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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Environmentalists say new technologies and flat-lined goals weaken renewable energy standards

Were the state’s renewable energy goals weakened during the final days of the legislative session? The answer depends on how you view a new bill, signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle last week, which expands the definition of “renewable energy source” without...
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

What’s worse: Knowingly approving a racially charged campaign ad that wrongly implies that your opponent did something horrendous, or determining that airing that lie-filled ad isn’t so awful? That’s the problem created by a three-judge panel’s ruling...
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Proposals include new administrators, smaller classes, alternative compensation

While Gov. Jim Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett have said they want the mayor to take over the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and appoint a new superintendent, they haven’t provided any con
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Gov. Jim Doyle and state Superintendent Tony Evers announced their plan to reform the state’s education system—and possibly net some funds from the federal government. They trotted out some ideas for the press, including lengthening the school day, linking teacher pay to performance, changing the...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...
08.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS Board President Michael Bonds has sent an open letter to Gov. Jim Doyle, Mayor Tom Barrett, and State Superintendent Tony Evers outlining why a mayoral takeover of the district, which would require a change in state law, is a bad idea. Some excerpts: Destroying democracy and disenfranchising thousands of voters: “Your takeover effort...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Full disclosure: I haven�t read the entire 103-page study on MPS�s finances, which purports to claim that MPS wastes up to $100 million in taxpayer money per year. But I�m working my way through the beastly document, thinking about JS�s typically overheated reaction to anything related to MPS, and discussing it with people who know MPS�s finances far better than I do. Here�s what�s ...
04.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS board member Michael Bonds was elected president of the MPS Board of Directors in a 6-3 vote on Tuesday night. Peter Blewett, who previously headed the board, supported Bonds' election and will now serve as vice president. Bonds is a fiscal policy expert who has introduced a flurry of finance-related budget amendments and resolutions during his first two years on the boa...
05.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Michael Bonds was elected the new president of the MPS board of directors in a 6-3 vote Tuesday night. Here's part two of my interview with Bonds. (You can find the first part here.) Shepherd: One of the big issues brought up in the audit is fringe benefits. Do you plan on addressing that soon? Bonds: Yes, we have to. I have been discussing it with state repr...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Shepherd honored Mark Belling as our hero of the week for his brave show of bipartisan support of Gov. Jim Doyle. Here�s how the Expresso pundit put it: Talk about a long shot: WISN-AM radio host and former conservative Mark Belling cast aside his right-wing ideology and announced his intentions to help Gov. Jim Doyle reach the winner�s circle in the race for W...

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