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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

Election suit was by Trump Attorney, Sidney Powell, who vowed to 'release the Kraken.'

Back in the News: Uline Workers Suffer Higher COVID-19 Rates
Back in the News

Uline Workers Suffer Higher COVID-19 Rates

Owners and Trump donors the Uihleins have downplayed pandemic, worker complaints.

The State of Politics: Where Are Act 10 Players Today?
The State of Politics

Where Are Act 10 Players Today?

Governor and three-fourths of legislators engaged in 2011 battle over law crushing public unions have moved on.

Evers Proposes $45.8 Million for Milwaukee Juvenile Facility

Evers Proposes $45.8 Million for Milwaukee Juvenile Facility

County looks to build local facility, stop sending juveniles to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.

Tech Colleges Push To Expand General Education

Tech Colleges Push To Expand General Education

Seek authority to expand Gen Ed degrees without UW System approval.

Plats and Parcels: The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Big Week
Plats and Parcels

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Big Week

Plus: A recap of a busy week for Milwaukee real estate news.

Will Budget Hearings Be Superspreader Events?

Will Budget Hearings Be Superspreader Events?

Mask wars pit Democrats against Republicans in Legislature.

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

Evers announces new funding provided from latest federal stimulus bill.

Op Ed: Let’s Stop the Blame Game
Op Ed

Let’s Stop the Blame Game

Problems with the unemployment system are a bipartisan failure. And need a bipartisan solution.

Op Ed: Extend Tommy As UW System President
Op Ed

Extend Tommy As UW System President

Amid pandemic and budget crisis, stability and proven leadership needed. Regents should extend his contract

Work-Share Program Surges During Pandemic

Work-Share Program Surges During Pandemic

Struggling businesses can keep employees on part time and lost wages recouped through state unemployment system.

Gov. Evers, WEDC, PSC Announce $100,000 Grant to Assist Drone-based Broadband to Serve Students in Eagle River
Supervisor Martin Calls on State Officials to Prioritize District 7 in Vaccination Effort
Gov. Evers Grants 13 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 157
Evers Signs Bill on Unemployment System

Evers Signs Bill on Unemployment System

Upgrading system and waiving waiting period for unemployment benefits.

After Prison, What Next?

After Prison, What Next?

How to handle the formerly incarcerated. Milwaukee town hall tackles the issue.

Gov. Evers Signs Two More Bipartisan Bills
DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1
Press Release

DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1

People 65+, teachers, and child care workers will be prioritized

WisGOP Statement on UI Bill
11 Bills Would Change State Voting Laws

11 Bills Would Change State Voting Laws

One is bipartisan. The others are not.

Gov. Evers Announces New Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program
MKE County: Crowley’s Speech Stresses Pandemic, Racial Equity
MKE County

Crowley’s Speech Stresses Pandemic, Racial Equity

County executive's first State of the County address comes amid historic crisis.

MKE County: County Has Just 22 Inmates in Youth Prisons
MKE County

County Has Just 22 Inmates in Youth Prisons

Great progress on reducing number of Milwaukee youths in Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.

Court Watch: Kegel vs. Roth for Circuit Court Branch 3
Court Watch

Kegel vs. Roth for Circuit Court Branch 3

Two attorneys running for vacant seat answer questions.

State Creates 4 Community Vaccine Clinics

State Creates 4 Community Vaccine Clinics

In Racine, La Crosse and Marathon counties. Any eligible state resident can register to get vaccine.

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers

Bipartisan Disapproval of Statehouse Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson Also Leads New Polling Toplines

Op Ed: Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder
Op Ed

Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder

List of restrictions will make it less likely that disabled, nursing home residents and others vote.

Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform
Press Release

Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform

New study examines Wisconsin’s emergency powers laws, provides recommendations for reform

Legislature Okays Unemployment System Upgrades

Legislature Okays Unemployment System Upgrades

Bill also includes COVID-19 legal immunity for businesses.

Op Ed: Green Wave Sweeping the State
Op Ed

Green Wave Sweeping the State

Economic prosperity and environmental progress can work hand-in-hand.

Bill Gives Pay Parity to Public Defenders

Bill Gives Pay Parity to Public Defenders

Legislature okays 10% merit raise so state public defenders get same pay as prosecutors.

Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on Passage of Special Session Unemployment Assistance Legislation
Budget Item Funds Community Health Workers

Budget Item Funds Community Health Workers

Evers budget has $14 million for workers serving low-income urban and rural areas.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the More Than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19
Evers Budget Addresses ‘Forever Chemicals’

Evers Budget Addresses ‘Forever Chemicals’

Several initiatives to continue state’s efforts against PFAS contamination.

