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Op Ed: Legislature Must Act on Prison Overcrowding

Legislature Must Act on Prison Overcrowding

Safety a huge issue; will Republicans have courage to take on issue?

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Legislature Must Act on Prison Overcrowding

Safety a huge issue; will Republicans have courage to take on issue?

Columbia Prison at 153% of Capacity

Inmates sleep on the floor because there are not enough beds. Part 4 in a series.

The DNR Isn’t Quite Dead

Signs of life in its latest reports on natural resources that still survive.

Big Loans Finance Some Legislative Races

Four Republicans in special elections have loaned their campaign most of its money.

Conservative Group Pushes Renewable Energy

It’s about dollars and cents and jobs, new state group’s leaders say.

Funding Shortfall Threatens 2020 Census

Data is key to government policies, census already behind due to inadequate funds.

Task Force Considers Future of Domes

The options are “overwhelming” and the future far from certain.

Lottery Tax Credit Funding Unconstitutional?

Legislature quietly added general funding for lottery credit, could violate uniformity clause.

22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs

Nearly 1,000 workers have left city since state ended residency rule.

Republicans Stall “Dark Store” Bill

Bill opposed by special interests ends loophole lowering big box stores' property taxes.

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Police Reforms

Fire and Police Commission seeks community responses to federal study of Milwaukee Police.

Could Milwaukee Build A Foxconn City?

Committee explores annexing portion of Racine County for a satellite city.

The Many Errors of Brad Schimel

His sloppy report on John Doe leaks won’t help Attorney General’s reputation.

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22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs

Nearly 1,000 workers have left city since state ended residency rule.

Brad Schimel Strikes Out Again

His 11-month investigation of John Doe leaks yields no charges but lots of anger.

Lasry Sued for “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise”

Bucks owner, other Weinstein board members knew Harvey was a predator, suit claims.

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The Many Errors of Brad Schimel

His sloppy report on John Doe leaks won’t help Attorney General’s reputation.

The Rise of a Partisan Supreme Court

It’s supposed to be non-partisan. How and why did this change?

Did Walker Save Wisconsin’s Economy?

So claims his supporters at WILL. Let’s consider the evidence they offer.

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Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term

Attorney General has jumped on hot-button issues he hopes will get him reelected.

Sex Can Be Issue in the Capitol

When it becomes harassment how should it be handled?

Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?

Elections Commission, legislators, predict problems if staff not restored.

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Press Releases

Gov. Walker’s Foxconn Scam Already Starting to Unravel as News Breaks of Additional $134 Million Cost to Taxpayers

"Now that the Foxconn deal has started to unravel, so has Walker’s hope of a third term."

Response to latest GOP Tax Plan

"Republicans seem hell bent on further deepening inequalities in America."

Deadline Approaching for Spring Election Candidates

The Wisconsin Elections Commission office will be closed on Monday, December 25, for Christmas and Monday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.

Governor Walker Discusses “If You See Something, Say Something™” Initiative and Public Safety with Law Enforcement Officials

The campaign encourages citizens to report suspicious behavior or activities to local law enforcement.

Alderman Rainey targets lingering debris from accidents

“We need to do a better job of getting the debris hauled away."

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