Rally at Wisconsin Capitol on Oct 22 for Clean Water

Raise a stink, Rally and party at the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol on Oct 22, Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon, and after

Clean and safe water - Rally and party at the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol on Oct 22, Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon, and after.

We're fighting for clean and safe water from the biological, chemical, and economic attack from industrialized ag factories.

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.

Residents Question Public School Money Going to Private Schools

Kathleen Vinehout
Senator Kathleen Vinehout
“I am paying for private schools with my taxes?” the women from Pepin asked following my presentation at a recent Town Hall meeting. “Yes, you are,” I told her.
Residents were surprised at the sharp increase in the state spending on private schools – nearly a doubling in seven years. At the same time, Pepin School District lost nearly half of its state support. With less state money, property taxes made up a larger share of school support.
Wisconsin has funded private schools in Milwaukee by taking money from local public schools for a long time.
With passage of the last state budget, private and independent charter schools in southeast Wisconsin cost state tax coffers $645 million.

Court rejects Walker pee-in-a-cup plea

A federal court has stymied the state of Wisconsin’s effort to drug test food stamp applicants.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) championed the drug test policy as he launched a doomed presidential bid in 2015. The Obama administration said federal law doesn’t allow states to drug test food stamp recipients, so the Walker administration asked a federal court to decide.

And they decided.  Once again proving that the current administration has very little concept of how federal law works, the court basically said that you cannot ask for a test on a law you have not written yet. This is  not quite the same as rejecting the plan to drug test benefit recipients, just that the Walker administration would need to first have their law be rejected, and then appeal. One more case of our govrernment's time and money being sucked up by legal posturing for pointless ideological purpooses.


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