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05.30.2013 | | Posted at 04:25 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not quite sure what the Republicans (and their former legislative leaders turned lobbyists) will ultimately agree on, but one thing is clear: the state budget will include some sort of voucher expansion. Democrats and public school advocates are frantic, worried about the damage this will do to the vast majority of state schools that educate the vast majority of students. But perhaps th...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The movement is led from the top by the healthy foods initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama and from Milwaukee by Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, named by Time
05.09.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
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 AB 85, the Milwaukee County “reform” bill, state Rep. Christine Sinicki and Assembly Mi...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 To at least half of Wisconsin voters in last November’s presidential election, the only thing scarier than electing Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as vice president would be electing Republican Gov. Scott Walker
Thursday, March 7, 2013
 Why are ideas widely supported in most of the country so often portrayed as controversial, polarizing and divisive once they are taken up by legislatures? Why does the professional political class seem like a wholly separate

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