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by Tomahawk Leader
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Clouds cast shadow over Sunshine Week
Replies: 1
Views: 9156

Clouds cast shadow over Sunshine Week

Wisconsin prides itself on open government and as journalists we work hard to help maintain that right for the general public who may never step foot into a city council, school board or county board meeting room. It doesn’t happen often, but we do find the need to occasionally challenge a governmen...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Merrill School Board bullying
Replies: 1
Views: 2902

Re: Merrill School Board bullying

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: Have you attended a MAPS Board of Education (BOE) meeting lately? According to MAPS BOE policy, the BOE must follow state statute and operate under Robert’s Rules of Order, however, during a “special meeting” held on Feb. 3, 2011, a “discussion”...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Merrill School Board bullying
Replies: 1
Views: 2902

Merrill School Board bullying

A Letter to the Editor in the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: I attended the Feb 3 Merrill School Board meeting. The topic of discussion was “Board Relations.” It was not a discussion – it was a personal attack by board members on Loretta Baughan. The meetings I have attended, leaves me impressed with Lore...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: Tomahawk High School, parents, and concerned citizens have all had their say! Now it’s time for what information I have gathered from Tomahawk Middle School. Many people in my school have commented that we would like the community to know our po...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: I have been following the local news on the union situation all week. As a union retiree it hits home. I decided to do a little research and this is what I found. Most teachers pay little to nothing for their health insurance. The private sector...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: For the vast majority of my professional career I was forbidden by law from joining a union, however, coming from a union family, I understand and fully support every workers right to negotiate their wages, fringe benefits, and working condition...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: I’m tired of paying taxes. When I listen to what our new governor says about paying taxes it’s funny how he attacks the state workers. They did not get their insurance, retirement and other benefits overnight. They got their pay and benefits ove...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: When we moved to Merrill over 15 years ago, I realized this was a union town, but not until last week did I fully realize we also have a union newspaper, the Merrill Foto News. By the time I finished reading through Jamie Taylor’s four left-lean...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: I am responding to Gov. Scott Walker’s TV advertisements (that) say Harley workers in Wisconsin are O.K. with the new labor agreement they ratified. We are not O.K. with throwing out the window 45 years of collective bargaining we accomplished t...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: Taxpayers in Wisconsin are fed up with the missing 14 Wisconsin senators’ antics. Our governor may be forced to layoff government workers because the Budget Repair Bill hasn’t been voted on. Because of their dereliction of duty a recall has been...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: It truly is a dark day in Wisconsin when I as a taxpaying citizen and a public employee cannot get my governor to take my call or listen to me but a “billionaire” from New York has no difficulty. Who does Gov. Walker really represent? We all get...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Sen. Jim Holperin’s first formal statement on Special Session Senate Bill 11 as published in the March 1 Tomahawk Leader: On Monday, Feb. 14, Special Session Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) was introduced at the request of Gov. Walker as a “budget repair bill” necessary to correct a $137 million revenue shor...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor from the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: What is at stake here is the very profession of education. Those who have chosen to go in to this profession really don’t have a choice that it is a public sector job. Are there private sector or religious options? Yes, but they are not the no...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor from the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: After witnessing a week of exaggerations and falsehoods concerning state budget issues, I am making a plea for honest, rational discussion. Perhaps the greatest dishonesty is suggesting that public employees are better compensated than private...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor from the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: Much attention has been given in recent weeks to education “reform.” While a focus on these important issues is welcome, the voices of educators – those of us working daily in classrooms across the nation – have been inexplicably ignored in th...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor from the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: In regards to the protest that happened at the Tomahawk High School on Wednesday, Feb. 16, it offends me that some people might think our kids here in Tomahawk are in isolation, and that they would have no realization of the impact stemming fr...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

A Letter to the Editor that was printed in the Feb. 22, 2011, Tomahawk Leader involving the student walk-out regarding the governor's budget repair bill: I was going to address this “To whom it may concern,” however I believe this should be a concern for everyone. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, as I w...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Lincoln Hills School to remain open
Replies: 0
Views: 4775

Lincoln Hills School to remain open

See the breaking news report on our front page at http://www.tomahawkleader.com regarding Lincoln Hills correctional facility and plans to keep it open, while closing Ethan Allen School in Wales and Southern Oaks Girls School (SOGS) in Racine County, effective July 1, and move those students to Linc...
by Tomahawk Leader
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

The Merrill Teacher’s Association would like to make you aware of the harmful effects of Gov. Walker’s Budget Repair Bill and the difficult decision that teachers made to challenge his efforts in Madison. Merrill teacher want to be part of the solution yet we cannot do it alone. Sadly, regardless of...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: N. 4th St. businesses step up to keep road open
Replies: 0
Views: 10058

N. 4th St. businesses step up to keep road open

Three Tomahawk businesses deserve special recognition for going above and beyond in keeping North Fourth Street and the community itself operational. The unseasonably warm temperatures experienced last week led to what city of Tomahawk Director of Public Works Mike Tolvstad called a “worst case scen...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Statement from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca on amendments We strive to stop this impasse and this bill, not delay it Yesterday I was asked repeatedly by reporters if the goal of Democrats who authored dozens of amendments had the goal of delaying this bill. I cannot express in strong enoug...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Senator Pam Galloway (R‐Wausau, a doctor), has released the following statement: “Over the weekend, various news outlets have reported that some physicians were handing out medical excuse notes to protestors attending rallies at the State Capitol. There is video footage of this including notes signe...
by Tomahawk Leader
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Dear Editor, Since Governor Walker announced his budget repair bill, emotions have been running very high. On February 16, the Central Wisconsin UniServe Council (representing 6,000 central Wisconsin education professionals and retirees) recommended teachers leave their contractual duties and go to ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Correspondence from State Rep. Tom Tiffany that will appear in the Feb. 22 Tomahawk Leader: Last week the state legislature, including the assembly, began review of Governor Walker's Budget Repair Bill. The Joint Finance Committee after making modifications to the proposal, passed the Budget Repair ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: State Budget, State Workers
Replies: 143
Views: 49941

Re: State Budget, State Workers

Dear Community Members: First of all I want the community to know that I have great concern and compassion for what our staff members are going through emotionally and professionally right now. This is truly a historical moment for all Wisconsin educators. I understand the complexity and difficulty ...

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