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Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Feb. 8
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Feb. 8
Thumbs Down to no penalty for destroying records and long delays in releasing records; Thumbs Up to panfish fishing plan and BTC learning by building specialized bus.
Our Views: Milton School District should huddle with Y about joint pool idea
The school district is facing the realities of fiscal constraints after a survey showed taxpayers are unlikely to support a referendum to build a new high school.
Our Views: Here’s your chance to help city of Janesville solve expected budget deficit
Our Views: Here’s your chance to help city of Janesville solve expected budget deficit
Recent surveys showed public safety as the top priority of residents. The city also can’t ignore water main breaks. So will this “City of Parks” cut recreation?
Our Views: City of Janesville wise to prepare for the unthinkable
Despite a projected 2017 budget deficit of $800,000, Freitag believes an emergency management coordinator is “absolutely critical” and will ask for it again.
Our Views: It's past time to get drunks off state's roads
Our Views: It's past time to get drunks off state's roads
Wisconsin remains the only state that doesn't consider a first offense drunken driving even a misdemeanor crime. Instead, it's a civil violation, a traffic ticket.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Feb. 1
Thumbs Up to policing in Janesville, school lunch buddies; Thumbs Down to not requiring kids to wear life jackets, leaving plowed snow in roads.
Our Views: Rock County welcomes state’s Family Care program
Our Views: Rock County welcomes state’s Family Care program
Expected waits for services were up to 10 years. State-imposed levy limits gave families no hope for quicker services. That’s unconscionable.
Our Views: Use anonymous juries only rarely
Our Views: Use anonymous juries only rarely
More anonymous juries could clash with two of our nation's constitutional amendments. It also could conflict with a state Supreme Court decision from the late 1990s.
Our Views: It’s time to lift veil of secrecy under which WIAA operates
The WIAA essentially is a quasi-government agency. ... In relatively secrecy, the WIAA crafts rules that athletes and coaches in public schools must follow.
Our Views: Morgan or Klawitter? Conspiracy allegations lacking in evidence
Our Views: Morgan or Klawitter? Conspiracy allegations lacking in evidence
It's not like his supporters lacked time to nominate Klawitter. The board crafted the policy about naming facilities last September.