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John Nichols: A lawless court OKs legislative lawbreaking

The four justices who sided with the Legislature in the lawsuit over last year's extraordinary session did not act as “originalists” or “constitutional conservatives.” Rather, they rejected the original intent of the drafters of the state Constitution in order to permit legislative lawbreaking.

George Mitchell: Abrahamson has a secret

We learned Friday that Abrahamson has watched quietly throughout her decades-long tenure as Wisconsin legislators acted, time and again in her opinion, outside the limits of the state’s constitution.

David Blaska: Yet another Dane County lower court ruling, overturned

Who are the partisans on the court? We nominate Justices Rebecca Dallet, Ann Walsh Bradley and Shirley Abrahamson.
Donald Trump in Wisconsin

Bill Kaplan: Moore, Pocan mistaken on impeachment

There has never been a magic solution to the existential threat that Trump poses. Not impeachment, the Twenty-fifth Amendment or lawsuits. Only winning the 2020 presidential election will work.

Kelly Ruh: Johnson is right, Mexican border deal is a brilliant victory for Trump

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is right: the deal the Trump administration inked with Mexico is a brilliant win, made possible only by the President’s promise to take real action.

Gregory Humphrey: Pacing of Wisconsin Legislature is concerning

While over time stricter laws have passed, there is one measure that seems unable to muster its way to a touchdown. Wisconsin remains the only state that does not penalize a first-time drunken-driving offense as a criminal charge.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ evaluate funding for schools, special education in the JFC’s budget

With GOP legislators poised to pass their version of the biennial budget, WisOpinion Insiders Chvala and Jensen evaluate funding for schools and special education. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: State GOP’s first rule? Never work with Tony Evers

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has gone out of his way to avoid collaborating with Gov. Tony Evers even when his positions align with the governor's.

Jennifer Shilling: Pay more for less, the Republican way

Let’s not settle for the broken Republican status quo. Let’s invest in our state and restore Wisconsin’s reputation as a place where the next generation wants to live, work and raise a family.

Dan O’Donnell: Home alone

Without Scott Walker around to rein in spending, Republicans are set to pass the most bloated budget in their history.

John Imes: Circularity19 explored ways to accelerate more sustainable commerce

From June 18-20, I attended #Circularity19 by GreenBiz Group, the first major Circular Economy event in North America that brought together over 850 thought leaders from leading companies, government and NGOs on ways to accelerate more sustainable commerce.

Ian Smith & Buzz Davis: VA healthcare hit with one-two punch! Veterans and unions...

First vets were hit with the massive privatization program called Choice passed by the Republican Congress in 2014 and signed by Pres. Obama. But 70 House Democrats thought the Choice program was not the way to improve VA veteran healthcare. They voted NO. The second punch was President Trump’s hitting unionized VA workers with a “bad faith” proposed bargaining contract to replace the present contract covering 260,000 VA workers.

Bruce Thompson: Can Democrats win the state Assembly?

With right issues, it’s possible, even If districts are still gerrymandered.

Jessica Holmberg: Reciprocity bill could help with teacher shortage

Wisconsin’s legislature is considering a bill that would broaden teacher reciprocity and help alleviate the major problem of teacher shortages in the state. It would allow Wisconsin to more easily recognize teaching credentials issued by another state.