Category Archives: Good government

Reorganization of UW colleges just a start


The reorganization of the 13 UW Colleges into four regional groups should be viewed as a first step toward a regional reorganization of the whole University of Wisconsin System. Sadly, the consolidation of the two-year campuses, which now deliver… Read more

Budget making by surprise: a mixed bag

Scott Walker Governor of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin budget sausage, painful to watch being ground, is ready for the grill, and chief sausage maker, Gov. Scott Walker, is off to join the gaggle of Republican presidential wannabees. He will battle other archconservatives to become the… Read more

Geriatric state government and term limits

Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Justice Shirley Abrahamson There is another dimension to the federal lawsuit filed by former Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to keep her chief’s epaulets for a few more years. It is the broader issue of how long politicians… Read more

Who is running the good ship Wisconsin?


Eric Schutt, Chief of Staff When is a cabinet not a cabinet? The question is pertinent these days in Wisconsin as Gov. Walker does what he does best: non-stop campaigning for an election of one sort or another every two years, this time on a… Read more