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State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

Two projects will supply 450 megawatts or 1% of state’s energy use.

Study Shows Growing Solar, Wind Savings

Study Shows Growing Solar, Wind Savings

Cheaper to build new solar or wind facilities to replace 74% of U.S. coal plants, including in Oak Creek.

State Has Shortage of Child Care Workers

State Has Shortage of Child Care Workers

Report finds 3 in 10 leave their jobs each year due to low pay, poor benefits.

Evers’ Budget Allows Immigrants In-State Tuition

Evers’ Budget Allows Immigrants In-State Tuition

Proposal praised by Democrats, slammed by Republicans.

Federal Data: State’s Coal Use Increased In 2017!
Federal Data

State’s Coal Use Increased In 2017!

More than half of power came from coal. But change is underway.

2018 One of Wettest Years in State History

2018 One of Wettest Years in State History

Milwaukee had third wettest year in history, part of upward trend in annual rainfall.

Who Will Appoint State Superintendent?

Who Will Appoint State Superintendent?

If Evers doesn’t resign until taking office as governor, he could appoint his successor.

Race for Governor: Evers Hits Walker on Pre-Existing Conditions
Race for Governor

Evers Hits Walker on Pre-Existing Conditions

Governor's record shows he won’t require insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, Evers charges.

Federal Agents Arrest 30 State Immigrants

Federal Agents Arrest 30 State Immigrants

Crackdown by ICE agents arrests two in Milwaukee, 11 in Madison.

State’s Child Care Programs Have Improved

State’s Child Care Programs Have Improved

Study of care for low-income families finds great improvement, though Milwaukee’s programs lagging.

Should More Criminal Records Be Expunged?

Should More Criminal Records Be Expunged?

State behind others in giving ex-offenders a second chance, argues Clean Slate Wisconsin.