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Cop-apalooza at the Wisconsin Capitol on Day 18

For a state that according to Gov. Scott Walker is "broke," Wisconsin seems to have a remarkable tolerance for spending vast sums of money on police protection. At about 5 p.m. today, using a press pass that allowed me access to places no mere citizen can go, I made circular jaunts around all five floors of the building, counting cops. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol lockdown spawns 'Walkerville' near King Street entrance

Jenni Dye doesn't enjoy sleeping outside on concrete on bitter cold March nights. But, the Madison attorney says, these days call for such measures. Dye has been protesting Gov. Scott Walker's agenda almost every day since the protests began. She has a personal stake in the issue -- her dad is a teacher and she opposes Walker's attempt to bust public unions. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 18

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 Arts Beat: Scott Walker's budget slashes Wisconsin arts funding

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget will zero out funding for the Wisconsin Arts Board and move the agency to the Department of Tourism. George Tzougros, Arts Board executive director, expects Madison-area arts organizations will be hurt. The Overture Center for the Arts alone will take a $21,000 hit in its next fiscal year, owing to the loss of state funds. >More
 Uprising at the Wisconsin Capitol: Week 3

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 Glenn Grothman: The Agitator

At one point during our interview, state Sen. Glenn Grothman makes a startling claim: "I like Madison. It's enjoyable being here. You like being here around the young people and the variety in restaurants." Praise for Madison may be the last thing many people expect from Grothman, a longtime Republican lawmaker from West Bend. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XIV: Michael Kienitz shoots budget day

Madison-based international photojournalist Michael Kienitz has released another documentary short about the demonstrations at the Capitol, capturing scenes both inside and outside the building, including Gov. Scott Walker's budget speech, a Rotunda rally led by Democratic legislators, the confrontation outside with Sen. Glenn Grothman, and chants by protesters around the Square. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol protests, Day 17: Killing off the diehards

Wajid Jenkins says he's protested at Wisconsin's state Capitol off and on from Tuesday, Feb. 15 to Friday, Feb. 18. Since then, he's been here continuously, day and night. I've met Jenkins before; he's a Madison activist who previously put his energy into saving a community garden. "I'm here in solidarity with workers and families and disabled Wisconsinites" -- all of whom stand to lose if Gov. Scott Walker wins. >More
 At Rotary mayoral debate, Cieslewicz hails Madison, Soglin rues its decline

As protesters chanted and marched in the cold across the street, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and former mayor Paul Soglin squared off at a debate Wednesday, presenting divergent assessments of the city's health and future. >More
 The story behind the Glenn Grothman heckling video

It may be the most compelling raw video yet to emerge from protests against Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's provocative budget and policy proposals. Captured on Wednesday, March 1, by local photographer and videographer Phil Ejercito, it depicts 12 harrowing minutes in the life of Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman yesterday as he is heckled, pursued and cornered outside the Capitol by demonstrators chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" >More
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