Bruce Murphy


David Michael Miller

A tuition tax credit, supported by Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans, has benefited rich families the most. According to state Department of Revenue data, the wealthiest 13 percent of taxpayers collected almost 65 percent of the deduction more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

Department of Natural Resources staffers are no longer allowed to take positions on proposed legislation. As a result, the state no longer has any agency advocating for Wisconsin’s precious lakes, rivers and forests. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 4 Comments


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin was making progress on wind and solar power before Gov. Scott Walker was elected in 2011. But that progress stalled under his watch. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to “buy American and hire Americans.” But House Speaker Paul Ryan is balking at a proposal from Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would do just that. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

In Wisconsin turnout was down in key Democratic areas targeted by Republicans, who passed new state voting restrictions. Voter suppression could have turned the state red for Donald Trump. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion 11 Comments


David Michael Miller

You can trace the political decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to kill the John Doe probe back to one group in particular: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

A relatively new state law requires an outside investigation of police-involved deaths. Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison wants to prohibit officers from investigating those police departments where they used to work. Schimel — arrogantly — opposes this. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Koch-funded Libre group aims to recruit Hispanics to the Republican Party. But the group backs proposals that hurt Latinos. more

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

The federal trial before Judge James Peterson exposed, once again, the truth behind the election changes forged by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led Legislature: They were designed to reduce minority access to the polls. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

​Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill gutting the state’s storied civil service system, despite the advice of his own human resource administrators. That means that party cronies will soon run state government. more

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Donald Trump has run roughshod over Republicans, including Paul Ryan and Scott Walker and no major GOP leaders in Wisconsin are supporting him. The chair of the Republican National Committee, however, seems to think Trump is the answer. more

Apr 7, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

There is substantial evidence that the administration of Scott Walker — if not the governor himself — knew about the ongoing abuses at the Lincoln Hills correctional facility for male teens and did nothing to stop them. more

Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

While Milwaukee County executive and governor, Walker and his staff have worked hard to keep public business private, using private emails and laptop computers to conduct state business. more

Jan 7, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Gannett’s purchase of the Milwaukee paper will almost certainly result in staff cuts. That will mean less scrutiny of government statewide. more

Oct 28, 2015 1:53 PM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

The governor’s collapse on the national stage tells us nothing about his prospects in Wisconsin. more

Oct 9, 2015 8:00 AM Opinion

A new study finds that Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is “virtually without historical precedent.” Columnist Bruce Murphy says it “calls out for legal redress.” more

Aug 28, 2015 8:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin’s public employee pension system is widely regarded as the best in the nation. So why do Republican leaders keep trying to change it? more

Jul 22, 2015 4:19 PM Opinion

Nearly half of voters have no opinion about Ron Johnson. That could be the opening Russ Feingold needs. more

Jun 19, 2015 11:45 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

The new facility could cost taxpayers in the ballpark of $800 million. A recent poll found state residents oppose the idea by more than a 4-1 margin, and even in Milwaukee, 67% of those polled objected to subsidizing another pro sports team. more

Apr 30, 2015 6:00 AM Opinion

A new state law will soon kick in that disqualifies any able-bodied adult without children who works less than 80 hours per month from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in years past as the food stamp program. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM Opinion