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Bruce Thompson: The Republican attack on ‘socialism’

Ron Johnson and Trump lead the way. But beyond that word, things get murky.

Bill Osmulski: How to improve transportation without revenue raisers

It’s irresponsible to ask Wisconsin taxpayers and drivers to shoulder a heavier burden before the state proves it can be trusted to “just fix it.”

Dave Zweifel: Corporate interests have bullied family farmers into devastation

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, we're witnessing the advent of huge "concentrated animal feeding operations," or CAFOs. Operated by corporate interests, they find their own ways to bully their way the political landscape.

Dee J. Hall: Bill would block scrutiny of lottery winners

The column below reflects the views of the author, and these opinions are neither endorsed nor supported by WisOpinion.com. When University of Wisconsin-Madison student journalist...

Dan O’Donnell: Poisonous gas

Raising the gas tax is a short-sighted solution to a long-term problem. So naturally, Illinois is diving in headfirst.

Bruce Murphy: Trump tariffs killing Wisconsin

In just three years state changed from net exporter to suffering a massive trade deficit.

Dave Cieslewicz: Forgiving college debt isn’t progressive

When we write off student debt it means that other taxpayers have to pay for the poor judgment of those who got themselves into this predicament.

Bill Osmulski: New road plan: Millions saved and no gas tax hike

Gov. Evers’ budget includes an 8-cent gas tax hike with automatic increases tied to inflation, but a small group of Republican lawmakers have an alternative plan. They say it could save the DOT $22.8 million a year through efficiencies and negate the need to raise the gas tax. They’re calling it the “Road to Sustainability Package.”

Dave Zweifel: GOP budget stabs UW in the back

Joint Finance Committee Republicans froze university tuition for another two years, but declined to make up for the shortfall with increased state funds. Instead, they cut roughly in half the UW aid Evers recommended.
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Bill Kaplan: Shenanigans on McCain and disaster relief

The conservative Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump White House tried to keep a U.S. Navy destroyer, named for Senator John McCain, out of view during Trump’s trip to Japan.

James Wigderson: Is the gas tax increase dead?

The failure to increase the gas tax is perhaps a sign of Evers' lack of any rapport with the Republicans in the legislature.

Steven Walters: Will first climate change report renew debate?

Eight years ago, more than 200 scientists, researchers, educators and environmentalists warned that climate change could affect Wisconsin in major ways.

Jessie Opoien: Fixing Congress might be pipe dream, but better scheduling would at least...

Under U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan's suggested calendar, the House would be in session for two consecutive five-day weeks, followed by two consecutive weeks at home. That would provide more time on the floor, more time in Washington and more uninterrupted time at home.
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Paul Fanlund: Unfazed by critics, Jennifer Cheatham sees schools at an ‘inflection point’

In an hour-long conversation in her office, Cheatham said she sees the intensity around school debates as inevitable because Madison is still coming to grips with how to get to a healthy and diverse school system that works for all children.