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  • WisPolitics: TPA Debate Heats Up

  • WisPolitics Webcast: SE Wis. Commuter Rail Key to Global Competitiveness
    Boosters of a proposed commuter rail system that would connect Milwaukee with Chicago say the idea is a key to economic growth in the region.' ``If we are going to compete in a global economy, then commuter rail gives us the tools to be globa... <more>

  • WisPolitics Webcasts: RNC Targets Doyle, Feingold
    With the general election campaign in full swing, top Republican officials have visited Wisconsin to defend their president, to tout the economy, to undermine U.S. Sen Russ Feingold and to highlight the vulnerability of the first-term Democratic governor, Jim Doyle. RNC Co-chair Jo Ann Davids... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Walker Says Green's Organization, Money Advantage Too Much To Overcome
    Looking back at his campaign for governor, Scott Walker tells WisPolitics he just couldn't overcome opponent Mark Green's early organizational and fundraising advantage. "The only way I could have competed with that is if I hadn’t had a re-election of my own and I hadn’t been involved immediately t... <more>

  • Blog Summit Webcast: Impact of Blogging on Election 2006
    At the inaugural WisPolitics/WisOpinion Blog Summit, participants in a panel discussion differed over the impact blogging would have in the 2006 elections, though a majority agreed blogs could be used to highlight issues that could be overlooked by other forms of media. Fighting Bob.com’s Ed Garvey... <more>

  • Webcast: State Party Chairs Duel Over Ethics, Elections

  • WisPolitics: Tribal Leaders Address Legislature
    On March 7, two tribal leaders appeared before the Senate and Assembly, carrying messages of good faith negotiations in the dispute regarding gaming compact payments and increased cooperation between the tribes and state. Gerald Danforth, chairman of the Oneida Nation and leader of the Great ... <more>

  • Ward: Health-care economy robust but ripe for change
    David Ward, president of Northstar Economics calls the state's health -care economy robust but not sustainable. ... <more>

  • Sen. Jauch, Rep. Wood Debate TABOR, 'Taxpayer Protection Amendment'
    In a new TalkAboutLive@WisPolitics.com Web cast from the Madison offices of WHD Government Affairs, GOP Rep. Jeff Wood and Dem Sen. Bob Jauch debate TABOR and the new “Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Amendment.” ... <more>

  • Webcast: Dem AG Candidates Clash

  • WisPolitics/WisBusiness Energy Forum
    President Bush, who visited Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, is talking energy alternatives. See the webcast of Bush's talk. Gov. Jim Doyle is talking ethanol, bio-fuels and extra heating assistance to those hit by rising natural gas prices. ... <more>

  • Kreibich: Higher Ed Committee Chair Pushes For UW Reform
    Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee Chair Rob Kreibich says the UW System's tarnished image last year came not from its dealings with the Legislature, but from "self-inflicted" wounds that damaged its reputation with the public."I'm willing to go to bat for bigger budgets, but I think the p... <more>

  • WisPolitics Webcast: Walker, Green Forum

  • Cieslewicz: Madison is Pro-Business
    While his political opponents have blasted Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz as anti-business, the mayor declares that ``we're getting over this perception where Madison is a place where you can't put two bricks together.''"If we've got so many bad ideas, why does Forbes Magazine name u... <more>

  • Ellis: What Surplus?
    -- While colleagues and Dem Gov. Jim Doyle are talking about how to use a projected state surplus for energy assistance, Medicaid or other needs, GOP Sen. Mike Ellis is warning that the state is actually engaged in deficit spending and that the next governor -- be it Doyle or his challengers -- will... <more>

  • Basting: Coming Ethics Rules Will Redefine Lawyer Business
    Thomas J. Basting Sr. knows his way around the ethics game.Basting was a special prosecutor in the Wisconsin ``lobby scandal’’ of the late 1980s and early 1990s that nicked lawmakers and lobbyists. He comments on that, the current scandal known as the ``caucus scandal,’’ new lawyer ethics rules now ... <more>

  • WisPolitics: 2005 Fundraising Roundup
    Fundraising reports for 2005 were due for state and federal candidates on Jan. 31. WisPolitics has compiled a list of fundraising results for top statewide and congressional races. See the fundraising chart ... <more>

  • Whistleblower Woodliff: Working for Change Not Futile
    At the ``People's Legislature'' public hearing on Jan. 23 at the Capitol, former GOP Assembly aide Lyndee (Wall) Woodliff, credited as the whistleblower in the so-called ``caucus scandal,'' gave an impassioned account of her fear in releasing the documents that started the biggest legislati... <more>

  • McCann: Stop the Washing Machines
    Retiring Milwaukee Co. District Attorney E. Michael McCann is on the campaign finance reform bandwagon.McCann, who recently criticized Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle for his ties to tribal donations, declares it's time to clean up Wisconsin government. McCann said sophisticated and subtle donation patter... <more>

  • Ellis: Will Keep "Hammering Away'' at CFR
    Mike Ellis isn't running for governor, but he isn't giving up on major campaign finance reform.Ellis, the veteran Neenah Republican who flirted with a governor's race this year in part to make real change in how politicians fund their campaigns, now is focusing on passing his Senate B... <more>


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