Archive | December, 2011

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (PM)

Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues 2:00 PM 300 Southeast State Capitol Executive Session Senate Bill 307 Relating to: foreclosure on abandoned properties. Public Hearing The public hearing will begin upon adjournment of the executive session Cummings, Norman Of Brookfield, as a member of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, to serve for the […]

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WI Legislature, Recently Introduced Proposals (12/28)

2011 Senate Bill 353 Relating to: the use of seclusion and physical restraint on pupils in public schools. Introduced by Senators Olsen, Lassa and Schultz; Cosponsored by Representatives Kestell, Endsley, Pasch, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Sinicki and Spanbauer Read first time and referred to committee on Education 2011 Senate Bill 354 Relating to: registration and operation […]

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WI Legislature, Recently Introduced Proposals (12/27)

2011 Assembly Bill 445 Relating to: the hours that a minor may work. Introduced by Representatives Grigsby, Pocan, Doyle, Pasch, Turner, Sinicki, Berceau, Hebl, Roys, Mason, Zamarripa, Kessler, Clark, Hintz, C. Taylor and Bewley; Cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Taylor, Hansen, C. Larson, Risser and S. Coggs Read first time and referred to committee on Labor […]

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WI Legislature, Recently Introduced Proposals (12/23)

2011 Assembly Bill 441 Relating to: signing a petition to recall the same officer more than once and providing a penalty. Introduced by Representatives J. Fitzgerald, Tauchen, LeMahieu, Tiffany, Krug, A. Ott, Nass, Honadel, Brooks, Kleefisch, Severson, Meyer, Knodl and Craig; Cosponsored by Senators Darling and Lasee Read first time and referred to committee on […]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (AM)

Committee on Natural Resources 9:30 AM 417 North (GAR Hall) State Capitol Public Hearing Clearinghouse Rule 10-128 Relating to composting of solid waste. Assembly Bill 201 Relating to: regulation of geothermal well drillers and granting rule-making authority. Assembly Bill 363 Relating to: regulating sales of plastic bulk merchandise containers to scrap plastic dealers and providing […]

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Air Your Grievance Here

In honor of the auspicious holiday of Festivus that is now upon us, and in the time-honored tradition of The Airing of the Grievances, Wisconsin invites all of you to add a comment with your grievance about this year in Fitzwalkerstan.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Committee on Colleges and Universities 10:00 AM 225 Northwest State Capitol Assembly Bill 427 Relating to: the purposes, authority, and responsibilities of the Educational Approval Board and the regulation of schools by that board. Assembly Bill 353 Relating to: membership of technical college district boards. Committee meeting announcement.

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Geologist from Lawrence U Weighs in on Penokee Mines: There ARE Sulfide Minerals

December 19, 2011 by Barbara With Marcia Bjornerud, a professor of geology at Lawrence University, sent this letter to Bad River Tribal Chair Mike Wiggins Jr, after the mining hearing in West Allis on December 14th. It appears, since there is sulfide in them thar hills, there should be no mine due to the obvious […]

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UPDATE: Ashland Cty Board Ad Hoc Committee on Mining Rescinds Support

March 4, 2015 UPDATE: Gogebic Taconite (GTac) allegedly closed their Hurley office on March 1, 2015. With the price of iron ore crashing, GTac said it was the proliferation of wetlands in the Penokees Hills that made the area un-mineable. However, the power of the people coming together to protect the water also gave the seeds of justice a chance to prevail. This blog, originally published […]

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Dear Shirl LaBarre, Why do you want to destroy me and my neighbors?

December 19, 2011 by Barbara With Dear Ms. LaBarre, I was recently at the mining hearing in West Allis where we both had a chance to speak. Isn’t democracy great that we can both drive down from the north (albeit I had a few more hours on the road from Madeline Island than you did […]

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