Meth Addiction: the Growing Epidemic in our Neighborhood

Apr 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 12, 2017 “We are up to our gills in meth,” the county worker told me. “Four years ago one quarter of our child-protection cases were related to meth. Now, 92% of these cases are related to meth.” “Our system just isn’t equipped to deal with the meth problem,” said another social worker. Recently, more than 400 county ...

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Assistance Available to Help Farmers Affected by Grassland Dairy Action

Apr 7, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 7, 2017 “I encourage farmers affected by the changes at Grassland Dairy Products Inc. to contact me or the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The department’s Farm Center mission is to help farmers in critical situations, like those impacted by the action of Grassland Dairy. They will provide farmers with services, including ...

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Protect the Constitution from a Convention

Apr 5, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 5, 2017 What do the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union and the John Birch Society have in common? They all think legislation calling for a federal constitutional convention is a bad idea. A very bad idea. The last time we had a constitutional convention was a long time ago… in 1787 to ...

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Healthcare: What’s Next?

Mar 29, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

March 29, 2016 “Obamacare is the law of the land,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told the nation. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” The much-maligned Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 will stay in place. Self-employed older Americans and state budget directors breathed a sigh of relief. The Republican plan would have ...

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Are Waters in Wisconsin Meeting Water Quality Standards?

Mar 22, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

March 22, 2017 “The bottom line is: Are waters meeting water quality standards?” George Meyer told the Audit Committee at a recent hearing. “[Wisconsin is] adding hundreds of impaired waters every year,” Mr. Meyer added. “It’s because of discharged nitrates and phosphorus.” “Regulations and laws are only as good as enforcement.” Mr. Meyer said. “In the last few ...

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Broadband Expansion: Rural Wisconsin Needs the Real Deal

Mar 15, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

March 15, 2017 “All we seek is help to get the basic broadband services that you all take for granted,” Justin Fortney from Clifton Township in Pierce County wrote to me.  “It has been frustrating for us families to watch the digital revolution pass us by…We often…pack the family into the car and drive to a ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702