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(AP) Three former Republican speakers of the state Assembly are now lobbying to expand school vouchers in Wisconsin.
Jeff Fitzgerald registered on Jan. 10 to lobby for School Choice Wisconsin, just days after his term ended. Another former Republican Assembly speaker, John Gard, is also registered as a lobbyist for the group. Its president is Jim Bender, a former legislative staffer who worked for Fitzgerald. A third Republican former speaker, Scott Jensen, is a registered lobbyist for the American Federation for Children, another group that supports expanding vouchers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker supports expanding vouchers, but he hasn't said what exactly his plan will look like.
Common Cause Wisconsin on Tuesday renewed its call for a prohibition on lawmakers becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving office.
You'd think the colder it got that more people would be using the La Crosse
No one really knows if Governor Scott Walker slashed funding for schools last
A half a million dollars. That's what state democratic leaders hope to raise
Why doesn't the city council in Onalaska start its meetings with a prayer?
One city resident asked that question of a council member recently, and the councilman tried a prayer at the monthly meeting. Now, an Onalaska council committee is going to study the idea of having a prayer every month, which is opposed by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Onalaska mayor Joe Chilsen is hearing evenly mixed reactions from the public. At La Crosse city council meetings, a member of the clergy is often invited to speak at the start of the evening.