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Other Views: Secret funding shift hurts public education

Gov. Scott Walker refuses to fund road repairs with the revenue sources dedicated for this purpose by law—the gas tax and license fees. This has resulted in a billion dollar deficit in the roads budget.

The Walker policy has been to delay ...

Other Views: Big increase in funding for prison system likely

 Here are three things you should know about the state Department of Corrections (DOC) proposed 2017-19 budget, which the governor and Legislature must debate and approve next year.
Why should you care? Wisconsin's prison system got more tax...

Other Views: Move beyond complaints about Freitag

As a former council member who voted to hire Mark Freitag as city manager, I take extreme exception to the column (“Maybe time to part ways with Freitag,” Sept. 15) written by Russ Steeber.

Steeber was not on the council when...

Other Views: Rebuilding freeways is a need, not a want Craig Thompson
Walters: Republicans now say attempt to weaken Open Records Law was a mistake
Other Views: GOP blocks way to lower student debt

Now that the fall semester is under way, students on campuses throughout the state are settling in to face the reality of funding their college education. Thousands of college students in Wisconsin will rely on student loans as the primary source to...

Other Views: Maybe time to part ways with Freitag

During my tenure on the Janesville City Council, I had the opportunity to work with two very different city managers with different management styles. During these 10 years, I observed their interactions with the council, staff and the public, which...

Other views: State not ready for downturn

With partisan primary elections over and legislative candidates making their final push for your vote, now is the perfect time to ask them how they think Wisconsin can better prepare for its next financial emergency.

It's a question most would...

Other Views: Dispelling falsehoods on Milton schools referendum

The purpose of this article serves to present factual information in regard to the Milton School District's Nov. 8 referendum. Erroneous and mythical implications have been increasingly rampant, both verbally and in written form. Such presumptions...

Other Views: Cooperation needed to combat CWD

More and more people across Wisconsin are hearing about chronic wasting disease. It's a prion disease that impacts members of the deer family, which includes elk and moose. Some states found it years ago and others just recently.

However, the...