The state’sstructural deficit will climb to a projected $1.76billion in the next term, according to new numbers released by thenonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau today. That’s a huge jumpfrom the LFB’s estimate in May that the state would.. more

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This past Saturday, The World's Stage Theatre Company opened the third part of its Martin McDonagh Theatre Festival with a production of A Behanding in Spokane. The offbeat comedy met with an overwhelming response its opening night. It's really re.. more


The brazen hypocrisy was stunning when Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson accused his opponent, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, of being soft on Iran, identifying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad... more

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The national media got part of the story right. Last week's recall election was highly influenced by the $80 million spent on campaign ads, mailers, robocalls and ongoing fundraising efforts... more

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One unkind but perfectly understandable human reaction to the state's voters supporting a dishonest... more

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The Shepherd Express goes to press before the polls close on Election Day, so at this moment we don't know whether Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican senators will survive their recall elections, or whether... more

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Twenty years ago, I had the honor of serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly. It was a time when we had a split... more

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There's a reason why we will actually vote on June 5 instead of simply relying on political polls to tell us... more

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With unverified and intentionally confusing state jobs numbers magically surfacing in the closing week... more

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When campaigning for governor in 2010, Scott Walker promised that he would create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Each act of his administration would serve that goal—including his stewardship of the environment... more

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People who don't want to come right out and say they support a corrupt government sometimes claim... more

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Bon Iver was the big winner at last night\'s 32nd Annual WAMI Awards, taking home top honors in two top categories, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. The awards were held last night Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, but as usu.. more

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Nearly 1 million Wisconsin citizens actively seeking to restore democracy in the state still have several months... more

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On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign quietly announced that it had set up a legal defense fund to pay for the governor's attorneys' ongoing work in the John Doe investigation. The fund has the Orwellian name... more

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Rumors and whispers of a late presidential bid by Jeb Bush are difficult to consider seriously... more

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When Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced that privatizing security at the courthouse and other county facilities would save taxpayers more than $750,000 a year, it seemed preposterous.And it was.According to new numbers crunch... more

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NeitherMilwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who just announced he’ll be a Democraticcandidate, nor Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, running for theRepublican nomination, were handed problem-free fiscal pictures going into thisbudget cycle. ... more

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Since it has hardly ever happened,the conventional wisdom is that a Milwaukee politician more

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrettdeservedly is receiving an outpouring of good will from all over thecountry, including from President Barack Obama, for an act of goodcitizenship that resulted in the mayor ,Taking Liberties more

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<a href="">This</a> is a fantasy baseball preview of the Brewers on It couldn't be more obnoxious, contradictory or just-plain wrong. The biggest glaring error i.. more

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