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Photo credit: Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive Facebook Page

While he bulldozes his home, County Executive Chris Abele has gained full power over non-park land in the county thanks to a power grab in 2015. Read more

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Why is Gov. Tony Evers’ budget getting so much push back from the state legislature? He defeated an incumbent by proposing a new direction for the state, including proposals the voters definitely embraced. Read more

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Hopefully, when the Wisconsin Legislature next convenes, it will be with a different legislative makeup, and it will be able to make up for the lost “Walker Decade” with better priorities. Read more

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"Wealthy corporations have rigged the system and taxpayers are left footing the bill," Wisconsin's Senate Democratic leader writes. Read more

Happening Now

It’s a complicated subject, but the bottom line is that our state is incarcerating too many people for too long and for the wrong reasons. It’s expensive, damages our communities and families and doesn’t make our neighborhoods any safer. Read more

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While Minnesota residents can expect lower health insurance premiums in 2018, many Wisconsinites will endure insurance prices that continue to rise dramatically. What can we do? Read more

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Fair-minded Wisconsinites have complained bitterly about the Republican-drawn electoral map that seems to ensure that Democrats will be in the minority in the state Legislature—even when they earn more votes than their Republican counterpar... Read more

News Features 8 Comments

Wisconsin lost a rare gem and true public servant when former state Rep. Tamara Grigsby died in March. Read more

News

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele made his own re-election a lot harder by alienating many of his previous supporters by running to Republicans to get his own way at a time when he really could use some friends. Read more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Perhaps it’s a good thing that the Assembly isn’t going to resume its work until January 2017. The bills it passed last week were a mix of trash, garbage and junk that the Republican majority apparently hopes will appeal to its base right-w... Read more

News Features 3 Comments

It seems that local governments just can’t catch a break in the Republican-dominated Legislature, because once again local control is being attacked by state Republicans—namely, state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-West Allis) and state Sen. Van Wa... Read more

Issue of the Week 11 Comments

Thanks to the bills rushed through the Wisconsin Legislature, not only will corrupt candidates and elected officials be able to put their votes and their careers up for sale without fear of getting caught, but the changes are coming just a ... Read more

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In the final days of the legislative session, the Republican-dominated state Senate is focusing its agenda on bills that don’t necessarily have the votes to pass. Bills that would suppress voter Read more

News Features

For a lion, Simba sure can carry a tune. But not even this precocious feline, star of the The Lion King ,A&E Feature Read more

A&E Feature 2 Comments

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