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In April 1991, former Gov. Tommy Thompson unveiled Mobility 2000, an ambitious plan for every mode of transportation in Wisconsin. It's the kind of vision that our state needs today.
Meet the Assembly’s Odd Couple: Republican Rep. Bob Gannon, 58, and Democratic Rep. Jason Fields, 46.
But remember that old saying, “If you think you’re leading, but there is no one following, you’re just out for a walk.”
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to deliver Wisconsin citizens, including our most vulnerable adults and children, a multi-billion-dollar bill we cannot pay.
Even a small population increase is a problem because the state prison system has an operating capacity of 17,479. The prison system is now 30 percent over its capacity.
Just weeks after the American people forcefully rejected Trumpcare, Speaker Ryan rammed through another version of the House Republicans' so-called “health care” bill that's even worse for Americans than the first version.
In just eight years, Farm-to-School measures have been adopted in almost 50 percent of Wisconsin school districts, including Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and almost every school district in Rock County.
Today, 16 legislators on the Joint Finance Committee begin voting on the 2017-19 state budget. They easy stuff will be resolved first; the hardest decisions won’t be made until mid-June.
Research done last year for the state Department of Transportation, at the 2015 Legislature’s request, shows tolling offers an opportunity to rebuild and modernize the state’s Interstates.
Despite the rhetoric, our legislative majorities aren’t focused on how to make Wisconsin prosper or America great. They apparently don’t believe that the purpose of holding office is to benefit the general population.
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