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Robert Reich: Even Social Security’s current inflation adjustment understates the true impact of inflation on the elderly. That’s because they spend 20 to 40 percent of their incomes on health care, and health-care costs have been rising faster than inflation. … Continue reading

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News Roundup, April 3

National News: NRA Task Force Recommends Training School Personnel Who Want To Be Armed http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/02/187546/nra-paid-study-calls-for-armed.html http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/02/176024971/nra-task-force-recommends-training-school-personnel-who-want-to-be-armed http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/asa-hutchinson-cops-schools-criminal-records What are the states doing about gun control? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/02/what-are-the-states-doing-about-gun-control/ Quietly and behind the scenes, gun research and regulation has been stymied http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/02/187543/quietly-and-behind-the-scenes.html Background … Continue reading

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News Roundup, April 2nd

My apologies for any screwy formatting, WordPress likes to buck spacing easily. National News: Weekly Review — The Supreme Court considers skim-milk marriage, a hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay expands, and Egyptian scuba divers sabotage SEA-ME-WE-4          harpers.org/blog/2013/04/weeklyreview2013-04-02/ Median Household … Continue reading

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News Roundup, March 18th

National News:  Iraq 10 Years Later: The Deadly Consequences of Spin http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/03/iraq-war-spin-bush-david-corn Krugman:  Marches of Folly http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/opinion/krugman-marches-of-folly.html Tim Price: Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, Paul Krugman looks back on how the U.S. was persuaded to act against its … Continue reading

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ALEC and Koch Front Groups Attack Kansas Clean Energy Standard

By Connor Gibson Crossposted from Greenpeace USA.  A recent flood of Koch-supported think tanks, junk scientists and astroturf groups from inside and outside of Kansas are awaiting the outcome of a bill this week that could stall progress on the … Continue reading

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News Roundup, February 13th :|: S.O.T.U edition

National Politics:  Analysis: Minimum wage plan a new test for Obama           host.madison.com/news/analysis-minimum-wage-plan-a-new-test-for-obama/article_6def9ccc-1cf6-567e-a691-d813a18b2ae2.html http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/12/1583381/obama-raise-minimum-wage/ Bid on Minimum Wage Revives Issue That Has Divided Economistsonline.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323511804578300702588937498.html#printMode The Minimum Wage and Economic Growth http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/the-minimum-wage-and-economic-growth Obama Urges Minimum Wage Increase and First-Ever Indexing http://www.thenation.com/blog/172859/obama-urges-minimum-wage-increase-and-first-ever-indexingContinue reading

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Your Governor Cares

Never forget when he bravely banded together with our Attorney General and the Waukesha County Sheriffs to budget for your pubic safety.

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