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Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Thanksgiving Message
State Insurance Commissioner Retires

State Insurance Commissioner Retires

Evers appointee Mark Afable steps down.

City Hall: Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting
City Hall

Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting

City officials forced to work quickly, with one council member objecting to new plan.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Daniel J. Daly
Gov. Evers Announces Insurance Commissioner Afable Leaving Administration
‘We Are All In This Together’

‘We Are All In This Together’

Waukesha unites in wake of tragedy at holiday parade.

Waukesha Shocked by Killings, Schools Close

Waukesha Shocked by Killings, Schools Close

Five killed, 48 injured. Suspect Darrell E. Brooks given 'inappropriately low bail’ for prior charge, DA says.

City Hall: Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan
City Hall

Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan

But what about a third Latino majority district?

5 Killed, 40 Injured By Driver Speeding Through Waukesha Parade

5 Killed, 40 Injured By Driver Speeding Through Waukesha Parade

Community stunned by horrific Incident Sunday during Christmas Parade.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for the Victims of the Tragedy at the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade
Jobs Up, Joblessness Down Last Month

Jobs Up, Joblessness Down Last Month

State sees modest improvement in October numbers with a continuing shortage of workers.

Op Ed: Legislature Blocks DNR On Water Pollution
Op Ed

Legislature Blocks DNR On Water Pollution

Legislators use rule making authority to prevent water pollution protections.

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

He faced five charges, including first degree homicide, for shootings during 2020 protests in Kenosha.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Rittenhouse Verdict
Sexual Assault Kit Bills Finally Sent to Governor

Sexual Assault Kit Bills Finally Sent to Governor

Bills aimed at preventing a future backlog took years to make it through state legislature.

Gov. Evers Appoints Ronald Skallerud as Forest County Sheriff
Governor Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes Encourage Everyone to ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ This Holiday Season
Press Release

Governor Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes Encourage Everyone to ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ This Holiday Season

Taking part in Shop Small Wisconsin helps keep local businesses thriving

Op Ed: State Democrats Have a Rural Problem
Op Ed

State Democrats Have a Rural Problem

But Evers and Baldwin did better than Biden or Clinton in rural Wisconsin.

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Veto sends redistricting process to court. But which court?

Gov. Evers Vetoes GOP’s “Gerrymandering 2.0” Maps
Press Release

Gov. Evers Vetoes GOP’s “Gerrymandering 2.0” Maps

Governor vetoes maps that would maintain Republicans’ undemocratic majorities, increase partisan advantage

Bipartisan Bill Changes Pot Possession Penalties

Bipartisan Bill Changes Pot Possession Penalties

Lighter penalties for much of the state but tougher for cities like Milwaukee, Madison.

Data Wonk: Comparing GOP And People’s Maps
Data Wonk

Comparing GOP And People’s Maps

Under GOP redistricting, Republicans can win majority of Assembly with 44% of the vote.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Passing of Master Trooper Dan Stainbrook
New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

‘Foxconned’ offers broad critique of big government economic development projects.

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

UW-Madison webinar for grad students aims to prevent ’sexual and relationship violence.’

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

Sweeping package to make state more green. ’This is our moment to be bold.'

Gov. Evers Announces $6 Million in Grants for Youth, Domestic Abuse, and Homelessness Shelters
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $6 Million in Grants for Youth, Domestic Abuse, and Homelessness Shelters

Targeted investments to help at-risk Wisconsinites made during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Kleefisch Files Suit Against Elections Commission

Kleefisch Files Suit Against Elections Commission

Asks state Supreme Court to bypass lower courts, order WEC to establish new election rules.

Voces De La Frontera Joins Federal & State Lawsuits To Ensure Voters of Color Get To Elect Representatives Of Their Choice
Rittenhouse Trial Goes To The Jury

Rittenhouse Trial Goes To The Jury

Closing arguments completed, judge dismisses weapons charge.

WisDems Statement on Expanded Child Tax Credits
Op Ed: Why Evers Is In Trouble
Op Ed

Why Evers Is In Trouble

A Glenn Youngkin-type Republican could beat him. But is there any GOP candidate like that in Wisconsin?

Bowen Will Run For Lieutenant Governor

Bowen Will Run For Lieutenant Governor

Rep. David Bowen joins Lena Taylor, Sara Rodriguez in Democratic primary.

The State Of Politics: Juvenile Prison Costs Are Skyrocketing
The State Of Politics

Juvenile Prison Costs Are Skyrocketing

Up 250% to $812,252 per juvenile last year at Copper Lake, up 41% at Lincoln Hills.

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce $20 Million in Workforce Advancement Initiative Grants to 11 Regions in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers, DWD Announce $20 Million in Workforce Advancement Initiative Grants to 11 Regions in Wisconsin

Grants will help reduce barriers to employment for more than 2,300 Wisconsinites to get back to work

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

Judge might allow jury to consider second-degree homicide charges.

DNR Will Fund Projects Reducing Diesel Emissions

DNR Will Fund Projects Reducing Diesel Emissions

$320,000 in grants from EPA will be awarded by the state's environmental regulator.

Gov. Evers Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Partners in Kenosha
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Lt. Col. John A. Palese Jr.
State Tax Burden In Freefall Since 1999

State Tax Burden In Freefall Since 1999

Wisconsin was once ranked fourth for highest income tax burden, now 23rd.

Gov. Evers Grants 29 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 307
State Assembly Passes GOP Legislative Maps

State Assembly Passes GOP Legislative Maps

Democrats join Republicans to vote down Evers' People's Maps Commission maps.

Expressing Disappointment in Rep. Ortiz-Velez for Carrying Water for Republican Speaker Robin Vos at the Expense of Our Constituents
Sexual Assault Kit Reform Bills Move on to Governor’s Desk
Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 345 Designating a Purple Heart Memorial Highway
Bill Lets Families Switch Schools Based on Vaccine Mandates

Bill Lets Families Switch Schools Based on Vaccine Mandates

Students would be able to transfer if they are for or against COVID-19 policies, including mask mandates.

DNR Announces $320,000 In Funding To Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions
Gov. Evers Announces “Hometown for the Holidays” for the 2021 State Capitol Holiday Tree
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Join the Bloomberg Opioids Overdose Prevention Initiative
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Join the Bloomberg Opioids Overdose Prevention Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies expands initiative to five new states, commits additional $120 million to reduce overdose deaths in U.S.

DNR Offers Free Tree Seedlings To Wisconsin Fourth Graders Ahead Of Arbor Day 2022
Gov. Evers Awards $15 Million in Grants to Local Tourism Organizations
Fourth Anniversary of Walker-Kleefisch Signing Disastrous Foxconn Deal
State Could Get $800 Million For Water Systems

State Could Get $800 Million For Water Systems

Federal infrastructure bill could help pay for replacing lead pipes, upgrading sewer systems and more.

Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million for Next Round of State Broadband Expansion Grants
Senate Approves Republican Redistricting

Senate Approves Republican Redistricting

Party-line vote okays plan. Evers says he will veto ‘gerrymandered maps.’

Eyes on Milwaukee: Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position
Eyes on Milwaukee

Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position

Joaquín Altoro joining Biden administration for position with U.S. Department of Agriculture.

One Year Out From Election Day, WisDems Celebrate 1Year2Win Weekend of Action
What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
Governor Evers announces funding to improve Wisconsin Avenue bridge in Wauwatosa
Press Release

Governor Evers announces funding to improve Wisconsin Avenue bridge in Wauwatosa

Mayor says improvements will help deal with flooding, improve public safety and make Wauwatosa an even more pedestrian-friendly city

Rigged maps, culture wars, and the big lie – Today’s Senate session a low point for our democracy
Gov. Evers Announces WHEDA Executive Director and CEO Altoro Leaving Administration, Accepting Position in Biden Administration
Gov. Evers: Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is “Win for Wisconsin”
2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

Kleefisch the Republican frontrunner. But a Trump-backed candidate could shake up campaign.

The State of Politics: Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe
The State of Politics

Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe

If elections commission administrator resigned and board deadlocks on who should replace her, Vos and Republicans get to choose new leader.

Rep. Sara Rodriguez Announces Run for Lieutenant Governor
Evers Vetoes Reading Assessments

Evers Vetoes Reading Assessments

But governor signs bill requiring financial transparency for schools,

WisDems Applaud Passage of President Biden’s Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Teachers Union Tony Evers Flunks Again
Press Release

Teachers Union Tony Evers Flunks Again

Evers Vetoes Bipartisan Literacy Bill That Would Have Supported “At-Risk” Readers, Informed Parents

Governor Evers Signs Public School Spending Transparency Bill into Law
Press Release

Governor Evers Signs Public School Spending Transparency Bill into Law

WILL supported new law to develop online dashboard for public school spending

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Eleven Bills
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Navy Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Keefe R. Connolly Who Lost His Life in the Attack on Pearl Harbor
State Senate Will Vote on GOP Legislative Maps

State Senate Will Vote on GOP Legislative Maps

Republican drawn maps maintain their advantage created during 2011 redistricting.

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

The utility that owns WE Energies will transition to natural gas and renewables.

Gov. Evers, Tourism Announce Wisconsin Monthly Tourism Spending Tops Record-Setting Year for First Time Since 2019
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Tourism Announce Wisconsin Monthly Tourism Spending Tops Record-Setting Year for First Time Since 2019

Wisconsin is first state in competitor-set to exceed pre-pandemic monthly tourist spending

Tony Evers and Josh Kaul Turn a Blind Eye to Election Integrity
Eyes on Milwaukee: Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board

VIA CDC director Brianna Sas-Pérez joins powerful affordable housing board.

Your Right to Know: Records Shed Light On Board Shenanigans
Your Right to Know

Records Shed Light On Board Shenanigans

Natural Resources Board chair resists further public records requests. What is he hiding?

Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 5-11
Press Release

Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 5-11

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine deemed safe and effective for this age group

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

Evers vows to veto Republican maps. ‘Folks won’t stand for gerrymandering.'

State High Court Hears Arguments on Private Attorneys

State High Court Hears Arguments on Private Attorneys

Circuit court ruled that GOP legislators can’t hire attorneys before any lawsuit is filed.

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Legislative package includes statutory changes, violence prevention and community policing.

Gov. Evers, Legislature Presented Maps Prepared by Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Legislature Presented Maps Prepared by Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission

State's nonpartisan redistricting commission completes fair maps with input from Wisconsinites, field experts

Gov. Evers Joins OCI and DHS to Encourage Wisconsinites to Sign Up for Health Coverage During Open Enrollment
Court Watch: County Courts Short of Staff
Court Watch

County Courts Short of Staff

Not enough deputy court clerks, court reporters, interpreters and defense lawyers for indigent, chief judge says.

The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

Gov. Evers Appoints Kristela Cervera as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
Hundreds Denounce GOP Redistricting Plan

Hundreds Denounce GOP Redistricting Plan

Republicans control Legislature, and propose maps maintaining electoral advantage.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Responding to Speaker Vos
State Senate Hears Bill Expanding Concealed Carry

State Senate Hears Bill Expanding Concealed Carry

Bill sponsored by Republicans. Democrats offer little push back.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Expanding Access to Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Substance Use Treatment in Wake of Pandemic
State Agencies To Host Virtual Listening Sessions For Wisconsin Environmental Equity Dashboard
Data Wonk: Measuring The Redistricting Plans
Data Wonk

Measuring The Redistricting Plans

Which map is fairest and most democratic? Here are the experts’ analysis.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Republican Anti-Choice Bills
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Republican Anti-Choice Bills

Instead of Partisan Games, GOP Should Focus on Issues Truly Facing Wisconsinites

Legislature Passes Bills Restricting Abortions

Legislature Passes Bills Restricting Abortions

Republicans try again with bills that Evers previously vetoed.

WisDems Statement on GOP Abortion Bills Passing Assembly
Gov. Evers Announces $2 Million Investment to Support Mental and Behavioral Health Services for Underserved Wisconsinites
Senate Passes New Reading Test for Early Grades

Senate Passes New Reading Test for Early Grades

Modeled on Mississippi plan. Democrats call it meaningless without more spending on education.

Teachers Union Tony Evers Fails Wisconsin Students
Press Release

Teachers Union Tony Evers Fails Wisconsin Students

New DPI Data Reveals Extent of Learning Loss After Evers Kept Schools Shuttered

Supervisor Martin Urges Governor Evers to Veto GOP Child Labor Legislation
Republicans Vote Against Medicaid Transgender Care

Republicans Vote Against Medicaid Transgender Care

Legislative committee vote keeps Wisconsin out of compliance with a court non-discrimination order.

Business Groups Push Evers For Worker Recruitment Campaign

Business Groups Push Evers For Worker Recruitment Campaign

State instead spending $100 million to remove barriers like a lack of transportation or affordable child care.

The State of Politics: Should U.S. Supreme Court Rule On Evers News Conferences?
The State of Politics

Should U.S. Supreme Court Rule On Evers News Conferences?

WILL and Walker say Evers must invite conservative group to media events. Are they right?

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

The GOP uses Stevens Point "like a football,” non-partisan group complains.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Orders the DNR to set wolf quota to zero until department follows it's own rules.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community
Eyes on Milwaukee

New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community

Governor, MPS Superintendent join trailblazing HAPA founder Chris Her-Xiong for ribbon cutting.

Gov. Evers orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Volunteer Firefighter Gary E. Berg
Gov. Evers Appoints Karl Hayes as Vilas County District Attorney
DNR To Host Virtual Public Meeting On Special Well Casing Depth Area & TCE Contamination Oct. 27
State Republicans Draw Maps Preserving Electoral Advantage

State Republicans Draw Maps Preserving Electoral Advantage

Gov. Evers has said he would veto GOP gerrymander.

Wisconsin DNR Joins Stoughton Utilities For National Imagine A Day Without Water To Celebrate The Removal Of The Last Lead Service Line In The City Of Stoughton
State Senate Advances Abortion Bills

State Senate Advances Abortion Bills

The Republican controlled Senate has advanced similar bills before. Evers expected to veto.

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Recognize School Safety Week, Encourage Use of Speak Up, Speak Out
Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Increasing

Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Increasing

A report from the AARP shows COVID-19 worsening in senior facilities.

GOP Bill Would Allow Leasing of Solar Panels

GOP Bill Would Allow Leasing of Solar Panels

Energy utilities in Wisconsin oppose the bill.

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

The state Assembly Speaker said "I think" Joe Biden won the election.

Gov. Evers, DATCP Celebrate Funds for Meat Processing Grant Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DATCP Celebrate Funds for Meat Processing Grant Program

Governor's meat processor grant program to support meat processing supply chain moves forward

DNR Seeking Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
Governor Evers funding local transportation with $129.7 million quarterly aid payment
$100 Million in Stimulus Funds Awarded to Expand Broadband

$100 Million in Stimulus Funds Awarded to Expand Broadband

Public Service Commission awards stimulus funds for fiber projects in unserved or underserved areas.

Bill Increases Criminal Penalties for Butane Hash Oil

Bill Increases Criminal Penalties for Butane Hash Oil

Bill passed state Senate committee on a 5 to 1 vote.

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 254
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 254

 

Celebrate Wisconsin’s Working Forests During Forest Products Week Oct. 17 – 23
Statement from Mayor Tom Barrett on Governor Evers’ Investments in Violence Prevention:
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes Who Lost His Life During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Wisconsin Imprisons 1 in 36 Black Adults

Wisconsin Imprisons 1 in 36 Black Adults

State has the highest incarceration rate of Black residents in the country.

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

Rep. Robyn Vining Applauds Governor Evers’ Investment in Violence Prevention and Support for Crime Victims
Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years

Milwaukee project intended to make Wisconsin export hub for ethanol byproduct.

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention

Gov. Evers Commits $25 Million in ARPA Funds to Violence Prevention Efforts

State investment will help address local violence
Press Release

State investment will help address local violence

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 13, 2021

Two Years Into Crime Spike, Tony Evers Pretends to Care About Public Safety
Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million Investment in Safer Communities, Violence Prevention Efforts
DSPS Announces Partnership with Google Cloud, MTX to Modernize Occupational Licensing Operations
Legislation Aimed At Infant, Maternal Mortality Racial Disparities

Legislation Aimed At Infant, Maternal Mortality Racial Disparities

Democrats sponsor bills intended to improve, increase access to healthcare for mothers and infants.

