The web site is a new project for my web development company. Think of it as a set of  mini-sites about different topcs and (eventually) different parts of the state. At the moment we're concentrating on the Chippewa Valley.  If you are in the area please join me at our first Community Meeting -- at 6 PM on Monday the 24th.  The meeting will be in the classroom at the beautiful classroom at Menomonie Market Food Co-op - it's upstairs in the office area.

Organizing Co-op helps to pass CAFO moratorium

Courtesy Wikipedia

The Dunn County Board last night passed a six month moratorium on CAFO expansion of more than 10% on farms of over 1000 animals in the county. This is in response to a very large expansion of Cranberry Creek Farm planned for the county, and was prompted by many questions raised about the ability of the farm owners to manage runoff, and some serious issues with the application and the ability of the DNR to properly consider the issues  in awarding a permit. The permit is for an expansion of up to 7150 animals.

Private School Subsidy for Special Education Raises Concerns About Quality and Cost

Kathleen Vinehout
Senator Kathleen Vinehout
“When you write about tax money going to private schools, please tell people about special education vouchers,” a rural school board member told me. “Because of a change in state law, our school district is paying for special education students to sit at home in front of a computer.”

Lynn Utesch Generating Headlines

Lynn Utesch, Democratic Party nominee for Wisconsin assembly district one

Coming off a League of Women Voters candidate forum this week in Door County, Lynn Utesch was roundly praised for a passionate and erudite performance that "cleaned the clock of" State Rep. Joel Kitchens, in the words of a Utesch supporter.

Now, along with the Gorski-Krug race in assembly district 72, Utesch is gaining currency as a major pick-up opportunity in an election that may see some one dozen Democratic Party gains should the political trajectory keep moving towards a wave cycle.

There Is Something Wrong with Big Ag, So Let's Beat Them

Central Sands of Wisconsin

Big Ag is spending $Six figures on the lackeys in the legislature who run political interference for the polluters and poisoners of our families and communities. Rightwing money allied with Big Ag is working to defeat State Sen. Julie Lassa and Dave Gorski in central Wisconsin, Here's what we can all do ...

School Privatization Money Pours into Central Wisconsin

American Federation for Children defames Dave Gorski

In rightwing land, it's indecent. The way to campaign is for Scott Krug and his extremist friends to inflict as much psychological abuse as possible on a disabled rights champ, educator and public school advocate by claiming he is against rights for the disabled and public schools. Welcome to the muck where Krug resides.

Sabotage by Health Care Industry & Conservative Politicians True Cause of Rising Health Premiums

For Immediate Release--October 11, 2016

Contact(s): Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected]         

Kevin Kane (414) 550-8280 [email protected]

Web Link to News Release

Sabotage by Health Care Industry & Conservative Politicians True Cause of Rising Health Premiums

Blaming ObamaCare is a political gambit, not health policy

A robust public option and controlling prescription drug costs essential

Statewide: The 2017 health insurance premium rates released by the Walker Administration present an incomplete picture.

While the release of rates by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is a step forward from last year, when Wisconsin was the only state not to release premium prices in advance, the agency’s press release is silent on the causes of health insurance inflation. This silence has muddled this critical public policy question and left the door open to misleading explanations that won’t help us make health care more affordable.


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