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My cord-cutting story part 3

Roku Box

More of the continuing tale of cord-cutting. I've gone through quite a few iterations so far of the Plex Media Server software and it looks like the behavior of the video recording has stabilized, at least to a large extent.

ADA vs PEG TV in Brown County

Brown County Logo

Rules have existed for several years now regarding closed captioning of television, largely enforced through the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. The implementation fo closed captioning varies wildly, from the careful captioning you will see on network television shows, to amusingly terrible, as you will see on live television in many cases. I occasionally turn on the closed captioning on our local TV News just for the entertainment value of seeing how inaccurate it is. But the ADA rules are causing big problems for one TV provider in Wisconsin.

Gill v. Whitford Oral Arguments at Supreme Court today

Supreme Court Building

Oral arguments are being heard today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Gill v. Whitford case. I hear you asking yourself "why do I care?".

Curiouser and Curiouser

I just finished watching the live coverage of the Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting this morning.

Opinion

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.

Wisconsin’s Long Journey toward a Living Wage

Kathleen Vinehout

“For an adult with a family who has to pay for food, clothing, and a place to live, and be able to pay for a car, the minimum wage is clearly not high enough,” wrote Bethany of Eleva-Strum High School.

Press Releases

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

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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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