On National Farmers Day, Democrats’ Ag Policies Plant Seeds of Doubt for Rural Voters
Can State Fix Problems Underlying the Labor Shortage?

Can State Fix Problems Underlying the Labor Shortage?

Evers administration putting $130 million into addressing issues contributing to labor shortage.

WILL, Scott Walker Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Take Wisconsin Press Freedom Case
Press Release

WILL, Scott Walker Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Take Wisconsin Press Freedom Case

Case involves Governor Evers' decision to exclude certain journalists from press briefings

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

The governor signed an executive order officially apologizing for state's role in boarding schools.

Supervisor Weishan Celebrates Contributions of Wisconsin Tribes on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WisDems Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Catalytic Converter Thefts Prompt State Legislation

Catalytic Converter Thefts Prompt State Legislation

New bill would require ID and proof of ownership upon sale.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Reintroduction of Indigenous Peoples Day Bill
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Reintroduction of Indigenous Peoples Day Bill

Bipartisan Bill Introduced with 25 Co-Authors

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order on Indigenous Peoples Day Issuing Formal Acknowledgement, Apology for State’s Historical Role in Indian Boarding Schools
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order on Indigenous Peoples Day Issuing Formal Acknowledgement, Apology for State’s Historical Role in Indian Boarding Schools

Governor’s order expresses support for federal investigations into Indian boarding schools

The State of Politics: The Legacy of Concealed Carry in Wisconsin
The State of Politics

The Legacy of Concealed Carry in Wisconsin

10 years after the first concealed carry permit was issued, one in eight adults over 21 now have one.

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin, and Mayor Nickels Announce Final Designation of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin, and Mayor Nickels Announce Final Designation of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

The governor joined federal, state, and local leaders to celebrate designation in Manitowoc

State Republicans Propose New Zoning and Development Bills

State Republicans Propose New Zoning and Development Bills

Gov. Evers called it a "good step" toward addressing affordable housing shortage.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wisconsin’s Firefighters
State Republicans Pushing Abortion Restrictions

State Republicans Pushing Abortion Restrictions

Gov. Evers has previously vetoed four of the bills being advanced.

Gov. Evers Grants 15 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 278
Bill Would Restore Educators’ Collective Bargaining Rights

Bill Would Restore Educators’ Collective Bargaining Rights

In order to address teacher shortage, bill restores rights stripped by Act 10.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool to Assess Environmental and Public Health Needs Statewide
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool to Assess Environmental and Public Health Needs Statewide

Upcoming listening sessions will help state develop tool with input from local communities

Op Ed: WEDC Issuing Grants To Address State’s Labor Challenges
Op Ed

WEDC Issuing Grants To Address State’s Labor Challenges

State development corporation providing grants up to $10 million for workforce development projects.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Custom Boat Manufacturer Relocating to Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Custom Boat Manufacturer Relocating to Wisconsin

Grand Craft moving operations from Michigan to southeastern Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Names Leader for State Health Equity Office

Gov. Evers Names Leader for State Health Equity Office

Michelle Robinson currently works in the Department of Children and Families.

DHS Continues Investment in Quality Health Care for Rural Areas
Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Two new programs will support businesses disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Evers Unveils $75 Million in Grants to Support Equitable Economic Recovery and Diverse Business Investment
Press Release

Gov. Evers Unveils $75 Million in Grants to Support Equitable Economic Recovery and Diverse Business Investment

Governor’s investments toward diverse, equitable economic recovery now total $125 million

UW System Funding Reserves Up $189 Million

UW System Funding Reserves Up $189 Million

Huge spending cuts during COVID-19 created surpluses across the system.

The State of Politics: Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol
The State of Politics

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

Walker's legacy is found in bitter partisanship, limits on the governor's power and appointee's that won't leave office.

DHS Announces the Hire of the Director of the Office of Health Equity
Press Release

DHS Announces the Hire of the Director of the Office of Health Equity

Dr. Michelle Robinson to serve as the first director of the newly formed office

Democrats Ring in Crime Prevention Month With Public Safety Failures
Wisconsin Air Quality Report Shows Improvement
Rebecca Kleefisch’s COVID-19 Plan: Ignore It
DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

Department rejects 300-wolf quota set by the Natural Resources Board.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Kick-Off Wisconsin Tech Month in Wisconsin
AFTW President and UW Students Condemn Rebecca Kleefisch’s Extreme Cuts to Education Funding
Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Veteran state senator would be first Black woman to hold the position.

Pardons On The Ballot in 2022?

Pardons On The Ballot in 2022?

Evers restarted a program that Walker left untouched for eight years.

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

Current Congressman Ron Kind announced he would not seek re-election.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4.5 Million to Support Expansion in Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry
DNR To Host ‘Protecting The People – Safe Drinking Water For All’ Webinar Oct. 12
Press Release

DNR To Host ‘Protecting The People – Safe Drinking Water For All’ Webinar Oct. 12

Third Webinar In Series Of Panel Discussions About Safe Water For All

Evictions Rising Following End of Moratorium

Evictions Rising Following End of Moratorium

Wisconsin saw the highest number of eviction filings this year in September.

Gov. Evers Extends Deadline for Court of Appeals – District II
Commission Proposes Legislative Maps Reducing GOP Advantage

Commission Proposes Legislative Maps Reducing GOP Advantage

State Legislature not required to consider maps from The People's Maps Commission.

Gov. Evers, WDVA Announce Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Assist, Train Veteran Entrepreneurs
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WDVA Announce Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Assist, Train Veteran Entrepreneurs

Eligible nonprofits must apply for the grant by Nov. 1, 2021, at 4 p.m.

WisGOP Statement on Crime Prevention Month
Eyes on Milwaukee: Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board

Washington, an experienced banker, replaces Ivan Gamboa.

Gov. Evers, WEDC, DATCP, Local Officials Join Taiwanese Trade Officials in Highlighting Global Appeal of Wisconsin Ginseng
State Modernizing Unemployment System

State Modernizing Unemployment System

State spending $16.5 million to fix system after it was overwhelmed by pandemic unemployment.

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Urges County to Apply for State Funds to Repair Mitchell Park Domes
Data Wonk: Will 10 Years of Gerrymandering End?
Data Wonk

Will 10 Years of Gerrymandering End?

The data shows huge advantage for Republicans. Will courts allow this to continue?

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Health care workers could be charged with a felony.

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

But city faces wide-open competition for 2024 convention. What is the new pitch?

Gov. Evers Joins DATCP and Tourism to Kick-Off Agricultural Tourism Week in Wisconsin
WILL Works With Lawmakers to Advance Transparency Bills to Governor Evers
Press Release

WILL Works With Lawmakers to Advance Transparency Bills to Governor Evers

Bills shine light on public school spending, curriculum

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Joseph Kurer
Confirming Evers’ appointments too little, too late
Gov. Evers Announces Generac Expansion in Wisconsin, Creating 700 New Jobs
Murphy’s Law: Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump
Murphy’s Law

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

Poll shows 55% of Wisconsin voters support abortion rights which are under threat.

The State of Politics: Big Changes Needed In Political Districts
The State of Politics

Big Changes Needed In Political Districts

Population changes in Madison, metro Milwaukee require redrawn legislative and congressional seats.

GOP Legislators Seek US Supreme Court Help On Redistricting

GOP Legislators Seek US Supreme Court Help On Redistricting

Petition argues federal court should drop case, allow state to handle mapmaking.

Republican Legislators Propose Redistricting Bill

Republican Legislators Propose Redistricting Bill

Joint resolution calls for prioritizing existing districts, giving Republicans electoral advantage.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Navy Fireman First Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg Who Lost His Life During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
State Superintendent Slams GOP Over School Funding

State Superintendent Slams GOP Over School Funding

Assembly Speaker Vos says more money won't fix problems in schools.

Gov. Evers Proclaims September 25 “Bob Uecker Day”
Fitzgerald Responds to Reports of Two Afghan Refugees Charged with Child Sex, Spousal Abuse Crimes
Evers Unveils His Own Bill to Repeal the Personal Property Tax

Evers Unveils His Own Bill to Repeal the Personal Property Tax

Governor's legislation includes funding to replace money local government's lose after tax repeal.

WisGOP Statement on State of Education Address
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Passing of Officer Joseph Kurer
State Supreme Court Will Hear Redistricting Case

State Supreme Court Will Hear Redistricting Case

Republican-backed lawsuit asked court to get involved in 2021 mapmaking process.

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

Health department will pay up to 1,000 people to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Tony Evers’ Public Safety Failures on Full Display with Refusal to Acknowledge Border Crisis
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to the New Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board
Kleefisch Tests Positive for COVID-19

Kleefisch Tests Positive for COVID-19

Republican candidate for governor has campaigned unmasked and opposes vaccine mandates.

More Than 142,000 People Receive First Dose Between August 20 and September 19
Press Release

More Than 142,000 People Receive First Dose Between August 20 and September 19

DHS encourages Wisconsinites who received their first vaccine dose between August 20 and September 19 to claim their $100 reward by September 30

Murphy’s Law: State Trails Most In Renewable Energy
Murphy’s Law

State Trails Most In Renewable Energy

Just 10 mostly southern states are doing less. Wisconsin also has more expensive electricity.

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Fall session could include “born alive” abortion bill, forbidding teachers from discussing race and more.

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Judge rejects Kaul lawsuit arguing Frederick Prehn should step aside for Evers appointee.

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

If Evers and Legislature can't agree on redistricting in a timely manner a federal court will step in.

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

New bill could make it a felony to protest if there has been an act or threat of violence.

GOP Bill Moves State Elections Commission to Wausau

GOP Bill Moves State Elections Commission to Wausau

Opponents note this moves the commission away from the majority of state population.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on New Investments to Support Local COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery
Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Evers will appoint a replacement for short term, with election to follow.

Op Ed: Keep Tommy As UW System President
Op Ed

Keep Tommy As UW System President

He’s been a great success. Why not keep him on the job?

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Republicans Open Office on South Side

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Party’s office on Lincoln Ave. to help court Hispanic votes for 2022 mid-term election.

Governor Tony Evers Declares October WI Tech Month
Gov. Evers, DHS Remind Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated to Get $100
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Remind Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated to Get $100

Wisconsinites who receive their first dose August 20 through September 19 are eligible to receive the reward

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

Citing COVID-19 risk and no Republicans wearing masks. 'This is so far from real democracy.'

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Forest County Sheriff
Transportation: Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94
Transportation

Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94

Groups back repairing freeway, second BRT line, possible commuter rail, other projects.

Local and Tribal Health Agencies to Receive $58 Million in COVID Relief Funding — Opposed by Ron Johnson
Press Release

Local and Tribal Health Agencies to Receive $58 Million in COVID Relief Funding — Opposed by Ron Johnson

Johnson has spread misinformation and opposed efforts to boost the pandemic recovery

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Asks federal court to declare current state maps unconstitutional.

Murphy’s Law: How Kleefisch Failed On Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

How Kleefisch Failed On Foxconn

As Lt. Governor she recruited the Taiwanese company and failed to protect taxpayers.

Gov. Evers, Attorney General Kaul File Motion to Intervene in Redistricting Lawsuit
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Attorney General Kaul File Motion to Intervene in Redistricting Lawsuit

Governor asks to intervene in lawsuit asking a federal court to draw Wisconsin’s electoral maps

The State of Politics: Evers Builds Image for Giving Pardons
The State of Politics

Evers Builds Image for Giving Pardons

Giving more per year than any recent predecessors. But far behind 'Julius the Just.'

Gov. Evers Announces $58.4 Million Investment in Local COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $58.4 Million Investment in Local COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery

Local and tribal health departments receive funding from American Rescue Plan Act

Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

How the right to vote is being attacked and what you can do to fight it.

Op Ed: Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change
Op Ed

Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change

We Energies, Dairyland Power, Enbridge Energy plan major new investments in fossil fuels.

City Hall: Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive
City Hall

Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive

New program will replace expiring state effort. Employer mandates expected to boost interest.

DNR To Host ‘Threats On Tap: Marginalized Communities’ Webinar Sept. 15
Press Release

DNR To Host ‘Threats On Tap: Marginalized Communities’ Webinar Sept. 15

Second Webinar In Series Of Panel Discussions About Safe Water For All

DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

The Walker appointed chair of the board refuses to step down for Evers' appointee.

State Republicans Push ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill Again

State Republicans Push ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill Again

Evers vetoed the bill the last time it was introduced in 2019.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on New Programs to Invest in Wisconsin Communities, Support Continued Economic Recovery
Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Kleefisch served as Lieutenant Governor under former Gov. Scott Walker.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Barber Brothers Who Lost Their Lives in Pearl Harbor Attack
Press Release

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Barber Brothers Who Lost Their Lives in Pearl Harbor Attack

Flags to be lowered as a tribute to the Barber Brothers, Fireman First Class Malcom J. Barber, Fireman First Class Leroy K. Barber, and Fireman Second Class Randolph H. Barber of the United States Navy

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards
Press Release

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards

Milwaukee Bucks recognized as Corporate Partner of the Year

Suit Seeks To End Ban on Jobless Pay for Disabled

Suit Seeks To End Ban on Jobless Pay for Disabled

Class-action claim charges 2013 state law violates U.S. Constitution.

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

State and federal court cases involve WILL, Law Forward, state elections commission.

Evers On Pace for Record Pardons

Evers On Pace for Record Pardons

Has given 263 so far. Activists push for more.

Kleefisch Borrows “Tampon Tax” Idea From Democrat

Kleefisch Borrows “Tampon Tax” Idea From Democrat

Ending "pink tax" on feminine products was opposed by Walker-Kleefisch administration.

Three Counties Push Nonpartisan Redistricting

Three Counties Push Nonpartisan Redistricting

Milwaukee, Dane and Brown counties seek to remove political bias from mapmaking.

Gov. Evers Grants 71 Pardons, Signs Executive Order Expediting and Expanding Pardon Process
Press Release

Gov. Evers Grants 71 Pardons, Signs Executive Order Expediting and Expanding Pardon Process

In first term alone, governor on target to pardon more people than any governor in contemporary history

Will Pandemic Benefits’ End Ease Worker Shortage?

Will Pandemic Benefits’ End Ease Worker Shortage?

Research iffy on whether extended unemployment benefits created disincentive to work.

Op Ed: State High Court Wary of Doing Redistricting
Op Ed

State High Court Wary of Doing Redistricting

Conservative judges have made best arguments against acceding to Republicans’ wishes.

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Suit seeks Prehn’s removal from Natural Resource Board. His lawyer’s motion asks for different judge.

Milwaukee Prison Activists Joining Nationwide Actions

Milwaukee Prison Activists Joining Nationwide Actions

"Shut' em Down" actions aim to shine light on conditions of prison system.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Rebecca Kleefisch Ditches Pretend Nonprofit At Final Hour, Surprising No One
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Deputy Secretary Willems Van Dijk to Retire
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Deputy Secretary Willems Van Dijk to Retire

Governor thanks Deputy Secretary Willems Van Dijk for years of service to the state, welcomes Deb Standridge to new role

State Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations

State Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations

Wisconsin saw 12% revenue increase over previous year.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Extension of the $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Extension of the $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program

More than 65,000 Wisconsinites receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine between Aug. 20 and Sept. 1

Gov. Evers Appoints Anne Sayers as Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Johnson still supports investigation into election commissions and grants.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Welcoming Wisconsin Students Back to School
Gov. Evers Announces Donation Opportunities to Support Afghan Evacuees at For McCoy
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Donation Opportunities to Support Afghan Evacuees at For McCoy

Clean, new clothing and footwear among most needed supplies

Data Wonk: Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?
Data Wonk

Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?

Justices’ strange interpretation of watershed 1803 decision becomes a right-wing battering ram.

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman
Press Release

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman

Gableman Has Already Been to MyPillow Guy’s Conspiracy Convention and Arizona’s Cyber Ninja Circus

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Are you with Team Vos or Team Brandtjen? Fish for unproven problems or overturn 2020 election?

