Have state legislators written off rural Wisconsin?

This past winter I read the book “Politics of Resentment” authored by Professor Katherine J. Cramer. Over the past few years, Professor Cramer has studied how rural Wisconsinites have voted in major elections. Cramer lays out the thought that rural Wisconsin voters are full of resentment and distrust of the state of Wisconsin and that many rural voters believe that the state government in Madison is not delivering a “fair share” to rural Wisconsin...

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Ken Notes: I hope not, but if you look at voter density, political contributions, lobbying, and even communication outlets like this one and all the mass media - the deck is stacked against the small farmer and rural business. While the economic impact of farms is huge, the political money is in CAFOs, Corporate farms and more urban causes. I believe we will move away from the issues mentioned as solutions in the article: rural education, rural transit, protecting natural resources, and rural economic development simply because urban initiatives offer more low hanging fruit. Let me know if I am wrong...



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