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WEDC’s History Raises Concerns about State’s Ability to Oversee Foxconn Deal

Kathleen Vinehout
October 24, 2017

“Can you find out the nuclear flaw in the Foxconn deal?” a woman asked me. She was referring to words leaked out of secret negotiations between the state and a Taiwanese billionaire.


Lawmakers, who recently voted in favor of the Foxconn deal, did so without seeing any contract. They put faith in a state operation known as Wisconsin Economic Development (WEDC).


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

October 19, 2017

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

October 18, 2017
“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.  

Free Speech Week at UW-Stout Kicks off with Panel

Free Speech Panel

Free Speech Panel at UW Stout

October 17, 2017

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

New State Motto? Some modest suggestions

October 17, 2017

WMC has recently 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 chan

Foxconn Site Tour

Foxconn site video

October 15, 2017

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

Gill v. Whitford Oral Arguments at Supreme Court today

Supreme Court Building

AFJ SCOTUS Spotlight: Gill v. Whitford

October 3, 2017

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

October 2, 2017

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

September 26, 2017

Wisconsin/Russia Voter Hacking - So what DID happen?

September 24, 2017

On Friday Homeland Security notified the Wisconsin Elections Commission that a Russian entity attempted to hack the Wisconsin voter registration system during the 2016 election. Although DHS announced in July that 21 states had been subject to attempted attacks, it was assumed that Wisconsin was not one of those states, since the Elections Commission had not been notified specifically. It turns out that DHS has been very quiet about details.