Dave Zweifel

Bio

Dave is editor emeritus of The Capital Times.

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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Dave Zweifel

Monona's Broadway east of Monona Drive isn't a smooth ride either. It's like driving over a speed bump every 20 feet.

Dave Zweifel

number6 thanks for catching the "now." It wasn't the spellcheck, just the unnimble fingers.

Dave Zweifel

Just a bit of clarification for those who contend an empty train would have traveled those tracks. First, let's not forget that the tracks are shared by Amtrak and freight trains. The improved track would have done exactly what Scott Fitzgerald says we must now do -- improve our rail infrast…