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Tom Still: The late Bill Kraus defined what it meant to be a citizen...

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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ evaluate Evers’ transition progress

Midway between the November election and Tony Evers' inauguration, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, evaluate the progress of the governor-elect's transition. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: In Michael Johnson’s return, a holiday gift for Madison

Johnson reassumes his job as CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, a position he had held for eight years before departing this past summer to head Cincinnati’s United Way.

James Rowen: Walker’s 11th-hr. $25-$28 mil. biz gift blows up fake GOP power ‘concern’

Walker is moving on his own to give a subsidy of up to $28 million by decree--without any vote by the Legislature which had so suddenly embraced the need for power "rebalancing."

George Mitchell: Tony Evers faces tough choices

With a structural deficit and transportation fund debt, delivering a “people’s budget” won’t be easy.

Bruce Murphy: What do Democrats stand for?

They can’t just be anti-Trump or anti-Walker, they need a clear theme. Like what?

Matt Kittle: The Walker legacy: An unprecedented time of reform and taxpayer victories

Walker set the tone and the agenda for sweeping conservative reforms over arguably the two most active terms in Badger State history and steeled the courage of the Republican lawmakers who swept into office in 2010’s red wave.

Katrina Shankland: Lame duck legislation will be costly to taxpayers and our democracy

Here in Wisconsin, we value decency and fairness. That’s why it was astounding to see Republicans convene a lame duck legislative session, overriding the will of the voters.

Janis Ringhand: Lame duck session truly extraordinary

Governor Elect Evers and Attorney General Elect Kaul won their elections fair and square. They deserve the opportunity to do the job the people of Wisconsin elected them to do.

Bruce Thompson: Gerrymander is alive and well

Data from November election tells a tale of totalitarian tendencies.

Matthew Rothschild: Walker, the weasel

In his letter this week foreshadowing his signing of the lame-duck bills, Gov. Scott Walker tried to pretend that he’s out protecting the interests of Wisconsinites. But Walker is a weasel, and he uses words like a weasel would: to disguise what he’s actually been doing.

John Torinus: Avoid gridlock, let Wisconsin voters make big calls

Now that Wisconsin faces at least four years of partisan gridlock, as evidenced by the rocky transition from Republican Scott Walker to Democrat Tony Evers, how can we get big issues revsolved for the state? An answer might be found in a greater use of direct democracy, namely the referendum.

Howard Marklein: Tell me more about the lame duck

The legislature took steps to assert legislative authority so that we can operate as a co-equal branch of government and continue to represent the citizens of our districts.

Bruce Murphy: Republicans’ plan for permanent power

They began plotting last spring to retain power even if a Democrat won for governor.

John Nichols: Tony Evers is already renewing Wisconsin Idea

While the dead-enders in the Legislature will always put politics ahead of public service, Evers is reasserting the independent, nonpartisan ideal that has always underpinned the Wisconsin Idea.