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David Ahrens

Ald. David Ahrens got into a bitter exchange with Mayor Paul Soglin at the Sept. 4 council meeting. Two weeks later, the police began investigating Ahrens. Did he violate the open meetings law or is he a victim of political retaliation? Read more

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While watching this week’s Common Council meeting, Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan used Google’s Arts & Culture app to find the fine art doppelgängers of Madison’s alders and mayor. The results do not disappoint. Read more

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David Michael Miller

​Alds. Mark Clear and David Ahrens are preparing to introduce a set of reforms to balance power between the mayor and the Common Council. Some of the changes make sense. Some don’t. Read more

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Jeff Miller / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Say "personnel policy" and for most folks it just doesn't ring any bells. And worse, reading personnel policies is like taking a sleeping pill. The problem for 20,000 University of Wisconsin-Madison campus employees is that despite its tediousness, the new personnel policies should not be ignored because they will change everything. They are the full fruition of Governor Scott Walker's plan to end unions at the university. Read more

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After all the smoke clears from the budget battles, we may find that, other than Gov. Scott Walker's astounding move to crush public sector unions, no proposal will have as profound an effect on the future of the state as Walker's takeover of the UW-Madison. What began as a proposal by the UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin to give her greater administrative authority may in the end be a Faustian bargain that does great harm to the institution. Read more

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