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The Badger State

Wisconsin is a state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 44.5° N — Longitude: 89.5° W

Area: 169,640 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-WI

Birthplace of

George Leef, George Charles Leef, in Milwaukee, on 4 Feb 1951
T. J. Rodgers, Thurman John Rodgers, in Oshkosh, on 15 Mar 1948

Home To

Ed Thompson, Tomah
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, Greenfield

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Wisconsin | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 27, fiscal policy rank: 37, regulatory policy rank: 17, personal freedom rank: 25, economic freedom rank: 29
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 241


Booze Busting: The New Prohibition, by James Bovard, Freedom Daily, Dec 1998
Discusses various anti-alcohol laws and enforcement actions, including the law raising the minimum drinking age during the Reagan administration, and what medical research has to say about moderate alcohol consumption
Federal grants are fueling a crisis mentality towards alcohol. The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment gave $50,000 to the city of Milwaukee in 1994 to help alcoholics and other addicts suffering additional stress as a result of flooding in 1993. But Milwaukee did not have any floods in 1993. A county report did claim that areas of the central city were "impacted by rain, winds and flood connected to the storm." As an AP story noted, "That put Milwaukee in line for the $50,000, which is supposed to be earmarked for residents who develop a drug or drinking problem linked to flooding hardships."
Clint Bolick - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
Biographical profile published by The Daily Objectivist; describes Bolick's unusual biographical blurb at the Institute for Justice website as well as his struggles with the educational establishment over school vouchers
One of Bolick's premier passions is school choice. His first battle in that arena was over the pioneering voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The educrats rolled out all their cannon, but couldn't beat Bolick. "It was a tiny program that evoked a tremendous response from the educational bureaucracy, in the form of lawsuits and an onslaught of regulations," he told "Frontline." "We represented the parents and children, defending the program and challenging the regulations. And on the first day of school ... of 1990 ... The kids crossed the threshold to a new day in their educational opportunities ..."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wisconsin" as of 5 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.