Hearings, State of the Tribes Address, 72-county Conservation Congress vote

There are a LOT of political events coming down the pike in Fitzwalkerstan.   Here’s what I am aware of.  Feel very free to add other events in comments and I will add accordingly. Thanks.


Mon. 4/8 ,  7:00 pm Conservation Congress Vote in 72 County Sites

The Conservation Congress is John Q. Public Wisconsinite’s chance to vote on matters that impact how the state’s wildlife is managed, how people hunt and fish, and so on.  There are 99 questions on the ballot this year.   How the vote turns out advises the WI DNR and the Natural Resources Board. Anyone can attend.

This ballot really should be looked at before you go given the length and complexity and  give yourself the whole evening to be at this event since the voting process can be time consuming.  But do not be daunted. You can vote on  #70″Should we expand hunting in Wisconsin state parks?” #68″Should we prohibit the use of dogs for hunting?” and a whole lot more.

If you’re in Dane County, you can vote for an advocate for wolves, Melissa Smith, to be on the Conservation Congress board.  She is a Madison resident.  Learn more about her in Madison.com.  The first step is her run as a delegate at the Dane County meeting Monday (at Sun Prairie High School).

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic has more info. They’ve been  hanging up posters and distributing literature in the hope that wolf advocates and other not-the-usual hunter/angler types will show.

Where to go to vote.

What you’ll vote on.


Tues. 4/9, 1PM State of the Tribes Address + 12 Noon Drum Ceremony

This is going to be a speech that I hope you will hear both because the message will be important and because the reporting that follows is likely to be an absolute travesty (as last year’s was) and you’ll need to refute it.

The Chair of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Gordon Thayer will deliver the address.  Come to the Wisconsin State Capitol building or watch live on WPT or catch an archived recording later also at WPT.

The drum ceremony, according to this facebook event, is to be held at 12 Noon on the East Capitol steps.


Wed. 4/10, 10AM State Legislature to determine fate of Milwaukee County government

There is no Milwaukee-area hearing on a proposed bill that will radically change the nature of Milwaukee County government.  (The b**tards don’t try to make this convenient, do they.)

Lisa Kaiser of Sheperd Express says, “The non-referendum “power grab” provisions would give the Milwaukee County executive sweeping powers over local government.”

Learn more in the article “Out-State Legislators Will Determine the Future of Milwaukee County at Committee Hearing on April 10 in Madison

Location/Time: Wed. April 10, 10AM , Room 412 East, Capitol building, Madison, WI.  Hearing is in front of the Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing.


April 8th, 10th, 18th: Three more JFC public hearings on the Wisconsin state budget – Note that there is a recent location change on the Wisconsin Dells hearing

Remaining Joint Finance Committee meetings will be:

•    Monday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Legends Club Room (level 4) in the Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay.

•    Wednesday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (Note: new venue) Kalahari Resort, Suites 2 & 7 (Main Level), 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

•    Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baldwin-Woodville High School Auditorium, 1000 13th Avenue, Baldwin.


April 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29:  Added non-official hearings on the state budget around the state:

Seven opportunities to discuss the state budget with your representatives.   I got this information from Institute for Wisconsin’s Future.

April 20 in Milwaukee — Milwaukee Public Schools Administration Building, 5225 West Vliet Street, 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m.
•    April 22 in Wausau — University of Wisconsin Marathon Campus, 518 South Avenue, 4 to 7 p.m.
•    April 23 in Madison — Black Hawk Middle School, 1402 Wyoming Way, 4 to 7 p.m.
•    April 24 in Wisconsin Rapids — Wisconsin Rapids City Council Chambers, 444 West Grand Avenue, 5 to 7 p.m.
•    April 25 in Appleton — Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Business and Industry Center, Room 103, 5 Systems Drive, 4 to 7 p.m.
•    April 27 in Rice Lake — Barron County Courthouse, 1420 Wisconsin 25, 10 a.m.
•    April 29 in Eau Claire — Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 West Clairemont Avenue, 4 to 7 p.m.




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