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AMY STOCKLEIN

Kelda Roy's campaign for governor has been killing it lately. Can the youngest candidate in the 10-way Democratic primary race hold onto the momentum? more

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David Michael Miller

Vindictive GOP lawmakers dismantled the Government Accountability Board and split it into two commissions. They made sure that the Ethics Commission would do little about campaign violations. more

Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

On April 18 Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill offering a $100 per child tax rebate and a weeklong sales tax holiday on school supplies. It’s obviously an election ploy. But it won’t work. more

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David Michael Miller

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has already lost twice to Scott Walker… but now he’s making noise about getting into the crowded field of gubernatorial challengers. more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Only one supervisor on the Dane County Board will admit to being a conservative. Officials say Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump are to blame. more

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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

Opinion

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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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In the state Supreme Court race, Michael Screnock has branded his opponent, Rebecca Dallet, as “a liberal activist judge” while claiming he is free of partisan, political or ideological intent. This is, in his case, an audacious falsehood. 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

Opinion

Two well-known attorneys with solid progressive credentials are facing off for a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court. Get to know them before the April 3 election. more

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Monona and Verona both have open seats for County Board on April 3. Dylan Brogan gets the what-what from the candidates. more

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Two Madison school board seats are up for election, but only one of them is being contested. Incumbent Anna Moffit will be challenged by Gloria Reyes, who is currently a deputy mayor with the city. Mary Burke is running unopposed. more

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Steven Leonard

Patty Schachtner was a good choice and now so is Kriss Marion. The Wisconsin Democratic Senate Committee is on a promising, new path, fielding solid candidates who know their districts well. 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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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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Supv. Al Matano faces two challengers in his bid for a tenth term on the Dane County Board. One opponent says there’s enough white guys in government. more

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Four people are vying for the District 6 seat on Dane County Board, representing Madison’s liberal east-side neighborhoods. The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates, who will face off on April 3. more

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David Michael Miller

There are 11 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for governor. The races should be tough, but run with eventual unity in mind. more

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David Michael Miller

When you have a president with an approval rating below 40 percent, odds are good, even if Republican Paul Ryan wins. more

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When it comes to voting, UW-Madison students have regularly reigned Big Ten champs. But UW-Madison’s prospect for holding onto that voting title has been significantly handicapped by the state’s new voter ID law. more

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