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Animal rights groups argue state law mandating a hunt is unconstitutional.

It’s Official, Kleefisch Running For Governor

It’s Official, Kleefisch Running For Governor

Filed to run, but using non-profit to 'hide her donors, abuse the tax code,’ Democratic Party charges.

The Contrarian: School Choice Key Issue in Governor Race
The Contrarian

School Choice Key Issue in Governor Race

Republican candidates will support universal vouchers. Evers calls that "morally wrong."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

Back In the News: Evers’ Search for Lt. Governor Hits Snag
Back In the News

Evers’ Search for Lt. Governor Hits Snag

His top choices to run for post don't seem to be interested.

Republicans have turned the Natural Resources Board into a political swamp
Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Emails show Natural Resources Board chair strategized with legislators, lobbyist.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce $5.7 Million in Funding for Mental Health Emergency Center in Milwaukee
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce $5.7 Million in Funding for Mental Health Emergency Center in Milwaukee

Investment continues Administration's efforts to ensure state rebounds and recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Annual Report
Press Release

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Annual Report

Nitrates, PFAS Top List Of Improvement Recommendations

Transportation: Evers Replaces GOP Transit Cuts With Stimulus Funds
Transportation

Evers Replaces GOP Transit Cuts With Stimulus Funds

Milwaukee County Transit System receives $19.7 million.

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

5-3 Assembly committee vote for former Supreme Court Justice. Evers condemns probe.

Murphy’s Law: Mayor’s Race Looks Like a Wild One
Murphy’s Law

Mayor’s Race Looks Like a Wild One

Wide open, with lots of candidates, no obvious favorites and so much at stake.

Transit aids to Milwaukee and Madison provide needed mobility
Press Release

Transit aids to Milwaukee and Madison provide needed mobility

Gov. Tony Evers’ plan supports job seekers, community health, families

Gov. Evers Announces $25 Million Investment for Transit Services in Madison and Milwaukee
Op Ed: When Will We Get Reform of Police?
Op Ed

When Will We Get Reform of Police?

State government has done little, police union threatened us, but we’re still pushing for change.

Gov. Evers Appoints Peter Rindal as Eau Claire County District Attorney
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints Peter Rindal as Eau Claire County District Attorney

Gov. Evers’ appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of former District Attorney Gary King.

Gov. Evers Announces Upgraded Bond Ratings for State of Wisconsin, State Continues to Make Economic Rebounds
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Upgraded Bond Ratings for State of Wisconsin, State Continues to Make Economic Rebounds

Multiple ratings agencies upgrade Wisconsin's bond rating based on state's strong fiscal performance under Evers Administration

Gov. Evers Appoints David Patton as Wood County Coroner
Press Release

Gov. Evers Appoints David Patton as Wood County Coroner

This appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Scott Brehm, effective May 15, 2021.  

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Republican bill creates new legal definition of riot, and a new felony charge for rioting.

DHS Urges Vaccination as Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Gains Full FDA Approval
Press Release

DHS Urges Vaccination as Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Gains Full FDA Approval

Vaccination also encouraged under EUA for children ages 12 to 15, and for an additional dose in people who are immunocompromised

Gov. Evers Honors Wisconsin National Guard’s Role in COVID-19 Response
Press Release

Gov. Evers Honors Wisconsin National Guard’s Role in COVID-19 Response

The work of the Wisconsin National Guard in this pandemic saved thousands of lives,” said Evers.

Gov. Evers Visits Fort McCoy, Evers Administration Delivers Diapers, Clothing to Afghan Individuals, Families
AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce Outside Counsel for Potential PFAS Claims
Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees
Press Release

Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

Back in the News: Kleefisch Calls Democrats ‘Pure Evil’
Back in the News

Kleefisch Calls Democrats ‘Pure Evil’

Former Lt. Governor and Republican candidate for governor appealing to far right?

New grant programs can help Milwaukee build long-term economic sustainability
Press Release

New grant programs can help Milwaukee build long-term economic sustainability

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

Liberal groups file in federal court, conservative group asks state Supreme Court to act.

WisGOP Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Kenosha Violence
Gov. Evers Announces $250 Million for New Grant Programs to Help Wisconsin Communities Rebound and Build Long-Term Economic Recovery
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $250 Million for New Grant Programs to Help Wisconsin Communities Rebound and Build Long-Term Economic Recovery

Neighborhood Investment Fund and Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment grant programs will provide funding for transformational projects

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin Vaccinators Have Administered 6 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin Vaccinators Have Administered 6 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 50 percent of Wisconsinites have completed their vaccine series

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Gov. Evers announces incentive payment. And FDA issues full authorization for Pfizer's vaccine.

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

Still dealing with fallout from police shooting, protests, killing of protestors.

Gov. Evers Launches $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program to Encourage Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated
Press Release

Gov. Evers Launches $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program to Encourage Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated

Wisconsinites will receive $100 by getting vaccinated now through September 6

Republicans Resist State Help for Afghan Refugees

Republicans Resist State Help for Afghan Refugees

Testin raises concerns over resettling refugees at Fort McCoy, Tiffany opposes plan.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting
Press Release

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

WisGOP Elects Paul Farrow as Chairman
GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

Fighting to retain Walker appointee as Natural Resources Board chair after his term expired.

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

Public officials and advocates partner to support proposals to lower healthcare costs.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Trade Data Report Showing Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Rebound
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Trade Data Report Showing Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Rebound

Exports continue to bounce back strong in first six months of 2021, state sees a more than 18 percent growth compared to 2020

Gov. Evers Appoints Tim Sheehy as Chair of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board
AG Kaul Announces Conclusion of Review of Sexual Assault Cases Previously Investigated by the Wisconsin National Guard
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Highlighting $50 Million in New Funding for Wisconsin Farmers
Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce Rail Project to Help Spur $10 Million Investment, 40 New Jobs in Walworth County
Murphy’s Law: Police Were Defunded Before George Floyd
Murphy’s Law

Police Were Defunded Before George Floyd

253 municipalities in state cut police funding in 2019 for budget reasons, report finds.

Campaign Cash: Natural Resources Board Chair Supports Republicans
Campaign Cash

Natural Resources Board Chair Supports Republicans

Fred Prehn, Walker appointee who refuses to step down, gave $35.000 to GOP candidates.

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Fred Prehn’s six-year term expired May 1. AG argues governor can remove him.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $50 Million to Support Wisconsin Farmers, Agriculture Industry
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $50 Million to Support Wisconsin Farmers, Agriculture Industry

New direct aid initiative comes after governor distributed $50 million through Farm Support Program last year

AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit to Remove Frederick Prehn from Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Afghanistan and Refugee Reception at Fort McCoy
Evers Signs Bill Getting Tough On Crimes Against Elderly

Evers Signs Bill Getting Tough On Crimes Against Elderly

Longer sentences for elder abuse, other crimes against those 60 or older.

Walker, Rick Scott Campaign Against Biden

Walker, Rick Scott Campaign Against Biden

Republican event in Hales Corners warns of inflation, setting tone for 2022 election.

State To Get $79 Million for Electric Charging Stations

State To Get $79 Million for Electric Charging Stations

Federal infrastructure bill will move state 'much more rapidly' to electric vehicles, DOT secretary says.

Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Natural Resources Board decision to increase quota ignores science, federal treaty rights, tribes charge.

MKE County: Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee
MKE County

Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee

An historic first. But six retired judges must act fast to create new legislative maps.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 608 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered at Wisconsin State Fair
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 608 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered at Wisconsin State Fair

On-site vaccination clinic brings COVID-19 vaccines and free cream puffs to many during Wisconsin State Fair

Gov. Evers Provides Update on More than $4.5 Billion in Pandemic Relief and Recovery Investments
Press Release

Gov. Evers Provides Update on More than $4.5 Billion in Pandemic Relief and Recovery Investments

Pandemic-relief investments target infrastructure, tourism, workforce, other key areas to ensure economic recovery

GOP Bill Gives Payments to Workers Quitting Over Vaccination Requirements

GOP Bill Gives Payments to Workers Quitting Over Vaccination Requirements

Anyone who quits a job over vaccine requirements to receive unemployment benefits under Republican backed legislation.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 50 Percent of Wisconsinites Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 50 Percent of Wisconsinites Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Gov. Evers, DHS urge those eligible who have not gotten the vaccine to do so as soon as possible

State Dems File First 2021 Redistricting Lawsuit

State Dems File First 2021 Redistricting Lawsuit

Suit argues a federal court should draw new legislative map

Op Ed: It’s Time to Reclaim Wisconsin’s Legacy of Water Protection
Op Ed

It’s Time to Reclaim Wisconsin’s Legacy of Water Protection

PFAS, nitrates and lead stand in the way of our right to clean water.

Evers Considering Vaccine Mandate for State Employees

Evers Considering Vaccine Mandate for State Employees

The governor expressed support for private sector mask, vaccine mandates.

Statement on Redistricting Lawsuit Filed in Wisconsin Today
Gov. Evers Announces Vaccine Clinics, Encourages State Workers and Families to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Vaccine Clinics, Encourages State Workers and Families to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccination is key to protecting employees and their families from Delta variant

Redistricting Begins With Arrival of Census Data

Redistricting Begins With Arrival of Census Data

The partisan battle over the next decade's state legislative districts has begun.

State Legislature Debates Anti-Racism, Anti-Sexism Education Bills

State Legislature Debates Anti-Racism, Anti-Sexism Education Bills

Critical Race Theory discussed during debate. One bill requires instruction materials be made public.

Op Ed: Republican Lawmakers Defunding Milwaukee Police
Op Ed

Republican Lawmakers Defunding Milwaukee Police

Republican controlled Legislature refuses proposals that would provide Milwaukee with additional annual revenue.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Underscoring Critical Need to Protect Voting Rights in Wisconsin
Head of WIGOP Election Review Attends MyPillow Conspiracy Convention To Get Some Pointer
Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

DNR recommended 130 wolves for fall hunt, board approved 300.

Gov. Evers Awards $50 Million in Beyond the Classroom Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Awards $50 Million in Beyond the Classroom Grants

Includes $500,000 awarded for technical assistance to out-of-school nonprofits

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

Marquette University Law School poll also shows Evers approval holding steady.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves More than $92 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Back in the News: Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory
Back in the News

Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory

The electric vehicle company wants to sell cars directly, as opposed to Wisconsin's franchise dealer system.

Sen. Agard Unveils Marijuana Legalization Bill

Sen. Agard Unveils Marijuana Legalization Bill

Outside a dispensary in Illinois, the state lawmaker called for legalization.

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

The La Crosse Democrat was first elected in 1996.

Evers Vetoes GOP Election Bills

Evers Vetoes GOP Election Bills

Legislation would have changed election laws, including those related to absentee ballots.

Climate Change Is Already Unfolding in Wisconsin

Climate Change Is Already Unfolding in Wisconsin

The past decade was warmest, wettest on record. UN Report warns of irreversible climate change.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites
Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican Efforts to Curtail Voting
Press Release

Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican Efforts to Curtail Voting

Governor vetoes GOP bills that reflect national effort to damage democracy

The State of Politics: Thompson Resists GOP Oversight of UW-System COVID-19 Plans
The State of Politics

Thompson Resists GOP Oversight of UW-System COVID-19 Plans

Republican lawmakers passed legislation seizing final authority over UW-System COVID-19 plans.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 194 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered at Wisconsin State Fair
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 194 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered at Wisconsin State Fair

On-site vaccination clinic brings COVID-19 vaccines and free cream puffs to many during Wisconsin State Fair’s opening days

Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes Stand With ‘Defunding the Police’
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $70 Million in Grants Distributed to Wisconsin’s Lodging Industry
State Emergency Management Administrator Enters U.S. Senate Race

State Emergency Management Administrator Enters U.S. Senate Race

Darrell Williams joins the race for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Six Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Six Bills

 

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Urging Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated
Op Ed: Milwaukee Missed Golden Opportunity with Bucks Championship
Op Ed

Milwaukee Missed Golden Opportunity with Bucks Championship

A 1% sales tax would have generated new revenue for parks and public transit.

State Democratic Lawmakers Propose Campaign Finance Reforms

State Democratic Lawmakers Propose Campaign Finance Reforms

Lawmakers say they face "uphill battle" to pass bills in republican controlled Legislature.

Masking Now Required For State Employees, Regardless of Vaccination

Masking Now Required For State Employees, Regardless of Vaccination

All employees in state buildings must wear a mask. Order does not apply to schools or universities.

Strengthening Wisconsin’s Maritime Economy a Focus at Statewide Meeting
Press Release

Strengthening Wisconsin’s Maritime Economy a Focus at Statewide Meeting

Representatives of Wisconsin Ports to Address Transportation Connectivity, Freshwater Tourism, and Infrastructure Reinvestment

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

But correlation is not causation. Many Bucks fans went to other places on those nights.

Struggling for Tax Fairness
Press Release

Struggling for Tax Fairness

 

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening
Op Ed: Businesses Must Lead In Mandating Shots
Op Ed

Businesses Must Lead In Mandating Shots

Anti-vaxxers are spreading COVID-19 disease and deaths and could cause a recession.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Free Cream Puffs for Individuals Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine at Wisconsin State Fair
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Free Cream Puffs for Individuals Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine at Wisconsin State Fair

Governor, DHS, Wisconsin State Fair collaborate to host on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Wisconsin State Fair

Black Nite Remembrance Day illuminates the birthplace of local LGBTQ pride
Press Release

Black Nite Remembrance Day illuminates the birthplace of local LGBTQ pride

August 5 events to celebrate historic 1961 uprising

Public School Advocates Discuss State Budget Losses

Public School Advocates Discuss State Budget Losses

Evers says ending gerrymandering may be only way to get more education funding.

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

A total of $150 million has now been granted for tourism from ARPA funds.

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Eight candidates remain in race, including Godlewski, Lasry and Nelson.

Gov. Evers Announces $10 Million to Support Wisconsin’s Tourism Industry through Local Tourism Investment Projects
French Island Residents Face PFAS Pollution

French Island Residents Face PFAS Pollution

Island includes La Crosse airport, where fire fighting foam was used, possibly contaminating well water.

Can Health Officials Act Against Delta Variant?

Can Health Officials Act Against Delta Variant?

Court decisions, public resistance limit what state and local officials can do.

The State of Politics: Political Storm Brewing Over Redistricting
The State of Politics

Political Storm Brewing Over Redistricting

A life-or-death issue for politicians, and a call for IT geeks.

Wisconsin Submits Plans to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Press Release

Wisconsin Submits Plans to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Prevention activities, treatment programs, and recovery supports are part of Wisconsin’s proposals for American Rescue Plan Act funds

42 Wisconsin State Patrol cadets become officers at graduation ceremony
Lawmaker Wants Legislature in Charge of UW-System COVID-19 Policies

Lawmaker Wants Legislature in Charge of UW-System COVID-19 Policies

State Sen. Steve Nass proposes blocking UW-System from requiring masking or COVID-19 testing without legislative approval.

Campaign Cash: Democrats Raise 5 Times More Than GOP
Campaign Cash

Democrats Raise 5 Times More Than GOP

State Democratic Party raised $4.4 million in first half of 2021, versus $835,000 for Republican party.

Your Right to Know: State Lawmakers Want Records of Misconduct Hidden
Your Right to Know

State Lawmakers Want Records of Misconduct Hidden

Assembly members are fighting to keep personal misconduct records confidential.

Op-Ed: Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts
Op-Ed

Big Money Is Taking Over the Courts

Wealthy, right-wing interests are assaulting the integrity of the judiciary.

DNR Takes On Water Quality Issues Despite Opposition From GOP, Industry

DNR Takes On Water Quality Issues Despite Opposition From GOP, Industry

The state regulator is launching a water quality awareness campaign.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #128 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Severe Weather
Ron Johnson Once Again Votes Against Debating Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Delivering Another Blow To Wisconsin Workers and Small Businesses
Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

Legislative Session Much Ado About Nothing

School spending issue gaveled in and out. Failed veto override generates many speeches.

