11 results for tag: Wisconsin


An open letter to Rep. Scott Krug

Hospitals are being bogged down by unvaccinated people requiring treatment for a preventable illness.

Help Pollinators By Collecting Wild Common Milkweed Seedpods In Select Central Sands-Area Counties

The DNR seeks donations of mature milkweed seedpods from select Wisconsin counties to aid plantings on state prairies.

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.

Follow the policy

We will look at a way we can use the information which is provided by these services and how they could be improved to increase access to all voters.

For and by the people

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. If you watch your local news, then you have a greater chance of learning what your state legislature is doing than someone who watches a cable news channel. However, both the local station’s coverage and the local newspaper are going to deliver old news. By the time you find out, something important could have happened to move a bill along or you may have missed a public hearing. There are easier ways to learn what is going on in the legislature than hanging out in the capitol building and attending floor sessions, and these take less time then sitting through the same meetings on Wisconsin Eye. One of the ...

Earth Day has its roots in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and Earth Day go back a long way together. Truth be told, without Wisconsin, Earth Day might not even exist. Dismayed by a disastrous oil spill off the coast of California in 1969, our own Senator Gaylord Nelson conceived and set in motion the gears that made Earth Day 1970 a phenomenon to be reckoned with.

Joint Finance Committee announces details for virtual public hearing

Registration to take part in the virtual public hearing on the state budget opens today at 10 a.m. and runs through April 26th at 5 p.m. The virtual hearing will take place on April 28th.

Moving Forward in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the chauvinistic, conservative – and I would add racist – voice of the Republican legislature is obstructing just about everything good for people. A number of “clearly common sense” actions are being blocked or ignored by political leadership who – as Jimmy Carter once said about Republicans – “are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.”

Black history in Wisconsin

The writing of the the state constitution involves Black suffrage. In 1846, a first draft of the constitution allowed black men to vote. This draft was not adopted. The successful 1848 State Constitution explicitly barred Black men from voting while it allowed all white men, even immigrants who were not citizens, to vote. After statehood, three referendums were held on suffrage for Black men (1849, 1857, and 1865). All were defeated. Citizenship was defined as being white and male.

Wisconsin Senate Bills beg the question: What’s in a name?

On February 5th, three bills were read into the record for the first time this year. These three bills are all related to food labeling. While this is a topic which may not gain as much press as many other subjects, it is a topic which we should keep a very close watch on.