Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are you ready for some voting?

Is it Tuesday yet? We received a campaign robocall from Hank Williams, Jr. at home last night. I wasn’t aware that Bocephus had made an endorsement in the Republican presidential primary, so I listened long enough to learn that his … Continue reading

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Dems betting on redistricting reboot

Thursday’s federal court ruling on the state’s redistricting plan focused narrowly on two problematic districts in Milwaukee – the 8th and 9th Assembly districts – and directs the legislature to redraw those lines. Until that happens, the entire set of … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Alliance digs into mining

An analysis by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance takes a closer look at the recent failure to pass revisions to Wisconsin’s mining regulations. The latest issue of the nonpartisan group’s FOCUS newsletter, cites timing, contested case hearings, taxes and fees, distributing … Continue reading

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Risser won’t be packing heat

Wisconsin veterans can get concealed carry permits without fulfilling the state’s training requirements. State Senator Fred Risser, a World War Two-era veteran, sought clarification on that point during a committee session on Tuesday.”When I was in the Navy, I was … Continue reading

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Stepp says LdF taking troubling walleye stand

The office of Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has released an op-ed, regarding this year’s negotiations with the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on walleye spearing in the ceded territories.

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Study shows costs of booze blackouts on campus

Laste week I had a post about drinking culture on UW System campuses. Now a new study details some of the costs associated with those students who drink to the point of blacking out. From co-author Dr. Marlon Mundt, an assistant scientist … Continue reading

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Walker creates legal defense fund

Governor Scott Walker announces creation of a legal defense fund, to cover costs associated with an ongoing John Doe investigation. Charges have been filed against former aides who worked for Walker when he served as Milwaukee County Executive:

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Chain reaction of job numbers reactions

Thursday’s release of job numbers by the state Department of Workforce Development created a flurry of activity in the Madison spin-o-sphere. A sampling of the many e-mails that flooded in. 

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Drinking culture remains touchy topic

Remember a couple of years ago when UW Stout Chancellor Charles Sorenson received a social media beat down from students, for trying to address the issue of alcohol use on his campus?

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Cain Train pulls into Walkerville

Friends of Scott Walker releases a fundraising letter from former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.

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