As a mom, I remember sitting in the eighth-grade parents’ “Introduction to High School” presentation in our district. As Wisconsin’s former lieutenant governor, I remember the part about higher education options students could choose at the end of high school: university or traditional college, technical college or apprenticeship.Read More »
Vice President Mike Pence came to Kenosha County last week to push Congress to vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was signed in November 2018. It’s President Donald Trump’s plan to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement ...Read More »
Let's preface this editorial by saying that we're glad the UW-Stout student Mason Barth is alive and well. But let's add this: We're also glad the 20-year-old Neillsville native is being held to account for his reckless actions.Read More »
In the construction industry, injuries commonly lead to more expenses than just the hard cost of a claim. An injured employee not only brings about lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs but also can lead to reduced efficiency, added overtime pay, additional administrative work and moreRead More »
Ever since serving on the Transportation Research Board special committee on the long-term viability of fuel taxes in 2005, I have been persuaded that per-gallon fuel taxes are not a sustainable source of funding for 21st-century roadways. A subsequent national commission in 2008 (on which my Reason colleague Adrian Moore served) concluded that charging per mile rather than per gallon of fuel would be the best replacement funding source. But can that difficult transition be made?
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You might think that when a company has a long record of polluting our drinking water, including a recent chemical spill that killed thousands of fish in Lake Michigan, it might lead state and federal officials to spring into action.Read More »
In Wisconsin, state law prohibits the private ownership of prisons. But the use of these sorts of institutions in other states has long given rise to controversy.Read More »