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Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton targets cash in politics with Americans for Campaign Reform

For Barbara Lawton, the intersection of money and politics is not just distasteful; it's downright dangerous. "The need to raise such extraordinary sums in order to achieve office and to hold onto your office is something that diminishes the souls of people of both parties," she says in an interview. "What you figure out is that the principles that brought you into a race are sure to be shattered." >More
 Fear and excitement greet Occupy Madison's plans for tiny house village in Emerson East neighborhood

Occupy Madison has a dream for a cooperative, eco village that would help the homeless get back on their feet. On Wednesday night, they unveiled that vision to the east side neighborhood where they want to create it. But some residents at the meeting at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church on East Johnson Street thought the idea sounds like a nightmare. >More
 Wisconsin bill would allow electronic cigarettes in public

As Alex Caffentzis exhaled, he carefully hid the water vapor of his electronic cigarette from those sitting near him at the Memorial Union. "People start to look at you very strange," says Caffentzis, a 20-year-old student at Madison College. It's been more than three years since Wisconsin passed its indoor smoking ban, and locals now find it unusual to see smoke in a public area. It is unclear, however, whether exhaling water vapor from an electronic cigarette in public is illegal. >More
 'I'm officially a free man'

For the first time in 16 months, Alexander Timofeev did not go to bed worrying that he would soon be deported to Russia. Early Monday evening, Timofeev learned that the Dane County District Attorney's Office had agreed to vacate his three convictions for marijuana possession from the 1990s. As Isthmus first reported in July, these convictions formed the basis for the federal government's efforts to deport him. >More
 High-income parents in Wisconsin already get a break on child support

News broke last week that a wealthy donor to Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) helped draft legislation that would have capped at $150,000 the annual income upon which child support payments are based. Kleefisch has since pulled the bill. In a statement Tuesday he said the bill had run into "misinformation." >More
 Isthmus on WORT: PETA's campaign against research on cats at UW-Madison

Isthmus contributor Jenny Peek reports on how cat research at UW-Madison led to a national campaign by PETA in the January 10 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the January 9 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Festival Foods to open urban-style grocery store in 800 East Washington development

Gebhardt Development announced Tuesday that it has secured an agreement with Skogen's Festival Foods to operate a grocery store in its proposed development on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue in downtown Madison. >More
 Alexander Timofeev gets deportation reprieve after Dane County DA agrees to dismiss pot convictions

For the first time in 16 months, Alexander Timofeev did not go to bed worrying that he would soon be deported to Russia. Early Monday evening, Timofeev learned that the Dane County District Attorney's Office would agree to vacating his three convictions for marijuana possession from the 1990s. As Isthmus first reported, these convictions formed the basis for the federal government's efforts to deport him. >More
 OpenBook Wisconsin provides opportunity to investigate state spending, including on resorts, sports and alcohol

Critics were quick to carp that OpenBook Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker's new website tracking state spending, was delayed for a year and is still not fully functional. One Democratic lawmaker said "it's had more problems than the Obamacare website." Ouch. Others may want to cut the governor some slack. >More
 East side neighbors mixed on Heartland Alliance's affordable housing proposal for Madison

Concerns about an affordable housing project on Madison's east side were alleviated, but not completely erased, at a neighborhood meeting on the project Wednesday night. The city of Madison is proposing buying a half-acre parcel of land at 709 Rethke Ave., next to the Aloha Hotel on East Washington Avenue, to construct a three-story building with 50 to 60 units. >More
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