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End to collective bargaining in Wisconsin could hurt Madison Metro

Should Gov. Scott Walker succeed in eliminating collective bargaining for public employees, it could cost Madison Metro $7 million in federal funding -- 14% of its $50 million annual budget. >More
 Actors Equity head Mary McColl comes to Wisconsin to show solidarity

Mary McColl seems harmless enough. I'm tempted to call her unintimidating, although spell-check tells me that's not a word. Let's just say she's not big and she's not scary. But she's precisely the sort of person Gov. Scott Walker wants to present as a threat to the people of his state. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol protest costs: How much, who will pay?

The outpouring of democracy around the Capitol since early last week won't come cheap. To judge by the huge numbers of law enforcement officers on hand, it's easy to imagine that the costs will run into the millions of dollars, but affixing a price tag is difficult. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, Part V: Next Media Animation does Wisconsin

Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based viral video factory that lampoons American celebrity culture with computer-animated reenactments, takes on Scott Walker and the Wisconsin protests. >More
 A punked Scott Walker tells 'David Koch' Wisconsin is at forefront of national crusade

A secretly recorded phone conversation between Gov. Scott Walker and an investigative reporter pretending to be David Koch, the New York City right-wing oil billionaire and Walker backer, captures Walker clearly outlining his strategy for making Wisconsin the lead player in a national conservative movement to undercut the power of public employee unions. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 10

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 Gov. Scott Walker refuses to make peace in a disdainful, divisive 'fireside chat'

But, with civil war erupting around him, the governor declined to play the role of peacemaker. With the impassive expression of a corporate ax man, he refused to budge from his proposal and offer a compromise. Who promises a "fireside chat" and then tells hundreds of thousands of people that it's his way or the highway? >More
 Wisconsin Wave campaign against WMC rides rising tide of demonstration

Wisconsin Wave, a new political campaign working to oppose corporate influence in state government, has been in the works for weeks, long before the last 10 days of unprecedented protests against Gov. Scott Walker and his agenda for public employee unions. Amid the continuing furor, the group is making its public debut with demonstrations at "Business Day in Madison 2011" -- an annual meeting hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), to be held at Monona Terrace on Wednesday, Feb. 23. >More
 Jon Erpenbach denied phone vote as Wisconsin Senate committee approves Voter ID bill

In what many are calling an attempt to lure absent Wisconsin Senate Democrats out of hiding, the Committee on Transportation and Elections reconvened in executive session to pass the Wisconsin Voter ID Bill (SB-6) Tuesday. >More
 UW-Madison faculty march in protest to Capitol citing concerns about recruitment

Hundreds of UW-Madison professors, lecturers and teaching assistants had a new chant to shout as they made their way down Bascom Hill to State Street Tuesday afternoon: "UW united will never be defeated!" >More
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