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News Features
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walker follows tea party governors’ lead in filling budget holes with property sales

“We’re going to be checking Craigslist very closely,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) of the Republican-backed plan to allow Gov. Scott Walker to sell or lease state properties without a public bidding process. Larson wa...
News Features
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cuts to BadgerCare, child support enforcement and W-2 will harm women and girls

 Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-2015 state budget doesn’t include the drastic funding cuts and collective bargaining changes he imposed in his previous budget. But its mixed bag of income tax cuts, Medicaid
News Features
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Milwaukee’s newest state senator on state politics, the county power grab and local control

 The first few months in office are never easy for a young, energetic, idealistic state legislator who’s a member of the minority party and shut out of the majority party’s decision-making process. But despite a “reality check” or
Daily Dose
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I always thought that Republicans had a fetish about local control, claiming that local leaders, being closest to their constituents, were the best ones to make decisions for their communities.
But I guess they’ve become state-control fetishists.
Yesterday, toward the end of the Assembly’s debate on
News Features
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cheap cigars taste like candy and fruit, but they’re dangerous

The good news is that teen smoking in Wisconsin has fallen to an all-time low. Just 13.1% of Wisconsin high school students reported smoking in 2012, down from 17.7% in 2010 and 32.9% in 2000. Just 2.5% of middle