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Other Views: Thompson’s legacy offers lessons on transportation
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.
Walters: Assembly Odd Couple push ‘mobility grants’ study
Meet the Assembly’s Odd Couple: Republican Rep. Bob Gannon, 58, and Democratic Rep. Jason Fields, 46.
Walters: Kooyenga income, gas tax reforms get GOP burial
But remember that old saying, “If you think you’re leading, but there is no one following, you’re just out for a walk.”
Other Views: Wisconsin poised to be major loser from ACA repeal
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.
Walters: Private prisons likely a last resort, despite rise in inmate numbers
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.
Other Views: Republicans reveal their hand with awful health care bill
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.
Other Views: Farm-to-School program proves its local value
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.
Walters: Help legislators make these 12 budget decisions
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.
Other Views: Interstate tolling offers path to fully funding state roads
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.
Other Views: Leaders: Help fix health care or get out of the way
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.