Wednesday, May 31, 2017

UPDATE. Scott Walker appears to have no problem with publications of another state agency, the Wisconsin Historical Society

Magazine cover found here.

$778K is higher-than-expected cost to kill popular DNR magazine.  (, 5/30/2017
The governor's mouthpiece has previously proclaimed that "government shouldn't be in the publishing business.  The governor’s office said the state shouldn’t duplicate privately owned periodicals, but several magazine publishers told the Wisconsin State Journal they didn’t ask for the DNR publication to be cut, and they don’t see it as competition.

2/22/2017 update, " Tom Evenson in so many words:  Place your faith and trust in Scott Walker and Cathy Stepp", starts here.

Reported in Private publishers say DNR's magazine doesn't hurt them.  (, 2/21/2017)

And we all know how well that is working out for us.
Dear climate denier Cathy Stepp, Maybe your should crawl out of your shell.  (1/16/2017)
Scott Walker's dismantling of DNR gets some informed pushback.  (1/11/2017)
Cathy Stepp's holiday gift to Wisconsin: An end to climate change.   (1/2/2017)
UPDATE. In so many words, Cathy Stepp sez these boots are made for walkin' all over you, Kewaunee County.  (12/16/2016)
UPDATE. New Year's resolution: Kewaunee County voters just don't get it.  (12/16/2016)
Ach du lieber! WI DNR head(case) Cathy Stepp compares environmental regulation to flippin' burgers.  (6/22/2016)
Scott Walker abides -- in his own fashion.  (6/21/2016)
CYA time: Wisconsin DNR board members shocked! shocked! about state's lack of enforcement.  (6/15/2016)
The public trust betrayed: Scott Walker's chamber of commerce agenda for Wisconsin's environment.  (6/11/2016)
Update:  Dear Rob, This is what happens when you run government like a business.   (6/5/2016)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources takes an environmental violations holiday.  (5/19/2016)

Original 2/14/2017 post, "Scott Walker looks to free up a little bit of magazine shelf space at Wisconsin libraries", starts here

Happy Valentine's Day to a publishing stalwart.

DNR magazine cut seen as latest climate science scrub.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/14/2017)
Taken to its extreme, a most troubling comment.  The nearly 100-year-old publication is supported entirely by its 88,000 subscribers. Spokesmen for Walker and for the DNR on Monday defended the proposal by saying the DNR must become more efficient and narrowly focused, and government shouldn’t be in the publishing business.

Shouldn't be in the publishing business, eh?

Now perhaps you can better understand why Republicans are such pearl-clutching snowflakes when it comes to open records law.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The DNR magazine gets more use than any BLUE BOOK ever did. Or will.