Morning Links for Feb. 6, 2015

The County Board has advanced a controversial plan to endorse potentially illegal pension payments for county employees, according to the Journal Sentinel. NBC News takes a look at the most recent Walker budget and analyzes how it could affect his presidential aspirations. This post from CNN is getting mad traffic: “10 Ways to Boost Chances of Surviving a Plan Crash.” Examples: “Know how to brace” and “Dress for quick movement.” The very bizarre story of Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel. David McAdams proposes a way to pay for the release of hostages held by terrorists without empowering said networks further. Comments comments

The County Board has advanced a controversial plan to endorse potentially illegal pension payments for county employees, according to the Journal Sentinel.

NBC News takes a look at the most recent Walker budget and analyzes how it could affect his presidential aspirations.

This post from CNN is getting mad traffic: “10 Ways to Boost Chances of Surviving a Plan Crash.” Examples: “Know how to brace” and “Dress for quick movement.”

The very bizarre story of Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel.

David McAdams proposes a way to pay for the release of hostages held by terrorists without empowering said networks further.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.