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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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Biden already creating disorder at the border

Biden already creating disorder at the border

Friday, two groups of more than 3,000 Honduran migrants each pushed their way into Guatemala without registering as part of a larger caravan headed to the United States, the Associated Press reported. A third group entered Guatemala on Saturday.

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January 19, 2021
So long Palm: Evers’ power-grabbing health czar leaving

So long Palm: Evers’ power-grabbing health czar leaving

After nearly a year of treating the Bill of Rights as a suggestion, Andrea Palm is leaving her post as state Department of Health Services Secretary-designee to take a position as deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in Joe Biden’s administration. 

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January 19, 2021
All Woke Up: Now gifted and talented is racist

All Woke Up: Now gifted and talented is racist

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once the crown jewel of Fairfax County, Va.’s public education system. But in Wokeland, that kind of success is a recipe for racism. 

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January 19, 2021
Lawmaker: Time to stop Evers’ edicts

Lawmaker: Time to stop Evers’ edicts

As Gov. Tony Evers issues yet another public health order and extends his long-running statewide mask mandate, a Wisconsin conservative lawmaker said it’s time for the Legislature to end the governor’s constant power grabs. 

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January 18, 2021
Biden COVID plan: Money for everything!

Biden COVID plan: Money for everything!

Soon we’ll have a new Democratic president backed up by Democratic majorities in Congress, so $900 billion is no longer enough.

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January 18, 2021
Janesville to cancel school so teachers can be vaccinated

Janesville to cancel school so teachers can be vaccinated

The Janesville School District plans to cancel classes on Friday so that its teachers can receive the first round of vaccinations.

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January 18, 2021