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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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‘Cheers’ from GZ to wrap up the week

Late Friday afternoons are the equivalent of the witching hour around here. One never  knows quite what to expect in the ol’ e-mail inbox. 

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Catch-and-release budgeting (AUDIO)

Every once in awhile at the state Capitol, some halfhearted discussion takes place about ending the practice of inserting policy items into the state budget bill. Nothing ever comes of it because there are so many swell ideas out there … Continue reading

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The table on page 56

It’s a media crush on the 4th floor of the Capitol today, as the Joint Legislative Audit Committee holds an informational audit on the recent audit of the Wisconsin Development Corporation.

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