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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.

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.

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).

Foxconn Site Tour

Our Badger Eye correspondent, Dan Wilson, takes you on a tour of the new Foxconn site in Racine County.

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.

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?".

Proposal to De-license Occupations Gains Steam in Senate

Imagine you are with your loved one who is in the hospital. Night comes. You prepare to leave, gently kissing your loved one “good night”.

As you walk down the corridor and into the hospital parking lot, you might wonder how your loved one will feel in the morning. Will things be better, worse or stay the same?

Curiouser and Curiouser

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

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