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Wisconsin Senate passes limits on incoming Dem governor

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2018

Wisconsin Senate passes limits on incoming Dem governor Wisconsin’s Republican-led General Assembly on Wednesday passed a handful of measures meant to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, amid loud protests over what Democrats called a lame-duck power grab. After an all-night session, the state Senate narrowly passed a handful of […]

ICE says 83 arrested in Wisconsin, including 20 in Dane County

Written by LOPPW | 09/26/2018

ICE says 83 arrested in Wisconsin, including 20 in Dane County CHRIS RICKERT crickert@madison.com Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, delivers remarks Monday in Madison on the arrests of Latino immigrants in several Wisconsin cities by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the past week. After federal immigration officials arrested more […]

The Farm Bill Expires on Sunday. Now What?

Written by LOPPW | 09/26/2018

The Farm Bill Expires on Sunday. Now What?  Posted by Carol Miller|September 26, 2018 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. While there has been a lot of political news this week, none of it revolves around the 2018 Farm Bill. That’s surprising, since the existing Farm Bill expires this Sunday, Sep. 30. During the United Fresh Washington Conference, various […]

Cost of Keeping Children Poor

Written by LOPPW | 04/23/2018

The Cost of Keeping Children Poor  Op-Ed Contributor By Mark R. Rank Dr. Rank studies poverty, social welfare, economic inequality and social policy. April 15, 2018 ImageCreditPeter Arkle ST. LOUIS — This past week, President Trump and House Republicans took initial steps to cut back the social safety net. Both have argued that such spending is […]

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

Written by LOPPW | 04/23/2018

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, faith groups rally to combat systemic racism   by Michelle Boorstein, Julie Zauzmer and DeNeen L. Brown On the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, one of the activist pastors who has tried to follow in his footsteps spoke of the task at hand after […]

Smith: Sportsmen for Wetlands initiative wells up in Wisconsin

Written by LOPPW | 02/23/2018

Smith: Sportsmen for Wetlands initiative wells up in Wisconsin                             by Paul A. Smith What do you see when you look at a wetland? Obstacle? Or asset? Developers in Wisconsin have been stridently pushing their view in recent months. To them, a marshy […]

State Senate votes to add work, child support requirements, drug testing for public assistance programs

Written by LOPPW | 02/23/2018

State Senate votes to add work, child support requirements, drug testing for public assistance programs by Mark Sommerhauser The state Senate has approved a package of bills championed by Gov. Scott Walker to add new requirements to receive public assistance, including new requirements for recipients to work, pay child support or undergo drug screenings. Nearly 80 […]

Dane County leads switch to selling gas made by manure and garbage

Written by LOPPW | 11/14/2017

Switch to selling gas made by manure & garbage Steven Verburg COUNTY LANDFILL | MOVE MADE IN RESPONSE TO UTILITIES Dane County leads switch to selling gas made by manure and garbage STEVEN VERBURG sverburg@madison.com Dane County will soon begin selling landfill gas for use in cars and trucks. Above, landfill manager Paul Howard stands […]

Wisconsin Senate OKs constitutional convention call

Written by LOPPW | 11/14/2017

Wisconsin Senate OKs constitutional convention.. Todd Richmond Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson leads demonstrators outside the Senate chambers in the state Capitol, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Madison, Wisc. They were protesting against a resolution calling for a convention of states to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S Constitution. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond) MADISON, […]

Environmentalists criticize exemptions for Foxconn’s $10 billion Wisconsin plant

Written by LOPPW | 08/10/2017

Environmentalists criticize exemptions for Foxconn’s $10 billion Wisconsin plant Lee Bergquist and Rick Romell, Milwaukee Environmental organizations are raising objections over a legislative package exempting Foxconn Technology Group from regulations if the company agrees to build a $10 billion electronics plant in Wisconsin, but Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday defended the package and said the manufacturer would still have to comply […]