Plain Talk: Obstructionists aside, train travel soars So nobody rides trains, eh? That’s the message those geniuses on Milwaukee talk radio and their favorite Republican, Scott Walker, gave us early last year as they successfully scuttled expansion of passenger rail in Wisconsin that would have connected the state’s capital city to the rest of the […]Read more about "Latest Amtrak Report…"
Winter 2011 Newsletter
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GOP takes aim at Smart Growth requirement
Republicans are seeking to undo Wisconsin’s “Smart Growth” initiative by allowing communities to opt out of the land-use planning law and eliminating the grant program that helped fund it. Passed in 1999 and signed by Gov. Tommy Thompson, the law was designed to control urban sprawl and help local governments plan for future growth. It […]Read more about "GOP takes aim at Smart Growth requirement"
Delaying new shoreline zoning regulations makes sense if the time is used to clarify and improve the rules. Last week’s decision to delay new state shoreline regulations by two years appears to be aimed at creating a clearer, more effective rule and make it easier for local governments to implement the measure. If that’s the […]Read more about "Reasonable delay"
Our Dear Friend and Founder – Emily H. Earley, 1916-2011
A Powerful Woman When I put together the first board of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin the first person I asked to serve was Emily Earley. Formidable is the best way to describe her. Other good words are blunt, outspoken, tough, but also kind, caring, warm. I got to know Emily when she was on the […]Read more about "Our Dear Friend and Founder – Emily H. Earley, 1916-2011"
Walker road plan driving him crazy
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget has more than enough pain to go around. Schools get hit with more than $800 million in cuts over the next two years. Recycling programs are not funded. Health care for seniors and the poor are slashed. Local road aids are cut. Some transit systems may not survive the proposed […]Read more about "Walker road plan driving him crazy"