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How do people want their taxes spent?

How do people want their taxes spent?

At the Dane County Farmer’s Market on April 23, 2022 we asked people to tell us how they wanted their federal taxes spent – and we showed how our taxes are currently spent. Each person distributed a handful of beans representing their portion of federal taxes. Here are the results of this informal and unscientific…

Madison mayor proposes $425,000, no-bid contract for PFAS treatment system

Madison mayor proposes $425,000, no-bid contract for PFAS treatment system

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal | April 18, 2022 Read online Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is proposing to spend up to $425,000 and award a no-bid contract to design a filtration system for an East Side well contaminated with PFAS compounds. The mayor said the city could have the state’s first-such treatment system for…

Future F-35 Upgrades Send Program into Tailspin

Future F-35 Upgrades Send Program into Tailspin

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)  | DAN GRAZIER | APRIL 13, 2022 Read online (with links to more detail) Pentagon watchers were caught off guard when the president released his budget and it showed the services would be asking Congress for far fewer F-35s in 2023 than everyone expected. The services had been expected to…

Anti F-35 group asks EPA to block fighter jets, claims basing decision violates Civil Rights Act

Anti F-35 group asks EPA to block fighter jets, claims basing decision violates Civil Rights Act

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal, March 24, 2022 Read online A group seeking to block the military from stationing F-35 fighter jets in Madison is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to intervene. Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin filed a complaint Wednesday alleging federal, state and local leaders violated the Civil Rights Act because the…

F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA – March 23, 2022

F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA – March 23, 2022

Read the full complaint: Safe Skies EPA Administrative Complaint – Mar.23.2022 COMPLAINT UNDER TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 For Immediate Release (PDF) March 23, 2022 F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA Today Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin submitted an Environmental Justice Complaint to the USEPA Administrator Michael Regan…

IPWG Newsletter focuses on fighter jets

IPWG Newsletter focuses on fighter jets

IPWG_Newsletter_WINTER_2022 This issue of the Interfaith Peace Working Group Newsletter contains 2 articles about F-35 jets and one on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

Madison City Council rejects North Side farmland development over F-35 concerns

Madison City Council rejects North Side farmland development over F-35 concerns

Logan Wroge | Wisconsin State Journal,l February 23, 2022 Read online The Madison City Council has rejected for a second time a proposed farmland development on the city’s North Side, siding with neighbors who contend the property isn’t suitable for housing with the coming noise from F-35 fighter jets to nearby Truax Field. The council…

Newly leaked video shows F-35 crashing in flames on aircraft carrier

Newly leaked video shows F-35 crashing in flames on aircraft carrier

By Brad Lendon and Ivan Watson, CNN | Updated 11:50 PM ET, Mon February 7, 2022 Read online (CNN)A video posted on social media over the weekend shows the stealth fighter that crashed on a US Navy aircraft carrier last month bursting into flames as it strikes the flight deck of the massive warship. The F-35C, the newest fighter in…

U.S. military jet crashes into aircraft carrier, injuring several people

U.S. military jet crashes into aircraft carrier, injuring several people

Jan 25, 2022, CBS News: Seven military personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy jet had a “landing mishap” on the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea. The pilot was able to eject. CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green has more. Jan 24, 2022, Today News Post A U.S. Navy fighter jet attempting to land…

Lockheed Martin in top 10 donors to ‘Sedition Caucus’ members

Lockheed Martin in top 10 donors to ‘Sedition Caucus’ members

Accountable, January 2022 | Full article A year ago, violent rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol, armed with Trump’s Big Lie and bolstered by a cabal of extreme-right Congress members who refused to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Insurrectionists stormed the halls, breaking into the Senate Chamber and the House Speaker’s private office. Capitol…