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David Michael Miller

King George III tried to exact taxes from subjects in the colonies, who did not have representation in Parliament. Gov. Walker tried the same thing in his own state, refusing to call two special elections for some 175,000 Wisconsin residents. more

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Dylan Brogan

Madison elects first Latina to the board while Adamczyk's bid to shut down his own office fails. more

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Judge Rebecca Dallet’s election will alter the state Supreme Court’s ideological balance, leaving conservatives with just a 4-3 edge instead of a 5-2 domination. more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker has refused to hold a special election in two districts despite a judge’s court order. Instead, he and his GOP cronies promise to rewrite the law. They will do anything to preserve power. more

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Conservative Judge Michael Screnock has benefited from the state’s new campaign spending limits in his Supreme Court bid, raking in $260,000 more than he would have under the old rules. Opponent Judge Rebecca Dallet has seen a negligible bump. more

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The duties of the state treasurer have been systematically eliminated for years. But the treasurer plays an important role in preserving school libraries and public lands. more

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David Michael Miller

It’s only childish political grievances between the state’s top three Republican leaders that will prolong the misery at Lincoln Hills. more

Citizen Dave

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Sean Kennedy

A month after the deadly shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of Madison-area students rally to demand gun control and measures to improve school safety. more

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Among politicians, it’s called earned media. And one way to earn media is through political stunts. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker ignores the state’s new economy, while doing everything we can to prop up the old economy of manufacturing. His strategy seems to be to spend billions on subsidies — the recipients of these giveaways give Walker campaign donations. more

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Todd Hubler

A bill working its way through the state legislature would overhaul the regulatory system for taxicabs, which has traditionally been left to cities and towns. But even cab companies are split on the legislation. more

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Wisconsin lawmakers have stripped away power from the State Treasurer for decades. In April, voters will decide whether to get rid of the office altogether. more

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David Michael Miller

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows that northern Wisconsin residents are not thrilled with the Foxconn deal, believing it will mainly benefit the Milwaukee area. Gov. Scott Walker’s divide-and-conquer political strategy could backfire on him more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature have fast-tracked a set of bills that make sweeping changes to assistance programs for low-income families. Sadly, this so-called welfare reform does little to improve the well-being of families. more

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Progressives miss a sure bet at getting another seat on the state Supreme Court in low-turnout primary. The liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet will face conservative Judge Michael Screnock in April 3 general election. more

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Sean Brown graduated from law school in May 2017. He landed a staff attorney position at the state and is now getting a big promotion to administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection. more

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David Michael Miller

Charisma is overrated. What about finding a Democratic candidate for governor who respects law over personal agendas and grudges? more

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For years, Isthmus Montessori Academy has been unsuccessfully trying to get the Madison school district to give it public school status. But the progressive school found another route — through a program created by conservative Republicans. more

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David Michael Miller

The Republican Senate Majority Leader can’t say why he wants the respective administrators of the state Elections Commission and Ethics Commission out of office. Could it be his political donors who are calling the shots? more

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Dylan Brogan

Democrats see 2018 as the year Wisconsin voters turn on Gov. Scott Walker. At a forum in Madison, nine potential Democratic challengers outlined a state with better schools, increased healthcare access and legal weed. more

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