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Wisconsin's pitch to disenchanted Chicago millennials: "It's more you."

Published Jan. 11, 2018

To poorly paraphrase famed generational demographer Julius Caesar: We came, we saw the opportunity to open Colectivos, we conquered the disillusionment of Chicago millennials by trying to convince them to move here. Such is the messaging of a new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. ad campaign.

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Move over, delivery boys; delivery bots are now legal in Wisconsin

Published June 23, 2017

Time to start welcoming our new robot overlords - and tip them generously for dropping off our dinners. A new Wisconsin law officially allows ground delivery robots to roll on sidewalks and crosswalks on their way to drop off nline-ordered packages.

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Leinenkugel's breaks ground on Tenth Street Brewery expansion

Published May 22, 2017

On a damp, wet and windy late May afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett, Gov. Scott Walker and MillerCoors Chief Legal Officer Kelly Grebe ceremonially turned the earth to celebrate the official groundbreaking for an expansion of Leinenkugel's Tenth Street Brewery.

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Technical colleges could see tuition freeze

Published Feb. 11, 2017

Students at technical colleges throughout the state could get a break from tuition increases under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget, according to a report from Madison365.

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Anti-abortion assault hits too close to home

Published Jan. 13, 2017

When I was a young man in the U.S. Navy, stationed far from my home, I had to borrow $300 from my father in order to pay for an abortion. It's stayed with me since then and I now find myself thinking of it again as new abortion attacks are underway,.

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Leaked John Doe docs reveal what pay-to-play really looks like

Published Sept. 20, 2016

The fallout for Gov. Walker and those tangled in the John Doe web may well continue because all of the prosecution's documents in the case are now available for all to see. They provide a remarkable picture of what a true political pay-to-play scheme looks like.

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Wisconsin conservatives split on Trump nomination

Published July 21, 2016

So the nightmare is true and Donald Trump actually may be president. The whole thing has made Dave Begel wonder about prominent conservatives in Wisconsin and whether they will support Trump. It turns out that they are split on the nomination.

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The only way to stop gun insanity is simple - but oh so difficult

Published June 14, 2016

This may come across as a little heartless and dismissive but it's time to put a stop to the kind of hopeless junk that rose up after the horror of the massacre in Orlando. The only way to win the battle for gun control is with sophisticated politics.

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What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? Walker's road budget mess

Published June 8, 2016

What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? You can't argue our universities have improved. You can't argue our roads have either - and now comes word that Walker's transportation secretary is looking at the "continued deterioration" of 90 percent of our roads.