What Art?

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 16, 2014 “Art has the power to fill spaces in our souls that nothing else can,” said Alan Nugent, owner of Abode Art Gallery in Stockholm. I recently had an opportunity to learn about art and its impact on Wisconsin. “Art has the power to transport, transform, to call and excite. I see this every day ...

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Wisconsin Leading the Way in State Cuts to Schools?

Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 9, 2014 “Hard to believe we are in competition for last place!” said Pepin Superintendent Bruce Quinton. This is hard to believe indeed. A recently released study of state budget cuts to local schools has Wisconsin ranked second only to Alabama in cuts per pupil. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looked at state dollars spent ...

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Money in Politics: What Can a Person Do?

Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 2, 2014 “What can I do to stop corporate money from taking over our country?” Betty from Buffalo County asked me. She joined about 20 local people in viewing the film Koch Exposed that focused on the power of a few to manipulate elections. Money in politics is almost universally hated. In poll after poll Americans say money ...

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Investing in Wisconsin…For our Children, For our Future

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

June 25, 2014 I climbed aboard the tractor-driven wagon at the Pierce County Dairy Breakfast and nodded to two smiling girls clutching brightly colored balloons. Two families down was a little boy with tears in his eyes. His mother comforted him.“Would you like my balloon?” I asked the boy. “Let me put the string around your ...

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Enjoy Wisconsin’s Dairy Breakfasts

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

June 18, 2014 June is dairy month. Wisconsin celebrates dairy in a special way: the dairy breakfast. Folks come early for the fresh pancakes, sausage, cheese curds and country air. They stay for the ice cream – “Mom, this is the first time I’ve had ice cream for breakfast” – and for the neighbors. “I’ve seen people I ...

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When Good People Disagree: The Case of the Amish and the State Building Code

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

June 11, 2014 “We want to protect our religious convictions against modern technology and preserve the Heritage our Forefathers handed down on us and our children,” the man from Springfield Township recently wrote me. “We live a humble life, therefore we also want humble houses to live in,” he wrote. He explained he didn’t hire contractors, install electrical ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702