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Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:35

Feel free to disagree — in a civil way

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The saying “Making laws is like making sausage,” is attributed to the first chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck. He meant it’s better not to see the process of law-making because it can be a messy process. However, the end product can be quite good if it has the right ingredients and is made the right way.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:33

Gerrymandering limits the voice of the people

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Redistricting was written into the Constitution as a legislative power that takes place every 10 years. This power led to some unique districts which led to the term gerrymandering in 1812. Has the use of redistricting for political reasons gone too far? Here in Wisconsin, the Assembly and Senate districts have been highly gerrymandered after the 2010 elections when the Republicans took control of the Legislature and governor’s mansion.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:31

Republican tax plan means growth, jobs

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We have all seen how complicated the tax code has become. Many of us have hired accountants during the tax season just to send our information into the Internal Revenue Service. Now, with a Republican-controlled government, change to the tax code is finally coming. The Republican plan lowers rates for individuals and families. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:26

Trump only manages to embarrass America

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Not long ago Americans were told that with the House and Senate and presidency in the hands of the Republican Party, we would really see some action. Here are a few of President Donald Trump’s promises that he has said with absolute confidence would happen “soon, very soon.”

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:16

Jurors play vital role in democracy

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Every September, the Wisconsin Court System takes time to recognize and thank jurors. Accordingly, the Walworth County judges and the clerk of circuit court want to say thank you to everyone who has been part of the Walworth County jury selection process in the past and to everyone who will be a part of it in the future.



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