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David Michael Miller

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is proposing a $40 wheel tax on car registrations in order to fund her transit plans and plug holes in her overall budget. Read more

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The opponents of stationing F-35s at Truax have the stronger arguments. Read more

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The UW Athletic Department has hired a sports marketing firm to turn around declining season ticket sales and lower attendance at football games. Read more

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There are a lot of college rankings out these days. But one thing is clear: increasing public investment in our public’s universities would be in everyone’s best interest Read more

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Another football season is underway but one former fan won’t be watching. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Opinions on “Nails’ Tales” ran from loathing to indifference. But with no political controversy behind the work, the statue didn’t engender a public fight. Read more

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The story of the rookie outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers is about promise turned sour and then redeemed and about experts being proven wrong. And more. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As a presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers detailed policy plans. But is that the smart thing to do politically? Read more

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David Michael Miller

The new three-year contract was amended to allow the district to drop an officer in one school after the 2019-2020 school year. It also calls for quarterly reviews of arrests and citations. Read more

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Wisconsin’s roads are a mess and the state badly needs to invest in public transit. But first it needs to find a way to raise tax revenue. A messy work-around concocted by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee might just do the trick. Read more

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The latest audit shows an organization that is being incompetently managed, if managed at all. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin taxpayers are on the hook for about $4.5 billion if you count the local subsidies as well. Foxconn’s Gou should have traveled to Madison to meet Gov. Evers, not the other way around. It was important symbolism and common good manners. Read more

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David Michael Miller

We need to keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is a new president in January 2021. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Foxconn is purchasing a building on the Capitol Square to make it easier for disgruntled taxpayers to show their outrage over the state’s botched deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The decision to fight the race on a culture war issue certainly did fire up the liberal Dane County base but that was more than compensated for by the conservative counter-reaction it seemed to provoke in the rest of the state. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Enough people were ready for a change and all Satya Rhodes-Conway had to do was prove herself able to do the job. She did that easily, able to tout three terms on the council, and her work with the Mayors Innovation Project. Read more

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These days when I go back to the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis I see something that I never saw as a kid: diversity. Read more

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The shutdown and Trump’s insistence on a wall are both senseless and unnecessary. But the shutdown does remind the public that our government does important things in service to average Americans. Read more

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I’ve had two Shelties, but they were really my wife’s dogs. This time we have a mutt and it’s going to be different. Read more

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Citizen Dave has been busy turning the pages of both new books and classics. What’s his pick for the best book of the last 365 days? Read more

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