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It’s Not Just A Pleasure To Sing, It’s Our Duty

July 16, 2013  By Martha Florey [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Dear Secretary Huebsch: I am writing in opposition to the current DOA Capitol access emergency rule and proposed permanent amendment of […]

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FDR’s Four Freedoms

July 17, 2013  By David Rolnick [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] In his series of four paintings illustrating President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, the very traditionalist and conservative American illustrator Norman Rockwell depicted […]

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Bob LaFollette Would Be Proud

July 16, 2013  By Genie Ogden [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] The Rules start out describing an “emergency” dating back to the occupation of the Capitol over 2 years ago, that only […]

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The Real Emergency Is Not The Citizens’ Singing

July 15, 2013,  By Susan Cohen [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Thank you for this opportunity for my voice to be heard; please consider this statement an extension of the statement I […]

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Honor Wisconsin Citizens Like My Father And Me

July 15, 2013  By Peggy Porter Koeing [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] When I was seven years old, my father took me to the Wisconsin State Capitol.  My memories of that day […]

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No Reason to Change Capitol Rules

July 15, 2013  by Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Chris Taylor [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the proposed revisions to Wis. Adm. 2. […]

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New Rules are Sloppy and Misguided

July 15, 2013  By Edward Kuharski [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] To whom it may concern: I provided testimony at the hearing on Friday afternoon, and I would like to submit the […]

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The Real Emergency in Wisconsin

July 15, 2013  By Samantha Masterton [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] We can agree on one thing … there is an emergency in Wisconsin. Scott Walker has said that he wants to […]

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The Capitol Is Our Building

July 13, 2013  by Callen Harty (Reprinted with permission from http://callenharty.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/letter-to-department-of-administration-on-proposed-rule-changes/) [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my concern with changes to the Wisconsin […]

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We’re Still Here

July 15, 2013  By Ryan Wherley [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] On the afternoon of Friday, July 12th, citizens and Winter Soldiers of the great state of Wisconsin spoke truth to power […]

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