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Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
Even before Gov. Jim Doyle announced he would not seek re-election, it was starting to become obvious he was ready for a career change. As I reported a month and a half ago, Doyle’s gratuitously anti-Milwaukee budget vetoes intentionally alienating African-American...
08.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Here�s the prepared text of Gov. Jim Doyle�s announcement that he won�t run for a third term as governor�but he won�t be pulling a Palin, either, and will finish out his second term: I have decided that I will not run for a third term as governor. Jessica and I, as Peace Corps volunteers, a lawyer and a teacher on the Navajo Indian Reservation, district attorney, a...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Hot Opening:

Musician Paul (Reno Nevada) Jonas’ dream to own a bar has been realized with the opening of his trendy Tonic Tavern on South Kinnickinnic. Redoing a former garage, Jonas was aided by carpenter Bill Backes, Uptown Savages’ drummer, and Elm Grove designer Stephanie Berg. At his hot grand...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

The big push to block reform and protect profits

They were kicked out of North Carolina, are constitutionally banned in Arkansas and heavily regulated in Minnesota. The Bush-era Department of Defense found that they are a threat to members of the military. What do these folks know that we don’t? Payday lenders thrive...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Milwaukee’s choice program gets guidelines

Two decades after Milwaukee became Ground Zero in the experimental school voucher movement, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is having its accountability moment. Until now, the program has had scant oversight from the state, which funds the vouchers for the more than 20,000...
07.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
A featured artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in their "American Story" exhibition, Xao Yang Lee calls Sheboygan, Wisconsin home. While living in a refugee camp in Thailand after the Vietnam War in Laos that she escaped by swimming the Mekong River, Yang Lee began producing traditional decorative arts native to her culture that allowed her to buy medicine and clothing for her ch...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Congressman Paul Ryan has been critical of the different health reform plans moving through the various congressional committees. On TV and in newspaper op-ed pages, the ubiquitous Janesville Republican is painting an ominous picture of what will happen if a public health insurance...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The legal challenge to the same-sex marriage ban continues

Did 59% of the state’s voters approve an unconstitutional amendment in 2006? That’s what UW-Oshkosh professor William McConkey argues in his case against the state, which will be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court this fall. If McConkey prevails, Article 13 of the state Constitution...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Common Council committee supports mass transit option with Zoo Interchange upgrade

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation took some heat from a Milwaukee Common Council committee about the state’s plans to revamp the Zoo Interchange. The July 16 meeting of the city’s Steering and Rules Committee included testimony that was critical of the...

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