Daily Bread for 1.7.19

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of fifty.  Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:37 PM, for 9h 12m 48s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the seven hundred eighty-ninth day.

On this day in 1901, Robert Marion La Follette is inaugurated as Wisconsin’s governor.


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  Duke Behnke reports Gov.-elect Tony Evers vows to reinvest in children, education:

Evers sat down to be at the level of children gathered before him at the Appleton Kids Gala at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. He spoke directly to them.

“I can’t tell you how important it is that we make changes, make sure that you have a good education, that you have good health care, that your moms and dads have good jobs, and make sure that our state is stronger and better,” Evers said.

“Because if we don’t do that for the kids of Wisconsin — the young people of Wisconsin — we will not have done our job.”

 Craig Gilbert observes In a divided Wisconsin, Scott Walker’s lightning-rod approach to politics worked for him — until it didn’t:

More than six years ago, on the eve of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall victory, the Marquette Law School measured his job approval in Wisconsin at 52 percent.

The most interesting thing about that number is that it’s the highest rating Walker ever got in 50 polls Marquette conducted over his last seven years as governor.

Walker, who leaves office Monday after losing his bid for a third term, had an average approval of 47 percent in those seven years.

His approval rating reached 50 percent or higher 13 times and was measured at less than 50 percent 37 times. His average disapproval rating was 49 percent.

In short, the man who dominated Wisconsin politics for nearly a decade was never terrifically popular.

Peter S. Goodman reports Trump Has Promised to Bring Jobs Back. His Tariffs Threaten to Send Them Away:

HOLLAND, Mich. — Plants in every direction shut down and moved their operations to Mexico, succumbing to the relentless pressure to cut costs in an age of globalization. Not EBW Electronics. As the decades passed, the family-owned business stayed put on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan, churning out lights for the auto industry.

But now, the company’s management is reluctantly mulling the possibility of moving its production to Mexico to escape the tariffs that President Trump has put on imported components, his primary weapons in a trade war waged in the name of bringing jobs home to America.

“It’s killing us,” said the chairman of the company, Pat LeBlanc, 63, a Republican who voted for Mr. Trump. He now expects the president’s tariffs will chop his 2019 profits in half. “I just feel so betrayed. If we fail because the company is being harmed by the government, that just makes me sick.”

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