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Mitch Henck: Scott Walker uses education to avoid trouble

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's education funding proposals.

James Wigderson: DOT audit exposes systemic problems

It's hard to imagine that any agency crying poverty as much as the Wisconsin DOT could be so reckless with the taxpayer dollar.

Christian Schneider: Trump inching towards the Blago blueprint

The personal characteristics they share are evident: inveterate narcissism, hopeless delusion, coarse speaking styles, insatiable tastes for revenge and improbable hair.

Matt Rothschild: GOP bill penalizes sanctuary cities

A suburban Milwaukee GOP lawmaker is resurrecting a bill that would fine so-called sanctuary cities up to $5,000 a day.

Steven Walters: Walker’s budget will lay re-election foundations

Governors often say this: You win or lose a campaign for re-election in the year before the actual election. Which explains the broad reach of proposals in the 2017-19 budget that Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives lawmakers Wednesday ...

Jim Sensenbrenner: Reducing dependent care costs gives families a hand

On average, Wisconsin parents pay more than $9,000 each year for child care. That is nearly as much as one year of in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Jon Peacock: The limits of Badger Care

Federal policy guidelines that were adjusted for inflation last week are worth examining because they help illustrate the challenges faced by low-income working families. They show, for example, that single parents with one child are currently ineligible for BadgerCare if they have a full-time job that pays more than $7.81 per hour.

Chris Rickert: For state GOP, no shame in making taxpayers pay its bills

There is a lot of reason to ask questions about why the Republicans who control the state Legislature are using taxpayer dollars to hire private lawyers to represent them in a lawsuit challenging the state’s legislative district maps.

Mitch Henck: Donald Trump’s talk needs to be smarter, or else

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on the words of President Donald Trump.

Jennifer Cheatham: What we need is strong support for public schools

With a contested race for state superintendent of public instruction and a legislative session that is swinging into gear, much is at stake for public education in Wisconsin.

Lou Kaye: Walker proposes bailing out Act 10 with $659M

In what amounts to a huge admission of near-catastrophic failure, Gov. Scott Walker proposes bailing out the state's severely underfunded public schools, many of them teetering on insolvency since he enacted Act 10 more than five years ago.

Leon D. Young: The GOP’s blatant abuse of political power

Last week, we saw two blatant (and highly egregious!) examples of the havoc that results when the Republican majority opts to use its authority for nefarious and self-serving purposes.

Owen Robinson: The power and politics of the court

Almost exactly a year ago, the Conservative Lion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Antonin Scalia, passed away. His death triggered a titanic political battle that is only now beginning its final phase.

Dave Cieslewicz: Let Tammy be Sen. Baldwin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced last week that she would oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. That’s fine by me, though I think Gorsuch is about as good a nominee as liberals can expect from the likes of Donald Trump.