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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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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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. 

4 hours ago

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.

5 hours ago

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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Officials uncertain how room tax legislation will impact Madison, Monona Terrace

Officials uncertain how room tax legislation will impact Madison, Monona Terrace

They said it's unclear how much of the motion approved by Joint Finance Committee Tuesday applies to the city.

19 hours ago

Wisconsin's 20-week abortion ban may face debate over rape, incest exceptions

Wisconsin's 20-week abortion ban may face debate over rape, incest exceptions

With a proposed 20-week abortion ban slated for a fast-tracked hearing next week, there's no question whether Gov. Scott Walker supports the m…

20 hours ago

Photos: Door handles of downtown Madison

Photos: Door handles of downtown Madison

A look at door handles and knobs on several buildings in the downtown Madison area.

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