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Madison-area Democrats respond to Walker budget

Madison Democrats are leading the response to Walker's budget repair bill, which includes radical changes to state union bargaining rights. >More
 Walker to propose eliminating collective bargaining for UW faculty

Walker, in proposing to bar collective bargaining for UW faculty, is taking advantage of an already-fierce controversy over unionization on the UW campuses that started after Democrats granted thousands of faculty and staff the right to collectively bargain in the last budget. >More
 Just in case you thought Scott Walker was a conservative...

The governor has tough talk for public sector workers. But only those public sector workers whose careers don't fall into a vision of public service that is palatable to Republican primary voters. >More
 Breaking: Walker's union proposal may not have votes in Senate

Sources indicate that several Senate Republicans may not want to approve Walker's proposals on revamping public sector unions. Here is the list. >More
 What's Walker going to do about UW?

Walker is about to receive Valentine's Day cards asking him not to cut UW funding. What a turn-on. >More
 Republicans avoiding the nuclear option on unions

They won't be abolished. That's what the Blaska Blogger seems to be suggesting. It seems like the GOP is going to pursue more pragmatic political strategy and push to take health and pension benefits off the table for state worker unions. >More
 Christian von Preysing-Barry: The pro-Halloween candidate for Madison Common Council

You thought "Szarzynski" was mouth-full? Check out the independent candidate running for the 8th district of the Common Council: Christian von Preysing-Barry talks animal rights, student entertainment and halloween with The Sconz. >More
 Scott Walker v. Unions

Is Walker serious about abolishing public sector unions in Wisconsin? If his real concerns are solely fiscal, then he's bluffing. >More
 Soglin has raised some money, but Mayor Dave still the favorite

Soglin is undoubtedly going to benefit from a surge of contributors at the beginning. Cieslewicz, who already has a big money advantage, likely received contributions from the loyalists long ago, and now has to work harder to extract contributions at a steady pace. >More
 Should counties be required to publish notices in newspapers?

That's what the Wausau Daily Herald is arguing. The Herald is upset that two GOP legislators are introducing a bill to remove the requirement that counties notify individuals, through local newspapers, that they may have unclaimed money. >More
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