DNR Kicks Off Water Quality Month With Safe Water For All Campaign; Announces Panel Series
Press Release

DNR Kicks Off Water Quality Month With Safe Water For All Campaign; Announces Panel Series

Agency Working With DHS And Other Partners To Make Sure Our Water Is Safe Now And For Future Generations

Gov. Evers Statement on Special Session to Do What’s Best for Kids
Press Release

Gov. Evers Statement on Special Session to Do What’s Best for Kids

Republicans reject more than $400 million for K-12, more than $100 million for higher education

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Governor Evers’ Call for Special Session on Education
Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Environmental groups push him to act. AG says law will guide his decision.

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 101 Designating the Bart Starr Memorial Bridge in Green Bay
What They’re Saying: Wisconsin Businesses Beg for Help as Assembly Considers Veto Override
Op Ed: Scott Walker’s Right, Get Vaccinated Now
Op Ed

Scott Walker’s Right, Get Vaccinated Now

As variants cause new rise in COVID-19, more Republicans urging people to get the vaccine.

GOP Donor, Not Legislature, Announces Agenda

GOP Donor, Not Legislature, Announces Agenda

WMC reveals that surprise legislative session seeks to override Evers veto of bill slashing unemployment benefits.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?

Deal to build electric cars for Fisker may depend on yet another taxpayer giveaway.

The State of Politics: The Race Is On For Lt. Governor
The State of Politics

The Race Is On For Lt. Governor

The last time there was no incumbent, back in 2010, nine candidates ran for the position.

Americans for Prosperity Launches Robust Grassroots Thank You Campaign for Legislators’ Leadership Amid Major Budget Battle
Gov. Evers Calls Legislature into Special Session to Do What’s Best for Kids
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls Legislature into Special Session to Do What’s Best for Kids

Governor announces special session plan to put more than $400 million into K-12, more than $100 million into higher education

UW System To Offer Scholarships For Vaccinated Students

UW System To Offer Scholarships For Vaccinated Students

Goal to get 70% of students vaccinated with a lottery that awards $7,000 scholarships.

Gov. Evers Announces More than $22 Million of Public Infrastructure Grants to Wisconsin Municipalities
Op Ed: Not Too Late to Expand Medicaid
Op Ed

Not Too Late to Expand Medicaid

Will extend coverage to 91,000 more people, save taxpayers $1.3 billion.

Campaign Cash: List of Evers Supporters Is Long
Campaign Cash

List of Evers Supporters Is Long

$20,000 each from three-dozen individuals and $1 million from state Democratic Party.

Op Ed: Workforce Investments Will Support Economic Recovery
Op Ed

Workforce Investments Will Support Economic Recovery

Gov. Evers Recently Announced $130 million investment into workforce development.

State Democrats Push $15 Minimum Wage

State Democrats Push $15 Minimum Wage

Housing, retirement and baby bond proposals also included in legislative package.

Gov. Evers, Several Great Lakes States’ Governors Commend Bipartisan Collaboration in Washington to Address PFAS
Photo Gallery: Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration

Crowd estimated in excess of 100,000.

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Chair of Natural Resources Board refuses to vacate seat after term expired. Board taking up wolf hunting policy.

Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year
County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Applauds National Settlement in Opioids Lawsuits
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Celebrating Milwaukee Bucks’ Historic Securing of the NBA Championship
Gov. Evers Proclaims July 22 “Bucks in Six” Day
Back in News: Barnes Gets National Endorsements for Senate Bid
Back in News

Barnes Gets National Endorsements for Senate Bid

Endorsements by three progressive groups could help him win the party activists.

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Parade will snake through Downtown en route to Fiserv Forum.

Op Ed: Vos Misreads Me
Op Ed

Vos Misreads Me

He takes my critique of Evers’ strategy as a sign of unrest among Democrats. Wrong.

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Long-rumored run by Lt. Governor becomes official and targets Ron Johnson.

DNR Seeking Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
The State of Politics: Tax Cut Divides Democrats
The State of Politics

Tax Cut Divides Democrats

Evers and some Democratic legislators supported it. GOP hopes to gain new seats from swing-district opponents.

‘We Aren’t Lazy People’

‘We Aren’t Lazy People’

Rejoining workforce isn’t easy for some who lost jobs due to COVID-19.

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Outpacing challengers, Evers raises $5 million and Johnson $1.2 million in first half of 2021.

UWM Gets Less State Aid than Peer Schools

UWM Gets Less State Aid than Peer Schools

The university is second to last in state aid among 14 peer schools.

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Influenced by Arizona, Wisconsin has many ‘audits,' including one by a convicted felon.

Renters Struggling to Navigate Rental Assistance

Renters Struggling to Navigate Rental Assistance

Some face eviction after filing applications and waiting months to hear back.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Secretary Hughes, Local Leaders Celebrate Opening of Nexus Pharmaceuticals’ New Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie
Bill Could Reduce DNR’s Regulatory Authority Over PFAS

Bill Could Reduce DNR’s Regulatory Authority Over PFAS

Legislation would bar towns from suing polluters if they accept a cleanup grant.

Gov. Evers Applauds WHEFA for a Successful 2021 Fiscal Year Helping Wisconsin Nonprofits
Gov. Evers Signs “Ethan’s Law”
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs “Ethan’s Law”

 

Wisconsin Launches “Our Doctors” Multimedia Campaign
Press Release

Wisconsin Launches “Our Doctors” Multimedia Campaign

Features local doctors from across the state endorsing the COVID-19 vaccines

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Providing Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families, Support for Schools
Op Ed: A Bold New Environmental Call
Op Ed

A Bold New Environmental Call

"30 by 30” pushes to conserve 30% of U.S. land and ocean by 2030. Biden backs it.

ICYMI: Gov. Evers Investing $130 Million To Help Wisconsin Workers Bounce Back From Pandemic
Gov. Evers, WEDC Celebrate Heartland Produce Groundbreaking on New $29 Million Facility in Kenosha
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Celebrate Heartland Produce Groundbreaking on New $29 Million Facility in Kenosha

WEDC supports project with up to $500,000 in tax credits

Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council Announces Membership, Sets Ambitious Goals
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Airforce Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller
City Hall: Federal Funds Could Be Used for Milwaukee Universal Basic Income Program
City Hall

Federal Funds Could Be Used for Milwaukee Universal Basic Income Program

Funds would establish program infrastructure, city would still need to raise $450,000 from private donors.

Wisconsin Submits Plan to Enhance and Improve Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services
Press Release

Wisconsin Submits Plan to Enhance and Improve Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

Central to the plan are critical initiatives to strengthen the caregiving workforce left out of state budget passed by legislature

Gov. Evers Announces Groundbreaking $130 Million Investment in Workforce Solutions
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Groundbreaking $130 Million Investment in Workforce Solutions

New workforce programs build on successes and incentivize new solutions to workforce challenges

‘Governor Wins’ on State Budget?

‘Governor Wins’ on State Budget?

Experts suggest Evers will win the political spin over budget and tax cut.

Back in the News: Evers Is Flush With Cash
Back in the News

Evers Is Flush With Cash

More cash on hand than Walker had at this point in last campaign for governor.

Baldwin Pushes Plan For States Blocking Medicaid Expansion

Baldwin Pushes Plan For States Blocking Medicaid Expansion

Bill creates federal alternative for Wisconsin and 11 other states who rejected expansion.

Search Committee for UW System President Named

Search Committee for UW System President Named

19-member committee chosen by UW Regent, with emphasis on tradition of shared governance.

Court Watch: Budget Gives Judges An 11% Raise
Court Watch

Budget Gives Judges An 11% Raise

Topped by increase of $18,732 in annual salary for state Supreme Court judges.

Evers Vetoes Gun Sanctuary Bill

Evers Vetoes Gun Sanctuary Bill

And another bill postponing redistricting for local elections.

Broadband Access a Health Issue for Seniors

Broadband Access a Health Issue for Seniors

Wisconsin trails 32 states in percent of those over 65 who have access to high-speed internet.

The State of Politics: Evers Bets More Gaming Means Jobs
The State of Politics

Evers Bets More Gaming Means Jobs

Illinois, Iowa and Michigan now allow online sports betting. Wisconsin may join them.

Evers Offers GOP a Second Chance to Fund Schools

Evers Offers GOP a Second Chance to Fund Schools

Newly revised federal guidelines could take away pandemic aid to state unless education funding increased.

Evers Vetoes Bill to Help Paper Mills

Evers Vetoes Bill to Help Paper Mills

A 'gut punch,' Republican says. Using federal pandemic aid could be prohibited, Evers says.

Op Ed: Democrats Need Alternative to Evers
Op Ed

Democrats Need Alternative to Evers

His lack of imagination, lack of courage, lack of strategic thinking is just stunning.

Evers Tinkers With Tax Cut

Evers Tinkers With Tax Cut

Okays $2 billion state income tax cut but delays when it goes into effect.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Two Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Two Bills

 

Bipartisan Efforts Honor AmeriCorps Members’ Service by Exempting the Segal Education Award from State Income Tax
Statement: State transportation budget is most harmful in a decade
Press Release

Statement: State transportation budget is most harmful in a decade

Transportation advocates condemn unprecedented cuts to Milwaukee and Madison transit systems while green-lighting the unnecessary I-94 E/W highway expansion project

AARP WI frustrated but optimistic that budget proposals helping those 50-plus will be addressed by separate legislation this fall
Gov. Evers Takes Action on 16 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 16 Bills

 

Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 406, Ensures Wisconsin Businesses Continue to Bounce Back
From the White House: How Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Helps Wisconsin
Rep. Robyn Vining Will Continue Advocating for What’s Best for Wisconsin Kids & What’s Best for Our State
Senator Bradley: What changed on the border, Governor Evers?
Evers Signs State Budget

Evers Signs State Budget

GOP backed tax cut and reduced school spending survive veto.

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Budget, Including One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin History
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Budget, Including One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin History

Evers’ Budget Also Restores Two-thirds Funding Commitment to Public Schools and Additional Action Secures $100 Million in Federal Funds for Education

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Gov. Evers Signing 2021-23 Budget
Dental Medicaid increases in state budget represent Wisconsin’s first significant investment in oral health in two decades
Gov. Evers Signs One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin State History, Announces More Than $100 million in New Funding for Public Schools
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin State History, Announces More Than $100 million in New Funding for Public Schools

Governor provides more than $2 billion in individual tax relief, delivers on campaign promise to cut taxes for middle-class families by 10 percent

Local Officials Hail Opioid Settlement Funds

Local Officials Hail Opioid Settlement Funds

County executives Crowley, Farrow say resources will help fight opioid epidemic.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program Payment of Internet Bills
How Evers Could Change State Budget

How Evers Could Change State Budget

Governor’s veto power is wide ranging. Action by him expected this week.

Police Forces Use Virtual Reality Training

Police Forces Use Virtual Reality Training

Racine and Superior departments try new way to train officers to deescalate a crisis, use less force.

Op Ed: Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt
Op Ed

Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt

Initials of Public Service Commission have a second meaning: possible misconduct by Mike Huebsch.

The State of Politics: Legislature Is the Most Diverse in History
The State of Politics

Legislature Is the Most Diverse in History

Many first served as local officials, many ran small businesses, some started as Capitol staffers.

Campaign Cash: Democratic Governors Association Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Democratic Governors Association Spends Big

One of biggest spenders on elections in state, nearly $13.5 million since 2012.

Whose Vision Will Prevail In Budget Battle?

Whose Vision Will Prevail In Budget Battle?

Republicans got their way in budget rewrite, but Evers' vetoes loom.

Plan Would Permit Sports Betting

Plan Would Permit Sports Betting

At Oneida casino and properties in state. But may not boost economy much.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

Activists Say Police Reform Bills Not Enough

Activists Say Police Reform Bills Not Enough

Elected officials, policing activists say task force bills are not substantive reforms.

Milwaukee Public Museum Project Receives State Grant

Milwaukee Public Museum Project Receives State Grant

$150,000 grant supports site clearing, environmental investigation.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Emphasizing Importance Of COVID-19 Vaccine To State’s Continued Economic Recovery
Milwaukee County Leaders Applaud Action on Assembly Bill 374
Press Release

Milwaukee County Leaders Applaud Action on Assembly Bill 374

Governor’s bill signing allows for maximum amount of settlement dollars to be sent to Wisconsin counties to address the opioid epidemic

Bill Gives Local Governments Opioid Settlement Money

Bill Gives Local Governments Opioid Settlement Money

Some provisions of bill give Legislature more authority over settlement funds.

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

Lawmakers cut billions from the Governor's budget.

Gov. Evers, Oneida Nation Chairman Hill Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
WisGOP Statement on Passage of the Wisconsin Budget
City Groups Receive Coastal Grants

City Groups Receive Coastal Grants

More than $113,000 in grants for a canoe-kayak trail map app, river cleanup and bicycle trail study.

Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 173
Press Release

Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 173

 

Evers Vetoes Cut In Unemployment Pay

Evers Vetoes Cut In Unemployment Pay

Republican bill backed by business lobbyists targeted supplemental pay to unemployed.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Assembly Bill 374
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Passage of Assembly Bill 68
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Passage of Assembly Bill 68

“We Had the Opportunity to Pass a Budget That Worked for Everyone… This Was Not That Budget”

What Democrats Got In GOP Budget

What Democrats Got In GOP Budget

Long list of proposals killed or altered in final Assembly bill. Yet four Democrats voted for it.

Sen. Chris Larson on State Budget Vote: “Republicans Choose the Wealthy Few Over You”
WisGOP Statement on Tony Evers’ Refusal to Address the Labor Crisis
Transportation: Buses Returning To Full Capacity
Transportation

Buses Returning To Full Capacity

All county buildings also return to full capacity. But masks still required on buses and in buildings.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Class Warfare
Murphy’s Law

Republican Class Warfare

It hurts their own voters in Wisconsin. How do they get away with it?

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

Derrick Van Orden, opposing Ron Kind, accused of attending Capitol Riot, getting pandemic relief he criticized.

Republicans on JFC Reject Governor Evers’ Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal in State Budget in Advance of Vote in Assembly
Murphy’s Law: Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate
Murphy’s Law

Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate

Why has that description become so controversial?

Clerk Christenson and Supervisor Czarnezki Call on Governor Evers to Veto Undemocratic Redistricting Bill
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Gender-Neutral Language Options for Parents to be Added to Wisconsin Birth Certificates
The State of Politics: Tax Cut Has Democrats Playing Defense
The State of Politics

Tax Cut Has Democrats Playing Defense

Republican proposed tax cut is huge, historic. But benefits skew toward the wealthy.

Gov. Evers Announces $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

More than 20% of households lack internet access in 8 counties, 20% lack computers in some counties.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Push for Tax Cut
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Push for Tax Cut

Big donor business lobbyist groups want big handout: $200 million tax cut.

Gov. Evers Appoints Yadira Rein as Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Critical New Relief for the Tourism and Entertainment Industries
Legislature Grabs Power Over Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

Legislature Grabs Power Over Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

Bill passed with no discussion. Unconstitutional power grab, opponents say.

GOP Plan Cuts Business Property Taxes

GOP Plan Cuts Business Property Taxes

But provision of plan also gives Legislature more power over local governments' revenue.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $140 Million for Wisconsin’s Tourism and Entertainment Industries
Bill Makes State a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

Bill Makes State a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

With less regulation of guns. One of several Republican bills Evers likely to veto.

Murphys Law: Music Venues Still Await Pandemic Aid
Murphys Law

Music Venues Still Await Pandemic Aid

Summerfest got $10 million in federal funding. The Pabst and thousands of other groups: nothing.

Gov. Evers Appoints Emily Hynek as Jackson County District Attorney
Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Evers asked to respond to report that states vulnerable to ‘massive’ Nigerian fraud scheme.

Gov. Evers Expresses Disappointment After Assembly Fails to Adopt Bipartisan Amendment Supporting Verso, Park Falls Paper Mills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Expresses Disappointment After Assembly Fails to Adopt Bipartisan Amendment Supporting Verso, Park Falls Paper Mills

Failure to adopt amendment proposed by bipartisan coalition jeopardizes federal funds, paper mill support

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

And proposal cutting funding to municipalities that reduce police funding.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Bipartisan Policing Changes Legislation
Op Ed: New UW Regents Chair Faces Challenges
Op Ed

New UW Regents Chair Faces Challenges

Top issue: search for UW system president to replace Tommy Thompson.

