To the editor, Most of us have made decisions in our lives we wish could do over — a job we took, a car we bought or a candidate we supported. I am concerned Beloit may want a do-over after the casino is built.
This spring, I taught an investigative reporting class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that investigated the state of Wisconsin’s democracy. We interviewed current and former lawmakers and activists on the left and right, consulted public opinion polls, talked to regular people and tapped experts who study voting, redistricting and money in politics.
To the editor, It was good of everybody who wrote letters recently about Gov. Scott Walker’s actions on the way out the door to do so. There was no way he was going to listen to the people of Wisconsin now, when he didn’t do it the last eight years. Koch/ALEC acolytes like he and the Republicans in the legislature tend to just be puppets like Little Janet is to Janet in the U.S. Cellular commercial we’ve now seen at least a thousand times in the past few weeks.
To the editor, Area legislators — state Reps. Amy Loudenbeck and Tyler August, along with state Sen. Steve Nass — worked into the wee hours of the morning to scale back the powers of the newly elected governor and attorney general and to make it more difficult to vote in Wisconsin.