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BEV BUTULA: LinkedIn Today announced

Do you have a LinkedIn account? Do you post updates or stories of interest for your "connections" to read? Are you interested in news that your colleagues are reading? Well, earlier this month, LinkedIn announced the launch of LinkedIn Today.

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THE DARK SIDE: What is this state smokin’?

Everyone has to have faith in something or somebody. I have faith in the actuaries who work for insurance companies. If they say women should have lower rates for life insurance than men, then I know women live longer than men on average. If they base car insurance rates on zip codes, then I know zip codes are valid determinants ...

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BEV BUTULA: Welcome to Sunshine Week

This is Sunshine Week. The focus of the Sunshine Week initiative is to promote government transparency and freedom of information. Thanks to the folks over at INFOdocket, I learned about the recent launching of FOIA.gov by the U.S. Department of Justice. Per the news release, FOIA.gov “brings together all the FOIA data collected by the department on behalf of the ...

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LEGAL CENTS: E-readers gaining popularity in the legal community

After many years of interviewing attorneys and asking them what they do for fun, I can say with great confidence that just about all like to read and travel. Thus, this week’s article is about tools for legal professionals who enjoy … reading and travel! It is spring break season, after all.

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Letter to the Editor (March 15, 2011)

Regarding your comments in the Wisconsin Law Journal trashing recycling efforts, I write to you separately suggesting that you consider the facts and then reconsider your position.

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THE DARK SIDE: When good unions go bad

This is an example of what is wrong with public sector unions. I’m not attacking public sector unions here. They have their pros and cons. But this case is a good example of one of the cons — excessive litigation that private sector unions and employers wouldn’t pursue. It is a 188-page decision from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. It ...

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BEV BUTULA: Wisconsin Open Government

The John K. Maciver Institute for Public Policy announced the launching of WisconsinOpenGov.org. Per their website, it "provides you with one location for data on Wisconsin public employee salaries, benefits and labor contracts.

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