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Dave Zweifel: Godspeed to National Guard public affairs master Tim Donovan

Donovan passed away last month at the age of 65 a few weeks after he was struck down by an aneurysm that ruptured in his brain while he was at home getting ready to go to work.

Christian Schneider: Walker right to ax state property tax

Since 1937, the Forestry program has been predominantly funded by a small statewide property tax — the only property tax the state levies. The problem with the state forestry property tax is that for decades, it sat untouched, generating millions of more dollars for the Forestry Account with little justification for whether it actually needed the money.

Tom Frazier: Gerrymandering: Unconstitutional and unaffordable

Elections are supposed to be free and fair, but – until we get rid of gerrymandering – they will be neither in Wisconsin. We need a change!

James Rowen: Some DNR web data on CAFOs stuck in 2014

A DNR website on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations includes a 2014 chart showing 230 such operations, though a recent news story about DNR inspection staffing suggests the number is "about 285," and a DNR database says the number is 292.

Dominique Paul Noth: Why silly thinking makes Trump the terrorist’s best friend

If there is an uptick in deadly terrorist violence in the next few years the main culprit will likely be Donald Trump and his wrong-headed policies.

Bruce Murphy: Sue Black faces more controversy

Former county parks director investigated for management of Arizona Parks.

‘The Insiders’ talk Trump, Walker, Laning and Evers-Holtz

The WisOpinion.com Insiders, Chvala and Kanavas, debate Trump, Walker, Laning and Evers-Holtz in the lightning round. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Paul Fanlund: Are we facing the death of expertise?

The rejection of established knowledge as a tool to persuade people that they might be wrong makes politics even harder.

Richard Komer: Give choice a chance

Milwaukee’s School Choice program celebrates 25th anniversary of landmark State Supreme Court ruling.

Scott Walker: UW students and their families deserve a break

During the decade before our historic four-year tuition freeze, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System jacked up tuition by 118 percent, and it built up a $1 billion cash reserve off of those massive tuition hikes. Our budget proposes a five percent reduction in tuition for Wisconsin’s UW System students, and their families, because they deserve a break.

Bill Osmulski: Does Wisconsin really have a billion dollar transportation deficit?

A billion-dollar shortfall in the next transportation budget started the debate about raising Wisconsin's gas tax, which was so explosive, no one seemingly had the time to confirm there is a billion-dollar shortfall.

Matt Rothschild: Justice Gableman’s conflict of interest

Justice will speak at GOP fundraiser with right-wing leader helped by his Doe decision.

Joe Knight: Walker’s state budget could mean demise of DNR magazine

End of outdoors publication has more to do with policy than money.

Mitch Henck: Smoking gun against Jeff Sessions?

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on the controversy over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contact with Russia.

Ike Brannon and Mike Nichols: Help students succeed before they get to college

Admitting students with little chance to graduate helps no one. Tying UW System funding to graduation rates would force change.
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