By Mason Pooler
In an attempt to reduce Wisconsin’s budget deficit, the governor passed Act 10, the Budget Repair Bill. This bill affected many areas of government employment, but most notably reduced funding for pension contributions and health insurance. While the state can point to measurable savings because of these budget cuts, what will be the cost to the government?
President Obama delivered a nearly hour-long address during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in an effort to gain support from law enforcement for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system and implement stricter gun-control laws. To build support from this skeptical audience, Obama delivered a speech that addressed many of the challenges police face and offered measures such as increasing budgets so agencies can hire more officers to focus on enhancing community relationships. Learn more about what Obama proposed to help police agencies across the nation.
By Dr. Shana Nicholson and Scott Crouch
Maintaining strong leadership within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has always been a challenge, particularly for agencies in rural areas that depended heavily on volunteers. Today those leadership challenges have shifted, as the need for continual care coverage rises and paid crews are increasingly necessary.