Delight in the Sun!

Jun 29, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 29, 2016 “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun. Somehow, I think my in-laws, Cindy and Norm, love the sun too. They just returned from the Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin. The Energy Fair, sponsored by the ...

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Don’t Click on that Email from the IRS!

Jun 27, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 22, 2016 In my inbox was an official looking email from the “Internal Revenue Service”. The subject line was: “Tax return request submitted”. Without thinking, I clicked on the attachment to the email. “Did you file our taxes by email?” I asked my husband. It was a silly question. He would no more send our tax return ...

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Birth, Life and Death of a Bad Idea

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 15, 2016 “No one had any inkling this was happening,” Michael Blumenfeld told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We are just scratching our heads. Why would you do this?” Mr. Blumenfeld spoke for the Wisconsin Family Care Association in early spring of 2015. The frail elderly, disabled, and their families learned the governor sought to privatize the ...

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Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection

Jun 8, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 8, 2016 We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water. Residents in Kewaunee County wonder more than most if the water they drink is really safe. Well water tested in a random sample ...

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How to Make Heads or Tails of Wisconsin’s Finances

May 30, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

June 1, 2016 “Is there any news on how the state is positioned for revenue growth?” Mr. Olsen inquired in his letter. “How do our finances compare to other states?” Mrs. Adams asked. People want to know about the health of Wisconsin’s finances. As I began my research, I spoke with the State Auditor and the chief financial ...

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School Funding Hits Home

May 25, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 25, 2016 What’s wrong with school funding? Explaining this to voters is difficult. Try explaining it to a ninth grader who is losing a favorite teacher. The teacher is not retiring. At 53 and after teaching for 29 years, he lost his job. Recently I spent a day teaching high school students about school funding and ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702