On Mobile food stand cooks up issues in Milton
Great Job Los Agaves! I'm hungry for a carne asada taco now!
On Tickets or not, Nebraska fans heading to Wisconsin
GO BIG RED!!!
On Is veterans plan right for Traxler?
If the city is not behind this project, then I would like to see the city rename an entire park "veterans memorial park"( it does not have to be traxler) like many other cities in America do. This would allow the Patriotic Society to construct a memorial that is exclusive to a veterans park. Janesville is the city of parks after all and I am sure the folks in charge can find space or an existing park to accommodate this memorial. In addition, it sounds like the Patriotic society is footing the bill, so it is a win for all parties.
On Cutbacks will slow farmland preservation
To the folks who claim this program impacts food prices, you have oversimplified the food price debate. Food pricing is not that simple, and I doubt that it has any impact at all. Consider this, demand for food globally, currency value, gov't subsidies for things like ethanol raising demand, farmers choosing to grow high value crops, and that is just the tip of the ice burg. A silly program to slow development at enormous taxpayer expense may not be the best way to spend that money.
On Janesville high school students walk out in protest
The article is about kids protesting cuts to schools, but is everyone missing the big picture here? America is broke, that should be the headline for every one of these type stories. Are they teaching the kids that America's finances are shameful? Probably not. There are too many people with their hand out looking for something free from the government, some of this is by design some by the notion that I want my cut of the pot of money. Nearly half of the households in the US pay no income tax, so it is left to the other half to foot the bill for a lot of things. When will people start understanding that America on every level of Gov't is broke?
On UPDATE: Edgerton joins list of closed schools
Your Fired! Thank you!
On What’s the school board to do?
@Mouse... actually I have 3 young children in the JSD. Too many people have the NIMKS (Not in my kids school) attitude and say keep the arts, the tech classes or whatever, and then their kids are no longer in school and then they say cut, cut, cut. If those parents want art or tech classes for kids, then "pay to play" may be the new way to go.
The best way to solve this problem is to have a head tax on each student in the school district. If you have kids in school that will be affected by any cuts, you and all the other parents that have a bigger stake in the education system than a non parent should have to pay more. The higher amount of public education services consumed should warrant a higher cost to the end user. When people cry foul about paying more the JSD could ask for donations to cover the deficit, and see how far it gets them.
On Former Sen. Feingold has book deal in place
"Specifically, he plans to write about what America has done wrong domestically and overseas since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."
This will be one Senator's opinion, and he did not have to make difficult decisions like the President. Whether it is or was "wrong" is easily debatable. That being said good luck with the book Mr. Feingold, I hope it is successful for you.
On Republicans seek to stop UW unionization
So far people seem to have a beef with unions in general, but I have a greater concern with the tactics used by this particular union. They lobbied the WERC to change the classification of the workers. I am curious why an organization who does not represent the workers can even lobby to change their classification. Did the workers even know what was happening to them? Something to think about.
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