Cynics who argue politicians do nothing but take care of themselves are feasting this week on a lame-duck legislative session hatched by Republicans in an effort to weaken their Democratic rivals.
Thumbs up to deal to continue brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Before flannel-wearing, bearded millennials from Portland, Oregon, made it a "hipster" beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon was a workingman's brew. It was for hard, calloused hands in the Midwest, not touchscreen-nimble fingers on the West Co…
The city has spurred development at multiple sites, creating many jobs. But while these deals have proven fruitful, they come with side effects, namely a housing shortage.
Thirty Wisconsin county clerks have spoken, and Republican legislators should listen: Holding a presidential primary separate from the spring 2020 general election would be an impractical and costly gambit.
For the first time in many years, Wisconsin has an opportunity to govern from the center. The Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers could decide to rise above tribal politics and work together for the common good. That would be a refreshing change.
Anybody who's attended a musical at Parker High School or play at the Janesville Performing Arts Center knows this town has a passion for theater. That passion also explains why JPAC and ARISEnow raised in a flash $450,000 toward its $500,000 goal to replace JPAC's decades-old production equipment and grow its youth programs.
DeeDee Golberg has 23 more horses at her property than town of Janesville zoning allows. A similar thing happened a few months ago to Porsche and Jonathan Kettelhut, owners of a different rescue facility. But there are distinctions between the two cases, and we hope the town board demonstrates flexibility in dealing with Golberg.
Milton School District officials woke Nov. 7 probably wishing Milton, like several surrounding districts, had put a referendum question on the ballot.
While stoners spark up joints in celebration of several counties, including Rock, passing advisory referendums on legalizing marijuana, we call on the sober minds of this state to be leaders on this issue.
Local government officials everywhere take note: Walworth County is proving you can run a government and undertake capital projects without carrying any debt.
The city should put maximum pressure on downtown's laggards, namely owners of vacant and/or dilapidated properties. With so much at stake, both in terms of tax dollars and city officials' credibility, blight near these improvements cannot be tolerated.
Are you one of those people who complain about local shopping options one minute and the next click the "buy" button on one of your devices? If you are, the holiday season is an opportunity for you to repent and reform your shopping ways.
Three possible local projects--a new fairgrounds, indoor recreational facility and a new stadium for the minor league baseball club, Beloit Snappers--might appear to have nothing in common. But dig a little deeper, and we might discover they have some shared interests.
We trust Jacki Gackstatter's judgement and believe she will work to improve the office of clerk of circuit court and save taxpayer money.
Only in a political climate this bizarre could an incumbent overseeing a 2.9 percent unemployment rate find himself in a toss-up race against an opponent with no relevant governing experience.
State Rep. Don Vruwink, D-Milton, brings to the Assembly a passion for public education that few other legislators rival. As a Milton School Board member, Vruwink also has a window into the challenges facing school districts, and he's quick to offer up solutions.
The 1st Congressional District race is more a story about Randy Bryce's disqualifications than it is Bryan Steil's qualifications.
Voters would be wise to re-elect Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton. If her Republican colleagues someday realize transportation infrastructure needs to be a higher priority, she likelywill be one of the reasons.
On Oct. 28, The Gazette Editorial Board will endorse one of them for the race, but first we must address what happens to the man who goes to work Nov. 7 knowing his former political opponent will soon become his boss.
The 2018 Milwaukee Brewers are more than a great team. Regardless of the outcome of the National League Championship Series, they've left an impression on Wisconsin, and they have imparted some life lessons for all of us to contemplate.
Gazette Editor Sid Schwartz wrote this column for newspapers observing National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “Journalism matters. NOW more than ever.”
The ghost of Act 10's unfinished business is haunting Rock County this October, creating division among unions with too much power and administrators with too little.
City officials are right to question the long-standing practice of Janesville firefighters washing their personal vehicles on city time. But a deal is a deal.
Instead of an all-boats-rising scenario, we're witnessing the marginalization of a large swath of the employed population. In today's economy, the problem isn't a lack of jobs but a lack of jobs paying enough to keep people out of poverty.
UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper is trying to separate herself from the sexual harassment allegations against her husband, Alan "Pete" Hill, but she cannot easily escape this scandal.
Some Janesville Parker teams aren't just losing this year. Their games aren't even competitive, and the blowouts raise questions about the direction of the school's sports programs and the widening performance gap between Parker and Janesville Craig.
Janesville City Council members should resist the urge to support feel-good legislation that won't actually curb bullying but could threaten protected speech.