Governor Evers, DHS Announce Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Support for Schools
Press Release

Governor Evers, DHS Announce Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Support for Schools

COVID-19 testing services are now available for the 2021-2022 school year

Gov. Evers Announces NOAA Designation for National Marine Sanctuary Off Coast of Lake Michigan Advances
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces NOAA Designation for National Marine Sanctuary Off Coast of Lake Michigan Advances

National Marine Sanctuary to preserve historical shipwrecks and promote education and tourism

School Officials, Families Blast GOP Budget

School Officials, Families Blast GOP Budget

Republican legislators’ proposal keeps school funding flat for two years.

GOP Budget Fails Wisconsin Children – Needs Veto
MKE County: State Funding Vital to Milwaukee Public Museum Accreditation
MKE County

State Funding Vital to Milwaukee Public Museum Accreditation

$40 million in state funding will help museum meet goals laid out by accreditation commission

Bill Changes School Transfer Rules for Athletes

Bill Changes School Transfer Rules for Athletes

No more waiting period after students transfer for athletics, if legislation passes.

Op Ed: GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt
Op Ed

GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down suit. Meanwhile, Vos and and state GOP obstruct Medicaid expansion.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former State Representative Ann Hraychuck
The State of Politics: Why Do Politicians Become Lobbyists?
The State of Politics

Why Do Politicians Become Lobbyists?

Elected-jobs aren't forever, and lobbyists help guide elected officials through the revolving door separating politics and lobbying.

School Funding Increase Actually a Property Tax Cut

School Funding Increase Actually a Property Tax Cut

GOP approved school aid will replace local property tax money, keep school funding flat.

GOP Tax Cuts Benefit Wisconsin’s Wealthiest 25%

GOP Tax Cuts Benefit Wisconsin’s Wealthiest 25%

75% of state's households get less than $7 a week on average from proposed tax cuts.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Two Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Two Bills

 

State Legislature Passes Policing Bills

State Legislature Passes Policing Bills

The governor called on lawmakers to pass additional policing reform legislation.

Republican Lawmakers Advance $3.4 Billion Tax Cut

Republican Lawmakers Advance $3.4 Billion Tax Cut

State legislators propose cuts to income, property and business taxes.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Juneteenth Flag at State Capitol for Second Year in a Row
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Awarded $3 Million for Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Expansion
WisGOP Statement on Legislature Republicans’ Tax Cut
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Juneteenth
Budget Committee Approves Healthcare Spending Increase

Budget Committee Approves Healthcare Spending Increase

State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee cuts governor's budget for aging, disability services.

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

Legislation would bar transgender women from playing on female athletic teams.

Op Ed: Republicans Running On Resentment
Op Ed

Republicans Running On Resentment

They are betting voters would rather see less for poor people than more for everyone.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in California v. Texas
Gov. Tony Evers Proclaims June 21-27 Pollinator Week
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers Proclaims June 21-27 Pollinator Week

Take Action To Help Bees & Butterflies

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Votes against Speaker’s Task Force Police “Reform” Bills
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Votes against Speaker’s Task Force Police “Reform” Bills

“A Rigged Process Produced Rigged Results”

Legislators Approve $125 Million for Broadband Expansion

Legislators Approve $125 Million for Broadband Expansion

But Gov. Evers allocated money for it. Republican proposal uses borrowed money.

Rep. Sanfelippo Calls For National Guard To Patrol City

Rep. Sanfelippo Calls For National Guard To Patrol City

Suburban Republican cites crime, calls it a “war zone,” demands Gov. Evers act.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Rep. Sanfelippo’s Call to Send National Guard to Milwaukee
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Rep. Sanfelippo’s Call to Send National Guard to Milwaukee

“I Hope that Rep. Sanfelippo Joins Us in Supporting Evidence-Based Approaches”

Can We Please Discuss Criminal Justice Reform?

Can We Please Discuss Criminal Justice Reform?

Democratic legislators plead with Republicans, who cut off any attempt to discuss reforms.

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

Business leaders, faith groups and the disabled oppose bills creating barriers to voting.

Environmental Groups Seek to Intervene in PFAS Case

Environmental Groups Seek to Intervene in PFAS Case

State’s largest business group challenges DNR’s authority to require testing for toxic pollutant.

The Fix to GOP K-12 Budget Woes Rests in BadgerCare Expansion
Press Release

The Fix to GOP K-12 Budget Woes Rests in BadgerCare Expansion

Dem Motion to Expand BadgerCare Could Secure $2.3 Billion for Schools

Sign Senate Bill 41 / Assembly Bill 59 for Equal Education Access for WI Families
Wisconsin Ranked Among Best States for Jobs Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers’ Leadership
Press Release

Wisconsin Ranked Among Best States for Jobs Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers’ Leadership

WalletHub Ranks Wisconsin 11th for Best States for Jobs, 8th for Job Market

Wisconsin Republicans Join Disgraced Ex-Governor On Conspiracy-Driven Trip to Arizona Audit Site
Tony Evers Lies on Kenosha Record
Gov. Evers announces WisDOT grant for Milton jobs
Press Release

Gov. Evers announces WisDOT grant for Milton jobs

Rail project will help chocolate factory receive ingredients

The State of Politics: Surplus Leaves Evers, Legislators Even Further Divided
The State of Politics

Surplus Leaves Evers, Legislators Even Further Divided

Unprecedented $4.4 billion surplus is huge opportunity. But for what?

Budget Surplus Offers ‘Golden Opportunity’

Budget Surplus Offers ‘Golden Opportunity’

Report details how $4.4 billion state surplus could be used to improve Wisconsin.

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

Gets PSC approval, joining four other utilities in state creating programs for electric car owners.

Rushed Redistricting Bill Drafted In March

Rushed Redistricting Bill Drafted In March

No author listed for bill, but drafting notes show it was requested by Robin Vos.

Assembly Leaders Accused of ‘Systemic Racism’

Assembly Leaders Accused of ‘Systemic Racism’

Republicans use racist retaliation, punish free speech, Democratic legislators charge.

Republican Plan Loses $2.3 Billion for Schools

Republican Plan Loses $2.3 Billion for Schools

State lawmakers slashed education funding below federal minimum requirements.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Joshua D. Fedie of the Boscobel Fire Department
GOP Lawmakers Cut Evers’ Public Land Funding

GOP Lawmakers Cut Evers’ Public Land Funding

Stewardship program funds the purchase of land for public use, recreation.

Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit Construction Beginning Soon
Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit Construction Beginning Soon

The Milwaukee County Transit System held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the long planned project.

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit
Press Release

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit

GOP Legislators Head to “Observe” the Arizona Election Circus While School Funding Remains at Risk and Budget Unfinished

State Senate Debates Anti-Defund Police Bill

State Senate Debates Anti-Defund Police Bill

Bill cuts state aid to cities at same level as any reductions in law enforcement spending.

GOP Lawmakers End Weekly Unemployment Boost

GOP Lawmakers End Weekly Unemployment Boost

State legislature votes to end $300 federal supplement. Governor Evers could veto.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Celebrating State’s Continued Economic Recovery, Bounce Back from COVID-19
Eyes on Milwaukee: Cafe Planned Along Beerline Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cafe Planned Along Beerline Trail

Plus: State approves Interstate 43 changes to accommodate trail expansion.

Another Fib about the Big Lie
Statement: Proposed state transportation budget will unnecessarily expand I-94 and leave transit riders in the dust
Press Release

Statement: Proposed state transportation budget will unnecessarily expand I-94 and leave transit riders in the dust

Transportation advocates call for more action before the budget heads to Gov. Evers’ desk

Online Tool Can Clear Criminal, Evictions Records

Online Tool Can Clear Criminal, Evictions Records

Advocacy groups create Legal Tune Up to easily check if records can be removed from data bases.

Legislators Pushed to Revise Schools Budget

Legislators Pushed to Revise Schools Budget

Congressional Democrats warn that Republican budget could lose state $1.5 billion in federal aid.

State Now Projects $4.4 Billion Windfall

State Now Projects $4.4 Billion Windfall

Fiscal bureau projects far more tax revenue than expected for 2021-2023.

GOP Legislators Approve $1.5 Billion Construction Budget

GOP Legislators Approve $1.5 Billion Construction Budget

$1 billion less than Evers budget for state, UW System projects.

Wisconsin Re-Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign
Press Release

Wisconsin Re-Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign

Encourages People to Get Vaccinated to Protect Themselves and Their Communities from COVID-19

Why Is There A Worker Shortage?

Why Is There A Worker Shortage?

Employers disagree, but big decline in child care centers could be a key issue.

Rushed Redistricting Plan Criticized

Rushed Redistricting Plan Criticized

Could a mysterious bill keep Republican gerrymandering in place until 2024?

City Hall: Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates
City Hall

Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates

Fair warning to drivers, who haven't had to renew license plates since COVID-19 health order issued.

UW System President Thompson statement on budget lapse elimination
Rep. Hintz: Statement on Wisconsin’s Continued Recovery
Gov. Evers Celebrates Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Recovery, Bounce Back from Coronavirus Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers Celebrates Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Recovery, Bounce Back from Coronavirus Pandemic

As Wisconsin economy rebounds, ranks among the best in the nation for shots in arms and low unemployment rate, governor reverses FY 20-21 lapses

Governor Evers approves I-43 bridge improvements in Milwaukee County
Marquette Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

Marquette Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

Beloit College and Lawrence University will also require vaccinations.

Can We Talk About Marijuana? Democrats Ask

Can We Talk About Marijuana? Democrats Ask

GOP legislative leader won’t allow a vote or even discussion of medical marijuana.

Americans for Prosperity Activates its Grassroots to Combat Gov. Evers’ Proposed Venture Capital Fund
Conversion therapy executive order in the best interest of Wisconsin youth
Press Release

Conversion therapy executive order in the best interest of Wisconsin youth

Joint statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

The State of Politics: First State Budget Veto In 90 Years?
The State of Politics

First State Budget Veto In 90 Years?

Tony Evers threatens to become first governor since 1931 to veto entire budget.

Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Speech at state Democratic convention touts education spending and new Foxconn contract.

UW Regents Elect First Native American President

UW Regents Elect First Native American President

Edmund Manydeeds is new president of UW System Board of Regents.

DWD Seeks Input on Draft Request for Proposals
Press Release

DWD Seeks Input on Draft Request for Proposals

Draft will be used to contract for Unemployment Insurance System Modernization Project

In the Republican-Controlled Joint Finance Committee, Rational Cannabis Policy Goes Up in Smoke
With state of emergency winding down, enforcement of expired vehicle registrations must ramp up
Press Release

With state of emergency winding down, enforcement of expired vehicle registrations must ramp up

Joint statement from Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Michael J. Murphy

GOP Lawmakers Reject Unemployment System Improvements

GOP Lawmakers Reject Unemployment System Improvements

Republicans in State Legislature vote down $15 million to fix unemployment system.

Data Wonk: Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote
Data Wonk

Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote

Against foundation grants to improve elections even in GOP-leaning districts.

Tony Evers Tunes Out Wisconsin Business Owners
Press Release

Tony Evers Tunes Out Wisconsin Business Owners

Evers Declares That Outcry From Businesses Isn’t Enough “Proof” of a Workforce Problem

9 Takeaways on Local Marijuana Laws

9 Takeaways on Local Marijuana Laws

City and county moving toward reform but arrests and convictions still happening.

Are Employers ‘Competing With The Couch’?

Are Employers ‘Competing With The Couch’?

GOP legislators say jobless benefits causing worker shortage. Studies don’t back them up.

Evers Says Full Budget Veto Possible

Evers Says Full Budget Veto Possible

Calls Republican school spending plan an “insult to kids.”

Murphy’s Law: How Vos Pushes The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

How Vos Pushes The Big Lie

Claiming election irregularities, undermining election officials, hiring a GOP expert in smears.

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Thwarting voters’ choice by refusing to approve Evers appointees to boards, commissions.

Gov. Evers Announces Rainbow Pride Flag to be Flown Statewide in Celebration of Pride Month
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Rainbow Pride Flag to be Flown Statewide in Celebration of Pride Month

Governor signs executive orders directing state agencies to use gender-neutral language, prohibiting use of state and federal funds for conversion therapy

Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin is June 2
Gov. Evers Celebrates National Dairy Month
Op Ed: GOP Is The Pain-and-Suffering Party
Op Ed

GOP Is The Pain-and-Suffering Party

Led by Robin Vos, Republicans repeatedly back policies causing poverty, sickness and death.

Bill Hikes Penalties for Crimes Against “Elders”

Bill Hikes Penalties for Crimes Against “Elders”

Hasher punishment for crimes against those 60 or older, but cost of bill unknown.

Dam Safety Awareness Day Spotlights Critical Infrastructure And Recreation Safety
Press Release

Dam Safety Awareness Day Spotlights Critical Infrastructure And Recreation Safety

Recreate Safely Near Dams By Following Safety Tips

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day
Education Dept. Confirms, WI GOP Throwing Away $1.5 Billion in Federal Aid for Education
Republicans Slash Evers Education Budget

Republicans Slash Evers Education Budget

Reduction in spending could mean state loses $1.5 billion in federal pandemic relief funding for education.

GOP Budget Lifts UW Tuition Freeze

GOP Budget Lifts UW Tuition Freeze

Committee votes to end tuition freeze on undergraduate students maintained for 8 years.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Maj. Gen. James G. Blaney
Evers Credited for Budget Surplus

Evers Credited for Budget Surplus

Federal stimulus money, new Foxconn contract, Evers call for state agency cuts all credited by nonpartisan analysis.

Op Ed: After a Year of Protests What’s Changed?
Op Ed

After a Year of Protests What’s Changed?

One year after George Floyd’s death little has changed in Wisconsin.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

Marty Walsh visits building trades and manufacturing trainees, hears from immigrant rights advocates.

MKE County: County Wants Zero Youth in State Juvenile Prisons
MKE County

County Wants Zero Youth in State Juvenile Prisons

Milwaukee County is attempting to have zero Milwaukee youth in state facilities by the end of 2021.

Advocates, Opponents Clash Over Transgender Athletics Bills

Advocates, Opponents Clash Over Transgender Athletics Bills

Legislation would ban transgender girls and women from playing on female athletics teams.

Building Commission Approves Nearly $87 Million in Projects in Wisconsin
Press Release

Building Commission Approves Nearly $87 Million in Projects in Wisconsin

Projects include nearly $66 million approved for Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center expansion

Wisconsin Senate President Chris Kapenga Threatens Education Funding
GOP Legislators Refuse Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

GOP Legislators Refuse Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

The Republican-controlled Senate and Assembly both adjourn sessions without debate or votes.

Gov. Evers Blasts Republicans for Playing Politics with Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery
Press Release

Gov. Evers Blasts Republicans for Playing Politics with Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery

Republicans gavel out of special session in seconds, reject plan to expand BadgerCare, invest $1 billion into economic development projects and initiatives in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

Evers Appoints New Natural Resources Board Members, But Chair Won’t Leave

Evers Appoints New Natural Resources Board Members, But Chair Won’t Leave

The current chair won't leave until the Senate confirms his replacement, already appointed by the governor.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Public Pension System is 100% Funded
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Public Pension System is 100% Funded

The fund, managed by the Department of Employee Trust Funds, is ranked among the best in the nation.

Rep. Tony Kurtz and Sen. Howard Marklein Disappointed in Governor’s Political Games in Reedsburg
Press Release

Rep. Tony Kurtz and Sen. Howard Marklein Disappointed in Governor’s Political Games in Reedsburg

Legislators given 59 minutes of notice for press conference about pork barrel project

GOP Lawmakers Cut Evers’ Special Ed Funding Proposal

GOP Lawmakers Cut Evers’ Special Ed Funding Proposal

Republican state legislators reduce special education reimbursement in budget proposal.

