Opinion: Join in statewide discussion about rural prosperity
It’s not news to those who live and work in our rural area, that Wisconsin’s small towns and rural economies operate differently from that of suburbs and urban areas.

We have unique concerns and pressures.

We worry about preserving quaint downtowns, providing senior housing to those who want to age locally, funding civic improvements with a limited tax base, and supporting businesses like farming, niche boutique shopping, recreational, ag and seasonal tourism, and independent art, that all tend to flourish here...

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Ken Notes:One of the problems with politics recently is a focus on money, density and votes. This can place rural Wisconsin on the back burner as we legislate. I would point to the lobbying efforts for large vs. small farmers. We even had a the Secretary of Agriculture suggest “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out”.

I am not sure that this is the best strategy for the state especially when the "big" are negatively impacting the economy and the environment.



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