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Written by Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Matt Rothschild   
Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:00

deer-huntingBig dairy over DNR, special interests win in state forest plan, goodbye to local control, and more...

MADISON - In the past week, we’ve seen more evidence of the utter and abject surrender by the DNR of its responsibility to protect our environment.

First, it settled a lawsuit with the Dairy Business Association on terms very favorable to the factory farms:

DNR caves to big dairy

Then, it pushed ahead with a plan to open up a huge state forest near Minocqua to heavy ATV traffic:

Polaris, ATV Association win in state forest plan

Both decisions bore the fingerprints of special interest meddling.

And that meddling continues in the State Capitol, as the big boys are grabbing for more:

Big special interests push property rights over local control

Sometimes there’s a bill that has a lot of sensible – even laudable – things in it, but it also contains a fatal flaw.

Such is the case with the crime victim’s rights bill that’s called “Marsy’s Law.” I point out the flaw here:

“Marsy’s Law” has constitutional flaw

If you’re concerned about this constitutional issue, please contact your legislators about this proposal -- Assembly Joint Resolution 47 and Senate Joint Resolution 43.

You can contact your state legislators by calling the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472 (266-9960 in Madison).

Thanks, as always, for your concern about our state – and our democracy.


Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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