These are my awards for issues that interest me: the good and the not-so-good, my unsolicited opinions.
Unfun: One in six (200,000) Wisconsin kids live below the national poverty level.
Fun: A proposed bill that forces congressmen to pay their own sexual harassment settlements. Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania and Michigan Rep. John Conyers paid settlements with tax payer money.
Unfun: President Donald Trump apparently has no sympathy or interest in domestic abuse victims but is concerned about the reputation of the accused. Not one word about the nasty business of domestic abuse or the victims!
Fun: Kidsforward.net looks out for Wisconsin’s greatest resources, our kids and families. They concentrate on education, the first five years, and health care.
Unfun: Forty-thousand Wisconsin kiddos do not have access to health care and dental care. Many are children of working parents who live on minimum wage, which means no family leave, no health care and no child care. These parents cannot get ahead or even break even.
Fun: Wisconsin residents give approximately $2.7 billion to charity every year! Charitable foundations and organizations, public and private, account for about 12 percent of the Wisconsin workforce. A few examples include Catholic Charities, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and United Way.
Unfun: Tide pod challenge. With all the resources available to kids, such as Hedberg Library, Boys & Girls Club and YMCA, help me understand why they want to eat detergent that is potentially harmful. Totally unfun!