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As I See It

As I See It is Wisconsin’s only daily radio editorial, a staple on WIZM since 1971. Hosted by WIZM’s Scott Robert Shaw, the feature has won numerous awards from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association as the best editorial in Wisconsin. Feel free to share your comments. Tell us how you see it!

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La Crosse hoping to help drivers and bicyclists get along

The city of La Crosse this week spent time gathering feedback from residents about getting around without a car. The city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee held a series of meetings to get input from drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. That feedback will be used to update the city’s comprehensive plan. It is good that the city […]

Turns out we do share some beliefs

Americans can’t seem to agree on much politically these days. It seems that on just about every issue, we’re split 50-50. We are either red or blue, with few shades of purple. It has been said that Americans are more alike than they are different, but it has been hard to see how. A new […]

Future of Wisconsin elections on November ballot

It will be more than just the names of candidates on the ballot in Wisconsin’s November election. The future of elections in the state will also be up for a vote. It won’t come in the form of a referendum question, but the future of our elections will be determined by who Wisconsinites vote for […]

Sham election investigation finally comes to an end

It is being called one of the most blatant misappropriations of tax dollars in Wisconsin history. That is saying something. But that is what critics are calling the sham investigation into the state’s 2020 presidential election which has finally come to an end. Former Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman was hired to investigate alleged improprieties […]

Absent the facts, speculations run rampant

When we don’t have all the facts, we tend to speculate. And boy, do we like to speculate. There is plenty of speculation over the search of the home of former President Donald Trump this week by the FBI. Some claim this is evidence the U.S. Justice Department has been politically weaponized and that the […]

Even Speaker Vos has seen enough of Gableman

We’ve long said the investigation into Wisconsin’s last presidential election was misguided, overly partisan and underwhelming in its results. It was, frankly, an embarrassment. Now the man who ordered the investigation is saying it too. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hired former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to launch an investigation into alleged fraud in […]

All eyes on Wisconsin U.S. Senate race

Now that the primary election is over, the field is set for November’s general election. That means an onslaught of negative advertising is heading our way for the next three months. One race in particular is being watched closely because it has the potential to shift the balance of the power in the US Senate. […]

Will you do your part on election day?

Are you ready?  It is election day today in Wisconsin. This is a primary election where voters will choose which Republican they want to take on Governor Tony Evers and which Democrat they want to take on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. They also will decide who they want to make the ballot in a bid […]

New third party seeks to help us meet in the middle

The left thinks the right is too far right, and the right thinks the left is too far left. What about trying to meet in the middle? Or is there no more middle ground on issues like abortion, gun safety, voting rights and climate change? A new party seeks to find out. Former presidential candidate […]

Only one choice for La Crosse school consolidation?

Why didn’t they say so sooner? When the La Crosse school district sent a survey to parents about possible school consolidation earlier this year, it asked people what they thought about combining Central and Logan High schools. The survey asked voters if they would be likely to approve combining the schools at the old Trane […]

Imagine, a winter without having to move your car

It almost seems too good to be true. After decades of making people move their cars every night for four months, the city of La Crosse seems poised to largely eliminate alternate-side parking laws. A city council committee has endorsed the idea of only making people move their cars when the snow dictates, not because […]

Taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for Gableman’s bungled investigation

The price tag for a misguided witch hunt into Wisconsin’s election continues to climb. And once again taxpayers are left footing the bill. A judge has ruled that the man hired to investigate Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election for evidence of fraud has to pay $163,000 in attorney fees after he failed to comply with the […]

Find a way to wake up sleepy primaries

One week from today voters in Wisconsin will head to the polls. Actually, most people won’t bother to vote next Tuesday, as is the case with most primary elections. Turnout in primary elections tends to fall between 15 and 30 percent. That means less than one third of the state’s eligible voters are deciding which […]

Don’t try too hard to read political tea leaves

In just over one week, Wisconsin voters will head to the polls for the primary election. On the ballot are races for the local congressional seat, a U.S. Senate seat and a republican primary for Governor. In that race, former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is running against businessman Tim Michels. Political pundits are watching that […]

An affront to Wisconsin’s long history of open government

Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition of openness in government. The courts have long been clear that government documents are considered to be a matter of public record, available for the public to inspect, except in rare circumstances. That has been the case for 40 years, until now. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled […]

Will the Fed’s deft hand be enough to reduce inflation?

Is this the nudge our economy needs, or will it send the economy off a cliff? The Federal Reserve, as expected, raised the benchmark interest rate by another 0.75% in an effort to combat runaway inflation. The hope is the rate hike will slow inflation by reducing demand, but that also means higher borrowing costs […]

It is past time to raise the minimum wage

A lot of things change in 13 years. Certainly there have been many changes just in the past couple of years. But our laws don’t always keep up. Sunday marked the 13th anniversary of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage. It has been unchanged at $7.25 an hour since, despite the recent […]

We have a minimum age for politicians, why not a maximum age?

As we age, our memory and reasoning capacities tend to decline. That is why there are age limits in some occupations. The FAA requires pilots to retire at 65. Air traffic controllers are typically off the job when they reach their mid-fifties. Many police officers are out in their sixties. But in politics there is […]