First off, I apologize for mis-dating yesterday's Brunch Links. Not only was it a disservice to you, my dear readers, but it was a disservice to my dear little brother, whose birthday it was. Luckily, I pre-ordered his present. High of 73, low of 59. We're getting fancy for brunch today, courtesy of Linda Falkenstein's review of the Capitol Chophouse.
Tom Barrett introduces his "Put Madison on a Diet" plan to reduce government spending and simultaneously denounces bumper-sticker slogans and gimmickry.
The corresponding TV ad gives Scott Walker's brown bag tour serious competition in the baloney category.
State Treasurer candidate disappointed that Barrett's plan includes eliminating his office.
What do John Boehner and Harry Reid have in common? A large corporate backer.
The saga of raw milk continues.
Racine is taking a "wait and see" approach to the smoking ban. Will the loopholes that everybody is talking about matter?
Cap Times urges Sheriff to take advice of Council.
Good question. Is UW's 5.5% tuition hike reasonable?
From UW: Study shows teachers a) believe students should take a personal finance course and b) are not qualified themselves to teach it.
Well, it might be reasonable if UW faculty salaries have "fallen so far behind their peers that they must be raised to stay competitive." But what would Fighting Bob say about a legislature that only provides 15 percent of the school funding?
Northern Wisconsin is a disaster area. More so than usual, I mean. 14 counties have been declared as such because of the crop damage incurred in early May.
Uh oh, Wisconsin tea parties face a tough decision as their convention approaches. Says one partier: "We don't endorse candidates, but we can call them out." How about "putting them on notice"?
This could be a close race in the Fox Valley: Penny Bernard-Schaber (D) facing one of two declared Republican businesspeople.
This one has potential too: A couple Republicans are looking to challenge an incumbent Democrat from Sheboygan, Terry Van Akkeren.