5 pages have the tag Privatization

    /news/columns/2014/legislative-spat-signals-slow-down-for-privatized-public-schools/
    Summary: “There’s ‘no appetite’ for passing a bill this year that imposes sanctions against poorly performing public or private voucher schools” reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an Associate Press story.
    Body: “There’s ‘no appetite’ for passing a bill this year that imposes sanctions against poorly performing public or private voucher schools” reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an Associate Press story. “No appetite” was code for “we don’t have...

    "You have got to be kidding!"

    Last edited: 11/08/2017

    /news/columns/2015/you-have-got-to-be-kidding/
    Summary: “You have got to be kidding!” a Chippewa Valley advocate responded when I told her about a plan to potentially turn Family Care over to a for-profit insurance company.
    Body: “You have got to be kidding!” a Chippewa Valley advocate responded when I told her about a plan to potentially turn Family Care over to a for-profit insurance company. Family Care and its fee-for-service sister, IRIS, provide thousands of Medicai...
    /news/columns/2016/keep-private-water-companies-out-of-wisconsin/
    Summary: Assembly Bill 554 would do away with the mandatory citizen referendum prior to the sale of public water and sewer utilities. It would also eliminate the ban on selling to out-of-state companies.
    Body: Keep Private Water Companies OUT of Wisconsin “Keep private water companies OUT of Wisconsin,” Glory Adams of Eau Claire wrote. She wants to stop a bill that would allow cities to sell water and sewer systems to out-of-state companies without e...
    /news/columns/2016/people-make-a-difference-despite-haste-at-capitol/
    Summary: “What can we, as ordinary citizens, do to keep the legislature and the governor from passing/signing house bill 554? It scares the heck out of me,” wrote Claudia from Eau Claire.
    Body: ​People Make a Difference Despite Haste at Capitol “What can we, as ordinary citizens, do to keep the legislature and the governor from passing/signing house bill 554? It scares the heck out of me,” wrote Claudia from Eau Claire.   “I know that...
    /news/columns/2016/the-latest-attempt-to-privatize-our-waters/
    Summary: ... Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and their legislative allies continue to threaten that resource, pitting one user against another, undermining Wisconsin’s constitution and threatening economic stability.
    Body: The Latest Attempt to Privatize Our Waters Senator Mark Miller and Senator Kathleen Vinehout Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of water. Water provides the basis for our economy and way of life. Yet Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce...