Joint Finance approves Scott Walker's DNR scientist layoffs, rejects stewardship freeze

Joint Finance approves Scott Walker's DNR scientist layoffs, rejects stewardship freeze

The Joint Finance Committee approved Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut 29 positions at the DNR, while rejecting his recommendation to freeze land purchases through the agency's stewardship program.

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In Case You Missed It: As Wisconsin as barbecue, bluegrass and sweeping education legislation

In Case You Missed It: As Wisconsin as barbecue, bluegrass and sweeping education legislation

Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on captimes.com and beyond.

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Hops Museum to open in Madison on Saturday

Hops Museum to open in Madison on Saturday

The grand opening will feature an exhibit on Hess Cooperage, a historic Wisconsin beer barrel manufacturer, and an appearance by Hoppy, the mu…

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Photos: Heading out on Lake Mendota

Photos: Heading out on Lake Mendota

People head to the UW Hoofer Sailing Club Thursday to rent various watercraft to get on Lake Mendota during a beautiful spring day. The club h…

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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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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 sy…

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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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