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Dane County area school districts brace for downsizing

How exactly will Wisconsin classrooms be affected by the hundreds of millions in cuts to education funding proposed in Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget? No one seems to know for sure, but educators in Dane County say they have some pretty good guesses. Larger classes. Fewer veteran teachers. Decreased supplies. Less professional development. A demoralized workforce. >More
 Maniaci withstands challenge in downtown Madison council district

Maniaci's first term was rocky to say the least, and she acknowledged that fact in a short speech to the assembled supporters. "I have not had an easy two years," said Maniaci. "I don't know of any alder that's had two years like this, let alone a 25-year old freshman alder." >More
 Live-blogging the 2011 spring general election in Madison

Thanks to recent events, including most notably Gov. Scott Walker's budget bills and move to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees, many are predicting this will be one of the most active spring elections in a long time. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court race too close to call

There's no doubt the outcome of JoAnne Kloppenburg's race against incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser will be interpreted as having enormous import. If Prosser wins it will be hailed as a victory for Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans; if Kloppenburg manages to close the narrow gap on uncounted votes to victory, it will be seen as a major rebuke to the GOP's agenda. This even though both candidates have disclaimed any allegiance to these positions. >More
 Joe Parisi wins big over Eileen Bruskewitz in Dane County Executive race

Just ten minutes after polls closed Tuesday, a cheer went up around the Talula bar on Madison's east side: "61-39! Joe's ahead!" An hour-and a-half later, Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Joe Parisi mounted the stage at the east-side restaurant Talula to thank his supporters and announce his victory in the race for Dane County Executive. "It looks like I've got a new job," he joked. >More
 Paul Soglin takes historic victory in stride as he is once again elected mayor of Madison

I expected Paul Soglin to be really happy when he made his victory speech just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday at the Nitty Gritty. After all, he'd just won a historic seventh term as mayor of Madison, edging out the incumbent who'd beaten him in 2003. But Soglin took his victory in stride. >More
 Madison mayor race a nail biter as Soglin defeats Cieslewicz in rematch

In a race that nobody could predict, nobody had any explanations for the outcome. In his quest for a third straight term, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz was unseated by former mayor Paul Soglin by a slight margin. Early unofficial results showed Soglin eking out a victory with 44,542 to 43,829 votes. >More
 Sights and sounds from 'We Are One' April 4 rally in Madison (video)

Thousands gathered around the Capitol Square in downtown Madison to renew protests against Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget on a national "Day of Action" organized by We Are One on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 50

 Jesse Jackson at pre-election Wisconsin Capitol rally: 'Keep hope alive! Vote! Vote! Vote!'

I'm going to make a break from past practice and use part of my allotted space as a scrupulously objective reporter to state a rare personal opinion: I've really missed this. It's been more than two weeks since I stood in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, singing songs and carrying signs (mostly say hooray for our side). And I've missed it. >More
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