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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

'All fat, muscle and bone will be cut'

Milwaukee County Board Chair Lee Holloway minced no words about how Gov. Scott Walker's budget will affect the county, which will lose an estimated $24 million in state aid next year. As a result, the county's 2012 budget will be brutal, with more job losses and cuts in vital services such as transit as likely...
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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
While two candidates have made it official and filed with the Milwaukee County Election Commission, the real race to replace Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is taking place behind the scenes, where potential candidates are jockeying for political and financial support. Officially, Walker hasn’t stated when he’d leave office, so the election hasn’t even been scheduled...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
We’re asking you to vote on Nov. 2. The last election for president brought a lot of hope for change in the way Washington—and politics in general—works. But democracy is a very messy process, especially in the American system of government, and it has been that way for the past 220 years. Unlike in a parliamentary system where the prime minister can deliver the votes, in the U.S. system the president or...
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Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Will voters choose ultraconservative Republicans instead of moderate Democrats?

How much will Wisconsin’s government change as a result of the Nov. 2 general election? Will voters get swept up in the supposed national movement to knock out incumbents by electing political novices with extreme ideologies? Or will they support more moderate candidates who are offering more pragmatic solutions? Currently, Democrats hold every statewide office...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

And what you can do to prevent more overflows

We’re still feeling the effects of the intense storm of July 22-23, when many neighborhoods and homes were flooded by up to 9 inches of rain in a very short span of time. Since the storm, many myths have circulated about what happened, what should have happened to prevent basement backups and sewage overflow into local waterways, and what can be done in the future to prevent flooding...
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A preview of the September primary matchups

Will the balance of power in Washington and Madison shift with this fall’s elections? That’s a tough call right now because we still don’t know who will be on the ballot in the November election. The party primary elections, to be held Sept. 7, will determine the candidates to represent each party in the November general election...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Legislature ends its session without major reforms

Progressives had high hopes for the end of the 2009-2010 legislative session. With both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office in Democratic hands for the first time in 22 years, everyone expected that bills that have been crying out for attention—mass transit funding, election reform and clean energy, most notably—would become law this session...

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