policy

Lawmakers Propose Repealing Metallic Mineral Mining Ban

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to lift Wisconsin’s longstanding moratorium on metallic mineral mining. The bill by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton repeals the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Current law prohibits the DNR from issuing any permits for the purpose of mining a sulfide ore body until […]

No, Gov. Walker Isn’t Hedging His Bets on Foxconn

As Democrats continue to look for flaws in a proposed deal with Taiwanese giant Foxconn, State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling hopes to add further fuel to the fire, criticizing a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed legislation that she claims would give back to local governments should the Foxconn deal ever fall through. While Foxconn […]

Baldwin Voted to Confirm “Gray Wolf Judges”

Residents of rural Wisconsin got unwelcome news this week and have Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison), in part, to blame for it. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling denying the removal of gray wolves from the Endangered Species List. States in the upper Great Lakes states were able […]

Environmental Hypocrisy on Foxconn

Any day, another liberal objection to the potential economic development of 13,000 jobs from Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn for Wisconsin. This time, it’s the state’s environmental lobby which has gone in meltdown over the idea that proposed legislation to streamline the project will not comply with the state’s environmental regulations. Environmental organizations are raising objections over […]

Interview: The USPS Whistle Blower Talks with Media Trackers

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has called Central Wisconsin postal worker Timm Kopp a “courageous whistle blower.” Two things are clear from talking with Kopp. First, he wears that title uncomfortably. Second, he had no political motivations when he complained about a longstanding practice last year that created staffing shortages at post offices around the country. […]