Live blog: Latest budget news from the Joint Finance Committee

Live blog: Latest budget news from the Joint Finance Committee

The Wisconsin Legislature's budget writing committee is poised to vote Friday on proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and the D…

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Sweeping changes to public education in Wisconsin draw national attention

Sweeping changes to public education in Wisconsin draw national attention

While the budget process proceeds,  the rest of the state — and country — is still taking note of sweeping changes to Wisconsin's education system approved last week. 

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Recent obsessions: Jenny Lewis' 'She's Not Me' video

Recent obsessions: Jenny Lewis' 'She's Not Me' video

Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers share their pop culture fixations.

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Interactive graphic: Charting Wisconsin's ranking in monthly job growth figures

Interactive graphic: Charting Wisconsin's ranking in monthly job growth figures

The state was 21st among the 50 states in 12-month job growth in April after being 39th eight months earlier.

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Double S BBQ hits snag with outdoor smoker as it relocates to Monroe Street

Double S BBQ hits snag with outdoor smoker as it relocates to Monroe Street

Neighbors have raised serious concerns about having the smoker reside in the alley.

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The Avett Brothers to play Breese Stevens Field in October

The Avett Brothers to play Breese Stevens Field in October

The show is being billed as "the first-ever major music event at the historic Breese Stevens Field."

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Wisconsin Democrats, school choice advocates squabble over cost of voucher expansion

Wisconsin Democrats, school choice advocates squabble over cost of voucher expansion

A legislative memo says the expansion could send up to $800 million in taxpayer money to private voucher schools over the next decade.

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Chefs celebrate Hook's 20-year cheddar with pickles, rhubarb, apricot and more

Chefs celebrate Hook's 20-year cheddar with pickles, rhubarb, apricot and more

Tony Hook's 20-year-old cheddar will be released to hungry cheese lovers this weekend, including Saturday at the Dane County Farmers' Market.

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State Debate: Scott Walker's 'crap' budget; Feingold's chances against Johnson; home-schooled athletes get attention today

State Debate: Scott Walker's 'crap' budget; Feingold's chances against Johnson; home-schooled athletes get attention today

A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Democrats critical of policy items in budget, timeline to finish work unclear

Wisconsin Democrats critical of policy items in budget, timeline to finish work unclear

As the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee moves into its final days of debate on Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget, its work could stretc…

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DNR science, education cuts expected to be on the table during Friday's budget hearing

DNR science, education cuts expected to be on the table during Friday's budget hearing

The legislative budget committee will consider Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut 17 scientists and 11 educators.

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The Day Ahead, May 29: Doing the dinosaur and a trip to Italy

The Day Ahead, May 29: Doing the dinosaur and a trip to Italy

Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.

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Quinnipiac poll says Scott Walker will make the cut for GOP debates

Quinnipiac poll says Scott Walker will make the cut for GOP debates

Depending on how you slice it, Gov. Scott Walker is leading the pack — or right in the middle of it — of likely Republican presidential candid…

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Morning briefing: Sen. Ron Johnson does not think everything is awesome

Morning briefing: Sen. Ron Johnson does not think everything is awesome

Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

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Plain Talk: Legislators want you to look your best in the woods

Plain Talk: Legislators want you to look your best in the woods

The proposal to OK blaze pink for hunters is just one more reason we should go back to a part-time Legislature. 

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Terrence Wall: Don't repeal the prevailing wage law

Terrence Wall: Don't repeal the prevailing wage law

Repealing the prevailing wage could undermine the entire middle class in the construction industry.

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Rep. Terese Berceau: Republicans 'want to bring Madison to its knees'

Rep. Terese Berceau: Republicans 'want to bring Madison to its knees'

Madison officials shocked but not totally surprised at budget changes that impact city 

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