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Sep 28, 2023

Editorial: Let’s go, Brewers — all the way to 2050

Let's be honest: Wisconsin is lucky to have three professional sports teams in the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Sep 20, 2023

Editorial: Brewers proposal isn’t a good deal for Wisconsin

What Legislators are now talking about is equivalent to more than the original construction cost, even accounting for inflation.

Aug 21, 2023

Editorial: Legalizing marijuana could fix more than 700,000 potholes

Legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin would recognize reality: Cannabis has gone mainstream. Most Americans now live in states where it is legal, and it hasn’t caused lots of problems.

UW-Madison Engineering Building
Jun 14, 2023

Editorial: Support new UW engineering building

Frankly, we were stunned at the committee’s action, since the UW-Madison and the UW System had made the new $347 million engineering school its top priority for the capital budget.

May 17, 2023

Editorial: State selloff in downtown Madison makes sense

Gov. Tony Evers is wisely proposing the sale of three large office buildings downtown: the State Natural Resources Building (also known as GEF 2) at 101 S. Webster St., the neighboring State Education Building (GEF 3), and the Gothic-styled and historic State Office Building at 1 W. Wilson St., overlooking Lake Monona.

Apr 28, 2023

Editorial: Goodbye, coal plants; hello, solar

Coal plants are shutting down in Portage, Oak Creek and Sheboygan. Solar and wind farms are going up in Cambridge, Darien and Grant County.

UW-Madison Engineering Building
Mar 16, 2023

Editorial: Use state surplus for infrastructure

Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed $3.8 billion capital budget for the next two years is a heady package indeed and would mark an historic investment package in Wisconsin’s infrastructure needs – much of it going to the University of Wisconsin System.

Mar 8, 2023

Editorial: Brewers deal raises questions

While our eyes will be on the field, Gov. Tony Evers and Brewers primary owner Mark Attanasio will be swinging for the wallets of Wisconsin taxpayers.

Evers tax cuts
Feb 2, 2023

Editorial: Frosty state budget process begins

Gov. Tony Evers laid out his vision for the next state budget in his State of the State address and — as expected — it was immediately panned by Republican legislators. Now the hard work begins.

Jan 19, 2023

Editorial: Adjusting Wisconsin’s shared revenue formula should be a top state budget priority

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and leaders of four of the state’s other largest cities rattled their tin cups before Gov. Tony Evers earlier this month, pleading for more state funding support for essential services.

Fred Prehn of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Dec 29, 2022

Editorial: A loophole that should be closed

Fred Prehn's belated resignation from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board ended one of the strangest spats in Wisconsin political history. It's time for legislators to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Sep 15, 2022

Editorial: Rush to EVs has its dangers

Wisconsin is sitting in the on-ramp in the rush for electric vehicles (EV) as the push away from internal combustion engines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions heats up.


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