Wisconsin

Industry phasing out microplastics, but PA lawmakers want a ban anyhow

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Audio, Federal Government, Illinois, Indiana, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments

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Three Pennsylvania legislators plan on introducing a ban on microplastics. One sponsor says the law is necessary, even if some companies are voluntarily phasing the ingredient out.

Eight states have already passed such bans, more than a dozen have or are considering one, and such legislation is pending in Congress.

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Wisconsin ends discrimination against homeschool diplomas

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A homeschool diploma was good enough to get someone into college but until this week it wasn’t enough to get that same person a job escorting students to the bathroom at voucher schools in Wisconsin.

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Abrahamson asks appeals court to help her hold on to chief justice seat

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants a federal appeals court to help her reclaim the state court’s top job.

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Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws cost taxpayers more, study finds

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The Platteville School District might just underscore the problems and complexities of Wisconsin’s 80-year-old prevailing wage laws.

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Study: More freedom leads to better results for charter school students

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Allowing schools greater independence to make important policy decisions leads to better results for students, according to a new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

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Will Wisconsin see the return of the ‘Liquor Wars’ through sneaky bill?

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The nation’s liquor makers are worried Republican leadership are about slip a Mickey to Wisconsin’s three-tier alcohol distribution system.

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