Most talked about Wisconsin State Journal stories

Chris Rickert: Paul Soglin's budget tantrum a little too big for mayor's budget success

host.madison.com — Unless they include the words "government shutdown," headlines pairing "budget" with "drama" strike me as a tad disingenuous. Until you stop plowing the streets or picking up the trash, most folks have other things to occupy their minds than the resolutions, amendments, levies and borrowing that make up even the most contentious city budget debates.
Nov 22, 2014

It probably matters that there's an election in a few months, too. host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

Beers with the Baron, Vol. 8: Ale Asylum Big Slick

host.madison.com — It's getting dark out there, baby. And that means it's the perfect time for Madison brewery Ale Asylum's Big Slick, a stout that's been around for eight years but is in bottles for the first time this fall.

Tech and Biotech: UW students win a national contest for colorizing 3D printing; Wisconsin ranks 25th on Milken's tech index

host.madison.com — A team of UW-Madison students (and recent graduates) who devised a new way to add colors to 3D printing won the $12,500 top prize in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Cedric Kovacs-Johnson, Chase Haider and Taylor Fahey took first place in the undergraduate category of the national competition for their invention, Spectrom, beating teams from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Columbia.
Nov 21, 2014

UW students' 3D color printing tech wins national contest; Milken ranks WI 25th on tech index; gener8tor raises $2M. bit.ly/1ulnXgA

Packers game day BINGO

host.madison.com — Play bingo against your friends and family as you watch the Packers game. Be first to yell BINGO!

Freezing rain expected Friday night; roads could get slippery

host.madison.com — Driving conditions in southern Wisconsin could be hazardous late Friday night if light rain freezes to the pavement. That's the forecast from the National Weather Service, with a freezing rain advisory issued from 11 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday for seven south-central counties, including Dane County.

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State faces $2.2 billion deficit heading into 2015-17 budget cycle

host.madison.com — Gov. Scott Walker's administration is projecting a $2.2 billion deficit heading into the 2015-17 budget cycle. That amount reflects how much departmental budget requests exceed projected revenues. Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch noted in a memo to Walker that the amount assumes all agency requests are granted.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @lgoldrick25: Scott Walker & Wisconsin GOP proving to be bad stewards of state finances - $2.2 billion deficit: bit.ly/1r2HIte v…

Nov 20, 2014

State faces $2.2 billion deficit heading into 2015-17 budget cycle: bit.ly/1vtCDAR via @madisondotcom

Interactive: US unemployment aid applications falling

host.madison.com — Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000.

Report: Scott Walker preparing to launch presidential bid next year

host.madison.com — Less than three weeks after Gov. Scott Walker won reelection in Wisconsin, speculation is already heating up about whether he plans to pursue the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. On Thursday morning, Politico reported that Walker is "taking active steps toward a presidential campaign that would launch next summer" and "contrast his record of conservative achievements in a swing state with paralysis in Washington."
Nov 20, 2014

RT @JanTou: Is an Iowa trip planned yet? Report: Scott Walker preparing to launch presidential bid next year: bit.ly/1AoqdvV

Nov 20, 2014

Is an Iowa trip planned yet? Report: Scott Walker preparing to launch presidential bid next year: bit.ly/1AoqdvV

Report: Scott Walker preparing to launch presidential bid next year

host.madison.com — Less than three weeks after Gov. Scott Walker won reelection in Wisconsin, speculation is already heating up about whether he plans to pursue the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. On Thursday morning, Politico reported that Walker is "taking active steps toward a presidential campaign that would launch next summer" and "contrast his record of conservative achievements in a swing state with paralysis in Washington."

More charges filed against former UW student for alleged sex extortion

host.madison.com — Five more criminal charges were filed Thursday against a former UW-Madison student who allegedly tried to extort three women for sex using ads on Craigslist in which he pretended to be a woman. Devan A.
Nov 20, 2014

More charges filed against former UW student for alleged sex extortion: bit.ly/1vtV4p1 via @madisondotcom

Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

host.madison.com — NEW YORK - The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company. U.S.

In the Spirit: Bishop Robert Morlino halts speech, changes venue after tangle with reporter

host.madison.com — Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino halted a public speech Wednesday night at UW-Platteville and switched the venue to a Catholic student center after a reporter in the audience refused to leave. The bishop's action followed the appearance at the event of nine protesters opposed to his leadership.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @WiStateJournal: In the Spirit: Bishop Robert Morlino halts speech, changes venue after tangle with reporter dlvr.it/7Zy7Fg

It's snowplow driver appreciation day in Wisconsin

host.madison.com — They get up in the middle of the night to make our roads safe. How great is that? It's snowplow driver appreciation day in Wisconsin, so if you see a snowplow heading on down the highway, give a wave and a smile. The day was declared by Gov.

Video: Watch out Jimmy Kimmel ... It's Frank, Nigel &Sam

host.madison.com — Nigel Hayes, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker were all in a giggly mood as they met the media following the Badgers men's basketball team's victory over UW-Green Bay at the Kohl Center. (Video / Rob Hernandez)

Chris Rickert: Stick around and benefit - and benefit from - Madison schools

host.madison.com — I've been a parent long enough to know that parental love can be strong - maybe even sacred (if you believe in that sort of thing). So I get that parents can be sensitive about the quality of their kids' schools.

What's on your Thanksgiving table, Wisconsin? NYT says Wild Rice With Mushrooms

host.madison.com — How best to "evoke" the state of Wisconsin in a Thanksgiving dish? According to The New York Times' article, " The United States of Thanksgiving," Wild Rice With Mushrooms is a signature for our state.

Black people more likely to get arrested in Madison than Ferguson, Mo.

host.madison.com — In Madison, black residents are arrested at a rate more than three times that in Ferguson, Missouri, according to an interactive tool created by USA Today. The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson by a white police officer this August sparked protests and unrest across the city.