http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/wisc-leaving-s5.jpgIn recent years, Wisconsin appears to have lost its ambition to be first or best. Roads are going to hell, we rank 49th in Internet speed. We’re lagging badly in renewable energy development and jobs. Recovery starts with wanting to be a state of firsts again.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/clean-drinking-water-s5.jpgThe Sylla’s struggle with bad water, caused it seems by a high capacity well operated by a sand mine near their farm. Brown water is coming from their well and a horse died from exposure to toxins likely in the water. A bill in Madison, which would grant the well owner a permit in perpetuity, makes situations worse.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/trump-walker-s5.jpgPublic Health and substance use disorder experts also critique proposed premiums, time limits, work requirements.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/childcare-infant-s5.jpgPaying for quality daycare has become a major burden for working families, and a targeted tax credit can ease that burden and help our economy.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/meth-use-s5.jpgSen. Vinehout met with county officials and staff who shared stories about the growing problems of meth use and addiction in western Wisconsin. Counties face a financial burden caring for those addicted and their children and she asks her colleagues to include meth as they consider bills on opioid abuse.