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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ talk infrastructure

This week the WisOpinion.com Insiders, Chvala and Kanavas, make a bet Congress will develop and pass a huge infrastructure bill this fall. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

WisPolitics.com Book Club: Podcast with reporter Mark Johnson

The WisPolitics.com Book Club this week talks to Mark Johnson, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a co-author of "One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine," about how Wisconsin doctors using bold new methods helped save the life of a Monona child.

Phillip Rocco: Honest numbers and the Republican health care bill

On a subject as complex and as grave as health care reform, there is no substitute for honest accounting. And when the health of millions is at stake, the burden of proof is a heavy one.

Scot Ross: Time for answers from state legislators on health care

The disastrous Donald Trump/Paul Ryan scheme on health care proposes to gut protections for consumers from abuses by health insurance companies, would make many Americans pay more for less insurance coverage and could cost an estimated 23 million people their insurance altogether.

Bill Osmulski: No connection between spending and best local roads in state

Public officials in Marquette County apparently know how to get the biggest bang for their buck when it comes to transportation. They have the best roads in the state, while receiving almost the smallest amount of state aid per mile, according to the DOT and the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Brian Fraley: The collision course in Madison

The deny, delay and decay approach to transportation in Wisconsin threatens our economic prosperity. But so does an over reliance on bonding, without any plan on how to pay down that debt.

Bruce Murphy: How trucks destroy our roads

And how a fee on trucks could solve state’s transportation problem.

James Rowen: Damage deepens at Walker/Stepp’s anti-science WI DNR

The same sickening science-free song keeps seeping from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources which Scott Walker is managing with his self-described "chamber of commerce mentality."

Wendy Riemann: Marriage counseling for Congress?

We each must choose to make a conscious effort to step back into the light of civility, strengthen our communication, and self-correct each time we stumble … and who better to first cross the aisle as unified partners, than our elected officials.

Nicole Tieman: Increase civility, decrease violence

If we truly hope to stop these horrific acts of violence and begin to heal our deep political divides, we all need to denounce hate speech and the sharing of false or misleading information, particularly online.
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