My sincere apologies for leaving you hungry for brunch yesterday. A new chapter of my life is unfolding in the next several days, as my dear friends of the college era gradually depart the Sconz, in search of...I don't know. What is there outside of Wisconsin? I knew once upon a time, but I've since forgot, so great be my zeal to deliver the truth to the true heroes out there: The people who walk to their job at the co-op.
Today is supposed to include some thunderstorms, but at all the wrong times. It's supposed to be raining now, but pray that it rains tonight instead. I don't want to work.
If you haven't already, check out my breaking interview with Noel Rodomski, who is very likely to challenge Mayor Dave in next year's election. I may add a few extra tidbits from the interview as well.
And check out Kristin Czubkowski's profile of Rodomski, which came out today. This article represents what the Cap Times should be an intense analyst of local government and activism. Very good job Kristin.
Fixing the economy needs real solutions, says Scott Suder. As a liberal, I completely disagree.
Damn. Congrats to One Wisconsin Now and the Club for Growth. State agrees to drop some of the new campaign rules on financial disclosure. I will have more on that later.
Brenda Konkel: Chamber of Commerce, surprise surprise, says the development process in Madison is "broken."
Unlike Milwaukee, Appleton is cracking down on smoking in bars, which is weird, because Appleton has had a smoking ban for some time now.
UW press release: Camp for disabled incoming UW students help relieve anxiety of coming to college.
Barrett calls on teacher's union to drop lawsuit seeking viagra coverage in health care plans.
At same time, Wisconsin is getting huge federal dollars for teachers and medicaid.
Reid Ribble runs his first TV ad in Kagen's district. Ribble is competing with Roger Roth and Terri McCormick for the GOP nomination.
Madison diocese is required to provide employees with birth control insurance. But it warns them not to use it.
Christian Schneider wants Ron Johnson to go after Russ Feingold for making "I approve this message" mandatory in campaign ads. Bad idea, Christian. The last thing RoJo wants is to have a debate in which the vast majority of the public is on Feingold's side, which is the case on campaign finance reform.
Nick Schweitzer: Paul Ryan is a charlatan, just not in the way Paul Krugman says.
Golf is apparently a big boost to Wisconsin's economy.