For the majority of Congressman Paul Ryan's town hall meeting in Milton, there wasn't a whole lot anyone -- Democrat or Republican -- could argue with.
And that's been a successful strategy when he's back home.
Gone are the partisan punch lines that get the faithful riled up when he's out East speaking at political events or as a guest on TV news shows.
Instead, he presents a more measured tone, one that his Democratic rivals have been unable to exploit in his previous eight elections.
The listening session at the Gathering Place March 21, 2014 was the last in a series of nine town halls the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee held throughout his district this week, including his hometown of Janesville and the Republican stronghold of Elkhorn.
MILTON -- State Rep. Andy Jorgensen has decided against a run for a state Senate seat, and will instead run for re-election in his 43rd Assembly District.
Jorgensen, a Democrat from Milton, had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the 15th Senate district seat, which is open following Sen. Tim Cullen's decision to not run for re-election.
Sometimes, when you take a step back and look around through a new set of glasses, things look better than you may have thought.
Janesville’s taken its share of lumps since GM drove out of town, but despite the early prognostications, the city didn’t whither and die. In fact, Janesville has begun to bounce back nicely, and the city has the welcome mat rolled out.
DELAVAN TOWNSHIP -- Lakefront property owners in the town of Delavan will have excessive taxes refunded, but not by as much as they wanted, an appeals court has ruled.
On Jan. 7, we received a news release from the office of Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, that she was circulating a bill designed to protect victims of human trafficking.
At the time, I questioned whether a bill like this really should be a top legislative priority. How prevalent is human traffic in Wisconsin anyway?
Two days later, I changed my mind.