It is Board of Education candidate forum season and everyone is getting into the act (full list at the bottom). That includes Sustain Dane and the Isthmus, who are co-sponsoring a forum. All good, except they have chosen Dave Cieslewicz as one of the moderators and today our ex-Mayor endorsed two of the candidates. Nice [...]
Here is My Letter to The Editor regarding my observations from collecting signatures. Congratulations to everyone who collected signatures for the recall effort of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch (and all four republican senators) whether you collected 1 or 1500 or anywhere in between. Thank you! I recently spent a Saturday morning collecting signatures for [...]
I have a problem with the way Mayor Soglin seems to be framing the issue of how to improve Ride the Drive. When the Mayor talks about the situation, he portrays it as a tension between the fun of the ride and a 20-45% loss in parking ramp revenue and business. But Ride the Drive [...]
The members of the Dane County School Board Consortium and WAES (Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools) have gotten together to sponsor a public meeting to discuss walkers $900 million dollar cut to public schools. In Monona Grove(probably like other school districts) we get an automated mass email with school events(infinite campus). My son was sent [...]
I saw it posted on a few different blogs, people asking the author (how can I make a difference?). h/t Jessica Ace and Ever Onward. I sat down and started writing and this is the list I came up with(some is localized). It was too controversial for this blog, as it was removed almost as [...]
A round-up of articles covering President Obama’s visit this Tuesday…
You know you got something to say about the elections today. Got any predictions? Any onsite reporting like how crowded the polls are or what number voter you were? Who are you cheering for?
Reminder: RTA Committee: Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 p.m., Shorewood Hills Village Hall
Corporations are not people, money is not speech and corporate contributions to the political process do not violate the 1st Amendment!
This is on the Forward Lookout Event Calendar already, but just in case you missed it, the Dane Democrats are hosting a Lt. Governor candidate forum at their August meeting. From the e-mail: At the next Dane Dems meeting on Wednesday, August 11th, we’ll be hosting a forum with the Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor. [...]
Unlikely, I”m sure, but just in case, here’s a couple ideas . . . Greetings! Make Saturday a day of Northside festivity all day long. Start out at the Mallards/Pierece’s Kids Day, at NorthTowne Center. They’ve got food and fun galore planned from 10 am to 3 pm. Then mosey down to Troy Gardens between [...]