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Wisconsin labor leaders declare solidarity against Walker's budget bill

"Solidarity" was the watchword as Wisconsin labor leaders gathered at the Concourse Hotel on Monday, registering opposition to the budget repair bill announced by Gov. Scott Walker on Feb. 11. Arranged by the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, the press conference included representatives of both public and private unions, who used strong words such us "assault on the middle class" and "punishing workers" in describing Walker's proposal. >More
 Live-blogging the Valentine's Day rally at the Wisconsin Capitol in support of students and public employees

Join and follow a live-blog of the student-organized rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday, February 14. >More
 A guide to social media campaigns against Scott Walker's agenda for Wisconsin public unions

Social media is emerging as a primary organizing tool for both groups and individuals opposing Scott Walker's push to eliminate negotiating rights of Wisconsin public employee unions. After the governor unveiled his agenda on Friday, labor groups around the state planned a series of demonstrations at the state Capitol this week; at the same time, spontaneous discussions erupted on Facebook and Twitter, coalescing into a variety of campaigns seeking to take on Walker. >More
 Wisconsin labor, student groups organize protests against Walker's public union plans

Wisconsin public employee unions and their supporters are currently engaged in planning their response to Governor Scott Walker's program to curtail negotiating and organizing rights via a budget bill announced Friday. Three public protests and lobbying efforts at the state Capitol in Madison are planned for next week, and at least one longer-term plan for a sustained campaign against the governor and his Republican and associated allies are in the works. >More
 Your guide to 2011 spring primary election night parties in Madison and Dane County

The after-election primary parties are not just a chance for candidates to thank supporters, but an opportunity for the winning candidates to rally support for the general election and focus their message for the next phase of the campaign. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court contenders enjoy unusually level playing field in 2011 race

Two things are certain about next Tuesday's primary election for Wisconsin Supreme Court. First, the statewide vote will narrow the field of candidates from four to two for the April 5 general election. Second, the election will be decided by a sliver of the electorate, including some voters who know little or nothing about the issues or aspirants. >More
 Fred Mohs to appeal Edgewater court ruling

Madison property owner Fred Mohs expects to appeal a court decision over the Edgewater Hotel expansion that could significantly delay or even kill the $98 million project. A Dec. 30 decision by Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas dismissed Mohs' lawsuit against the project. >More
 Small group of UW students speaks against West Mifflin development

Student activism and a proposal for a new apartment complex on West Mifflin Street came together Monday night at the public hearing portion of Madison's Plan Commission meeting. The meeting addressed, among other matters, the location and design of a plan put forth by developer Patrick McCaughey for a four-story, multi-unit complex on the corner of the 400 block of Mifflin Street, tearing down the abandoned Planned Parenthood building and a neighboring house to do so. >More
 Capital Times calls purchase of WisPolitics a move for the future

Paul Fanlund describes the acquisition of the WisPolitics as a good fit for The Capital Times Co., whose existing investment portfolio comprises traditional vehicles like stocks and bonds. "We're looking to be able to take it to the next level," says Fanlund, and "continue to find ways to be relevant and to be an important player in contemporary media." >More
 Steve Nass, ideological warrior

Steve Nass has never made a secret of his dislike for the UW-Madison Havens Center and School for Workers. Back in 2007, the Republican state rep proposed completely eliminating state funding for both. Now, as chair of the Assembly's Colleges and Universities Committee in an era of total GOP control, he's in a position to make that happen. >More
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