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July 18, 2011
Money Matters budget series: Taxation
Anchor Frederica Freyberg and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Shawn Johnson talk taxes in this week’s installment of Money Matters. As part of Here and Now’s monthly Capitol Insight segment, the two co-host the discussion on tax decreases, increases and impact from outside the state capitol building.
via Money Matters.
Based on disappointing economic news that firing public workers, restricting unemployment benefits, blocking stimulus packages, increasing t…
Walker seems to imitating Obama but as usual – got it backwards about the constitution! From source – In his motion, filed late Friday in…
LaCrosse WXOX from … WI 94th Assembly 92% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Steve Doyle (D) 8,325 X54% John Lautz (R) 7,206 X46% …
For the recall visualists … nice state map from BallotPedia.org via Lucy Burns Institute . Click the title!
While I waited at DMV to renew my license I was impressed by the speed and efficiency by which the staff proceeded. Check in, get assigned …
Click the Title to get the story as Wisconsin State Journal sees it! Upd. Construction along Webster from E. Wash … and along Dayton to …
Promise to do a “Safety Net” reprise and bring it more current but do you remember what has already gone on! Health Care costs vs World? …
Click Title for the story – A quote from Chalkboard at CapTimes : While Kreutzer and the New Berlin folks were praising what Walker had…
Can’t help it … a Pentax Optio was just not meant for this kind of use … not to mention cold and snowing … tried to keep in chronologi…
VoterID – Human Costs – Legislature does Community Service NOT
While I waited at DMV to renew my license I was impressed by the speed and efficiency by which the staff proceeded. Check in, get assigned to the right queue, be advised of what you needed, verify that you had it. Get in this place to get your picture taken, wait, get called to get your license, take a vision test, wait, go get your license. My renewal was routine but still took and hour. It took about 10 minutes to get in the door to get checked in at 10am. The picture taking about another 10 minutes. Then the major wait … only 35 minutes to wait to be called (fill out the paper work, write a check while you are waiting) … vision test… paper work in order. Five minutes to get the plastic card.
There were a lot of people there for less routine reasons. One of those was to get a “Voter Id Card”. I watched as an elderly woman in a wheel chair pushed by her elderly companion maneuvered all the feet and narrow walking spaces to the opposite end of the room to get a photograph. I watched as the DMV staff person twisted and turned the wheel chair to get her in to position to take a photograph. I watched as the the staff person rearranged chairs to give her a reasonable place to wait (probably another 40-50 minutes) before she would have an ID.
Some people, perhaps her legislator, knew this woman’s ID all of her life. I wish her legislator had been required as community service to help her get ready to go to DMV this morning, get her into the wheel chair, get her to the car or bus or cab, get the wheel chair a part for transport, arrive at DOT West in Madison, put the wheel chair together and get her into it, get in line and start waiting.
I admire how much this woman wants to vote even though our legislature is willing to spend between $4-$8 million to make it as difficult as possible because she has no ID.
If you want some perspective … click above title! Worth watching!
Why would anybody be out to get PBS?