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Daily Cardinal alumni celebrate 120 years, pay tribute to Anthony Shadid

This weekend's 120th anniversary celebration for UW-Madison's The Daily Cardinal student newspaper drew alumni from San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Amsterdam, Italy and elsewhere. More than a few came because of the untimely loss of a dear friend: paper alumni and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, whose death in February shocked the Cardinal family. >More
 Madison protester Arthur Kohl-Riggs hopes to challenge Walker in GOP recall primary

A different kind of candidate might soon see his name on the recall ballot challenging Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary next month. His motto? "Arthur Kohl-Riggs: Less of a joke than Scott Walker." >More
 Wisconsin Senate passes 2011-12 budget amidst arrests, civil disobedience

The Wisconsin Senate passed its biennial budget bill along party lines late Thursday night, amidst shouts of "I want my democracy back!" from the gallery and repeated commotions from a small group of protesters outside the chambers. >More
 Wisconsin Assembly passes 2011-2012 budget in early morning party-line vote

At the end of an "extraordinary session" that ran into early Thursday morning, the Wisconsin Assembly passed the state's 2011-2012 budget, advancing the long-debated legislation to the Senate with amendments from Republicans on school choice and WiscNet. Just after 3 a.m., following 13 hours of heated debate, the Assembly voted to pass the bill 60-38, with all Republicans and the Assembly's one independent in favor, and all Democrats opposed. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns Open Meetings ruling, upholds Act 10

The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Dane County circuit court Judge Maryann Sumi's ruling against the state legislature's procedure in passing Act 10, which eliminates collective bargaining for state employees, effectively making the controversial legislation law Tuesday. In its 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court declared that the legislature was not bound by the state's Open Meetings Law, and therefore did not violate them >More
 Dems, public discuss impact, legality as Wisconsin Voter ID bill nears final vote

With Wisconsin's controversial Voter Identification Bill (AB-7) set to finally pass the Senate, several Wisconsin groups are readying their response, including possible legal challenge. After nine hours of debate and tabled amendments in the Senate on Tuesday, Democrats objected to a motion for unanimous consent from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald early Wednesday morning. As a result, the bill was moved to the Senate's next meeting, Thursday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m., for a final vote. >More
 A list of Wisconsin Senate Voter ID bill amendments tabled during debate

Senate Democrats spent over nine hours proposing amendments to the Voter Identification Bill (AB-7) Tuesday, only to have Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) motion to table each amendment. Each motion passed along party lines, and all of the Democrats' amendments were tabled without debate from Senate Republicans. >More
 Tweaked Wisconsin Voter ID bill still draws flak for impact on students

Critics of Wisconsin's proposed Voter ID bill say changes made this week by the state Assembly do not erase their concerns that it will serve to disenfranchise students. The bill, AB-7, would require Wisconsin residents to show identification at the polls in order to vote. On Tuesday it passed the Committee on Election and Campaign Reform on a party-line vote. >More
 Madison activists, workers mark International Workers' Day 2011 with march to Capitol

Around 1,500 labor solidarity marchers made their way up Madison's West Washington Street to the state Capitol Sunday to mark International Workers' Day. The annual May Day protest originated to commemorate workers' rights, but collective bargaining rights, immigration rights, the environment and other issues converged at the rally. >More
 Despite charges of cronyism, Scott Walker holds line with cabinet pay

While critics accuse Gov. Scott Walker of cronyism, the case can be made that he's not a spendthrift. In terms of appointments overall, Walker has kept a lid on cabinet costs. >More
 Dissenters dominate Wisconsin voter ID bill committee hearing

Opponents of Assembly Bill 7 (AB-7) packed the Assembly Committee on Election and Campaign Reform's public hearing on the Wisconsin Voter Identification Bill Wednesday >More
 Sarah Palin rallies tea partiers in Madison: 'You won!'

Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin headlined a Tax Day-themed tea party rally at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday, and declared victory for the "common sense reform" agenda pursued by Gov. Scott Walker. "You saw the forces aligned against fiscal reform," said Palin to cheering supporters, who immediately surrounded the stage at the King Street entrance to the Capitol. "You saw the obstruction and the destruction. You saw these violent rent-a-mobs trash your Capitol and vandalize business. And, Madison, you held your ground! Your governor did the right thing! You won!" >More
 Joe Parisi wins big over Eileen Bruskewitz in Dane County Executive race

Just ten minutes after polls closed Tuesday, a cheer went up around the Talula bar on Madison's east side: "61-39! Joe's ahead!" An hour-and a-half later, Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Joe Parisi mounted the stage at the east-side restaurant Talula to thank his supporters and announce his victory in the race for Dane County Executive. "It looks like I've got a new job," he joked. >More
 Tough to gauge success of Wisconsin senate recall efforts

The task of recalling any of Wisconsin's 16 eligible state senators is a race against time. In each case, proponents need to collect anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000 signatures in just 60 days. And lately, Wisconsin's recall battle looks a lot more like a public relations skirmish; it's not about who has the most signatures, but who appears to. >More
 Updates on Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns

Here is a rundown of the Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns circa the first weekend of April. >More
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