Legislature Considering Bills Restricting Transgender Athletes

Legislature Considering Bills Restricting Transgender Athletes

Legislation would ban transgender women and girls from participating in athletics on female teams.

Gov. Evers Proclaims 529 College Savings Plan Day
Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

Participating businesses to receive $5,000; grant program to help up to 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses

WHEDA awarded Emergency Housing Vouchers by HUD
Press Release

WHEDA awarded Emergency Housing Vouchers by HUD

Property owners asked to submit interest forms

Gov. Evers Acts on Seventeen Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Acts on Seventeen Bills

 

Bill Gives Union Rights to UW Health Staff

Bill Gives Union Rights to UW Health Staff

Nurses demand collective bargaining rights, but GOP legislators may balk at overriding Act 10.

Republicans Gut Housing, Homeless Aid

Republicans Gut Housing, Homeless Aid

Finance committee rejects Evers' proposals, legislator calls it “embarrassing.”

Conservation voters urge expansion of clean water protections
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine of the United States Army Who Lost His Life in the Korean War 
Legislators Reinstate Work Search Rule

Legislators Reinstate Work Search Rule

On party line vote Republicans add work search requirement for those getting unemployment benefits.

Evers Revises Plan to Expand Medicaid

Evers Revises Plan to Expand Medicaid

Will Republican legislators turn down “projects in their own districts”?

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Call for BadgerCare Expansion Special Session
College Debts Hit State’s Black Borrowers

College Debts Hit State’s Black Borrowers

Average Black graduate owes $25,000 more for student loans than white graduates.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Expand Access to Healthcare, Invest $1 Billion Into State’s Economic Recovery
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Expand Access to Healthcare, Invest $1 Billion Into State’s Economic Recovery

Governor's proposal calls for reinvesting BadgerCare expansion cost savings into economic development projects across the state

GOP Legislators Target Jobless Pay

GOP Legislators Target Jobless Pay

Bill restores work-search requirement, ends supplemental pandemic aid to unemployed.

State Home Sales Up 15% Over Spring 2020

State Home Sales Up 15% Over Spring 2020

Increasing sales despite huge drop in number of homes on the market.

Murphy’s Law: Evers Will Run For Reelection
Murphy’s Law

Evers Will Run For Reelection

But will Barnes be his running mate? If not, who will Evers pick?

Rebecca Kleefisch and Legislative Republicans Call For Ripping Away Unemployment Benefits from Struggling Wisconsinites
Capitol Rally For Nonpartisan Redistricting

Capitol Rally For Nonpartisan Redistricting

Advocates push plan modeled on Iowa’s non-partisan system.

DNR Hosts Virtual Listening Sessions On PFAS Contamination In Marinette & Peshtigo On May 19
Keeping Wisconsin’s restaurants open for business
Press Release

Keeping Wisconsin’s restaurants open for business

Small Business Administration offers emergency funding to help hospitality businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Democrats Close Out Tax Day With Massive Spending Increases, Tax Hikes
Josh Kaul Looks the Other Way on Workplace Abuse, Discrimination Within DOJ
Press Release

Josh Kaul Looks the Other Way on Workplace Abuse, Discrimination Within DOJ

Kaul Refuses to Provide Answers to Victims and the Public

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Creates Office of Health Equity
Press Release

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Creates Office of Health Equity

Announces Search for Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Serve Wisconsin now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards
Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Care, Improves Health Outcomes, and Lowers Death Rates New Study Shows
Fight For Fair Maps Heats Up

Fight For Fair Maps Heats Up

Legislators, advocates and a mathematician push for nonpartisan voting districts.

About The CDC’s New Mask Guidance

About The CDC’s New Mask Guidance

It’s not ‘masks off’ for everyone, say state public health experts.

Op Ed: Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots
Op Ed

Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots

Senate and Assembly bills would make Wisconsin a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

Wisconsin Republicans Who Voted Against Aid For Constituents Now Call For Cutting Unemployment Benefits Too
State Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Rule Change

State Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Rule Change

GOP backed lawsuit wanted all redistricting legal challenges to be heard by supreme court.

Bill Would Ban UW-System Vaccine Requirements

Bill Would Ban UW-System Vaccine Requirements

Two GOP lawmakers want to prohibit public campuses from requiring COVID-19 vaccine.

More Transparency Failures From Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

More Transparency Failures From Gov. Tony Evers

Gov. Evers Refuses to Share Plans for Spending Federal Aid With Joint Finance Committee

Dems Object to GOP Slashing State Budget Provisions

Dems Object to GOP Slashing State Budget Provisions

Sen. LaTonya Johnson challenges cuts to Black History Museum.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Orders Flags to Half-Staff
Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County

Rural residents, businesses will test Starlink service

State’s COVID-19 Stimulus Cut by $700 Million

State’s COVID-19 Stimulus Cut by $700 Million

Gov. Evers said state will still prioritize small business with federal funds.

Wisconsin Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 12-15
Press Release

Wisconsin Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 12-15

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine deemed safe and effective

Murphy’s Law: Bill Punishes Milwaukee, Madison
Murphy’s Law

Bill Punishes Milwaukee, Madison

GOP bill backed by Lena Taylor gives police power in FPC disciplinary actions of cops.

Op Ed: Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution
Op Ed

Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution

Walker, Ryan, Priebus pushed business-friendly policies. The result: an abysmal failure.

Legislature Passes Many Bills

Legislature Passes Many Bills

Full agenda on Tuesday of mostly partisan legislation, much of it heading for governor’s veto.

DNR Announces $385,000 In Funding To Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions
State, Cities Can Start Spending Federal Money

State, Cities Can Start Spending Federal Money

Federal government releases guidelines on $350 billion in pandemic relief funds.

Bill Would Limit Police Chokeholds

Bill Would Limit Police Chokeholds

But not a total ban. Bipartisan legislation supported by Sen. Lena Taylor.

Nurses Call For Union Rights at Capitol Rally

Nurses Call For Union Rights at Capitol Rally

'We were deeply betrayed at all levels of power while drowning in... dying patients.’

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice

Expected to be right-wing stalwart, he takes turns siding with Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives.

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Milwaukee FPC Bans All Chokeholds

Commission scraps policy allowing chokeholds in deadly force situations when "all other options and tactics" are exhausted.

GOP Report Proposes Regionalized UW-System

GOP Report Proposes Regionalized UW-System

Interim system President Thompson doesn't support regional consolidation of university functions.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Necessity of Enhanced Violence Prevention Funding & Community  Collaborations
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Necessity of Enhanced Violence Prevention Funding & Community Collaborations

“I am Committed to Fighting for Necessary and Lifesaving Investments in our Youth and Communities to Collaborate”

Private School Voucher Costs Rising

Private School Voucher Costs Rising

GOP-controlled Legislature backs further voucher expansion in biennial budget.

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

The group and other activists also protested the elimination of tuition aid for immigrant students.

Peshtigo Residents Faced “Massive” PFAS Contamination

Peshtigo Residents Faced “Massive” PFAS Contamination

Struggling with after effects of dangerous "forever chemicals."

Supervisor Sumner Calls for Keeping Great Lakes Erosion Control Loan Program in State Budget
Wisconsin Republicans Slash Gov. Tony Evers’ Liberal Wish List
Republicans Cut Billions from Evers’ Budget Proposal

Republicans Cut Billions from Evers’ Budget Proposal

Medicaid expansion, marijuana legalization and unemployment reform all gone.

Unemployment Tax Break Bill Muddied by Partisan Conflict

Unemployment Tax Break Bill Muddied by Partisan Conflict

GOP amendment would take control of COVID-19 relief funds away from governor.

Republicans Turn their Back on Wisconsinites with Budget Votes
Press Release

Republicans Turn their Back on Wisconsinites with Budget Votes

With Republican led votes to strip nearly 300 provisions from the budget, the people of Wisconsin lose out on life-changing and life-saving provisions

WisDems Release Statement on Republicans Gutting Popular, Bipartisan Policies from Gov. Evers’ Budget
Press Release

WisDems Release Statement on Republicans Gutting Popular, Bipartisan Policies from Gov. Evers’ Budget

Legislative Republicans Continue Political Games With Vote Against Medicaid Expansion, Marijuana Legalization, Clean Drinking Water

Gov. Evers Calls on Wisconsinites to Contact Their Legislators
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls on Wisconsinites to Contact Their Legislators

Republicans on Joint Finance Committee gut Badger Bounceback agenda

State Senate Considers Absentee Voting Restrictions

State Senate Considers Absentee Voting Restrictions

GOP-sponsored legislation limits drop boxes, restricts qualifying as indefinitely confined.

Gov. Evers Announces WisDOT Grant for Job Growth in Marinette
Op Ed: GOP Legislators Push Mexican Border Wall
Op Ed

GOP Legislators Push Mexican Border Wall

Including a video. With music. 'Trump wall’ better than 'Obama wall.’

Americans For Prosperity – Wisconsin’s Statement on Forthcoming JFC Action on Gov. Evers’s Budget
High Time to Support Cannabis Legalization
Press Release

High Time to Support Cannabis Legalization

GOP set to strip out cannabis legalization from the governor’s proposal tomorrow

28 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants
City Hall: Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge
City Hall

Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge

After 22 police calls, $26,500 in COVID-19 fines and many neighbor complaints, council votes to shut down bar.

Gov. Evers Grants 18 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 192
Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Outagamie County Exec and Democratic challenger to Ron Johnson is strongly pro-labor.

Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Harris tours UWM Clean Energy Laboratories, promotes infrastructure spending.

Underly Announces Transition Team

Underly Announces Transition Team

New state school superintendent promises “more offense, less defense."

GOP Sends Mixed Message To Evers

GOP Sends Mixed Message To Evers

Republican legislators trash his budget, then ask to meet with him.

Gov. Evers Appoints Three Members to DATCP Board
MKE County: County Faces Financial Disaster
MKE County

County Faces Financial Disaster

By 2027 structural deficit will leave zero dollars to spend on parks, transit, other local services.

Republicans Continue to Show their True Colors with Upcoming Budget Plans: The Time for Action is Now
Press Release

Republicans Continue to Show their True Colors with Upcoming Budget Plans: The Time for Action is Now

With the Joint Finance Committee planning to vote to remove 280 policy provisions, Republicans show Wisconsinites are not their top priority

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

Op Ed: Republicans Support Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Republicans Support Medicaid Expansion

More and more do. Robin Vos could learn from them and from state’s history.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Governments Getting $19.9 Billion In Federal Aid
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Governments Getting $19.9 Billion In Federal Aid

New report warns: how state and local governments spend it could create later 'fiscal cliff.'

Op Ed: Every Worker Deserves a Safe Workplace
Op Ed

Every Worker Deserves a Safe Workplace

Governor’s budget includes provisions to help workers, enhance workers compensation.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Shooting at Oneida Casino Complex
GOP Will Kill Hundreds of Evers Proposals

GOP Will Kill Hundreds of Evers Proposals

Republican legislators will trash governor’s budget and remove $1.6 billion in federal funding.

Utilities Spending $649 Million on State’s Largest Solar Project

Utilities Spending $649 Million on State’s Largest Solar Project

WEC Energy Group and MGE buying 465-megawatt Koshkonong Solar project.

Evers Makes New Appointments to UW Board of Regents

Evers Makes New Appointments to UW Board of Regents

Three new appointees rebalance board away from Walker appointees.

DWD Announces First Recipients of New Workforce Equity Grants
Press Release

DWD Announces First Recipients of New Workforce Equity Grants

Grants are funded through a donation from the IKEA U.S. Community Foundation

Op Ed: Mass Shootings Are Not Inevitable
Op Ed

Mass Shootings Are Not Inevitable

Legislature can and must take action, with measures like uniform background checks.

Murphy’s Law: The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal

Evers new deal is a huge improvement but will still cost taxpayers $523,000 per job.

Public Testimony Backs Evers Budget

Public Testimony Backs Evers Budget

Hearings held only in state’s smaller cities but Evers budget favored 284 to 30 by speakers.

Search for UW System President Starting Soon

Search for UW System President Starting Soon

Last search, led by UW Regent Michael M. Grebe, ended in controversy and indecision.

Murphy’s Laws: The New Gerrymandering Scheme
Murphy’s Laws

The New Gerrymandering Scheme

Republicans charge taxpayers for private attorneys to defend secret legislative scheme before it’s even been created.

Rep. Hintz Applauds Stronger Mental Health Protections for Wisconsin First Responders
Gov. Evers Calls Special Election for 37th Assembly District
Evers Can Remake UW Regents Board

Evers Can Remake UW Regents Board

After 3 new appointments up in May, he will have picked majority of board.

Op Ed: Senate Leader Blocks Marijuana Reform
Op Ed

Senate Leader Blocks Marijuana Reform

Most state voters favor it. Blacks are 4.2 times more likely to be arrested for possession.

State Won’t Lose Congressional Seats

State Won’t Lose Congressional Seats

Census Bureau says Wisconsin will retain all 8 seats in U.S. House of Representatives.

Op Ed: UW System Has Aging, Rundown Buildings
Op Ed

UW System Has Aging, Rundown Buildings

UW-Madison’s Van Hise Hall crumbling. Evers, Thompson push for capital budget funding.

VACCINES IN ARMS: Wisconsin Consistently Ranks Among Top States in the Nation for Vaccine Distribution Thanks to Support from President Biden & Leadership by Governor Evers
Cannabis Backers Switch Focus to Local Laws

Cannabis Backers Switch Focus to Local Laws

‘Beating our head against the wall’ pushing Legislature to legalize pot.

The State of Politics: All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal
The State of Politics

All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal

Evers, Foxconn and Robin Vos all hail a vastly different deal.

Every driver can make construction zones safer
Press Release

Every driver can make construction zones safer

Buckle up, phone down for Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Black residents hit by 64% of curfew violations during Milwaukee’s Spring 2020 protests.

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

Blank and Mone contest legislators claim that UW system can rely on federal stimulus money.

Gov. Tony Evers’ Political Power Play
Press Release

Gov. Tony Evers’ Political Power Play

Gov. Evers Plays Politics With COVID-19 Relief... Again

Gov. Evers Acts on Five Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Acts on Five Bills

 

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

Wisconsin state and local governments have received nearly $20 billion in relief.

State Planning Small Business Recovery Grants

State Planning Small Business Recovery Grants

Evers vetoed GOP bills that would take control of federal relief funds.

Gov. Evers Pledges To Plant 75 Million Trees By 2031

Gov. Evers Pledges To Plant 75 Million Trees By 2031

Evers issues executive order to conserve 125,000 new acres of forest land.

Dem Leaders Promote Climate Action

Dem Leaders Promote Climate Action

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes advocate for budget provisions, federal spending.

Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

Participating businesses to receive $5,000; grant program to potentially help approximately 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses

Milwaukee Leaders Warn of Dire Consequences Without Additional State Aid

Milwaukee Leaders Warn of Dire Consequences Without Additional State Aid

Local government in Milwaukee will soon run out of local revenue for things like parks and public transportation.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Pledging to Conserve and Restore Forestland
Press Release

Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Pledging to Conserve and Restore Forestland

Executive order pledges state to plant 75 million trees by 2030

Evers, Democrats Push PFAS Contamination Bill

Evers, Democrats Push PFAS Contamination Bill

Democrats reintroduce bill funding testing and remediation for harmful forever chemicals.

Police Reform Task Force Unveils Proposals

Police Reform Task Force Unveils Proposals

Recommendations include a statewide use of force policy and requiring law enforcement to maintain and share disciplinary files.

Back in the News: Conservative Group Loses Suit Against Evers
Back in the News

Conservative Group Loses Suit Against Evers

Federal court rejects MacIver Institute's demand for access to governors's press briefings.

Op Ed: Republicans Throwing Away Our Money
Op Ed

Republicans Throwing Away Our Money

Their extremist policies are costing state taxpayers billions.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #111, Directs State-Managed Law Enforcement to Review and Update Use of Force Policies
Gov. Evers, State Legislators Announce Legislation to Address Statewide PFAS Contamination
Press Release

Gov. Evers, State Legislators Announce Legislation to Address Statewide PFAS Contamination

Democrats reintroduce the CLEAR Act to enact and enforce statewide PFAS standards, fund PFAS testing, monitoring, and mitigation efforts

New State COVID-19 Testing For Schools

New State COVID-19 Testing For Schools

Federally funded testing program for students and staff aims to ‘decrease disruptions in classrooms.'

