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David Michael Miller

Rebecca Cameron Valcq spent her career as a lawyer for WE Energies, the state’s largest utility. But ATC line opponents still thought she might vote with them. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is Wisconsin’s second highest state office holder. Just two years ago, his political future was uncertain. Isthmus finds out how Barnes got here and why he wants to clear the air about some bumps along the way. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 7 Comments

With slight increases in budget and some marketing schemes in place, there might be hope for renewed arts funding in Wisconsin under Gov. Tony Evers’ administration. Read more

A & E

The governor passed on a huge opportunity. Wisconsin’s chance to get fair legislative maps is now more than a decade away. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

One house can hold up the whole process and two GOP senators have already said they oppose the budget passed by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Erin Brown

Hundreds of requests for pardons have come in to Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The governor's spokesperson says he will reestablish the state’s Pardon Advisory Board, which Gov. Scott Walker disbanded. Read more

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David Michael Miller

School districts need stable, predictable budgets. It should be written into state law that revenue limits are indexed to inflation. Read more

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David Michael Miller

From 2007 to 2017 the average debt of Wisconsin’s college graduates increased nearly 50 percent. And more than half — 64 percent — of Wisconsin’s students left with debt. Read more

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David Michael Miller

One ruling staying the Republican lame-duck power grab has been overturned on appeal, the other ruling still stands. Whatever happens next, the lawsuits shine a light on the indefensible, undemocratic legislative majority. Read more

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David Michael Miller

When campaigning for governor Tony Evers promised to reduce the prison population, do something about chronic wasting disease, and fix the controversial WEDC. None of those proposals are in his first budget. Read more

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Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for the Public Service Commission, Rebecca Cameron Valcq, is raising concerns over her deep ties to the utility industry. Read more

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At last count there were no less than 11 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. And others are likely on the way. What trait am I looking for? Boring. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Clearly Foxconn was banking on former Gov. Scott Walker to stay in office and make sure it received its unneeded government payout even if it doesn’t meet all the targets. Read more

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“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great,” Gov. Tony Evers declared in his inaugural address. Read more

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Gov. Tony Evers has sought talented, knowledgeable people for his cabinet so that his agencies “provide the best services possible.” Republicans don’t like that. Read more

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After being sworn in as governor, Tony Evers called for Wisconsinites to put “people before politics.” But first, time to polka. 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

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Art by David Michael Miller

For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

After hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Republicans pass lame duck bills to weaken Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Read more

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For almost two decades there has been a cloud over the festivities: chronic wasting disease. And for the last eight years, the government has done nothing to keep it from spreading. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments