Madison
79° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

WISC Editorial Agenda 2013 - "Our" State Budget

Published On: Jun 03 2013 10:47:47 AM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

 

 

WISC EDITORIAL AGENDA 2013 – “OUR” STATE BUDGET

06/02/13

Our editorial agenda for the year consists of individual issues we named Our Climate, Our Schools, Our Government and Our Region, to emphasize the importance of some semblance of shared goals. It seems to us we can disagree on a lot of things but still have some sense of a common good. We’re having a hard time finding that in the proposed state budget currently being discussed by the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.


It’s not just the substance of issues like expanded private school vouchers, unemployment benefits eligibility, Medicaid reform, public school and UW funding just to name a few. It’s the rhetoric, the words lawmakers use to make their points. From the Governor on down, there’s virtually no acknowledgement of the impact of these decisions on huge numbers of citizens of this state. It’s all about ideological rigidity and nothing about taking care of real people.

Campaign money and anti-democratic maneuvering like re-districting has taken away any sense of “our” government. And what’s left has produced a spending blueprint that feel’s nothing like “our” state budget.

 

Advertisement
  • American flag hanging down

    Memorial Day by the numbers

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those who've died in service to the country while also being widely considered the unofficial start to summer for many Americans. Take a look at the numbers behind the holiday.

  • American flag, soldier's hat, Memorial Day, Veterans Day

    Karen Barefoot/SXC

    Memorial Day: A history in pictures

    As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

  • Misconceptions - Underemployed

    freeimages.com

    Misconceptions about life after college

    Accenture surveyed around 1,000 student who are newly entering the job market for 2016, in addition to those who graduated within the last two years, Yahoo News reports.

    This year overall is looking bright for the class of 2016, but there is data that shows trends new grads shouldn't overlook.

Advertisement