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

State committee can’t agree on standard to guide police and recommend to Legislature.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Trial
Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Minneapolis cop guilty on all charges, including second degree murder of George Floyd.

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

State will provide company up to $80 million under drastically down-scaled deal.

Rep Hintz: Statement on Approval of Revised Foxconn Contract
New Foxconn and WEDC Agreement Provides Flexibility and Clarity for Renewed Tech Investments in Science and Technology Park
Gov. Evers Announces Renegotiated Foxconn Contract to Save Taxpayers $2.77 Billion
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Renegotiated Foxconn Contract to Save Taxpayers $2.77 Billion

$80 million, six-year agreement to guarantee taxpayer savings, protect local and state infrastructure investments, require job creation to receive incentives

State Restrictions Often Bar Disabled Voters

State Restrictions Often Bar Disabled Voters

Republican legislators latest proposals will make this worse.

Gov. Evers Announces $50 Million to Support Kids’ Learning Opportunities, Mental Health
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $50 Million to Support Kids’ Learning Opportunities, Mental Health

Beyond the Classroom grants help ensure access to learning opportunities and programming for school-aged kids

State Officials Push Action on PFAS

State Officials Push Action on PFAS

50 state sites polluted. Evers budget includes $20 million to fight forever chemicals.

Governor Evers, DHS Announce More Than $175 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing in Schools
Democrats Call for Virtual Joint Finance Hearing

Democrats Call for Virtual Joint Finance Hearing

Pandemic created 'significant barriers’ for many citizens who couldn’t attend in-person hearings.

New Therapy Used at Lincoln Hills

New Therapy Used at Lincoln Hills

Officials cite progress at youth prison, but reformers say it should be closed.

It’s Time for Legal Cannabis in Wisconsin
Press Release

It’s Time for Legal Cannabis in Wisconsin

Governor Evers’ budget says yes to racial equity, yes to new tax revenue from cannabis, and yes to investing in our communities

Robin Vos Must Stop Spreading Vaccine Doubts Online
Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

UW-Madison’s Ryan Owens the second Republican to enter race against Josh Kaul.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Foxconn Announcement
Evers Announces New, Smaller Foxconn Deal

Evers Announces New, Smaller Foxconn Deal

Company has failed to meet goals of original $4 billion agreement.

Gov. Evers, Foxconn Reach New Agreement
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Foxconn Reach New Agreement

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors set to review, approve agreement

Op Ed: Children’s Mental Health Care Is Crucial
Op Ed

Children’s Mental Health Care Is Crucial

6% of children have serious problems. Numbers may have risen during pandemic.

State Bonding to Help Finance Alabama Prisons

State Bonding to Help Finance Alabama Prisons

Questions about Wisconsin’s Public Finance Authority and proposed private prisons blasted as a 'golden gulag.’

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Kenosha Shooting
The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

Senate majority leader is conservative but eschews the nasty style of Robin Vos.

Evers, Advocates Discuss Justice System Reform, Legalizing Pot

Evers, Advocates Discuss Justice System Reform, Legalizing Pot

Evers budget includes major reforms and legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

‘People's Maps Commission’ can only make suggestions which Republican legislators say they will reject.

Robin Vos Agrees “100%” The Potential Loss of Food Aid Was An “Alarmist Talking Point”
Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $10,000
Press Release

Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $10,000

Scholarship Program Supported by Financial Industry Promotes Financial Literacy

GOP State Senate Leader Dismisses Marijuana Legalization

GOP State Senate Leader Dismisses Marijuana Legalization

State Senate Majority Leader said GOP legislators won't vote for legalizing medical or recreational marijuana.

Op Ed: State’s Infrastructure Is Falling Apart
Op Ed

State’s Infrastructure Is Falling Apart

Analysis gives C and D grades to roads, bridges, dams, ports, transit, drinking water and more.

PFAS In Wisconsin Webinar 2 p.m. April 19
Press Release

PFAS In Wisconsin Webinar 2 p.m. April 19

Presented By The Wisconsin DNR & DHS

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum Seeking Environmental Cleanup Funds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum Seeking Environmental Cleanup Funds

Will be used to support demolition of one three warehouses on future museum site.

Statement from Mayor Barrett on the New Impact Review for the I-94 Project
Transportation: State Delaying Interstate 94 Expansion For New Study
Transportation

State Delaying Interstate 94 Expansion For New Study

Project opponents applaud the move.

Legislature Passes Federal Stimulus Plan

Legislature Passes Federal Stimulus Plan

Yet again. And passes election law changes. Evers likely to veto all of it.

Op Ed: Biden Plan Is a Lead Pipe Cinch
Op Ed

Biden Plan Is a Lead Pipe Cinch

His infrastructure proposal could provide enough funding to replace all lead pipes in Milwaukee.

Most Small Businesses Survived Pandemic

Most Small Businesses Survived Pandemic

Surveys of state businesses show fewer layoffs, closures than anticipated.

Court Kills Another Evers Pandemic Order

Court Kills Another Evers Pandemic Order

4-3 State Supreme Court ruling overthrows October order limiting restaurant and bar capacity.

Evers Promotes Juvenile Justice Reform

Evers Promotes Juvenile Justice Reform

Governor uses local nonprofit Running Rebels as example of successful community alternatives to incarceration.

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Evers twice vetoed bills to do this. Assembly’s latest bills violate federal rules, LRB warns.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Federal FoodShare Funding Announcement
Rep. Hintz: Applauds Gov. Evers’ Support for Wisconsin Small Businesses
Rep. Hesselbein Statement on Republican Attempt to Control Federal Funding
Rep. Hintz: Assembly Passes UW Oshkosh Sesquicentennial Resolution
Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

$70 million in monthly aid jeopardized after court ruling ended governor’s pandemic emergency order.

Gov. Evers Saves Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families
DPW Statement on Gov. Evers Successfully Protecting Food Aid for Wisconsin Families
Rep. Goyke Applauds Wisconsin Officials and Biden Administration for Swift Action to Preserve Over $70 Million in Federal Emergency Food Assistance
Gov. Evers Reaches Deal with USDA, Preserves More Than $70 Million a Month in Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families
Press Release

Gov. Evers Reaches Deal with USDA, Preserves More Than $70 Million a Month in Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families

More than 400,000 Wisconsin households to continue seeing emergency food assistance as state COVID-19 cases trend in wrong direction

State Wants Pause in Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

State Wants Pause in Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

6 reports of blood clots among 6.8 million doses administered.

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Environmental groups challenge 2011 law limiting state DNR’s rules to protect groundwater.

Murphy’s Law: WILL’s Harvard Lawyers Fail at Voter Purge
Murphy’s Law

WILL’s Harvard Lawyers Fail at Voter Purge

Supreme Court decision strikes down voter suppression effort, rejects conservative group's weak argument.

Parties Bash Heads on State Budget

Parties Bash Heads on State Budget

Evers budget and Republican proposals are miles apart. A compromise won’t be easy.

Governor Evers approves WIS 100 improvements in Milwaukee County
State’s Local Governments Getting $2.3 Billion

State’s Local Governments Getting $2.3 Billion

Must create plans to spend federal pandemic aid on COVID-19 response and economic losses.

The State of Politics: Republicans Miffed By MPS Pandemic Aid
The State of Politics

Republicans Miffed By MPS Pandemic Aid

MPS gets 16 times more per pupil than Wauwatosa schools under federal formula awarding more to low-income students.

Student Infection Rates May Soar

Student Infection Rates May Soar

COVID variant, B.1.1.7. threatens children and rates are rising in neighboring states.

Op Ed: Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing
Op Ed

Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing

Citizens attended public hearing in Whitewater and demanded legislators support a wide range of reforms.

Op Ed: What State’s Small Businesses Need Now
Op Ed

What State’s Small Businesses Need Now

Evers has a plan businesses support, but needs legislative cooperation for full impact.

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

Federal Pandemic Aid Will Repair State Roads

National report gave Wisconsin’s roads a grade of D plus.

Evers Criticizes GOP Budget Strategy

Evers Criticizes GOP Budget Strategy

Don’t use federal pandemic aid to simply replace state spending, he cautions.

DNR Extends Deadline For Town Of Peshtigo Residents To Receive Free PFAS Sampling Of Private Drinking Water Wells
Regulators OK Utilities’ Plan For Past Due Bills

Regulators OK Utilities’ Plan For Past Due Bills

Deferred payments and payment plans for 93,000 customers facing disconnection.

Elections Officials, Advocates Oppose GOP Backed Election Law Changes

Elections Officials, Advocates Oppose GOP Backed Election Law Changes

Bills limit election grants and bar employees of political groups from working the polls.

Transportation: Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration
Transportation

Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration

Biden and Buttigieg might be more willing than Evers to halt project.

Energy Burden in Milwaukee: Study Reveals Major Disparities & Links to Redlined Areas
GOP Lawmakers Would Ignore Rules for Stimulus Money

GOP Lawmakers Would Ignore Rules for Stimulus Money

Governor Evers has unilateral power to distribute the federal funds.

Senator Agard Applauds President Biden Taking Steps to Address Gun Violence
Small Businesses Welcome Federal Stimulus

Small Businesses Welcome Federal Stimulus

Business owners discuss revenue loss, rising healthcare costs and changes that will outlast the pandemic.

DNR Secretary Says PFAS Efforts Need Funding

DNR Secretary Says PFAS Efforts Need Funding

PFAS identification and cleanup and public land purchases are budget priorities for the agency.

Wisconsin Budget: Evers Targets Tax Cuts at Lower Incomes
Wisconsin Budget

Evers Targets Tax Cuts at Lower Incomes

Governor’s budget reduces tax advantage for wealthier people.

Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

GOP sniping at Evers plans for workforce training, minimum wage hike, funding to fix UI system.

JFC Democrats: Republicans Attempt to Distract and Undermine Badger Bounceback Budget’s Investments
Op Ed: I-94 Rebuild Could Be Multi-Modal Success
Op Ed

I-94 Rebuild Could Be Multi-Modal Success

Transit, buses, ride-sharing, biking, walking should be part of the plan.

GOP Pushes Stimulus Approach Evers Already Vetoed

GOP Pushes Stimulus Approach Evers Already Vetoed

11 Republican bills try to dictate how governor allocates federal pandemic aid.

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

MPS getting 36% of $2.2 billion for state schools under federal formula prioritizing high poverty districts.

Underly Defeats Kerr In State Superintendent Race

Underly Defeats Kerr In State Superintendent Race

Deborah Kerr conceded just after 9:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Democrats Celebrate Underly as Newly Elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Press Release

Wisconsin Democrats Celebrate Underly as Newly Elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Democrats Continue To Build Momentum, Organizing Infrastructure Leading Into 2022 Midterm Elections

Op Ed: Evers Budget Helps Undocumented Students
Op Ed

Evers Budget Helps Undocumented Students

Allows in-state tuition rates for these students, whose families live and work in Wisconsin.

Report Warns Low-income Workers Still Unemployed

Report Warns Low-income Workers Still Unemployed

Decrease in child care subsidy use suggests many low-income parents not back at work.

Pocan: Wisconsin GOP Must Act to Save Food Assistance
Press Release

Pocan: Wisconsin GOP Must Act to Save Food Assistance

Inaction could cost taxpayers $50 million per month

Campaign Cash: Rebecca Bradley Rules in Favor of Campaign Donor
Campaign Cash

Rebecca Bradley Rules in Favor of Campaign Donor

Justice overrules Evers emergency order, favoring $20,000 donor to her campaign.

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

Bills call for voter roll purges and restrictions on early voting and registration.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $46 Million in Support to Small Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $46 Million in Support to Small Businesses

Estimated 9,300 small businesses to receive $5,000 grants through ‘We’re All In’ program

Gov. Evers Announces FEMA Support for COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site in Madison Begins April 7
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces FEMA Support for COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site in Madison Begins April 7

Mass vaccination clinic to serve thousands at Alliant Energy Center

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

Teams were shut down in Portland and sent to Kenosha protests, despite opposition of Evers, Kaul.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Look Silly on Andrea Palm
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Look Silly on Andrea Palm

Former state health secretary they hated was success with state vaccine plan, and got picked as Biden's deputy health secretary.

Court Watch: Why Court Voided Evers Emergency Order
Court Watch

Why Court Voided Evers Emergency Order

Highlights of the Supreme Court ruling — and the dissent.

Op Ed: Will Robin Vos Face Healthcare Realities?
Op Ed

Will Robin Vos Face Healthcare Realities?

American Rescue Plan offers huge opportunities for states to expand medical coverage.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #110, Declares State of Emergency Due to Elevated Wildfire Conditions
The State of Politics: Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid
The State of Politics

Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid

He has $3.3 million on hand, wants more. But is he definitely running for reelection?

State Could Lose $50 Million Per Month in Federal Food Aid

State Could Lose $50 Million Per Month in Federal Food Aid

Supreme Court decision overruling Evers emergency order makes state ineligible for aid.

Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16
Evers Has Given 174 Pardons

Evers Has Given 174 Pardons

That includes 17 new pardons granted Friday.

Op Ed: Grogan’s Smear Campaign Against Davis
Op Ed

Grogan’s Smear Campaign Against Davis

Her fear mongering ads in Court of Appeals race mislead voters about jurisprudence and the Constitution.

Medical Boards Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Medical Boards Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Chiropractic Examining Board differs from medical boards and just encourages colleagues to get vaccinated.

Gov. Evers, DOT Secretary-designee Thompson Highlight Transportation Investments in Video Message with Local Leaders
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DOT Secretary-designee Thompson Highlight Transportation Investments in Video Message with Local Leaders

The governor and secretary-designee are joined by Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg, La Crosse County Highway Commissioner Ron Chamberlain, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Your Right to Know: Open Records Fees Discourage Government Transparency
Your Right to Know

Open Records Fees Discourage Government Transparency

Public record custodians can charges thousands of dollars to process a public records request.

Underly Criticizes Kerr for Trans-Kids in Sports Comments

Underly Criticizes Kerr for Trans-Kids in Sports Comments

State Superintendent candidate said transgender kids shouldn't play on teams that align with gender identity.

Gov. Evers Appoints Kalvin D. Barrett as Dane County Sheriff
Gov. Evers Grants 17 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 174
AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

Say GOP legislators should pass expanded background checks, 'Red Flag' law.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps
Op Ed

Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps

Gerrymandered districts give Republicans outsized legislative power.

DNR Grants Support Polluted Runoff Projects

DNR Grants Support Polluted Runoff Projects

New report details $7 million in 2020 projects.

Underly Running on Education Equity, Ending Vouchers

Underly Running on Education Equity, Ending Vouchers

As a candidate for state superintendent, Underly has backing of state teachers union.

Senator Agard joins Attorney General Josh Kaul, Senator LaTonya Johnson in Support of Governor Evers’ Gun Safety Budget Provisions
Gov. Evers Signs PSC Bill to Support Voice of Utility Customers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs PSC Bill to Support Voice of Utility Customers

New Law Provides Stable Funding for Citizens Utility Board

DHS Awards $6.2 Million in Grants to Promote Health Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Statement by Heartland Institute Director Jeré Fabick on WI Supreme Court Victory Against Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

Statement by Heartland Institute Director Jeré Fabick on WI Supreme Court Victory Against Gov. Tony Evers

‘Today’s decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court was a victory for the rule of law and the separation of powers.’

Madison Utility To Become State’s Solar Star

Madison Utility To Become State’s Solar Star

Alliant Energy plans to become largest owner, operator of solar power in Wisconsin.

FEMA Will Run Wisconsin Center Vaccinations

FEMA Will Run Wisconsin Center Vaccinations

Federal pilot program will administer 3,000 vaccinations a day, seven days a week.

