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ACLU and Wisconsin officials clash on interpretation of Capitol protest settlement

The Department of Administration and the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation have signed a settlement on a federal lawsuit involving permitting requirements for state Capitol protests. Under the settlement, announced Tuesday, groups like the Solidarity Sing Along will need to give notice, rather than obtain a permit, to gather at the Capitol. Nevertheless, the parties are still clashing over the interpretation, if not the terms, of the agreement. >More
 Wisconsin's Republican delegation assists constituents with Obamacare, like it or not

No one is more opposed to the Affordable Care Act -- a.k.a. Obamacare -- than the Republican members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation. The state's five GOP reps -- Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble -- have repeatedly voted to repeal the landmark bill. >More
 Mary Burke touts Trek success in carefully crafted video launch for Wisconsin gubernatorial run

When political advisors sit around crafting a candidate's message, one question is primary: What is the candidate's "story"? That is, what tightly woven narrative around a candidate's background and political agenda will most resonate with voters? >More
 Research at UW-Madison feels effects of federal shutdown

The ongoing federal government shutdown illustrates just how vital federal dollars remain to research on campus, even as they become a dwindling resource. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: The status of lawsuits against Act 10 in Wisconsin

Isthmus contributor Ben Siegel reports on the status of the multiple lawsuits against Act 10 in the October 4 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the October 3 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Madison, Dane County negotiate new trash tipping fee rates

Madison and Dane County officials have negotiated a new tipping fee that will phase in over the next three years and allow the county to move ahead with expansion of the Rodefeld landfill. >More
 Taking Act 10 to court

How much of Act 10 is in effect? Under an injunction? On appeal? Confused by the multiple legal challenges to Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining law? So are we. >More
 Wisconsin marshals an army of poll workers for its elections

Millions upon millions of dollars poured into political campaigns. Candidate appearances and yard signs and the blitzkrieg of political ads. None of these would mean a thing if it weren't for the actual casting of votes, and the systems in place to make this happen. >More
 'Race to Equity' report catalogs 'extreme' racial disparities in Dane County

There's a contradiction in Dane County that is becoming hard to ignore. While the community is known for its high standard of living, educated workforce and progressive values, multiple studies have found African Americans here have one of the highest arrest and incarceration rates in the country, do poorly in school relative to whites, and live far more often in poverty. >More
 Soglin's $260.7 million 2014 operating budget acts on campaign promise to help Madison's poor

Mayor Paul Soglin proposed a 2014 operating budget for the city of Madison that reflects his 2011 campaign promise to do more for the poor. >More
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