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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Despite earning more votes, Democrats are in the minority

 On Nov. 6, Democratic candidates for Assembly offices in Wisconsin earned almost 200,000 more votes than their Republican counterparts, yet they’ll be in the minority in that chamber and in the state Senate for the next two
11.08.2012 | | Posted at 05:13 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Kudos to the 70% of Wisconsinites who voted on Tuesday. Elections matter, and this one was historic. I’m grateful that President Barack Obama earned a second term. Let the pundits and analysts pick apart his ground game and data-crunching, but as far as I’m concerned it was the triumph of reality over fantasy—of creating a realistic tax code vs. one that only works in an alternate univers...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New districts and new date could baffle voters

Although most Wisconsinites are still recovering from the June 5 recalls, another election cycle...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How one legislative session changed Wisconsin

Wisconsin historically has been a purple state with very close elections. Sometimes Democrats...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wisconsin Legislature closes out final scheduled floor session

The legislative session that began with a bang is ending with a whimper...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Failure of RTA legislation also dooms commuter rail

As the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) celebrated its 150th anniversary last week, questions remain about its long-term survival and the political will to fix it. Transit supporters had worked hard for years to find secure, dedicated funding for the cash-strapped countywide bus system, which depends on federal and state monies plus local property taxes and fare-box revenue...

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