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Op Ed: Evers Should Get Religion on Open Records
Op Ed

Evers Should Get Religion on Open Records

Recent statements and foot dragging by governor’s staff raise questions about transparency.

State Jobs Will Go Unfilled

State Jobs Will Go Unfilled

Republican Finance Committee co-chairs refuse Evers request for 60 new hires in state government.

Legislators May Hike Public Defenders Pay

Legislators May Hike Public Defenders Pay

Plan would more closely align state public defenders’ pay with that of state prosecutors.

City Asks Evers’ Help on Reckless Driving

City Asks Evers’ Help on Reckless Driving

Mayor Barrett, council ask governor for funding or more state troopers to combat problem.

Evers Opposes UW Free Speech Rules

Evers Opposes UW Free Speech Rules

Governor has veto power over UW Regents’ rules; proposal would punish students who disrupt free speech.

Your Right to Know: Evers Can Do Better On Openness
Your Right to Know

Evers Can Do Better On Openness

Evers Administration excludes right-wing news service from receiving media notifications and shutdown a website to track open records requests.

Murphy’s Law: State Far Behind on Renewable Energy
Murphy’s Law

State Far Behind on Renewable Energy

Report finds Minnesota has 5 times more wind power, 16 times more solar than Wisconsin.

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Union and county transit system have been in contract fight for 18 months.

Working for Clean Energy a Tricky Task

Working for Clean Energy a Tricky Task

Polls show bipartisan support, but how you talk about it matters.

About Those UW Free Speech Violations

About Those UW Free Speech Violations

Not one violation on 26 campuses of UW Regents’ policy. But legislators want to pass tough law.

State Continues Millennial Marketing Campaign

State Continues Millennial Marketing Campaign

Evers wouldn’t fund program begun by Walker, but WEDC finds money from elsewhere in its budget.

State Agencies Give Zero Days for Comment

State Agencies Give Zero Days for Comment

Evers Administration uses lame duck law to make policy changes with no chance for public comments.

The State of Politics: Evers Respects His Agency Leaders
The State of Politics

Evers Respects His Agency Leaders

Walker at times ignored cabinet, made decisions for his political career.

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Republicans Seek to Limit Governor’s Veto

Legislators propose constitutional amendment to bar partial vetoes increasing spending.

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

Vehicle title fee up 137%; higher fees would raise $393 million for roads.

Budget Committee Debates Stewardship Program

Budget Committee Debates Stewardship Program

Funding for preserving land has been slashed by 61% in last 12 years. State Sen Tiffany wants more cuts.

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

State GOP Calls for Stricter Abortion Laws

The hot-button issue took center stage Saturday as Wisconsin Republican lawmakers held their annual statewide convention in Oshkosh.

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

Supreme Court Restores Lame Duck Appointees

State high court rules 4-3 that all 82 Walker appointees can return to work.

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Appeals Court Sides with Evers on Appointees

Judges rule Evers did not violate court order when he rescinded Walker's appointments.

GOP Asks Court to Restore Walker Appointees

GOP Asks Court to Restore Walker Appointees

Legislators want Appeals Court to force Evers to recognize 15 appointees the governor says were unlawful.

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Appeals Court Restores Some Lame Duck Laws

Leaving disagreement between parties over status of 82 Walker appointees.

The State of Politics: Evers Budget Targets Rich Taxpayers
The State of Politics

Evers Budget Targets Rich Taxpayers

And helps middle class. But Republicans oppose plan.

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Unions Files Suit Against Lame Duck Laws

Second suit filed, argues Republicans violated state constitution.

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Evers, Foxconn Deny Project Is On Hold

Foxconn and WEDC’s Hogan also deny governor tried to “renegotiate” deal.

New Revenue Projection Below Walker’s

New Revenue Projection Below Walker’s

LFB report shows $1.8 billion, not $2.1 billion in new revenue for next state budget.

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Suit seeks to overturn Republican laws limiting governor’s powers.

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Poll Shows Strong Support for Evers Proposals

Marquette poll finds majority favors Medicaid expansion, hiking special education funding.

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

Evers administration wants cut but criticizes plan as “unfunded.”

Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families
Press Release

Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families

"In contrast, Speaker Vos’ spending plan continues to grow." -Spokeswoman for Gov. Evers, Melissa Baldauff

Vos Offers Bipartisan Terms to Evers

Vos Offers Bipartisan Terms to Evers

Republican letter to governor suggests possible compromise on income tax cut, school spending, health care.

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Will argue entire “extraordinary” session was illegal, demanding all laws be struck down.

You Can Balance the County Budget

You Can Balance the County Budget

Abele’s new widget gives citizens a chance to submit draft spending plans.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse

The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

Abele administration cites safety concerns, seeks $2 million in private funds.

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

One of 11 most endangered, says National Trust for Historic Preservation, which could help rally support.

Tropical Dome Reopens at Mitchell Park

Tropical Dome Reopens at Mitchell Park

Long-term future of Domes still unclear.

Murphy’s Law: How to Destroy a Transit System
Murphy’s Law

How to Destroy a Transit System

County board's free bus ride program triggers huge deficits that could overwhelm system.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park
Plenty of Horne

Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park

Circular road through park becomes dead end to create golf driving range.

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

Politicians will decide their fate, but citizens can lead the way. 12 issues are key.

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

Who’s serving on his advisory committee? So far, he won’t say.

Duel Over the Domes

Duel Over the Domes

Abele and county board creating dueling committees to address damaged domes.

Domes Shutdown Worries Neighborhood

Domes Shutdown Worries Neighborhood

Clarke Square area will lose business with closing of farmers market, loss of visitors.

Could Abele Sell County Parks?

Could Abele Sell County Parks?

Abele says he won’t, but state law allows sale of 43 parks. Supervisors move to bar this.

Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center
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Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center

Sheriff Clarke tries to personally serve Chris Abele with board chairman’s lawsuit