Waukesha County, Republican pols failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.
In the USA there are fifty states to choose from, so we can expect to see people voting with their feet to escape states that are under Republican occupation. Those people with the highest education and the greatest technical skills will be the ones who are most likely to emigrate.
States that have not embraced 19th century economic and social theories will benefit the most from an influx of highly-skilled researchers and workers. Unfortunately, Wisconsin will not be one of the winners. It is more likely to become a prime example of the failure of austerity economics in tandem with brutal and divisive social policies.
And, as always, the poor, darker-than-white, and other marginal groups with no mobility among us will get screwed the hardest.
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