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News

How did Trump's response to Niger deaths go so wrong?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about "fake news" and Republicans' fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints against protesting professional football players.

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Is Biggest In Seven Years

Authorities are investigating the cause of the biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010. It has poured 330,000 gallons of crude into the waters off Louisiana since last Wednesday.

Senator Vinehout Pleased with Committee Passage of Hemp Bill

“Hemp is an agricultural commodity and should be treated as such in Wisconsin law,” said Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) commenting on the recent passage of Senate Bill 119 by the Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism.
 
Vinehout, as a member of the committee, tried to amend the bill so it would “more properly treat the crop as a commodity under the law.”

Free Speech Week at UW-Stout Kicks off with Panel

Free Speech Panel

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents passed a resolution last week that requires expulsion of students if they repeatedly disrupted freedom of speech or expression on campus.

Opinion

Rep. Scott Allen Sides with Crony Capitalists

Nineteen states have called for a Constitutional amendment that would overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision. Representative Scott Allen won't even allow a public hearing on a resolution that would let Wisconsinites vote on this core issue of our timeWhile many politicians may like unlimited and often undisclosed campaign contributions, the rest of America is disgusted by it.

New State Motto? Some modest suggestions

Cow

WMC has recently suggested that the state should re-consider our state motto "America's Dairyland" and that our citizens should re-invent ourselves into a newer, hipper persona now that we have Foxconn coming (and obviously life in Wisconsin is going to change completely).

Hemp - its time has come

Kathleen Vinehout

Farmers in diverse states like Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine and Minnesota are researching a new crop: industrial hemp. Many states are changing laws to allow growing of hemp.

Wisconsin is slow to get in the game. Hopefully, this is about to change.

Press Releases

Senate Bill 275 Adds Fuel to the Fire of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Lisa Subeck Picture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 12, 2017
CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 920-627-5773 (cell)
Senate Bill 275 Adds Fuel to the Fire of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

MADISON –Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement in response to the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform holding a public hearing on Senate Bill 275, which would undermine local authority to pass and implement ordinances, resolutions, or policies that define when and if law enforcement officers may inquire about an individual’s immigration status.

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