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Kevin Binversie: So Baldwin’s now for tax simplification? Not so fast.

A cadre of liberal senators believe America’s real tax problem is how companies like Quicken make money with products like their Turbo Tax software, not the fact that the tax code is so complex. They fail to see the forest from the trees to realize that filing one’s taxes is so much of a hassle that the average taxpayer needs help.

Richard Chandler: Wisconsin’s tax climate has improved dramatically

We’ve made Wisconsin’s tax climate much more competitive and we want to reduce income and property taxes even more in the next two years to keep our momentum going.

Steven Walters: State targets tax evaders

New enforcement agents could collect $400 million in taxes owed.

Tamarine Cornelius: State taxes lowest for wealthiest

Top 1% of state pay 6.2% of income, middle-class pays 10%.

Bruce Murphy: The tax handout for rich kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy who send kids to elite private schools.

Mark Miller: Waters of Wisconsin and high capacity wells

High-capacity well permits must be for a fixed duration like every other environmental permit.

James Rowen: Walker’s policies hurting small farms

High capacity wells help big agriculture, hurt small farms, environment.

Dave Considine: Show your support for the environment this Earth Day

Earth Day reminds us each year that we only have one environment, and that it is each of our responsibility as citizens to protect it.

Mitch Henck: Who will challenge Scott Walker?

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on Democrats who might come forward to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Dave Zweifel: Our macho ways mean no war will ever end all wars

Wars, like elections, do have consequences, but are not as easily undone. Instead, we have failed to heed the lessons we should have learned 100 years ago, intoxicated by an "America First" mantra that we can do no wrong and only those who are weak stand in the way.

Casey Hoff: Hitler analogies cheapen the Holocaust, expose ignorance

Comparing current policies or people to Adolf Hitler and Nazism is an embarrassing and insulting part of our political discourse. Such disgusting analogies almost always demonstrate gross political ignorance and reveal lazy arguments.

Chris Rochester: Tax day reminds us how overgrown the government really is

A refund is just money you loaned the government

Leon Young: The GOP’s cure for homelessness

The very notion that Republicans have suddenly found religion and are genuinely concerned about the plight of the homeless is hard to believe. Not to mention that many of the public policy prescriptions that Republicans have advanced have exacerbated the problem for the most vulnerable residents in this state, which includes the homeless population. In my opinion, this new package of homeless bills is merely much to do about nothing.

John Nichols: Wisconsin rejects Betsy DeVos

Trump administration Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos did not have her name on the ballot when Wisconsin voted on the future of public education earlier this month. But the DeVos agenda was up for consideration. And it lost. Overwhelmingly.

John Torinus: Trump could save the Great Lakes

Instead of cutting funding, he could address invasive species that are destroying the lakes.
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