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Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz presses Walker for response on 'troublemaker' comment

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz sent Gov. Scott Walker a letter Friday, demanding an explanation to comments Walker made during a prank call that the governor thought was with billionaire donor David Koch. >More
 All-night protests to end at Wisconsin Capitol, which will close Sunday

The all-night protest parties are ending at the Wisconsin Capitol. Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs announced via a press release that the building will return to normal business hours beginning on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. That means an end to the hordes of families, musicians, students, union workers and others who've been sleeping at the Capitol to protest Gov. Scott Walker's union-curbing "budget repair bill." >More
 Wisconsin Democratic leaders promise to explore every legal option to overturn Assembly vote

State Rep. Peter Barca probably never thought he'd be nostalgic for the days when Tommy Thompson was governor. But Gov. Scott Walker has shown him just how extreme Republicans can get. "We keep waiting for Governor Walker to have a Tommy Thompson moment," said Barca, the Assembly minority leader, at an afternoon press conference Friday. >More
 Police to sleep in Wisconsin Capitol this weekend as showdown looms

Police officers have been called up from around the state in the past two weeks to help provide security during the on-going protests. But this weekend, many are expected to join the protesters by camping out inside overnight. Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, is calling on officers to spend the night Friday and Saturday. >More
 Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Capitol labor protests: An archive

An archive of all Isthmus and The Daily Page coverage of the showdown between Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin public employees and their allies. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 12

 This is what creativity looks like, Part VII: Peter Leidy fetes Walker in song

Madison's premier political songsmith Peter Leidy has weighed in with a YouTube video and song on a certain Wisconsin governor who has been in the news lately. The song is called "Watchin Scotty Go," a play off the old familiar, "Watching Scotty Grow." Both songs qualify as wistful. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol protester files: Peggy Arnold

Peggy Arnold has come to the Capitol to protest Governor Walker's "budget repair bill" every day since Tuesday, Feb. 15, standing inside and out, for "at least six hours a day." >More
 Wisconsin protesters turn Capitol into the world's largest commune

I was too young for Woodstock, but now I have the overnight protests inside Wisconsin's Capitol. For the last week, demonstrators have turned the Capitol into the world's largest commune, a combination party and crash pad for those rallying against Gov. Scott Walker's union-curbing budget bill. >More
 Scott Walker on Day 11: The Emperor has no shame

Before I get around to writing about what happened at Gov. Scott Walker's press conference this evening, let me pay him a compliment: Whereas the press approach of his predecessor, Jim Doyle, was summed up recently by a veteran state Capitol reporter in three words -- "fear, paranoia and retribution" -- Walker knows the tough questions are coming and he stands up there and takes them. >More
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