This looks like a good news day. We’ve got a ton of state-level items, as well as some juicy campus issues to discuss. High of 29, low of 18 today. Batch Bakehouse.
WOOH! High speed train whistles through Joint Finance Committee. All four Republicans dissent.
The same day, the JFC approved BadgerCare Basic.
The Assembly finally approved a payday loan bill. Much weaker than anything proposed last summer. Some Republicans supported, and surprise, surprise, “Democrat” Bob Ziegelbauer voted against.
“With all of the loopholes punched into this so-called reform proposal, the people of Wisconsin now have a bill that looks like Swiss cheese,” writes a payday loan reformer. More on this issue later.
MIU proposals seek to make “classes more accessible.” Biddy Martin wants students “taught by the best.” I do too –– which is why I’d like to have a professor who comes to my History of Islam lecture.
Oh good, Blanchard makes it through the primaries for the District Court Appeals, the .75 percent of the population who partook in the election vindicated those who favor a “court of the people.”
Dane County 911 Center changes some stuff. Controversy ensues.
“Nat Up,” the campaign to improve the natatorium –– the gym on the Lakeshore end of campus that I’ve never been to –– finally hits the Herald with an in-depth story.
What do “Jack B. Craver” and “The Sconz” have in common? They would both be great names for the new Union South.
Not property taxes! Never property taxes! Fees.
Herald ed board gets a little too defensive in justifying its anti-AEPi position. But glad they made it clear that AEPi was NOT in the business of raising money for charity.