April 2, 2015

ThinkProgress March 26, 2015 by KIRA LERNER Corporate agribusinesses have managed to convince voters across the Midwest to approve vaguely-worded measures that could have wide ranging impacts, from preventing environmental legislation against factory farms to allowing animal mistreatment in slaughterhouses. These right-to-farm laws are gaining traction in big ag states across …

March 30, 2015

The Week March 30, 2015 Something remarkable happened last Thursday: a filibuster-proofmajority of senators voted to get the ball rolling on paid sick leave. Specifically, they amended the Senate’s budget resolution, calling for a “deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to allow Americans to earn paid sick time.” Now, budget resolutions …

March 30, 2015

GazetteXtra March 30, 2015 by Steven Walters Add one more controversy to the long list pending in the Wisconsin Legislature: e-cigarettes. It’s a three-sided debate: Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to tell local governments they can’t ban e-cigarettes. Democratic Rep. Debra Kolste of Janesville wants to add e-cigarettes to the …