Gov. Scott Walker's call for a special session of the Legislature aims to create new laws that will drastically harm our neighbors who are already struggling financially. In addition, these pieces of legislation do nothing to address the underlining factors that contribute to joblessness, hunger, or poverty.
We have both a moral and economic obligation to address issues like lead pipes, opioid and heroin addiction and firearm violence prevention.
Public and industry support is growing for the regulation and use of cannabis plants, both in terms of marijuana legalization for medical and recreational use and industrial hemp as an agricultural crop.
Wisconsin is a place that prides itself on our clean and abundant water.
Guns are the third-leading cause of injury or death for Wisconsin children. This is unacceptable. And it is preventable. With the gun lobby preparing to hold its Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee this weekend, it is a reminder that with any freedom comes responsibility.