Biden Administration Selects Milwaukee Region for Pilot Community Vaccination Clinic
Press Release

Biden Administration Selects Milwaukee Region for Pilot Community Vaccination Clinic

Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee will transition on April 6

Op Ed: Evers Has Chance to Stimulate Startups
Op Ed

Evers Has Chance to Stimulate Startups

But he needs to reconsider his “fund of funds” idea, consult experts.

Senator Agard: Statement on Supreme Court Decision
Wisconsin’s Hyperpartisan Supreme Court is Endangering the Public
Wisconsin Supreme Court: Gov. Evers’ Multiple Emergency Declarations Violate Law
Rep. Hesselbein Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Emergency Orders
GOP Legislators Want Pandemic Aid for Tax Rebate

GOP Legislators Want Pandemic Aid for Tax Rebate

They propose $1 billion property tax rebate with aid based on value of homes.

Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision
Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Northern Wisconsin congressman makes false claims, contradicts public health guidance.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision
Rep. Hintz: Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling
State Supreme Court Overrules Evers’ Emergency Powers

State Supreme Court Overrules Evers’ Emergency Powers

Decision says governor needs legislative approval to extend health emergency.

Senator Bradley: Court’s decision to overturn Evers’ order is ‘long overdue’
Runoff Management Grants Annual Report Now Available
Press Release

Runoff Management Grants Annual Report Now Available

Successful Year For Targeted Runoff Management, Urban Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Grants

General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

State opens vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older a month ahead of schedule.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Everyone 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Everyone 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5

Wisconsin leads the nation in getting available shots in arms

Vaccines For Age 16 and Up Coming Before May 1

Vaccines For Age 16 and Up Coming Before May 1

Broad rollout of vaccine eligibility will be moved up sooner says top state health official.

Evers Plans $2.5 Billion In Business Aid

Evers Plans $2.5 Billion In Business Aid

Governor vetoes bill giving Legislator say over how federal pandemic aid, saying it will cause delay.

Representative Snodgrass Commends, Supports Governor Evers Small Business Commitment
Rep. Hintz Statement on 1 Million COVID Vaccinations in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce One Million Wisconsinites Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Rep. Robyn Vining Advocates for Small Business Assistance to Support Dreams, Families, and Jobs
State Leads Nation Dispensing Vaccines

State Leads Nation Dispensing Vaccines

Wisconsin has used 88% of its vaccine allotment, top rate of any state in the nation.

The State of Politics: Legislature’s Budget Roadshow Coming Soon
The State of Politics

Legislature’s Budget Roadshow Coming Soon

Since 1985 regional budget hearings have been held. Planned for April, all in small towns.

Evers Vetoes Bill on School Sports

Evers Vetoes Bill on School Sports

Bill allowed virtual charter school students to participate in sports at their home school districts.

Gov. Evers Hosts Badger Bounceback Live Session on Transportation and Infrastructure
Press Release

Gov. Evers Hosts Badger Bounceback Live Session on Transportation and Infrastructure

Virtual listening session will cover topics including fixing roads and bridges, investing in transit and transportation alternatives, and expanding access to broadband

Op Ed: Governor’s Climate Change Report Offers Warning
Op Ed

Governor’s Climate Change Report Offers Warning

The details of how state has changed in just 15 year are remarkable.

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Veto of SB 38
MKE County: Board Changes Pot Possession Fine to $1
MKE County

Board Changes Pot Possession Fine to $1

Under state law county can't fully decriminalize.

Gov. Evers Signs Fourteen More Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Fourteen More Bills

 

Erpenbach Statement on Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill Signing
American Rescue Plan Expands Access to Quality Health Care and Lowers Costs for Wisconsin
Press Release

American Rescue Plan Expands Access to Quality Health Care and Lowers Costs for Wisconsin

Baldwin Renews Call for Republicans in the State Legislature to Accept Federal Investment in BadgerCare to Cover More People and Save Taxpayers Money

State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Kaul sued Legislature over bill that took settlement authority from his office.

State’s Incarcerated Population Drops During Pandemic

State’s Incarcerated Population Drops During Pandemic

Prisons and jails have more than one-third fewer inmates.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Marathon County Opens April 6
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Marathon County Opens April 6

Fourth DHS community-based vaccination clinic to open

Op Ed: Underfunded UWM Looks to Lead
Op Ed

Underfunded UWM Looks to Lead

A key to issues like minority education and freshwater research, but needs more funding.

Campaign Cash: GOP Group Targets Appeals Court Race
Campaign Cash

GOP Group Targets Appeals Court Race

Spends $56,000 on candidate backed by Scott Walker, to defeat Evers appointee.

Data Wonk: State Faces Voter Suppression Effort
Data Wonk

State Faces Voter Suppression Effort

Not by the Legislature. Instead court cases seek new policies to restrict voting.

Legislature Has Dramatic Debate

Legislature Has Dramatic Debate

Over its power, purpose, prestige... and whether Robin Vos hates Tony Evers.

Gov. Evers Announces Concurrence with Department of Interior’s Decision Regarding Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit Casino Proposal
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Concurrence with Department of Interior’s Decision Regarding Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit Casino Proposal

Beloit project expected to create more than 1,500 long-term jobs, 2,000 construction jobs

Republicans Aim to Prolong Pandemic and Slow Down Distribution of Federal Funds
Legislators Pass Bill Blocking Vaccine Mandates

Legislators Pass Bill Blocking Vaccine Mandates

And giving Legislature oversight over federal stimulus funds. Veto by Evers likely.

City Hall: Proposal Ends Fines for Pot Possession
City Hall

Proposal Ends Fines for Pot Possession

No fines for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for a first-time offense.

Plan Would Restore Great Lakes Wetlands

Plan Would Restore Great Lakes Wetlands

Audubon plan restores 300,000 coastal acres to benefit birds, including areas in Wisconsin.

On the ACA Anniversary, Commissioner Afable Recognizes its Impact in Wisconsin
Racial Bias Found in Pot Prosecutions

Racial Bias Found in Pot Prosecutions

Black Wisconsinites 4.3% more likely to be prosecuted for pot possession, new study finds.

The State of Politics: Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?
The State of Politics

Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?

Expert at state forum suggests federal courts may be less important as state courts rule on election laws.

WDA thanks Gov. Evers, legislators for bipartisan action on new dentist vaccine law
COVID-19 Testing Still Needed, Experts Warn

COVID-19 Testing Still Needed, Experts Warn

As cases decline in Wisconsin, testing drops drastically. That's a mistake some warn.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic at UW-Milwaukee helps underserved communities
Gov. Evers Visits UW-Milwaukee Vaccine Site, Signs Senate Bill 13 Allowing Dentists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
Gov. Evers Hosts Badger Bounceback Live Session on Healthcare Affordability and Accessibility in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Hosts Badger Bounceback Live Session on Healthcare Affordability and Accessibility in Wisconsin

Virtual listening session will cover topics including protecting and expanding access to healthcare, investing in mental health services, lowering prescription drug costs, and caring for aging and older adults

Op Ed: Employers Face Worker Shortage
Op Ed

Employers Face Worker Shortage

Some in metro area offering signing bonus of $1,000.

Adapting to Life During a Pandemic

Adapting to Life During a Pandemic

One year in, five Wisconsinites talk about how they got through a tumultuous year.

Kleefisch Calls Conservatives to “Go Into Battle” With “Hand to Hand Combat”
Press Release

Kleefisch Calls Conservatives to “Go Into Battle” With “Hand to Hand Combat”

Kleefisch’s dangerous statements follow a pattern of accepting extreme rhetoric

Op Ed: Medicaid Expansion is a Good Deal for Wisconsin
Op Ed

Medicaid Expansion is a Good Deal for Wisconsin

State would net $1 billion for healthcare coverage. Other states have seen better health outcomes after expansion.

Evers Prioritizing School Funding, Rural Broadband in Budget

Evers Prioritizing School Funding, Rural Broadband in Budget

Governor may veto budget if GOP-controlled Legislature removes those items.

Bill Would Stop Lawmakers From Deleting Their Emails

Bill Would Stop Lawmakers From Deleting Their Emails

Currently, legislators and their staff can delete emails that are public record.

Gov. Evers Appoints Mark G. Schroeder to the Outagamie County Circuit Court
Utility Moratorium Ending April 15th

Utility Moratorium Ending April 15th

Utilities report thousands of homes and businesses could have utilities disconnected.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on the Capital Budget
Is Tony Evers the New Andrew Cuomo?
Gov. Evers Announces FEMA COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site to Open in Eau Claire on April 8
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces FEMA COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site to Open in Eau Claire on April 8

Mass vaccination clinic to serve thousands in the Chippewa Valley area

National Sunshine Week Shrouded in Darkness Under Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Evers, WEDC Host Roundtable on Economic Recovery and Opportunity with Small Business Owners, Farmers, and Agricultural Producers
Republicans Reject Evers Entire Capital Budget

Republicans Reject Evers Entire Capital Budget

But plan could be revisited later in the budget process.

Bill Forces Public Hearings By Legislature

Bill Forces Public Hearings By Legislature

With enough signatures, public could petition for hearings on proposals legislators refuse to consider.

State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

Rush Limbaugh vs. Black history, LGBT protectors vs GOP objectors, the arguments get ugly.

New Mass Vaccination Sites Open

New Mass Vaccination Sites Open

At Lambeau Field and UWM Student Union. Packers stadium can handle 6,000 shots per week.

State and Local Vaccination Expansions Begin Next Week

State and Local Vaccination Expansions Begin Next Week

City and county will target 10 Milwaukee zip codes for vaccination.

Senate Passes Bill To Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Senate Passes Bill To Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Bipartisan bill passed one year ago, but Assembly resisted.

Op Ed: Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion
Op Ed

Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion

The proposal doesn't learn from history and contradicts the approach of Biden, Buttigieg.

Bipartisan Bill Targets Prescription Drugs

Bipartisan Bill Targets Prescription Drugs

Passed by both houses, aims to lower drug prices, goes to Evers for his signature.

1-Week Waiting Period Back for Jobless Benefits

1-Week Waiting Period Back for Jobless Benefits

Previous waiver signed into law by Gov. Evers has expired. Will Legislature act?

Gov. Evers and DHS Move up People with Medical Conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to March 22
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Move up People with Medical Conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to March 22

Date Moved Up Due to Availability of Appointments and Increased Vaccine Supply

DNR To Host Virtual Listening Sessions Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities On March 17
FEMA Joins Wisconsin Center Vaccine Site

FEMA Joins Wisconsin Center Vaccine Site

State is allocating 7,000 doses weekly to the site.

How to Get a Vaccine Quickly

How to Get a Vaccine Quickly

Tired of waiting? Vaccine hunters share tips.

As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 
Press Release

As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 

Governor's 2021-23 capital budget to be taken up by State Building Commission this week includes major projects in both Republican and Democratic districts

Gov. Evers Kicks Off Series of Badger Bounceback Live Sessions with Focus on Economic Recovery & Opportunity
Press Release

Gov. Evers Kicks Off Series of Badger Bounceback Live Sessions with Focus on Economic Recovery & Opportunity

Virtual listening session will cover topics including supporting small businesses and farmers, kickstarting innovation, and helping working families

Gov. Evers Announces FEMA Support for Milwaukee COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces FEMA Support for Milwaukee COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Site

Mass vaccination clinic will transition to federal support on March 15

The State of Politics: Fight Over $5 Billon in Federal Aid
The State of Politics

Fight Over $5 Billon in Federal Aid

Republican Legislature's bill gives it oversight over federal stimulus money. Evers intends to veto it.

One Year After Declaring First COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Press Release

One Year After Declaring First COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

On one-year anniversary of first emergency declaration, Wisconsin leads the country in COVID-19 vaccine shots used

11.5% of State is Fully Vaccinated

11.5% of State is Fully Vaccinated

Vaccine will be available to the general public by May 1st.

State Regulators Investigating How To Reach 100% Clean Energy

State Regulators Investigating How To Reach 100% Clean Energy

The Public Service Commission plans to develop a roadmap to carbon-free energy production.

State Would Recieve $1.25 Billion Under Medicaid Expansion

State Would Recieve $1.25 Billion Under Medicaid Expansion

GOP gearing up to remove provision from Governor's budget, despite additional funding for expansion in latest stimulus bill.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Racine County Opens March 23
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Racine County Opens March 23

Third DHS community-based vaccination clinic to open

GOP Bill Cuts Funding for Cities that ‘Defund Police’

GOP Bill Cuts Funding for Cities that ‘Defund Police’

Any reduction in law enforcement spending would be matched by a reduction in state funding.

DHS Announces People with Medical Conditions Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine March 29
Refusing to Expand Medicaid is Fiscally and Morally Irresponsible
Press Release

Refusing to Expand Medicaid is Fiscally and Morally Irresponsible

Report released shows MA expansion would result in $1 billion in state savings

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

But there is bipartisan support for quicker voting. Will anything get passed?

Forward Wisconsin Means Protecting the Freedom to Vote and Delivering Pandemic Relief
Gov. Evers Appoints Paul Czisny to the Fond du Lac County Circuit Court
A Return to Normalcy?

A Return to Normalcy?

Experts consider when we’ll get to a post-pandemic world and what that will look like.

Campaign Cash: Companies Accused of Polluting Donated $72,000
Campaign Cash

Companies Accused of Polluting Donated $72,000

23 chemical companies sued for PFAS contamination support state political candidates.

Transportation: State To Fund Road, Rails for Komatsu
Transportation

State To Fund Road, Rails for Komatsu

$1.73 million helps fund lowering S. Kinnickinnic Ave. so trucks can get to huge Komatsu manufacturing campus.

Op Ed: Rebuild I-94 With Six Lanes
Op Ed

Rebuild I-94 With Six Lanes

Don’t expand to eight lanes. Do include other transportation, like bicycles and buses.

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Trump filed the suit against Wisconsin Elections Commission and many state, local officials.

Murphy’s Law: GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting
Murphy’s Law

GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting

Huh? That’s a switch for Repubicans. But it might actually be a good idea.

Gov. Evers to Host Six Virtual Badger Bounceback Live Sessions
Press Release

Gov. Evers to Host Six Virtual Badger Bounceback Live Sessions

Governor will kick off listening session tour with focus on economic recovery and opportunity

The State of Politics: Evers Wants Local Climate Change Plans
The State of Politics

Evers Wants Local Climate Change Plans

Governor's budget would require every local government in state to create a plan.

Legislators Want Say Over Pandemic Funds

Legislators Want Say Over Pandemic Funds

Bill would require Gov. Evers to consult with Legislature on allocating federal dollars.

State Vaccine Hotline Up and Running

State Vaccine Hotline Up and Running

Call center helps people schedule COVID-19 vaccinations, answers questions about the vaccine.

DNR Continues PFAS Drinking Water Well Sampling In Town Of Peshtigo
Press Release

DNR Continues PFAS Drinking Water Well Sampling In Town Of Peshtigo

Residents Encouraged Opt-In For Free Test

Gov. Tony Evers Must Demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation From the National Governors Association
Gov. Evers Proposes Additional Investment in Early Childhood Initiatives
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 1 Million Wisconsinites Have Received at Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 1 Million Wisconsinites Have Received at Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wisconsin continues to be regional, national leader in vaccine administration

Evers Proposes COVID-19 Child Care Aid

Evers Proposes COVID-19 Child Care Aid

Spending $132 million in federal funds for this requires GOP legislators' approval.

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements
Press Release

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements

Progressive Political Group Throws Weight Behind Jill Underly, Sets Sights on Growing Progressive Bloc in Madison Common Council

UW System Seeks $5 Billion for Capital Projects

UW System Seeks $5 Billion for Capital Projects

Campuses request 185 construction and improvement projects, budget request is for 28.

Gov. Evers to Visit DHS Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in La Crosse County on Opening Day
WILL Budget Briefing: A Deep Dive on Governor Evers’ 2021-23 State Budget Proposal
Press Release

WILL Budget Briefing: A Deep Dive on Governor Evers’ 2021-23 State Budget Proposal

Increases in spending, programs, and new attacks on education and worker freedom

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Now Available
Press Release

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Now Available

For vaccine help, Wisconsin residents can now call 844-684-1064

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Plan to Support Early Care and Education Providers, Partners, and Wisconsin Families