Ron Fiedler, who died last week at 86, recognized that directing transportation policies in Wisconsin wasn't a partisan job, but one that must serve the diverse transportation needs of everyone.
Dave is editor emeritus of The Capital Times.
The Republican-controlled Legislature wants to pay for a middle-class tax cut by taking the money from the state's budget surplus — a surplus that was built on the average taxpayer's back. Gov. Evers and the Democrats propose funding the cut by reducing a tax credit that has gone overwhelmingly toward padding the pockets of those who make over $1 million per year.
Gov. Tony Evers proposes to close the "dark-store loophole" that allows big-box stores to be taxed as though their thriving businesses are actually empty buildings — meaning, of course, that residential taxpayers and small businesses pick up the tab in higher property taxes. The question is, will the Legislature agree?
The metrics show that the people now strongly support Obamacare, says "data wonk" Bruce Thompson. So why do Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald continue their nearly decadelong crusade to destroy it?
State Rep. David Murphy, a Republican from the Fox River Valley community of Greenville, fashions himself as the free speech expert for the UW. But he seems to care only about the free speech rights of conservatives like himself.
Dennis Hetzel, a veteran newspaperman who was my right-hand guy here as managing editor of The Capital Times during the late '80s, got this co…
Maj. Gen. Ray Matera, who loved nothing more than to be called a fighter pilot, has passed away at the age of 94. He will be remembered for his vigorous leadership as Wisconsin's adjutant general from 1979 to 1989, a time in which the Wisconsin Guard was rebuilt into a modern, well-equipped military force.
The first Marquette poll since the election found that Wisconsinites agree with Gov. Evers, and oppose the GOP, on nonpartisan redistricting, accepting federal funds for Medicaid, and withdrawing from the lawsuit opposing Obamacare. And respondents said they have had their fill of Scott Walker.