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What Scott Walker and Mark Neumann say about each other

Political opponents rarely have anything good to say about each other, and the Neumann-Walker contest is no exception. >More
 Wisconsin state treasurer rivals tout watchdog role

Dan Bohrod has his work cut out for him. For starters, he's running against a Democratic incumbent in the Sept. 14 primary for a position, state treasurer, that most people know nothing about. The media haven't helped matters by paying almost no attention to the race. >More
 Dane County Board again tries to buy 'critical' piece of Ice Age Trail

Dane County has renegotiated buying land for the Ice Age Trail, saving more than half a million over last year's asking price. The Board of Supervisors will introduce a motion at Thursday's meeting to buy 131 acres in Cross Plains from Carter Hudson LLC at $20,000 an acre or a total of $2.6 million. >More
 Wisconsin Attorney General race between Hassett and Van Hollen pivots on role of office

There's a reason state attorney general is an elected partisan position: However much anyone tries to deny it, political ideology is key to how the job gets done. But oh, how they try to deny it. >More
 Wisconsin Lt. Gov. rivals: 'I'd be the best running mate'

All four Lt. Governor candidates who gathered at a forum Wednesday night consider themselves progressives; all are for gay marriage and against the state constitutional ban on it passed in 2006; and all support improving racial disparity gaps and keeping the UW System a priority. >More
 What Ron Johnson stands for

One year ago Ron Johnson was not even a dot on the Wisconsin political radar. Today, he is the presumed frontrunner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Equipped with no political experience except a few appearances at Tea Party rallies and a willingness to spend millions of his personal fortune on the campaign, Johnson is now running even with his opponent, Sen. Russ Feingold, in some polls. >More
 GOP warned UW-Whitewater College Republican about dissing Ron Johnson

A junior majoring in political science, Mitch Sands is chair of the College Republicans chapter at the UW-Whitewater. He says that on Sunday, July 19, he had an encounter with the presumed frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Ron Johnson, at an event in Walworth County. >More
 City bans dogs at Taste of Madison and other major street fairs

On Tuesday, the Madison Common Council banned dogs, cats and all other animals from most of Madison's major street events. The ban covers Taste of Madison, Art Fair on the Square, Maxwell Street Days, the Willy Street Fair and the Wednesday Dane County Farmer's Market on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. >More
 Madison neighborhood summit offers fixes for development process

More than 100 people -- mostly representatives from neighborhood associations -- gathered Saturday morning to give input on how the development process could be improved. And while the meeting focused largely on how to improve the city planning process, underlying the meeting was a tension between the demands of developers and those of neighborhood interests. >More
 Cieslewicz to probably run for Madison mayor again; launches Twitter, Facebook pages

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has been saying for a long time that he won't decide whether to run again for reelection until this fall. Just this week, he told Isthmus "I'm not going to make a final decision until the fall." So, it seemed a bit odd, when Wednesday night, he launched a Facebook page inviting people to join his dog Calvin in supporting him. >More
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