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Wisconsin Assembly 48th District primary candidate intro: Dave de Felice

Isthmus sent the six candidates for the July 12 Democratic primary for the 48th Assembly seat questions about why they're running for office and what they hope to accomplish. Here is what they had to say. >More
 Wisconsin Assembly 48th District primary candidate intro: Fred Arnold

Isthmus sent the six candidates for the July 12 Democratic primary for the 48th Assembly seat questions about why they're running for office and what they hope to accomplish. Here is what they had to say. >More
 Who will be Scott Walker's worst enemy?

The six candidates in the Democratic primary to replace Joe Parisi in the state Assembly are all fighting for the chance to do battle with Gov. Scott Walker. You'd expect no less for the liberal Dist. 48, which includes the east side of Madison, Monona, McFarland and the towns of Dunn and Blooming Grove. >More
 Wisconsin 48th Assembly district candidates sustain opposition against Walker, Republicans

When County Board Supervisor Dave de Felice gave his opening remarks at the 48th Assembly District Neighborhood Candidate Forum, he provided an apt summary for what was to come from the night's discussion. "There's no difference between the candidates on major issues," he said. >More
 Democrats expect GOP to rush through Wisconsin redistricting plan

State Rep. Fred Kessler has his eye on the cookie jar. Any day now, he expects the Republicans to reach deep inside of it. "They're going to get greedy, and they might try to take too much," Kessler says. "And that opens them up to challenge." >More
 Pocan, Vos friendship rare in today's polarized Wisconsin legislature

The friendship between state Reps. Robin Vos and Mark Pocan might best be summed up by the names of their dogs. "Mine is named Reagan; his is named Che, after Che Guevara," Vos (R-Rochester) says, noting that both he and Pocan (D-Madison) have dogs named after political figures. >More
 Imagining a new Union Corners

A design firm in Florida thinks that Madison's Union Corners is the perfect place to demonstrate "woonerf," a Dutch term for shared-streets where pedestrians and bicyclists have priority over cars. >More
 About 50 people gathered for a Conservative Sing-Along in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday at noon, while more than 150 people held a Solidarity Sing-Along outside the Capitol.Capitol sing-alongs: Conservatives take over Rotunda, more join Solidarity singers outside

About 50 people responded to a call by Isthmus blogger David Blaska to hold a "Conservative Sing Along" in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday at noon. Blaska obtained a permit from Capitol Police for his group of "Blaska Bloggers" to sing for 30 minutes, after writing about his objection to the presence of the Solidarity Sing Along. >More
 Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Supreme Court Justice Bradley by the neck

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to several knowledgeable sources. Details of the incident, investigated jointly by Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, remain sketchy. The sources spoke on the condition that they not be named. >More
 Ride the Drive returns to downtown Madison for fall 2011

Mayor Paul Soglin's honeymoon with the city came to an abrupt end when he canceled the Ride the Drive event scheduled for September. Soglin said that many stores and restaurants complained that the event -- which closes downtown streets to vehicles, allowing people to use them for biking, skateboarding and walking -- disrupted business. >More
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