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Bruce Murphy

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The Squeeze on State Workers

When Gov. Scott Walker announced his plan to require public workers to contribute more to their health insurance and pension, he promised he would end worker fu...
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Are Recalls Like Cancer?

Dr. Robin Vos has diagnosed a sickness plaguing Wisconsin’s body politic. “I just think recall elections are like a cancer,” the Republican As...
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ALEC Exaggeration?

In early June, a bill was introduced by Republican legislators to bring bail bondsman back to Wisconsin – something the state had legally eliminated back ...

Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy is a former editor of Milwaukee Magazine. He has been writing about state and local politics since 1980, which is to say he’s old. His claim to fame, such as it is, is breaking the county pension scandal, which led to resignation of County Executive F. Thomas Ament and the recall of seven county supervisors. Murphy calls himself a fiscally conservative liberal contrarian. Others have shorter, less complimentary ways to describe him.