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This is the in-development Roku channel of Wis.Community. The Roku app is being developed, and we hope that it will go live and appear in the channel store for Roku by late April. 

Wisconsin's 2019 Supreme Court Voters Hit New Peak Of Partisanship

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When it comes to the political division between Republicans and Democrats, elections for Wisconsin Supreme Court often appear quite similar to races for the Legislature or Congress or governor or even President, even though these seats are technically non-partisan. The 2019 race between Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer was no different, and in certain ways appeared more partisan than ever given the political histories and connections of each candidate.

Wisconsin Budget Hearing Opening Remarks

WisEye Morning Minute: JFC 2019-21 Budget Agency Briefings Opening Remarks

The budget hearing process started today - opening remarks from Republicans and Democrats. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

Leaders or Followers?

Senator Jeff Smith

As leaders and policy makers in Wisconsin it is our job to ensure that our state government and operations run smoothly. Our agencies must be funded properly, people must be paid and projects should be moving forward in a timely fashion. It doesn’t need to be complicated. There are processes in place that have worked for decades.

Vote!

Election time once again is sneaking up on us all. This is our regular reminder to go out and vote on Tuesday. There are multiple interesting elections going on in the Chippewa Valley. In Menomonie there is a hotly contested School Board election, with six candidates running for three seats. If you do not think your vote matters, please remember that last year one of the Menomonie School Board candidates lost by three votes. One of those votes might have been yours.

Interviews at Heartland Forum

Amy Klobuchar

Julian Castro and Amy Klobuchar interviews at Heartland Forum Storm Lake Iowa, 3/30/2019

During the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake Iowa several of the presidential candidates took part in informal press gaggles during the event.  These are interesting events, with a large number of TV and Radio reporters fighting for room near the interviewee. As is obvious from the video, I did not always win that battle, but bear with that. There are two interviews, one with Julian Castro and one with Amy Klobuchar.

Wisconsin Farmers Union travels to Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

Sarah Lloyd speaks at rally

Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

I was privileged to be able to travel with the Wisconsin Farmers Union to the Farmers Bill of Rights rally in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 30. Members from around the state traveled together on a bus, with most of the members being from the Chippewa Valley area. 

Live from the Heartland Forum - update, includes video

Elizabeth Warren at Farmers Rights Rally

I have just left the Farmer's Rights rally in Storm Lake Iowa. I came down on the bus with the Wisconsin Farmers Union. We left Chippewa Falls at 4 AM today.  Later in the week there will be a video of the Rally, and photos. 

Heartland Forum

Antitrust panel at WFU State Convention 2019

Wis.Community will be traveling with the Wisconsin Farmers Union to the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake Iowa. The trip will include the forum itself, which is the first candidate forum of the 2020 campaign season. It will also include a Farmer Bill of Rights Rally sponsored by Family Farm Action.

Mabel Tainter Board conducts community survey

The Mabel Tainter Theater Board is conducting a to guide them in developing their next strategic plan. The survey takes less than 5 minutes. If you care about the direction of the theater, it would be great if you could take the time to complete the survey.

Eau Claire City Council At-Large Candidate Forum

Eau Claire City Council, At- Large Candidate Forum; March 21, 2019

The April 2 election is quickly closing in on us. We have featured some forums from the Menomonie area, but for those of you in Eau Claire, we're providing a video of the At-Large Candidate Forum for the Eau Claire City Council. These candidates are all running for the City Council, and this video may help you make up your mind. Thanks to Valley Media Works for the video.

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