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Lisa Subeck: Republicans take aim at local communities — again

Last week, the Assembly Committee on Local Government held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 748, which takes away the ability of local communities to enact ordinances regarding employment discrimination, workforce protections, and other measures that ensure fairness in the workplace.

Bruce Murphy: The governor of giveaways

Instead of building a real economy, Walker is trying to buy one.

Dave Zweifel: Payday lenders have their man right where they want him

One of the most dangerous of many Donald Trump deplorables who have been appointed to high-ranking offices in his administration is former South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney, long a loyal friend of special interests.

Christian Schneider: As coverage fades, GOP tax cut gets a whole lot more...

With people starting to see more money in their monthly paychecks, middle-class workers are beginning to realize the tax cut’s benefits.

Daniel Bice: State Dems rake in cash from businessman caught up in sexual harassment...

The state Democratic Party and top Democratic candidates have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years from Madison businessman Mark Bakken, who's caught up in a sexual harassment dispute.

Mitch Henck: Let’s cut to the chase on guns

Radio personality Mitch Henck discusses the gun debate.

Tom Still: In President Trump’s Washington, people in both parties looking for clarity

Progress can sometimes begin with small bipartisan victories. Perhaps building a more skilled workforce is one such milestone.

Mike Gallagher: GOP tax bill provision aims to create opportunity in distressed communities

Any governor who wants to take advantage of the provision can designate 25% of a state’s distressed areas as Opportunity Zones. At the same time, investors can put their money in newly created Opportunity Funds. Managers of Opportunity Funds would then be able to invest in designated areas, and investors would receive tax-advantaged rates on their earnings.

Christian Schneider: Johnson’s fake news on FBI texts risks his reputation and GOP cause

Johnson, who chairs the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, backtracked almost immediately under heavy pressure.

Mark Pocan and Nell Abernathy: Mega-mergers in the heartland leave workers with fewer options

A recent study from leading economists Marshall Steinbaum, Ioana Marinescu, and Jose Azar has found that the average labor market is highly concentrated and as the concentration in a labor market goes up, average wages go down — by as much as 17 percent.

Christian Schneider: Raging anti-Scott Walker fever has Wisconsin Democrats twisted in knots

No one denies that many of Walker's proposals are meant to reassure voters in 2018. But Democrats are inventing new contortions to pretend they oppose the plans.

Betsy Thatcher: Licensing reform could fulfill aspiring chiropractor’s lifelong dream

Wisconsin’s ‘arbitrary’ exam scores fencing out many young professionals.

James Rowen: In Walker’s dirtied-up WI, an end to coincidence

The banal privatizing of Wisconsin public resources and nationally-noted environmental degradation during Walker's rule isn't complicated. There aren't coincidences anymore.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ handicap Tuesday’s Supreme Court primary

The WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, handicap Tuesday's Supreme Court primary. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

WisOpinion Poll: Should the state provide incentives to retain Kimberly-Clark jobs?

Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislators are working on an incentive package that would give Kimberly-Clark "Foxconn terms" to keep 600 jobs the paper manufacturer now plans to eliminate in Neenah.
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