Even a small population increase is a problem because the state prison system has an operating capacity of 17,479. The prison system is now 30 percent over its capacity.
Just weeks after the American people forcefully rejected Trumpcare, Speaker Ryan rammed through another version of the House Republicans' so-called “health care” bill that's even worse for Americans than the first version.
In just eight years, Farm-to-School measures have been adopted in almost 50 percent of Wisconsin school districts, including Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and almost every school district in Rock County.
Today, 16 legislators on the Joint Finance Committee begin voting on the 2017-19 state budget. They easy stuff will be resolved first; the hardest decisions won’t be made until mid-June.
Research done last year for the state Department of Transportation, at the 2015 Legislature’s request, shows tolling offers an opportunity to rebuild and modernize the state’s Interstates.
Despite the rhetoric, our legislative majorities aren’t focused on how to make Wisconsin prosper or America great. They apparently don’t believe that the purpose of holding office is to benefit the general population.
Republican Rep. Jim Ott, who wrote the 2010 ignition interlock law, has a new bill to close a loophole in it.
We dreaded that day, my family and I. The phone call. The final succumbing to the demons that haunted my brother for 11 years.
With more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers now living outside our borders, it is more important for Wisconsin now than ever before that America remains engaged in the world.
The legislation being championed by Speaker Ryan would strip millions of Americans of health insurance by reducing Medicaid coverage and making other changes in insurance policies purchased on the “state exchanges.”