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.
- Sheriff David Clarke is currently traveling to the Middle East and Asia, his office announced Friday before departing Saturday. He’ll be back Dec. 13, after he “receives briefings on issues facing those regions and visit historic sites.”
- 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.