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Dave Zweifel: Evers misses the mark with proposed repeal of minimum markup on gas

Evers needs to understand that repeal of any element of the minimum markup law isn't good for many small family businesses that still exist in Wisconsin, but awfully good for those who want to put them out of business.

Owen Robinson: Feeling the weight of government

Wisconsin’s tax burden is not good, but it has been improving for the last eight years. Republicans should fight hard to maintain that trajectory for the benefit of all Wisconsinites.

Bruce Murphy: Taxpayers makes Bucks, Brewers rich

Forbes sees huge growth in value of franchises since taxpayer-financed stadiums built.

Casey Hoff: Wisconsin expungement law proposal would give more second chances

Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to amend the expungement law so that if a person does not ask for expungement at the time of sentencing, he or she can still come back to the judge and request it at a later date if the person successfully completes his or her sentence. Lawmakers are also seeking to allow people 25 years old or older at the time of the offense to request expungement.

Dave Zweifel: Foxconn’s confusing the hell out of us

Time will tell how Wisconsin will fare, perhaps sooner than we think.

Julie Grace: Expungement reform would put people back to work

Wisconsin’s law, which requires a judge to decide on expungement at the time of sentencing, is unlike any in the nation.

John Nichols: Mark Pocan is fighting for open and inclusive Democratic Party

Congressman Mark Pocan and other progressives are calling on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to reverse its decision to not grant contracts to pollsters, strategists and communications specialists working with Democrats who mount primary challenges to incumbents in 2020.

Patty Schachtner: Evers’ budget provides a start on long-term care

Without change, the challenges facing our long-term care system will grow. We need real solutions and partnerships to prepare for the future.

John Nichols: Tammy Baldwin is the smart vice presidential pick

It is rare for anyone to run for vice president, and Baldwin won’t actively campaign for the position. But Democrats, particularly progressive Democrats who are serious about winning in 2020, would be wise to talk her up as a running mate for whoever is nominated.

Rachel Campos-Duffy: Christians won’t fall for Buttigieg’s platitudes

Pete Buttigieg has made Christianity a cornerstone of his candidacy, but while he talks the talk, his record in office doesn’t show he is walking the walk.

Bill Kaplan: Yes and no on marijuana

Yes on criminal justice reforms and medical marijuana, no on full legalization.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss the impact of Hagedorn’s Supreme Court victory

With Lisa Neubauer's concession to fellow Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn in the race to replace Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, trade views on what the outcome means for future elections and the high court. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: A father, a son and how the Cap Times saved a family

For former Cap Times editor-in-chief Elliott Maraniss, his wife, Mary, and their four children, his start at the Cap Times in 1957 rescued a family that was both beleaguered and nomadic.

John McCormack: How conservatives scored a stunning upset in Wisconsin

Hagedorn’s victory was nothing short of stunning. His campaign had been left for dead by some business groups in the state after his opponents attacked him as an anti-LGBT bigot for founding a private Christian school that upholds traditional Christian beliefs about marriage and sex.