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Paul Ryan, Hometown Boynew

Blue-collar Janesville feels abandoned by its conservative congressman.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  10-16-2014  |  Politics

Scott Walker's Radical Reformnew

How has it worked out for Wisconsin's economy?
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  02-12-2013  |  Policy Issues

Wisconsin Protests: Report From the Command Centersnew

Protests slow for a day, but activity in and around the Capitol continues.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  02-21-2011  |  Politics

Gun-Toters Among Usnew

People like to be armed in public for various reasons -- out of concern for their safety, a sense that it is their right, or just because. A look into the minds of the gun-toters among us.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  12-03-2010  |  Civil Liberties

Wisconsin State Employee Union Says the Governor's Furlough Math is Faultynew

When Gov. Jim Doyle announced that all state employees would have to take mandatory 16-day furloughs to help balance the state budget, Diane Tieman was a little confused. The state doesn't pay her salary, so her forced vacation won't save Wisconsin taxpayers a dime
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  08-18-2009  |  Business & Labor

Child Abuse Cases Are Getting More Severenew

Child protection service providers in Madison say their caseloads have increased and they are seeing more severe abuse cases. Worse, the waiting lists for social service programs have gotten longer.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  06-08-2009  |  Children & Families

Madison Is Asked to Relax Rules on Accessory Dwellingsnew

Also called "mother-in-law," "granny," "garage" or "basement" apartments, accessory dwelling units are currently verboten in the Madison's low-density, single-family neighborhoods. But some are pushing the city to allow them.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  06-08-2009  |  Housing & Development

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