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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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Selling Joe Biden in China

Selling Joe Biden in China

Hunter Biden and four other businessmen, including his uncle James Biden, highlighted the former vice president’s positive relationship with Juan Manuel Santos in a May 15, 2017 investment outline for CEFC China Energy, a Chinese energy conglomerate.

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October 28, 2020
All Woke Up: Don’t congratulate her 

All Woke Up: Don’t congratulate her 

In Woke Land, congratulating a conservative is a punishable offense. It’s best to admit your mistake quickly, apologize profusely, and throw yourself on the mercy of the Woke. 

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October 28, 2020
‘Empathy Quiz’ asks students how much their parents make

‘Empathy Quiz’ asks students how much their parents make

Plymouth High School juniors are being asked to take an Empathy Quiz, part of a broader course on “white privilege,” parents tell Empower Wisconsin. The school’s principal did not return a call seeking comment.  

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October 28, 2020
Yes, you can change your vote — but not for much longer

Yes, you can change your vote — but not for much longer

Google searches for “can I change my vote” have surged in recent days, according to The Gateway Pundit and other news outlets. Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 for the search category, the Gateway Pundit reported. 

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October 27, 2020
Free food at Milwaukee voting sites breaks election law

Free food at Milwaukee voting sites breaks election law

Would you like fries with your vote? Republicans are raising concerns about groups serving food to voters near absentee voting sites in Milwaukee, an act that is illegal under state election law. 

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October 27, 2020
Tool of the Week: NPR, America’s Pravda

Tool of the Week: NPR, America’s Pravda

It’s one thing for privately owned corporate media to be Biden corruption deniers, it’s an entirely different matter when taxpayer-funded public broadcasters refuse to cover the news. 

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October 27, 2020