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Tyson Foods closure: State lawmakers weigh in on the job losses in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — Democrats and Republicans are reacting to news that Tyson Foods plans to close its plant in Jefferson. The move affects about 400 workers. 362 more words


"I seek to serve once again:" Chris Larson announces he's running for Milwaukee Co. Executive

GREENFIELD — State Sen. Chris Larson announced his candidacy for Milwaukee County Executive on Monday, marking a rift among local Democrats.

Larson made the announcement in front of his childhood home in Greenfield, seeking to show that he would represent the suburbs and the city. 578 more words


"We're trying to get to 'yes:'" State lawmakers close to securing arena funding plan

MADISON — After meeting for much of Tuesday afternoon, July 14th, leaders in the Wisconsin Senate say they still do not have enough votes to pass a bill to fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. 1,094 more words


Beginning of the Fascist Takeover

Late at night, before Independence Day weekend, the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee shoved various last-minute “Tea Party wish list” items into the state budget proposal with the passage of a 999 motion. 249 more words

Arena financing deal: Speaker Vos says he has the votes in the Assembly, but what about the Senate?

MADISON — Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has enough votes to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena that relies on $250 million from state and local taxpayers.  1,132 more words


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos unveils measure to cut use of prevailing wage by 60%

MADISON — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a proposal scaling back the use of prevailing wage in Wisconsin has the votes to pass the Assembly — and he’s waiting for Senate leaders to say what they have the votes to do. 434 more words


Dead Blogging 'The Farnsworth Invention' at Flat Earth Theatre

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts yesterday to catch the Flat Earth Theatre production of The Farnsworth Invention… 184 more words