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“This is without question administrative error,” said Supervisor James “Luigi” Schmitt, chair of the Personnel Committee. more

Dec 6, 2016 3:03 PM Issue of the Week 5 Comments

It’s been fascinating watching Gov. Scott Walker try to promote his record in Wisconsin as he “visits” states thatare critical to the Republican presidential nomination.Walker isn’t a candidate, of course.But he’s spending lots of time in o.. more

Mar 19, 2015 4:55 PM Daily Dose 18 Comments

That should be an easy question to answer. Right? The executiveresidence in Maple Bluff, in suburban Madison. Or maybe not. He’s got a homein Wauwatosa, which he bought when he was Milwaukee County executive. Aquick check of his voting re.. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:48 PM Issue of the Week 46 Comments


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Gov. Scott Walker came out with a noncandid statement about how the Wisconsin Idea—andits search for truth—was eliminated in his state budget. (Major props to theCenter for Media and Democracy for catching it.)First it was a drafting error, no.. more

Feb 5, 2015 9:46 PM Daily Dose 23 Comments

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker campaigns for the presidential nomination in 2016 his current biennial budget faces a $283 million deficit and the next two-year budget faces a $2.2 billion structural deficit. more

Jan 27, 2015 11:05 PM Issue of the Week 11 Comments

Add Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic to the list of people who think Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is following in Scott Walker’s footsteps. While more

Oct 29, 2014 12:18 PM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

We’re back with the latest installment of You Be the Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the carefully worded claim to break down the issues more

Oct 29, 2014 11:59 AM Issue of the Week 7 Comments

Once again, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Scott Walker more

Oct 21, 2014 11:10 PM Issue of the Week 1 Comments

On the campaign trail, Gov. Scott Walker and his allies keep insisting that “it’s working.” Is that true? Take a look and see if Walker’s Wisconsin is working for you. more

Oct 15, 2014 5:50 AM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

A new review of policies put in place during Gov. Scott Walker’s term in office shows Wisconsin breaking with longstanding state tradition by cutting taxes for the wealthy more

Aug 12, 2014 5:43 PM Issue of the Week 7 Comments

It’s pretty safe to say that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke didn’t want to talk about his record in office during last Friday’s interview more

Jul 23, 2014 1:54 AM News Features 27 Comments

It was bound to happen. With Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan stubbornly—and incorrectly—insisting government has to reduce spending for absolutely everything, eventually his vicious cuts were going to become too much even for many Republica... more

Jan 8, 2014 1:08 AM Taking Liberties

 GeneKelly and Fred Astaire were the great male dancers of golden age Hollywood, andyet their styles and personae were entirely distinct. Astaire looked at homegliding along the polished ballrooms of the rich while Kelly s.. more

Jan 4, 2014 2:19 PM I Hate Hollywood

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's budget shortfall has been widely publicized, but now the organization is acknowledging just how dire the situation is. In a news release today, the symphony struck an alarmist note in its call for support, saying.. more

Dec 6, 2013 8:00 PM On Music

Last week, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors overrode all but one of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 39 vetoes in the 2014 budget, providing more oversight of the county’s more

Nov 27, 2013 1:07 AM News Features

Paul Ryan wasn’t the only member of Wisconsin’s Republican congressional delegation to vote against avoiding default and reopening the government. But Ryan’s vote is the most disappointing more

Oct 23, 2013 3:25 PM Issue of the Week

On this week's Disclaimer grab bag, WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I tackle a quartet of unrelated topics. In the wake of a number of high-profile show cancellations, we open the show by responding to an infuriati.. more

Oct 10, 2013 7:20 PM On Music

Americans are rightly outraged that a small group of extreme House Republicans successfully bullied the more rational members of Congress into shutting down the government this week. more

Oct 3, 2013 12:44 AM Issue of the Week

Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Scott Walker met this past week to craft handshake deals on income tax cuts, voucher school expansion and Medicaid more

Jun 5, 2013 2:38 PM News Features