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  • Glenn Grothman is one of seven House members to vote against back pay for federal workers
    The Wisconsin congressman opposed a bipartisan bill to ensure paychecks keep coming for furloughed workers.         ..... Read More.
    Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, January 11, 2019
    1 week ago
  • Overtime at Wisconsin prisons continues to soar, topping $50 million in 2018
    The overtime costs underscore the budget challenges Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers will face with the state's correctional system.         ..... Read More.
    Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, January 11, 2019
    1 week ago
  • Lisa Neubauer has fundraising edge over Brian Hagedorn in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
    The candidates for state Supreme Court raised more than $300,000 each, but Lisa Neubauer has about $200,000 more in her bank account than Brian Hagedorn.         ..... Read More.
    Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, January 10, 2019
    1 week ago
  • Make America America again
    Like nearly all Americans, I am the offspring of immigrants. The peasant farmers whose family name I inherited came from Ireland. They left a homeland in the grip of famine, trading a grim reality of financial ruin and starvation for the promise of a new and better life. They were part of what might be described today as a massive caravan that took incalculable risk to make its way across a vast ocean seeking refuge and comfort from the Mother of Exiles. My immigrant ancestors settled first in New Jersey before journeying to northern Illinois and eventually Wisconsin. They made this land their home and passed down a way of life from generation to generation. A big part of that way of life was a welcome mat and an unlocked door. Throughout my childhood, there was always a pot of coffee and a fresh-baked cake or pie at the ready… ..... Read More.
    BLUE JEAN NATION – Political News & Opinion | This, That and The OtherThu, January 3, 2019
    3 weeks ago
  • Our ‘Wonderful Life’
    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life. Must be north of 40 anyway. Yet it has a way of hitting closer to home with passing year. The movie’s battle of wills between public-spirited George Bailey and greedy Mr. Potter has always symbolized conspicuous social and economic tensions between America’s privileged rich and struggling working class. But with the gap between the rich and the rest widening and the country’s middle class losing ground, and with hate on the rise and the nation’s political system so thoroughly corrupted, the classic storyline of one man’s absence causing idyllic Bedford Falls to transform into the nightmarish Pottersville resonates more strongly than ever. America feels more and more like Pottersville. Mr. Potter’s consuming greed has abundant real-life parallels. The depiction of the common good giving way to cold, self-centered individualism has a ring of… ..... Read More.
    BLUE JEAN NATION – Political News & Opinion | This, That and The OtherFri, December 21, 2018
    1 month ago
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