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One way Walker will refuse to cut spending

Walker, like all Republicans in Wisconsin, loves prisons too much to do anything about the out-of-control costs they wreak on the budget. >More
 Wisconsin Senate gridlock: How can one side lose and save face?

If the GOP won't compromise, how can Senate Democrats return to Wisconsin and declare a partial victory? >More
 How will UW-Madison get more money?

Walker is cutting funds, but the chancellor isn't too bummed out. She'll take more independence from the state if it means less money. But my question is simple: How do we make up for the decline in state aid? Fundraising? Tuition? All of the above? >More
 Live-chat with UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin about budget

UW-Madison is going through an important moment in its history. With declining aid from the state, the state's flagship campus is offered a deal to separate from the UW System, meaning more independence. Chancellor Biddy Martin, a supporter of the plan, talks live now! >More
 Republicans, Democrats exchange accusations of incivility

After being slammed for one of their member's use of profanity, Democrats accuse a Republican member of making racially-charged remarks on the floor of the Assembly. >More
 How protesters have swayed the Journal Sentinel and public opinion

Just take a look at the contrast between these two Journal Sentinel editorials and you'll understand the influence 300,000 people in Madison can have on public opinion. >More
 An open plea to Memorial Union

This sacred temple of UW history is no place for MSNBC! >More
 Of camels, cable news and Ann Althouse

Sometimes the thing you put the least effort into gets the biggest response. The video of the camel falling down last week was the best example. Here are some highlights from the response. >More
 Republicans unlikely to push right-to-work

The GOP's war on unions in Wisconsin is going to be restricted to the public sector for the foreseeable future. However, private sector unions should brace themselves for the fight and implement some reforms of their own. >More
 Assembly debate to end; Democrats deny 'deal' with GOP

Although the Associated Press and Wispolitics have reported that Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly have struck a deal on limiting the debate, Minority Leader Peter Barca insists Democrats were instead issued an ultimatum, and that his party is continuing debate for as long as possible. >More
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