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Mansion Hill neighborhood residents weigh in on Edgewater Hotel use agreement

Residents of Madison's historic Mansion Hill neighborhood are reticent but largely resigned to an Edgewater project that has finally gotten the go-ahead. There are just three things they want: no noise, no nuisance, and no traffic. "If it's getting built, we want this to be the best for our neighborhood," said Madison Ald. Bridget Maniaci, summing up many of her constituents' feelings at a Mansion Hill neighborhood meeting Wednesday night. >More
 Redistricting could cement GOP gains in Wisconsin

2010 was a wildly successful year for the Republican Party, especially in Wisconsin. Having secured the governor's office and comfy majorities in both houses of the state Legislature, the GOP can pass pretty much whatever it wants in the next legislative session. But this may only begin to tell the story of the party's gains. >More
 Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald: The right brothers

About an hour after being granted a sit-down interview with state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, I happened to run into the then-incoming Republican majority leader by an elevator in the state Capitol. Fitzgerald had been generous with his time earlier, though perhaps not as forthcoming as a curious reporter would like. These were, after all, those interesting days in December, when the lame-duck Legislature quacked its way to a decision to kill the state union contracts. >More
 Other key Republicans in the 2011 Wisconsin legislature and what they want

Here's a look at six more Republican members of the Wisconsin legislature -- three in the Assembly and three in the Senate -- who will influence state policy in coming years. >More
 Will Wisconsin lawmakers share the pain?

Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Beaver Dam) makes it perfectly clear who is going to feel the impact of impending state budget cuts. "Everybody is going to have to pitch in this go-around," he says. >More
 Dane County executive 2011 candidate introduction: Zach Brandon

Isthmus sent email questionnaires to each candidate for Dane County executive. Here is what they had to say about themselves, why they're running and what they hope to achieve. >More
 Madison mayor 2011 candidate introduction: John R. Blotz

Isthmus sent email questionnaires to each candidate for Madison mayor. Here is what they had to say about themselves, why they're running and what they hope to achieve. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Gov. Scott Walker's inaugural ball

Monona Terrace was packed with Republicans Monday night for the inaugural festivities. Robert Lorge, Keith Ripp, David Blaska, Ray Allen and many others star in this view of the proceedings. >More
 Jon Stewart mocks Wisconsin Republican boss Reince Priebus

The Republican National Committee chair debate, held Monday, offered lots of low-hanging fruit for The Daily Show, but Stewart made particular sport of Wisconsin's top GOPer, Reince Priebus. >More
 Let's have an election! 13 of 20 Madison city council seats disputed in spring 2011

The deadline for candidate filings came and went Tuesday evening and, according to the Madison City Clerk's office, 13 Common Council seats will be disputed, along with the mayor's office. Candidates in races with more than two filings will face a primary on February 15. Otherwise, the general election is slated for April 5. >More
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