By Shirley Shelley, Mayo Clinic Health System Are you frustrated with a lack of progress in your weight loss efforts? Does it seem as if you’re eating all the right foods and exercising, but your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you […]
The Wisconsin Constitution states that “the doors of each house” of the state Legislature “shall be kept open,” except on rare occasions. But even with the doors open, the public may not know what’s going on.
A growing trend threatens transparency — and good government — in Wisconsin. Some legislative committees are using “mail ballots” to vote, instead of voting during public meetings. It’s a practice that goes back over a decade, and one that has been used by both parties.
Twenty-four billion dollars. Yes, billion with a “b.”
That is the debt currently held by the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) after years of devastating storms. And with more floods occurring every year that number will only grow.
That’s why it’s critical that Congress act now to reform the NFIP to help families make decisions that keep them from harm’s way.
The petition by 54 retired circuit judges asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to require all state judges to step away from cases involving large donors to their election campaigns reflects broader concerns among lawyers and judges about the way the state’s highest court is functioning, according to retired Circuit Judge Thomas Barland of Eau Claire.
By Alexandra Arriaga and Dee J. Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Waupun Correctional Institution inmate Cesar DeLeon said he has punched the wall until his fist is bloody during the 15 years in prison in which he has rotated in and out of solitary confinement. “I can’t understand why I have to do it,” […]
By Katherine Schneider, for the Chippewa Valley Post
Did you know that one out of five Wisconsinites uses Medicaid? Or that Wisconsin has almost reached the point of no waiting lists to obtain services for children and adults with disabilities?
These statistics are relevant as we wait for the next developments in the ongoing saga of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”).
This past week, 85 people in the Chippewa Valley and at video remote sites in Hudson and Rhinelander attended a meeting about the impact of proposed changes in the ACA and Medicaid on children, adults and elders with disabilities as well as on their families and service providers.