Woke up a little early to study for a geology exam. Obviously brunch links come first though. I am reluctant to put a link to the Outback Steakhouse over a more local outlet, however, I’ve always wanted to know what the “Bloomin Onion” looked like. Congratulations to all you Twins fans. Phillies-Twins World Series? The last hurrah for the Metrodome.
The mayor presents his operating budget with wage freezes and a small property tax hike.
Dane County budget run-down in the Herald. Is this really the “worst county budget since the Great Depression” or does that just sound plausible?
Tommy Thompson is probably the only guy or gal in the state who could beat Russ Feingold in a Senate race. Generic Democratic Assembly candidates still beat out GOP counterparts by five points.
In the context of U.S. gun politics, too much is being made of the MPD’s new assault rifle plan. However, it’s encouraging that people in Madison see a danger in arming police even more.
Raising OWI penalties means more people are going to spend time in jail, meaning it’s going to cost money. But a $20 million tax increase on hard liquor is too much for Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) to bear. Frankly, the penalties will likely cost much more.
Green County voters approve tax increase to fund nursing home by an overwhelming margin. That is community spirit.
Medical marijuana efforts in the Assembly. Apparently it still pays politically for Republican leadership to oppose it.
Jason Smathers article on pot legalization is thoughtful, but a bit presumptuous. There actually is an increasingly articulate and organized effort behind the legalization movement.
Did you know that Paul Soglin’s predecessor was Lestor Maddox’s (racist Georgia governor) vice-presidential candidate?
State gets federal money to increase use of DNA to exonerate the wrongly-convicted.