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Faces of Addiction and Recovery

Kathleen Vinehout

The day was busy. Filled with bills voted on by Senators. Bills that, someday, will change people’s lives for better or worse. Senators do not often see the faces of those whose lives changed.

Bev, Bonnie and Jamie are working to put a face on the lives affected by the actions of lawmakers. The women are showing Wisconsin the faces of those suffering from addiction.


Peter Levine speaks at Western Wis. Citizen Summit

Peter Levine

Peter Levine is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America and is co-editor of  The Deliberative Democracy Handbook. He is a professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University. He was the keynote speaker at the Western Wisconsin Citizen Summit held in Eau Claire on Nov. 12. His speech is entitled "How to Respond: Civic Renewal in the Age of Trump".

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From Lake Michigan To Foxconn's LCD Screens

No one knows yet for sure how much water Foxconn's planned electronics manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant will need for its daily operations, but just getting it there will be a big job.

Foxconn and local officials will have to transport massive amounts of water to the $10 billion LCD screen manufacturing plant and treat the facility's wastewater before it's returned into the...

A death on the reservation creates nothing but questions

13 year old Jason Pero was shot dead by an Ashland County Sheriff Deputy on the Bad River Reservation yesterday. This occurred after reports came in about a youth carrying a knife on the reservation. There appear to be no reports of the youth threatening anyone or causing any trouble, but in the end he lay dead on the street. He had stayed home sick from school and it is not clear what he was doing on the street, or if in fact he actually had a knife on him, although the police reports state...

Comparing Governor Walker’s high-speed rail decision to his Foxconn decision shows it’s time for a change

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Comparing Governor Walker’s high-speed rail decision to his Foxconn decision shows it’s time for a change



Citizen Summit in Eau Claire Sunday

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A Citizen Summit will be held this Sunday in Eau Claire. Advance registration for the summit has now closed, but you may register at the door on Sunday morning. Details on the event are in our calendar. You may view the entire agenda for the Summit at .


Trump-Walker Agenda Fails Wisconsin as Republicans Spend 2017 Putting Politics before People


DATE: November 9, 2017

CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 920-627-5773 (cell)


Trump-Walker Agenda Fails Wisconsin as...

Senate Bill 281/Assembly Bill 353 attempts to fundamentally change cooperative organization in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Legislature is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 281/Assembly Bill 353 tomorrow. These bills call for fundamental changes to the laws governing cooperatives in the state. In particular, the change in cooperative law will allow 20% of the seats on a cooperative board to be turned over to non-members, and will allow cooperatives to award voting power based on patronage, rather than the current one-member/one-vote rule. Cooperative...

Democrats Introduce CNA Pay Act to Address Nursing Aide Shortage

MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) introduced the CNA Pay Act which would increase wages and expand access to training for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) working on the frontlines of long-term care and nursing facilities.

The proposal comes after yesterday’s passage by Assembly Republicans of AB 432, which would diminish nursing care quality by reducing the


WEDC Admits They Are Not Following the Law

Kathleen Vinehout

“We have not been able to verify the jobs,” said Secretary Mark Hogan at a recent public hearing of the Joint Committee on Audit.

In this statement, the head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) confirmed what several years of audits repeatedly found: our state awarded hundreds of millions in tax credits and cash payments to companies to create jobs without ever checking to see if jobs were...