Category Archives: Politics

Inglett saga featured on “This American Life”

Fans of Public Radio International’s This American Life got to hear the story of Joshua Inglett over the weekend. The whole story.

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Gumballs and burritos

Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign his $100 million property tax cut bill into law on Sunday. The measure moved through the legislature at lightning fast speed.

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Walker comments on announcements from Burke and Van Hollen (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker spoke with reporters in Eau Claire this morning and fielded questions about Democrat Mary Burke‘s announcement that she’ll run for governor next year, and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen‘s announcement that he won’t seek reelection. AUDIO: Governor Scott … Continue reading

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WisEye condemns Planned Parenthood

WiscosninEye, the nonprofit public interest channel which covers state government, is condemming Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for “distorted” use of WisconsinEye legislative coverage for a TV commercial. WisconsinEye President/CEO John Henkes issued a press release on the controversy. READ: WisconsinEye release … Continue reading

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Spotlight never off ‘Singers’

A reader letter to the Wisconsin State Journal today suggests that the easiest way to stop the “Solidarity Singers” would be to stop covering them. Not likely.

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GZ OWI #3

Former Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Graeme Zielinski faces a third offense drunk driving charge, according to court records accessed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Jauch gets hip replacement

State Senator Bob Jauch won’t be in the Capitol rotunda for the next few weeks. 

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Chronicling a Kringle controversy

Inserting policy items into the Wisconsin state budget, we have long been told by members of both parties, is bad, bad, bad. Except, it appears, when a policy item is delicious. 

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Dems ask Van Hollen to oppose bail bondsmen provision

A group of Assembly Democrats have sent a letter to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, asking him to oppose budget language which would allow the return of commercial bail bonds to the state for the first time since 1979.

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The show me how you pick up paper state

Salus populi suprema lex esto, indeed. You’d normally associate tossing piles of paper to the floor with a fit of peevishness, but in the Missouri House of Representatives, it’s how they mark the end of session. The Wisconsin Assembly has come … Continue reading

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