Should Wisconsin water providers be privatized? Is that the answer to a non-problem? Jan Miyasaki discusses the issues surrounding two proposed bills (AB554 and SB432) with Amber Meyer Smith from CleanWisconsin.org, bills which would make it easier for municipal water providers to be privatized. Potential outcomes involve higher rates and more environmental infractions, as experience […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Nathan Wessler, staff attorney for the ACLU, about the use by local police of “Sting Ray”, a technology which allows cops to track cell phones, and thus citizens — without a court order.
Doug Keith, Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a study looking at the effects of 6 one-vote decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and their effects on changes in campaign funding across the country. The “Citizens United” is the most well known of these, but each has contributed to the […]
Wisconsin DNR’s cooperation with “open record” information requests has been abysmal, according to Tressie Kamp and Kellan Mclemore, staff attorneys from the Midwest Environmental Advocates. Recent requests have taken longer than 5-7 months, and, as a result, the organization is taking the DNR, and the state attorney, to court.
On February 3, from 8-10:00 AM at Bethel Lutheran Church, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice will hold a breakfast symposium featuring Rev. Michael Livingston, Executive Minister of The Riverside Church, Manhattan. Rabbi Renee Bauer discusses the ICWJ goals: to bring worker a reasonable compensation for their work, to provide bipartisan and cross-theological support for […]
With tomorrow’s 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court “Citizens United” case, which opened the floodgates outside money to stream into political contests, WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, is planning a “Public Telling” at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. WISPIRG’s goals include democracy for the people, reduced use of antibiotics in our food supply, consumer […]