Citizen Action Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op

The Citizen Action Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op is a local organizing cooperative associated with Citizen Action Wisconsin.

Mike McCabe talks to the Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op and makes a surprising announcement

Mike McCabe

Mike McCabe spoke to the full Assembly Meeting of the Citizen Action Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op yesterday. I was slightly surprised by the Q&A portion of the talk, which lead with the question "when are you running for Governor".  We'll be talking to Mike more about this later in the week. This takes place at the beginning of the Q&A video.  Do yourself a favor and watch the whole talk, though.  It made for an interesting and fruitful afternoon. Please excuse the video quality - it was a great time and a great room, but the lighting was terrible for video.

Tony Evers: Funding tied to 'Act 10 compliance' could unfairly affect district

State Superintendent Tony Evers said Thursday he is concerned a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker to tie more than half a billion dollars in new school funding to how much school districts’ staff are paying toward their health care costs could be misapplied to districts that have cut costs.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's key budget planks in doubt

MADISON - Scott Walker's proposal to overhaul public workers' health care came under scrutiny Tuesday as lawmakers cast a critical eye on the GOP governor’s budget proposal.

The Legislature's budget committee opened a week of hearings on the budget bill Tuesday, with lawmakers praising parts of the budget but also singling out provisions to put off maintenance on state roads and buildings and overhaul the way the state insures its employees.

Scott Walker: 'Overwhelming majority' of school districts would get proposed new funding

School districts that have saved on health care costs by through Gov. Scott Walker's signature 2011 law curtailing collective bargaining would likely get a share of the hundreds of millions in new school funding proposed by Walker, his office said Friday. 

The comments come after Kim Eparvier, superintendent of the Peshtigo School District, told the Wisconsin State Journal that Walker's proposal tie the proposed $649 million in new funding to a fixed percentage of employee health care contributions diminishes school administrators' and school boards' power in crafting benefit packages for their employees.

WEAU, Leader-Telegram, and WQOW Cover Citizen Action's Wisconsin Budget

Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and Jonah shared what's being called A Wisconsin Budget for All in front of the state office building in Eau Claire.

They say A Wisconsin Budget for All invests in work, education and health by closing special interest tax giveaways.