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If Mary Burke plagiarized, Scott Walker did it worse

The Republicans are huffing and puffing about a few paragraphs in Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke's economic development plan that were gleaned from similar plans of other candidates. They're going so far as to demand that Burke withdraw from the whole shooting match over this. >More
 After the Wisconsin voter ID ruling, progressives try to reclaim politics for ordinary people

More than 3,000 people showed up in Baraboo for Fighting Bob Fest last weekend to hear progressive Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), candidates Susan Happ and Mary Burke, and a big roster of speakers, thinkers, organizers and rabble-rousers from around the country. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Scott Walker and Wisconsin's budget woes

Isthmus contributor Alan Talaga wrote about Walker and Wisconsin's latest budget deficit for the Madland blog on September 9, and discussed his commentary with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 11 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Mayor Soglin's 2015 capital budget is a mess

In his proposed 2015 capital budget, Mayor Paul Soglin has offered his challengers in next April's election a wide selection of items to pounce on. >More
 Susan Happ for the defense

The race for Wisconsin attorney general is getting less attention than the gubernatorial race, particularly as the Democrats have a candidate other than Tom "Are you sure no one else wants to run?" Barrett this time. To try and discredit Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ, conservative media outlets have been running with the message that she defended some bad people while she was a defense attorney. >More
 John Doe docs reveal how Scott Walker's campaign exploited electoral flaws

In 2011 and 2012, mining company Gogebic Taconite donated $700,000 to the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. In 2013, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill easing mining regulations, allowing Gogebic Taconite to begin work on a mine that will make Gogebic Taconite millions and millions of dollars. That looks like a pretty good return on a $700,000 investment. >More
 Time to start over on Judge Doyle Square

It's Madison's latest big development dust-up. There always seems to be one. Monona Terrace, Overture, the Central Library, the Edgewater. In the end these big projects usually go forward. And I don't have any doubt that at some point Judge Doyle Square, the massive, complicated development situated on the block and a half that contains the Madison Municipal Building and the Government East parking ramp, will go forward in some form. >More
 The voter ID mess in Wisconsin

How low can the Wisconsin Supreme Court go? It's a serious limbo competition. But the court's voter ID decision two weeks ago is right down there. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: The inevitability of marriage equality in Wisconsin

Isthmus contributors Alan Talaga and Jon Lyons created a graphic cartoon about the legalization of same-sex marrage in Wisconsin for the August 7 issue, and Talaga discussed their message with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Same sex marriage in Wisconsin

It's only a matter of time... right? >More
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