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Evers Goes Organic

Evers Goes Organic

On the campaign trail Gov. Tony Evers vowed to eliminate the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), a public-private partnership that provides economic assistance  to help businesses keep and grow jobs in Wisconsin. After the election, Evers said he’d defund the agency in his first budget.Well, he didn’t, and the full flop must have made the governor dizzy. Instead of eliminating the agency he called inefficient and ineffective, Evers has replaced WEDC’s chief executive, a man who spent 40 years as banking executive, with, wait for it …. A lawyer for an organic farming cooperative.

Missy Hughes, chief mission officer and general counsel for Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative, will serve as the next secretary and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.Hughes earlier ticked off the Organic Consumer Association when she lobbied Congress to override state laws requiring companies to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.That move earned her the scorn of liberal groups like Food Democracy Now!, Center for Food Safety, and Food & Water Watch.

No word on whether Hughes backs Evers’ plan to raise taxes on farmers and manufacturers by capping the state’s manufacturing and agriculture tax credit, but we do.The credit has led to the creation of at least 42,000 jobs in Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study.

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Joe Biden’s awful vice presidential pick

Joe Biden’s awful vice presidential pick

Joe Biden will be 78 in November and appears to be slipping significantly mentally — despite CNN’s protestations that he can still ride a bicycle. There is a reason nearly 6 in 10 Americans, according to a new Rasmussen poll, think Biden’s vice president will finish his first term.

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August 13, 2020
Supreme Court won’t weigh in on health officer’s power trip

Supreme Court won’t weigh in on health officer’s power trip

The Wisconsin Supreme Court this week rejected a petition from parents seeking relief from Milwaukee’s overreaching health officer.  

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August 13, 2020
The Timeshare VP

The Timeshare VP

California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is an interesting pick for VP for so many reasons —  none of them good. 

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August 13, 2020
Taxpayer bill: $39,000 for State Street murals

Taxpayer bill: $39,000 for State Street murals

Hey, Madison taxpayers. Your bill is in for the “debt of gratitude” your liberal city leaders say you owe to the commissioned artists who painted murals on boarded-up State Street storefronts smashed by “peaceful protesters.” 

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August 13, 2020
Was Rep. David Bowen party to a crime?

Was Rep. David Bowen party to a crime?

Wauwatosa’s police union president says state Rep. David Bowen’s accounts of Saturday’s “peaceful protest’ targeting embattled Officer Joseph Mensah are fabricated at best. 

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August 12, 2020
DNR’s iron mask mandate

DNR’s iron mask mandate

Preston Cole, head of the state Department of Natural Resources, recently instructed his staff that they must strictly follow Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate — even if it’s only for keeping up appearances. 

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August 12, 2020