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Madison school officials call Walker's budget 'disgraceful'

Maya Cole, president of the Madison school board, sounded grim following Gov. Scott Walker's budget address on Tuesday. "It's disappointing to hear him say he's helping kids," she says, "and on the other hand he's basically cutting every opportunity for us to help kids when it comes to K-12 education. >More
 Scott Walker's budget address: The ego has landed

Tuesday afternoon, at the Wisconsin State Capitol, I witnessed what at times appeared to be the greatest governor in the history of this or any other state showered with affection as he announced a bold new plan to rescue Wisconsin from the brink of otherwise certain economic ruin. >More
 Text of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget address

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 Wisconsin Capitol still closed to public as rumors fly

The Department of Administration released a statement that it is complying with an injunction to open the Capitol to the public, even though most people are still being barred from the building. >More
 Nurse denied medical supplies in Capitol shutdown

I saw Ruth again today, and met her for the first time. I even learned her last name: Fox. I knew Ruth from last Thursday, when I was in the Assembly chamber, watching Republicans table amendment after amendment proposed by Democrats -- all of them, it turns out. >More
 Five stories from The People's Microphone at the Wisconsin Capitol

During the noon hour at the more-or-less ongoing rally taking place at the King Street entrance to the state Capitol, between the line to get into the building and the backdrop of a large inflatable replica of what we'll call a robber baron fat cat holding a worker in its paw, ralliers set up a microphone to let the people speak. >More
 Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne, Sheriff Dave Mahoney weigh in on Capitol access

At a press conference today at noon, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Sheriff Dave Mahoney gave dramatic testimony to the widening divide between some members of the law enforcement community and Gov. Scott Walker. "My deputies will not be palace guards," Mahoney says he told state officials. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XIII: Michael Kienitz captures the Rotunda spirit

Acclaimed photojournalist Michael Kienitz visited the Capitol Rotunda last Saturday, as many tens of thousands of people rallied outside, and recorded the testimonials demonstrators were giving to the assembled crowd inside the Rotunda, compiled into this documentary short. >More
 Dane County judge files temporary restraining order to open Wisconsin Capitol

Dane County Judge Daniel Moeser issued a temporary restraining order opening the state Capitol to the general public. The lawsuit was brought by the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, and other groups, in trying to force the Department of Administration to open the Capitol to the public for hearings. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 16

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