It's OK. It's OK. I'm back. In a couple weeks I might yet again take advantage of underemployment and check out Canada (just so I'm sure America is better), but until then, it's going to be a steady stream of local political gossip that will keep you away from your work at all hours of the day.
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Mayor Dave comments on political ideology and the Edgewater.
No kidding: Candidates in 77th Assembly District race jockey to be the "greenest."
Lukas has a big roundup on the 77th race, including key endorsements and fundraising numbers. He notes that he was the first to call John Imes a dark horse candidate.
Large power line proposed between La Crosse and Madison.
Dems are going after Walker for campaigning in aftermath of flooding in Milwaukee.
Mark Neumann proposes a restructuring of our property tax system. It's encouraging to hear a Republican actually give a specific policy proposal, but it strikes me as the classic tax cut that makes taxpayers anticipate a future tax hike.
Sly talks to blogger Deb Jordahl about the implications of Neumann's proposal.
UW study finds diet, smoking contribute to vision problems. No surprise there bad diet and smoking seem to lead to pretty much anything you don't want.
From a few days ago: Ron Kind lead over Dan Kapanke not as large as insiders expected. It was a poll done by a right wing organization with a large margin of error, however, as I've written before, taking out Ron Kind is not impossible if the Democrats really screw up this year.
20 members of the Dane County Board call for direct federal action on LGBT rights.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will be running ads for Steve Kagen. He is one of 40 Dems to receive assistance. What about Julie Lassa? Are they more optimistic about her?
One of Kagen's potential challengers, Roger Roth, accuses him of supporting more bailouts because he supported the financial reform bill.
Feature story on drugs in rural Wisconsin. More drugs, less treatment = more deaths.
The Economist comments on America's justice system: Too many laws, too many prisoners.
Some schools in Madison to require proof of age for some students.
How many progressive eyeballs rolled when the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association endorsed Sen. Jeff Plale, citing the importance of "re-electing a strong labor leader."