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Op Editorial from Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) | Crafting a workable State Budget

April 18, 2019 – Germantown, WI – The budget process is underway at the Capitol and around the state. The Joint Finance Committee recently kicked off its budget work, holding agency briefings here in Madison. Each budget cycle, Secretaries from many of the major state agencies are invited to

Guest Editorial | Eliminating athletics at UWM at Washington County is short sighted | By Jared Dalberg

April 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – I recently heard from my colleagues within the two year UW campuses that UW-Milwaukee has decided to discontinue intercollegiate athletics at their newly acquired branch campuses, UW-Waukesha (WAK) and UW-Washington County (WSH).  Below is my response to my colleagues in the

West Bend Common Council to consider one-year trial to allow dogs on the Riverwalk

April 12, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, April 15 the West Bend Common Council is going to consider adopting an ordinance allowing dogs on the Riverwalk.   A proposed change to Municipal Code to allow dogs on six-foot leash on the Riverwalk sidewalks and trails. Details

Rep. Dan Knodl to hold budget listening session April 15 in Germantown

April 11, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Assembly Rep. Dan Knodl will hold Budget Listening Sessions in the district on April 15.

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 10, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Fun fact on chickens in West Bend

April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was January 21, 2019 when West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding vote to allow chickens in the City of West Bend. For the third time in his tenure as Mayor of West Bend Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Meeting today at 5 p.m. for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

City of West Bend drops debt from $84 million to $42 million …. and road repairs are on the way

April 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow is excited about the city’s dwindling debt level. He’s more than well aware it’s not a sexy topic, but it is significant especially when taxpayers look back on where the city was eight short years ago.

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Meeting scheduled for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

Meeting scheduled for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

Election results in Washington County

April 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Unofficial election results are in for races across Washington County. All results available by clicking HERE. Canvassing for all results will likely occur before the end of the week. In Washington County State Supreme Court Justice candidate Brian Hagedorn edged Lisa

Today is Election Day, April 2, remember to vote!

April 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It’s Election Day and polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. There are a couple races on the ballot.  Click HERE to find what races are in your district. It’s simple to go to myvote.wi.gov and search for what’s

Final numbers are in on West Bend Deer Management program

April 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The final numbers are in for the City of West Bend Deer Management program. Since 2017 city officials and a special committee have been working diligently to try to determine how to control the growing deer population in the community. In

Letter to the Editor | Why I will be voting no on the $74 million total school referendum | By Rich Kasten – City of West Bend Alderman

April 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  On April 2, voters in the West Bend School District will be asked to vote on yet another referendum – a third referendum since 2009. The School District is asking voters for $74 million, including interest ($47 million in principle), to build

Guest Editorial | Member of CFAC to vote ‘No’ on $74 million total West Bend School Referendum | By Dan Krier

March 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI – As a long-time resident of the West Bend School district, and an advocate for quality education in West Bend, I need to share my experience in regard to the proposed referendum. I have read and heard so many say it’s for

$82,000 in government funding approved for Dodge County Airport project

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March 29, 2019 – Dodge Co., WI – Governor Tony Evers approved funding totaling $82,000 to acquire an aviation easement at the Dodge County Airport, in Juneau, to help protect the airport’s airspace. According to Lucas Ward, P.E., airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau

VIDEO | District 2 aldermanic candidates in West Bend appear at Common Sense Citizens

March 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The two candidates running for District 2 alderman in West Bend spoke before Common Sense Citizens of Washington County this week. Incumbent Mike Christian addressed the group first. Mike Christian – District 2 alderman in WB – Downtown area in West

Letters to the Editor | Vote Judge Hagedorn on April 2 | By Gary Brussat

Washington Co., WI –  Judge Brian Hagedorn is a good man and a highly qualified candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Recently I have seen political ads slandering this fine family man.  The ads refer to “hate groups,” but the only group I see guilty of hate is the group

VIDEO | Candidate forum at Common Sense Citizens – Town of West Bend Supervisor race

March 28, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Two candidates on the April 2 ballot vying for the No. 2 Supervisor seat in the Town of West Bend participated Thursday night in a candidate forum at Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Each candidate was allowed five minutes to

Common Sense Citizens of Washington County to host candidate forum for races on April 2 ballot | By Bernie Newman

Washington Co., WI – The Thursday, March 28, 2019 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County is open to any candidates in Washington County who are on the April 2 ballot and would like to introduce themselves. Each candidate will be given five minutes to do so. If

Letters to the Editor | Vote ‘No’ on the $74 million total referendum | By Jim Geldreich

Washington Co., WI – There is a referendum in the West Bend School District on the April 2 ballot.     Dear Editor: School referenda are reaching an epidemic level in Wisconsin including here in Washington County.  Local referenda saddle modest sized school districts such as ours with overwhelming

Common Sense Citizens of Washington County to host candidate forum for races on April 2 ballot | By Bernie Newman

Washington Co., WI – The Thursday, March 28, 2019 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County is open to any candidates in Washington County who are on the April 2 ballot and would like to introduce themselves. Each candidate will be given five minutes to do so. If

West Bend Park & Rec Commission to review policy regarding dogs on the Riverwalk

March 27, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park & Rec Commission will review a resolution during its meeting Thursday, March 28 regarding a policy to allow dogs on the Riverwalk.   To be presented to West Bend Common Council April 15, 2019 Sections 20.07(6)(c) and
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