Brunch Links

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Let’s hope for another beautiful day despite forecasts of storms. High of 82 and low of 64 in Madison. Other parts of the state are not so lucky. Lafayette County may be classified as a disaster zone.

The Journal-Sentinel has an excellent article about the costs small businesses will be asked to pay for health care reform. Remember when reading that the amount they will pay likely could have been lower if Congressional Democrats hadn’t surrendered the idea of taxing the wealthiest individuals in this country.

Also, U.S. Secretary of Education calls Wisconsin’s school system “ridiculous.”

Gov. Jim Doyle flip-flopped a few months ago on how the Secretary of the Dept. of Natural Resources should be selected. Spencer Black is pushing through the reform anyway, which will make the secretary a board-appointed officer. Why did Doyle flip?

The state fined four big retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes and Nobles, MC Sports and Pamida, for overcharging customers. Almost 20% of sales at one Dick’s location were overpriced, meaning the actual cost did not reflect the price tag.

Eye on Wisconsin: Wisconsin GOP in turmoil as right wingers slime any evidence of moderation or common sense.

$15,000 of federal money going to Eau Claire to plant lake trees. So fish can hide?

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4 Responses to “Brunch Links”

  1. Erik Paulson Says:

    Your Pocan story link is wrong, it goes to the lake trees story.

  2. The Sconz Says:

    Thanks for catching that Erik.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Also, it’s Spencer Black’s bill, Pocan is a co-sponsor and isn’t even mentioned in the article…

  4. The Sconz Says:

    Well…yeah..ya know, I was just testing you guys, trying to keep my readers on their toes.

    Come on, you don’t automatically think “Mark Pocan” when somebody says “Spencer Black” ? The problem used to be much worse – I used to think “Barack Obama” every time I heard “Dick Cheney.”

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