Socialist and progressive activist groups protest tax reform bill in Madison

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The International Socialist Organization along with Indivisible Madison held a protest at the Library Mall on the UW-Madison campus Saturday against the GOP tax reform legislation. At the rally, organizers spoke out against the tax plan saying it will hurt middle and low income Americans while benefiting the rich and corporations. > NBC 15 Madison

DNR to move forestry division from Madison to Rhinelander

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Gov. Scott Walker has announced the state’s DNR forestry headquarters will move from Madison to Rhinelander. Walker made the announcement during a stop at the DNR Ranger Station in Rhinelander Wednesday. Wisconsin’s 2015-17 state budget directed the department to work on a plan to move the division. More than 40 communities showed interest. > WSAW Wausau

Tired of waiting on state, some Wisconsin cities are legalizing marijuana themselves

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Wisconsin is lagging far behind other nearby states in getting it right with marijuana reform. Instead of waiting on state lawmakers, a handful of Wisconsin cities are legalizing marijuana on their own. > High Times

Septuagenarian traveling U.S. with anti-Trump sign makes Wisconsin stops

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A 74-year-old convivial Texan who grew up in Oklahoma is traveling the country these days with a big sign that reads: “Trump: That boy don’t act right.” That self-proclaimed “old man with a sign” was in Madison this week, and Janesville before that. > Cap Times

Madison police investigating racist graffiti at prominent city park

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Madison police are investigating graffiti that was found Wednesday on a historical marker in James Madison Park overnight. Painted in red spray paint were swastikas and the words “Trump rules” and “Antifa sucks”, police said. > Channel 3000

Sen. Johnson announces opening of a Madison office

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Sen. Ron Johnson announced the opening of a constituent services office in Madison, starting Oct. 2. The office in Madison will be a workplace for Johnson’s staff, and will allow constituents to seek assistance with federal government issues. Johnson’s current Wisconsin offices are located in Oshkosh and Milwaukee. > Channel 3000

DACA rally aims to educate, empower, and unite the community

 

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Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Saturday for a rally in support of “Dreamers”. Speakers gathered to share their stories hoping to send a message, and empower others to get involved in supporting the DACA program, which Trump announced last week would end. > WKOW Madison