Proposals to update the state’s nearly 30-year-old revenue scheme stall out in the Legislature as voters increasingly are asked to OK new spending.
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Photo: Prison reform rally
Rylee Jenich, left, speaks as Shyelle Smith holds a Black Lives Matter flag outside the Wisconsin State Capitol at a rally held by prison abolition group AbolishMKE before a Joint Finance Committee meeting to discuss the Department of Corrections budget on June 10. Jenich moved to Madison last year after serving a seven-year prison sentence.
Jenich said their incarceration was primarily the result of drug addiction, which they say is not properly handled by the criminal justice system.
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A Steuben, Wisconsin resident writes that she is devastated that the Wisconsin DNR conditionally approved plans for Roth Feeder Pig to expand into a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
At the heart of Wisconsin’s government transparency laws is a presumption of openness — that “all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those officers and employees who represent them.”
Guest author Peter Truitt argues in this Opinion piece that the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline should be halted because of high health and environmental risks.
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