The Badger Project
Should State’s Schools Require Financial Literacy Course?Mar 13th, 2023 by Peter Cameron
17 states require it. Evers, some Republicans favor it, but won't fully fund it.
Illinois, Michigan Gained $770 Million From Cannabis Taxes in 2022Mar 9th, 2023 by Katjusa Cisar
While Wisconsin's Republican legislators struggle to legalize even medical marijuana.
How Much Clout Does Your U.S. Rep Have?Feb 12th, 2023 by Katjusa Cisar
Which committee does each one sit on and why it matters to Wisconsin.
85 of 86 Incumbent State Legislators Won in 2022Jan 31st, 2023 by Christina Lieffring
Just one lost. Experts blame Republican gerrymandering and uncompetitive districts.
The Top Donors to Wisconsin Political Parties in 2022Dec 29th, 2022 by Peter Cameron
Billionaires and millionaires, most supporting Democrats, continue to dump huge sums into Wisconsin politics through a loophole left open by state Republicans.
Can State Be Redistricted Again?Nov 30th, 2022 by Peter Cameron
State Supreme Court race could change majority view on one of worst gerrymanders in the nation.
Eight Checks The State Uses to Prevent Voter FraudOct 23rd, 2022 by Howard Hardee and Peter Cameron
Such fraud is very rare, yet Wisconsin still takes many steps to prevent it.
3 Technical College System Board Members Won’t ResignSep 23rd, 2022 by Peter Cameron
Republican appointees’ terms to serve on state board ended in May 2021 but they won’t step down.
Number of Police in State at 15-Year LowSep 18th, 2022 by Peter Cameron
Steady decline in numbers since 2008.
Record Number of Legislators RetiringJun 20th, 2022 by Howard Hardee
At least 31 incumbents, one quarter of state Legislature retiring, highest since 1942.
Gerrymandering For Personal GainMay 29th, 2022 by Peter Cameron
Republican redistricting put Fitzgerald brothers in separate congressional districts. Democrats put them back together again.
Big Telecom Companies Want Millions From StateApr 18th, 2022 by Peter Cameron
Seeking grants to expand broadband coverage, but may still leave areas underserved, expert charges.