Madison
51° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

WISC Editorial Agenda 2013 - Our Government - Thanks Sen Ellis

Published On: Oct 22 2013 04:39:06 PM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

There’s no question our quest to force our elected representatives to reform the broken and un-democratic redistricting process needed a leader, a respected voice to acknowledge how damaging the current system is and support efforts to make it better.


Thank you State Senator Michael Ellis. Last week Ellis said there should be a hearing on a bill to reform the redistricting process, asking those who oppose scheduling a hearing, “what are you afraid of?” We have the same question. Of course current legislative leadership and the folks who could actually schedule a hearing don’t want to change a system that ensures their re-election or power for their party even if it breeds the kind of toxic partisanship that currently exists. If these folks are also willing to ignore someone of the stature of Michael Ellis it will speak volumes about their character and their ethics. The question has been called. It’s time to get this hearing scheduled.

 

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.

  • Earthquake in Nepal 12

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said. 

  • Bruce Jenner

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

    Most memorable celebrity interviews

    Bruce Jenner will talk with Diane Sawyer in a highly anticipated interview on Friday night. Look back at some of the other memorable celebrity interviews from over the years.

Advertisement