Archive | May, 2013
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Public School Advocates Say No to School Voucher Expansion

May 22, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble Earlier today a group of legislators and public school advocates delivered a wagon load of petitions to Governor Scott Walker and the Co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee urging them to remove school voucher expansion plans from the 2013-2015 state budget. They also called on the Joint Finance Committee […]

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Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah)

Rep. Kaufert Backs Down on Threat to Lac du Flambeau Community and Cultural Center

May 22, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble During today’s meeting of the Wisconsin Building Commission, Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) agreed to not pursue reconsideration of a $250,000 grant from the Commission to the Lac du Flambeau tribe for construction of a community and cultural center. On March 26, 2013, Rep. Kaufert accused the Lac du Flambeau tribe […]

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HH the Dalai Lama after blessing Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Kramer. Photo by Leslie Amsterdam

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Address to the Wisconsin State Legislature

May 20, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble and Leslie Amsterdam The following is a transcript of the speech given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on May 14, 2013. Click here for a link to the video: According to my own experience to stand a little […]

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Love wins in Minnesota

Minnesota Becomes 12th State to Support Marriage Equality

May 14, 2013 by Barbara With Amidst overflowing crowds singing, drumming and chanting in and around the capitol, yesterday the Minnesota voted to extend equal rights of marriage to all people, regardless of gender. Minnesota now becomes the 12th state in the nation to support Marriage Equality.  The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. D. Scott […]

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The Tyler Forks, one of the "puddles" that could be legally filled in by mining waste.

Lac Courte Oreilles Open Harvest Camp in the Penokee Hills

May 6, 2013 by Barbara With According to Indian County TV, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe has opened a treaty harvest and educational camp on public lands in the Penokee Hills. The camp is located near the site of the proposed 22-mile mountaintop removal open pit iron mine (the largest in the world) that […]

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GTac engineer Tim Myers, lobbyist Bob Seitz and CEO Bill Williams in front of the Iron County Board.

GTAC To Appear Before Joint Mining Impact Committees

May 5, 2013  by Barbara With On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the Town of Morse will host a question and answer session with officials from Gogebic Taconite (GTac) concerning the four-phase, 22-mile open pit taconite mine they plan to develop in Iron and Ashland Counties. This will be a joint meeting of the Town of […]

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People opposed to the mine were characterized as "Bunny Huggers" by Iron County Supervisor James Lambert.

Mining Company Has No Answers for Iron County Residents

May 1, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble On Tuesday, April 23 the Iron County Board held a question and answer session with Gogebic Taconite (GTac) personnel concerning the four-phase, 22 mile long open pit taconite mine they plan to develop in Iron and Ashland Counties. Despite the requirement that questions from Iron County residents had to […]

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