change threatens water, food, security, health, and children. Fortunately, there are effective solutions.
Reimagine waste: From trash to energy
When I say that we can power our cities off of the garbage they produce, you might think that I am referring to the practice of burning garbage. That is not the sole focus of this article, but I feel like it is something that should be discussed.
Reimagine waste: Capturing and reusing carbon to build a better world
If something is not bigger, more expensive, shinier, full of greater functionality and more expensive, it is just not new enough, not good enough. This is a flawed perspective.
New regulations carry the promise of under-enforcement
This lack of enforcement is nothing new. The big difference in the circumstance of the mask mandate is that the decision not to enforce was politically motivated.
The purpose of government is to help
There once was a story of America. It told of the aspiration of centuries of human struggle, of the glowing proof that people from every nation, every walk of life, every religious belief, could come together for the good of all. It told of a magnificent government – of, by, and for the people. It was a story of hope, fairness and respect, a story of community, of caring for one’s fellow man, a story of all the best that humans could be.
Joint Finance Committee designates funds to in-person schools
Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) announced that they will use $68.6 million (10%) of federal funds designated for K-12 schools to reward schools offering in-person instruction. This money will be awarded to school districts based on the number of hours of in-person instruction provided during the 2020-2021 school year. This does not affect the $617.5 million of federal funding earmarked for schools based on the Title I formula.
Wisconsin Legislature strikes mask order; Governor reinstates four hours later
Talk to your friends and neighbors; this is not a partisan political issue. It's an issue of what is right vs. what is wrong, and what is good vs. what is bad for the people in our communities and state.