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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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Next year we can start putting “former” in front of “Governor” when we write about Scott Walker. And there is even more to look forward to. Read more

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For the past few years I’ve worn the family Santa costume and tried to entertain all at the Cieslewicz family Christmas Eve. No longer. I’ve been thanked for my service and sent on my way. Read more

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The young guys who play and risk lifelong injury — at least in football— to generate billions of dollars of revenue are being taken advantage of by older rich guys who sit behind desks and push paper. Read more

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If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed there will be four justices who graduated from Yale Law School and four from Harvard Law School. Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to Columbia Law School, but was at Harvard for undergrad. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Nike might be doing it all for free media attention. Still, Colin Kaepernick is right while Trump, the NFL and the Green Bay Packers are wrong. Read more

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Democrats should feel happy about the outcome of Tuesday’s primary race. A strong blue wave is building. Read more

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Twenty years ago we bought a fix-it-upper. Now it’s time to downsize. Read more

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ new $525 million arena is being built with $250 million state tax dollars. The least the owners could do is name the arena after us. Read more

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