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Scott Walker

Republican governor of Wisconsin, elected to a four-year term in 2010; recalled and re-elected in 2012; reelected to a second four-year term in 2014.

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David Michael Miller

The University of Wisconsin System regents have been on a roll. The members, almost all of whom have been appointed by the governor, have recently changed the hiring practices for top administrators and restricted student speech on campus. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM OPINION

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Michael Matheson

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts benefits for thousands of couples in domestic partnerships. The budget will also bar additional same-gender couples from joining the statewide domestic partner registry to receive inheritance, hospital visitation and o more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

All of a sudden there are more than a dozen Democrats set to challenge Gov. Scott Walker or thinking about it. That’s a good thing. A contested primary will strengthen the eventual victor. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

If the playbook worked for Bernie, it can work for Soglin. more

Jun 9, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Former state Sen. Tim Cullen seemed the most serious of the candidates considering a run against Gov. Scott Walker. But the reality of having to beg for money four hours a day was not appealing. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Parisi is out, but Milwaukee businessman and Democrat Andy Gronik is pondering a challenge to Gov. Scott Walker. He has no experience, but he’s rich. So he must be qualified. more

Apr 26, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Scott Walker’s budget is designed to promote individualism over community, and to unwind public services and the whole idea of the public good. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:12 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The governor’s budget gives school districts a $200-per-student boost in funding, but there’s a catch. To get the money, district employees must pay 12 percent of their health insurance premiums. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget doesn’t serve up the usual red meat for far-right Republicans. Instead, it’s designed to shore up the governor’s lagging support in rural Wisconsin in preparation for his run for a third term. more

Feb 21, 2017 9:13 AM Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget is an obvious re-election ploy: new funding for public schools and an eventual tuition cut for UW System. This means Democrats can now focus on other issues in 2018. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

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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

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin roads need help. So do our schools. But neither looks like it will get much help in the upcoming state budget. more

Jan 24, 2017 9:32 AM Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Midterm elections usually hurt the president’s party, but even a national Democratic wave does not guarantee the governor’s office. While Dems need rural voters for a victory, the party should not rule out Madison or Milwaukee candidates. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Congressman Ron Kind has won no less than 11 elections to represent his rural district in southwest Wisconsin. His family has deep roots in that part of the state. He might be the ideal Democrat to run against Scott Walker. more

Jan 10, 2017 11:11 AM Citizen Dave

Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton won, right? Undeterred by his misfires for 2016, Dave Cieslewicz confidently forecasts the big news of 2017. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

When we are done obsessing over Donald Trump, we progressives need to get back to building a majoritarian movement. We got a glimpse of what that might look during the Capitol protests, and in the Sanders campaign. That potential is still there. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Devil’s Advocate Radio co-hosts Mike Crute and Dom Salvia announced Tuesday that their contract with The Mic 92.1 will be canceled in about a week. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:38 PM News 10 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Things got weird at U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s annual Fall Fest rally. Wisconsin Republicans are still backing Donald Trump. They just won’t say his name. more

Oct 9, 2016 6:26 PM News 2 Comments