Morning Links for November 30, 2015

Sheriff David Clarke’s travels, the impact of changes to FoodShare, the climate summit in Paris, and more.

Good morning. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  • In the first three months after changes were made to the state’s FoodShare program, nearly 15,000 people (or 25 percent of the 60,000 total people to use the program) are no longer eligible. Says Sherrie Tussler, executive director of the Milwaukee-based Hunger Task Force, “They will bankrupt our food banks,” the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
  • The Journal Sentinel looks back at when Milwaukee mayor Carl Zeidler’s life and political career were cut short when he went to serve his country after World War II.
  • On UpFront with Mike Gousha, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga chimed in on problems with the WEDC, saying ” it’s probably easier just to get out of the loan business altogether.” WisPolitics has the recap.
  • The United Nations conference on climate change begins today in Paris. WUWM talked to some Wisconsinites who will be attending.




Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.