DAILY WISCONSIN

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Via Game Blog: Brewers’ bats silent in 3-0 shutout against Cubs @ JS Brewers Blog. 

An object at rest stays at rest

The projects include a 400-bed dorm at Whitewater, with an estimated cost of $28 million, and a 350-bed dorm at Eau Claire with an estimated cost of $33 million. They were approved in Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 budget and cited as necessary to ease a student housing crunch on each campus. Construction was scheduled to…

Missing from the Annual Report

Madison had the worst graduation rate for African-American students in the state’s 20 largest districts in 2012-2013. The city also boasted the third-largest achievement gap between black and white students – a difference of more than 30 percent. Via Despite Rosy Annual Report, Madison Schools Still Failing African American High School Students @ MacIver Institute.

Regulatory failure

A Milwaukee house so bug-infested and filthy that officials, upon inspecting it, immediately boarded it up and charged its owner with child neglect, did not — in the Department of Children and Families’ opinion — pose an imminent threat to health or safety of the seven children that lived in it. Via State did not…

Rural

Interestingly, running up the score in the two biggest counties in Wisconsin was the one thing the Barrett campaign did well in 2012- Dane and Milwaukee Counties had turnout at or near presidential levels. But losing all those red and orange counties was what did him in, and allowed Walker to keep his job. It…

Four million a year, forever

The referendum is a money-grab pushed by so-called conservatives who have never met public spending for their private interests that they didn’t like.  They’re not, in fact, true conservatives at all. These sort of polices have wrecked the Right in Whitewater, but that won’t stop a few elsewhere from hoping they can dupe their own…

Conservatives All

I live in the Sixth Congressional District where three conservative candidates are vying for the Republican nomination. I have not endorsed one of them because I would be happy to vote for any of them. Each has his strengths and weaknesses, but, on the whole, I can’t come to the conclusion that one is clearly…

Common Core

Common Core: Should Wisconsin scrap or modify these academic standards for students? If so, should the state cover the costs of doing so for schools? Burke: As governor, I will prioritize preparing our young people for good-paying jobs. Unfortunately, education has taken a hit in Wisconsin under Scott Walker with the biggest per pupil spending…