With all the attention focused on the Most Expensive State Supreme Court Race in U.S. History, Wisconsin voters have not had much of a chance to absorb the ballot measures — including two that would amend the state constitution — they are expected to ratify or reject in the April 4 election.
Category Archives: opinion
Corporate Profits Outweigh Health, Culture and Livelihood | Opinion
Corporate money has always corrupted the political process in order to create laws and trade agreements that protect corporate profits at the expense of not just American citizens, but citizens of the world.
Politics, ‘Values’ and Big Money in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Race | Opinion
Everyone knows that money and politics have overrun Wisconsin’s nominally nonpartisan election for the state Supreme Court — now the most expensive in U.S. history.
Enslaved Workers Are Making Your Breakfast: Wisconsin Confronts Labor Trafficking | Opinion
On Friday, a coalition of advocates for migrant workers and state officials announced a $5.1 million grant to fight labor trafficking in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Should Restore Driver’s Licenses for Immigrant Workers | Opinion
No one could possibly favor putting thousands of unlicensed and uninsured drivers on the road. Yet the Wisconsin Legislature did just that back in 2007 when it passed a law taking away driver’s licenses from people who don’t have valid Social Security numbers.
Is It Time for Teachers To Get a Raise? | Opinion
Michael Addonizio, an education policy expert at Wayne State University, provides insight on the current state of teacher salaries, whether a collective raise is in order and how one might be achieved.
Restoring Funding for Wisconsin Public Schools Should Be a No-Brainer | Opinion
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to use part of the record-breaking $7 billion state budget surplus to restore funding for Wisconsin public schools should not be a partisan issue.
Wisconsin Budget Debate: What Kind of State Do We Want? | Opinion
Evers wants to fund our schools, support small businesses, address the mental health crisis, and beat back the scourge of PFAS “forever chemicals” in drinking water in communities all over Wisconsin.
The Caregiver Crisis Hits LGBTQ Elderly and Disabled People Hardest | Opinion
Have you heard about the national personal care shortage? If you work in the aging and disability fields or have a friend or loved one who relies on these services daily, I’m sure you have.
Stability or Disruption for Wisconsin Schools? | Opinion
Parent-teacher conferences just ended — a process akin to speed-dating, during which my husband and I met with our high school sophomore’s teachers in a flurry of quick, 10-minute Zoom sessions.