Category «Politics»

a new way to govern

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about things happening in Wisconsin these days, with Gov. Scott Walker proposing changes to balance our budget. I’ve talked about this in other posts, and will again in the future, but for now, I simply want to address the behavior of the Wisconsin state senate Democrats. …

panel discussion was civil and one-sided

I attended a forum tonight at St. Norbert College titled “The Budget Standoff in Madison: A Panel Discussion”. It was organized by Robert Pyne, Director of the Peace and Justice Center at St. Norbert. Here’s the description from the event on Facebook: Concerned about what is happening at our state capitol? Confused? Join Matthew Stollak, …

Wisconsin is not alone with its budget problems

While we in Wisconsin battle over our state budget issues, I’ve been reading a bit about how other states and municipalities are handling their issues. We’re certainly not alone here in America’s Dairyland, and it’s interesting to contrast Gov. Walker’s solutions to those of other governors and city leaders. Here’s what I found: Illinois – …