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Daily Bread for 3.31.22: The One Effective Trick Robin Vos Learned He Learned Before Trump

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will see snow with a high of 36.  Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:20 PM for 12h 43m 44s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opens.  While Speaker of the Assembly Vos has spent…

Daily Bread for 3.18.22: Small, Scared Man Pours Gasoline on Fire and Runs Away

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see rain, and perhaps some snow, with a high of 38.  Sunrise is 6:59 AM and sunset 7:05 PM for 12h 05m 49s of daytime.  The moon is full with 100% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1865, the Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last…

Whitewater School Board Legislative Breakfast, 2.15.21: 6 Points

On Monday morning, some members of the school board and administration met online with area legislators (Reps. Vruwink & Loudenbeck, Sens. Ringhand & Nass) for an audiovisual conference in place of a traditional breakfast meeting Board members and administrators recounted, among other items, lessons from schooling during the pandemic, and serious matters present before and…

WISGOP Legislation Would Gerrymander Wisconsin’s Electoral Votes

A WISGOP legislator, Rep. Gary Tauchen, has drafted a bill to award Wisconsin’s electoral votes by congressional district, thereby maximizing the importance of gerrymandering. Melanie Conklin writes that GOP has bill to reallocate Wisconsin’s electoral votes by congressional district: And that is what a new bill authored by Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) would do. It…

On Card Games at Work – Simply Tell Them to Stop

There’s a story in the State Journal about Sen. Nass’s concern that legislative pages (mostly part-time pages and part-time students) are playing card games during working hours: A Republican state senator is complaining about legislative pages using work time to play a card game that pits fascists against liberals trying to root out a “secret…