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Thumbs Up/Down for Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Thumbs Up to Focus on Energy in Janesville and Beloit, UW-Whitewater baseball players and town hall meetings on heroin; Thumbs Down to dabbling in dabs.
Our Views: On Tuesday, do your civic duty and get to the polls
Our Views: On Tuesday, do your civic duty and get to the polls
Because the numbers of voters in such elections are lower, odds are greater one vote could be the difference between two candidates.
Our Views: Greg Ardrey, write-in candidates David DiStefano, Steve Huth merit votes for Janesville School Board
Our Views: Greg Ardrey, write-in candidates David DiStefano, Steve Huth merit votes for Janesville School Board
Changes in union benefits and the prospect of the school board adopting a merit pay plan are driving the partisan rancor.
Our Views: Liebert, Marklein, Tidwell, Williams merit Janesville City Council seats
Our Views: Liebert, Marklein, Tidwell, Williams merit Janesville City Council seats
This election is important. Depending on how Tuesday's vote goes, the seven-member council might have five new faces, The Gazette Editorial Board writes.
Our Views: Experience makes Michael Haakenson best bet for Rock County judge
Our Views: Experience makes Michael Haakenson best bet for Rock County judge
Haakenson shows even temperament while treating people with respect. He lets all be heard, knows the law, is consistent and explains his decisions.
Our Views: Vote for Judge James Daley, constitutional change to reduce Supreme Court rancor
Our Views: Vote for Judge James Daley, constitutional change to reduce Supreme Court rancor
Judge Daley credits his military experience for teaching him how to work with diverse groups of people, treat them with respect and disagree without being disagreeable.
Our Views: Anissa Welch is best fit to lead Milton as next mayor
Anissa Welch is well-spoken, personable and intelligent. As mayor, she would be a great ambassador for Milton.
Thumbs Up/Down, March 30: Crime map, dorm, high schools
Thumbs Up/Down, March 30: Crime map, dorm, high schools
Thumbs up to Janesville's crime-tracking map, Milton High's Discovering Democracy, a dorm at UW-Rock County and Craig High's broadcast show.
Our Views: Two differing TIF projects should boost Janesville's future
Our Views: Two differing TIF projects should boost Janesville's future
Critics call such incentives corporate welfare. Instead, Economic Development Director Gale Price’s memos introducing both projects accurately summarize TIF funding.
Our Views: Janesville School District's revised health plan pumps new life into budget outlook
Credit a school board benefits committee chaired by David DiStefano, along with Mary Ann Kahl and other district administrators and Associated Financial Group consultants.