Open Letter to Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture from Rome

Proposed Wysocki Factory in central Wisconsin would ravage four counties' groundwater and surface water

Got enough milk? Yes, we do.

The enormous milk glut has prompted industrialized dairy factories to dump 43 million gallons of milk as nitrates and phospherous ravage steams, lakes and groundwater, amid growing report of Blue Baby Syndrome. This is indecent.

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.

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.

Community Conversations Menomonie - expansion of family farms


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Community Conversations on Sat., October 8, will feature a presentation by Jeff Smith about expansion of Factory Farms.  The Cranberry Creek CAFO proposed expansion is located in the Town of Rock Creek in southern Dunn County.  The herd of 1,720 may be permitted to increase to 7,250.  That expansion includes the plan to dispose of 5.6 million gallons of liquid manure and 600 tons of solid manure per year.  Adjacent landowners, those who lease lands to the dairy, and area residents have expressed concerns about the expansion of this factory farm.  Those concerns include “the long term quality and quantity of ground water and the impact this has on residents and farmers.”  Rock Creek Township officials and adjacent towns, are concerned about ground water quality and truck traffic damaging roads in their township.  Neighbors are concerned about contamination of their wells and other health concerns.  Come join us in the presentation and discussion that follows.
Community Conversations
Dunn County Non Partisan Issues
Topic:  Expansion of Factory Farms
Speaker:  Jeff Smith
Menomonie Public Library Meeting Room  
Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Public is invited

Video: Water Warriors in Central Wisconsin Fight for Dave Gorski; Water Is Life

Water warrior Dave Gorski fights for clean water in central Wisconsin

Water is life. Right on.

Can a cause in central Wisconsin get some 75 people to show up on a Monday morning with 30 hours notice?

Yes, clean water, stopping the proposed Wysocki Inc.'s factory farm, and electing Dave Gorski over Big Ag man, State Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) gets people out in the streets.

Inspiring video by Eric Peterson:

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Endorses Gorski in Assembly Race


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