Wisconsin in focus: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Channel 3000: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan The state Assembly’s top Republicans say they agree with most of the Senate’s new budget proposal but will have to review the plan. Senate Republicans introduced their proposal Tuesday as a standoff with their Assembly counterparts over road funding stretches on. It calls for $712 million in […]

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Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]

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Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to work in the Civil Rights Movement were shocked to experience denial of justice and […]

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Krug: Editors and publishers fail when transparency is absent in reader ‘comments’

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Where the media falls down so badly so often is in its approach to stories. Slanted and misleading headlines, hyperbolic and unsubstantiated reporting that’s short on facts and long on opinion, and manufactured outrage probably are the worst of what stands for journalism today. But that’s simply the content that lives above the comment line. […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Calculating Wisconsin’s cost – and benefits – of landing Foxconn

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin State Journal: Calculating Wisconsin’s cost — and benefits — of landing Foxconn What’s it worth to Wisconsin to become the U.S. hub for a global company with 1 million employees and $136 billion in annual revenue? Answer: It depends on what the state will gain vs. the size of the public investment over time. As […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Lawmaker: ’99 percent’ sure craft brewery changes dead

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin Lawmaker: ’99 percent’ sure craft brewery changes dead A proposal that would require breweries and wineries to stop selling their products on-site and instead work through distributors is probably going nowhere, a key Republican lawmaker said Wednesday. Craft brewers and wineries were outraged last month when a mysterious memo emerged detailing a plan that […]

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