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Apr
2016

studentsIn the past, schools used referenda primarily for building and maintenance projects, but state cuts to school funding are forcing more school districts to use them to pass the cost of educational programs to local property tax payers.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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15
Apr
2016

lake-michigan-shore99% of more than 11,200 comments indicate opposition or serious concern regarding City of Waukesha's proposed Great Lakes water diversion.

Written by Abby Kuranz, WiscCIC   
 
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15
Apr
2016

voter-idWhile it is not an undue burden for most people to obtain a valid photo ID to vote, it is too difficult for some people. Voting is a right for every eligible person, and no political party should place barriers in front of those who want to vote.

Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
 
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15
Apr
2016

jail-prisonMADISON - On Tuesday, I went to UW-Milwaukee to give a lecture about an under-appreciated aspect of our undemocratic system: the disenfranchisement of prisoners and former prisoners. In researching this talk, I discovered just how blatantly racist the policy has always been:

Felon disenfranchisement, then and now

In our never-ending sorrow at the demise of the Government Accountability Board, our worst fears have been confirmed: Partisans from both sides are being appointed to the new state ethics and elections commissions. This week, it was Peter Barca’s turn:

Barca’s appointees contributed $107K to Democrats

And as we look back at the legislative session, one hypocrisy jumped out at us. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce talks all the time about the need for a highly educated workforce, but it didn’t put any of its money where its mouth is:

WMC, business groups AWOL on higher ed bills

Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
 
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