Sep 13, 201307:36 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Local government watchdog is barking up the right trees
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Local government outside the larger cities flies under the radar. The Tea Party group “We the People of the Republic” proposes to fix that with a website called DaneWatch.com.
My friend Ross Brown describes the website as “a one-stop-shop that allows Dane County residents to quickly learn about happenings in communities throughout Dane County.”
DaneWatch.com will follow school district, municipality, and county government “so residents are better able to control the direction of their communities and hold their local units of government accountable.”
Communities are listed on the site only after at least one person agrees to be a watchdog for a community. The site relies on individual citizen “watchdogs” to sound the alert on issues that may arise. DaneWatch.com can be found on Twitter using the handle @DaneWatch and on Facebook at facebook.com/DaneWatch.
More on Walker’s war on working people (as the unionistas would have it): An Illinois lighting company with 400 employees plans to move across the state line to Kenosha — the second manufacturer in a week to say it will leave northern Illinois for Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The president of the Kenosha business alliance said companies “consider the direction and velocity of the state’s business climate” when making location decisions, and that the elimination of almost all of the tax on production earnings “clearly was in our favor.” Kenosha officials say the company pays great wages and benefits.
Note to the First Lady: The Squire drinks lots of water — usually with malted barley and hops for flavoring.
Kenosha’s public school teachers have decertified their union, HotAir reports. Now that Federal Judge Conley has upheld Act 10 collective bargaining changes, is there any doubt that the law is the law? Yes, a Dane County judge’s hold on affecting Madison Teachers, Inc. awaits overturning by the state supreme court. That is a 4 to 3 formality. Memo to the Madison School Board: hold your ground.