Under the new Republican healthcare plan, insurance companies would be allowed to charge older workers much more than younger workers, a move that AARP Wisconsin calls an "age tax."
A program that has made huge progress in cleaning up the Great Lakes would be essentially defunded under a budget proposal from the Trump administration.
Dr. Valerie Brady is associate director of research at Minnesota Sea Grant, which is part of the University of Minnesota system. She says the funding is crucial to prevent the spread of invasive species into the Great Lakes. Fishermen and boaters are educated so they clean their vessels so they don’t unwittingly move these species from place to place.
“GLRI money has been hugely helpful in getting that message out across all the Great Lakes states but very particularly in Minnesota, to make sure that we are really slowing down the spread of zebra mussels, spiny water flea and Eurasian watermilfoil,” she said.
The initiative has restored about 150 thousand acres of wetlands, kept more than 160 thousand pounds of phosphorus each year from reaching the Great Lakes, and is fully engaged in the battle to keep Asian carp out of Lake Michigan. (more…)
"I'm a prime example of the power of addiction and the promise and possibility of recovery," said William Moyers, son of journalist and political commentator Bill Moyers.
Hundreds of voters filled the Calvary Church while hundreds more watched on line as six candidates for Minneapolis mayor debated the issues in the first candidate forum of the 2017 election season.