Fall 2019

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Editor's Note

Think politicians and bureaucrats are looking out for you? Think again.
By Mike Nichols

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Badger Briefing: Here's what we're hearing

Numbers and nuggets from trends we've observed on topics from community corrections and revocations to migration from Illinois to dental care access.

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Government's unfair housing foray

The Milwaukee Housing Authority competes with private developers with its luxury apartment project downtown.
By Ken Wysocky

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A Housing Authority subsidiary with a social mission

Travaux Inc., the authority’s little-known nonprofit arm, has strong ties to Milwaukee city government.
By Ken Wysocky

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Opportunity Zones stray from original intent

"Rich people shouldn’t be the beneficiaries" of a federal program that gives investors tax breaks to help disadvantaged areas, critics say.
By Ken Wysocky

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The perils of state-run retirement plans

State government needn’t have a hand in the retirement-savings fix; private-sector options already proliferate.
By Jay Miller

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The limited role for government in easing the retirement-savings problem

The federal government has the right approach by revising existing rules rather than starting unnecessary new programs.
By Jay Miller

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No need for state-run student loan refinancing

Over 180 credit unions and banks across Wisconsin already offer student loan refinancing products and/or student loans.
By Jay Miller

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Where dental therapy is longer in the tooth

Minnesota dentists now see, and get, value from dental therapists, who’ve been practicing in that state for a decade.
By Kevyn Burger

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Patients reap the benefits of dental therapy

"I couldn’t tell the difference from a regular dentist," says a satisfied patient in St. Paul.
By Kevyn Burger

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Federal programs won't go away

Even failed and troubled ones like the Job Corps training centers are nearly impossible to shut down.
By Dave Daley

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Legislators in lockstep

Election reforms that are designed to wrest control from the major parties and to fix political dysfunction are gaining support.
By Mike Nichols

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Wealth tax doomed Emil Seidel

Milwaukee’s first socialist mayor blamed his 1912 re-election loss on his call to tax the assets of the rich.
By Mark Lisheron

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Carl Sandburg recounts his disenchantment

"Hordes of job-seeking Socialists descended on our office wanting the crumbs of victory," says famed poet, who served as Emil Seidel’s secretary.
By Mark Lisheron

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Tax on wealth is counterproductive

The bulk of the wealth of the very rich is in business assets, which benefit the economy.
By Chris Edwards

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DNC convention: Who's gonna pay?

The Democratic Party’s track record and the event’s unknown price tag suggest taxpayers may be on the hook for Milwaukee’s July convention.
By Dan Benson

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Frontlines: An unwavering trailblazer

For Margaret Farrow, the longtime state legislator and Wisconsin’s first female lieutenant governor, the public always comes first.
By Marilyn Krause

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Culture Con: Madison school district assumes it knows best

The district IS keeping parents in the dark on their gender-transitioning children.
By Richard Esenberg

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