Evers’ Capital Budget Spends $2.4 Billion

Evers’ Capital Budget Spends $2.4 Billion

More than $1 billion for UW System buildings and funds for Milwaukee state office building.

Murphy’s Law: $15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers
Murphy’s Law

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers

38% of Milwaukee workers would benefit from minimum wage hike, versus 22% nationally.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement:
Supervisor Goodwin Calls on Legislature and Governor Evers to Enact Wisconsin Stimulus Package
Op Ed: State Should Invest in Creative Economy
Op Ed

State Should Invest in Creative Economy

Wisconsin ranks 50th in support for arts. That’s a missed opportunity for the state.

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

Led by Republican fat cats Richard Uihlein, John Menard. Cost of state appeals court races up 700%.

Milwaukee Public Museum Applauds Governor Evers’ Proposed Funding of New Museum in Capital Budget
The State of Politics: The Debate Over Local Sales Taxes
The State of Politics

The Debate Over Local Sales Taxes

Evers' budget allows local sales tax increases. Will Republican legislators agree?

Governor Evers Announces 2021-23 Capital Budget Recommendations
Evers Budget Restores Union Rights

Evers Budget Restores Union Rights

Rolls back some of Act 10. Republicans likely to reject plan.

Medicaid Expansion Gives More Kids Coverage

Medicaid Expansion Gives More Kids Coverage

Study shows Wisconsin’s children would benefit if state accepted federal ACA expansion money.

New Law Lets Pharmacy Students Give Vaccines

New Law Lets Pharmacy Students Give Vaccines

Evers signs legislation aimed at expanding state’s COVID-19 vaccine operation.

The Return Of Reince

The Return Of Reince

Priebus may run for governor. Will Trump endorse him?

DNR Launches PFAS External Advisory Group
Governor Evers Supports AmeriCorps Alumni in Budget
Statement on Wisconsin Budget Proposal
Rep. Robyn Vining Applauds Inclusion of Main Street Recovery Package in Wisconsin Act 1
GOP Legislators Cast Doubt on Evers’ Plans

GOP Legislators Cast Doubt on Evers’ Plans

Resistance to school funds hike, local sales tax, upping minimum wage, legalizing pot.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

Pharmacy technicians, students allowed to administer vaccines under certain conditions

BLOC Responds to Evers’ Budget Address
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Badger Bounceback Plan to Help Families and Businesses
State Vaccine Registry To Start March 1

State Vaccine Registry To Start March 1

Online tool will allow people to schedule shots, get on waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine.

Evers Pushes Juvenile Justice System Changes

Evers Pushes Juvenile Justice System Changes

Sweeping reforms would close youth prisons and end Serious Juvenile Offender Program.

Murphy’s Law: Let Us Now Praise Rush Limbaugh
Murphy’s Law

Let Us Now Praise Rush Limbaugh

What was his impact on Wisconsin? Praise and condemnation and silliness offered.

Americans for Prosperity: Protecting Small Businesses Helps Wisconsin Recover Stronger
DSPS Budget Lowers Licensing Fees, Invests in Veterans, Fire Prevention, Clean Water, and Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic
Senator Agard Votes to Start Modernization of the Unemployment System
Press Release

Senator Agard Votes to Start Modernization of the Unemployment System

The State Senate met to take first steps to upgrade the unemployment system shortcomings after nearly a year of issues.

Gov. Evers Provides $480 Million in Tax Relief for Wisconsin Businesses and Families Affected by Pandemic
Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1
Press Release

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1

Pilot Locations Will Begin Testing Software February 22

Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Significant investment to combat climate change, protect public land.

Legislators Advance Unemployment Fix, COVID-19 Deal

Legislators Advance Unemployment Fix, COVID-19 Deal

But Republicans won’t pay for new computer system Evers says is needed.

Op Ed: Evers Is Fixing Our Roads and Bridges
Op Ed

Evers Is Fixing Our Roads and Bridges

In 2020 Transportation Department completed 375 projects in all corners of the state.

Gov. Evers’ Badger Bounceback Agenda Receives Bipartisan Praise, Support
Evers Wants $226 Million More for Higher Education

Evers Wants $226 Million More for Higher Education

Budget has $190 million hike for UW System, $36 million more for Voc-Tech colleges.

Coalition Opposes I-94 Expansion Project
Press Release

Coalition Opposes I-94 Expansion Project

Statewide Coalition Urges Decision-Makers to Support Transit and Local Infrastructure, Not Highway Expansion Megaprojects

48 Justice-Related Proposals by Evers

48 Justice-Related Proposals by Evers

Budget plan packed with proposed changes to state system of justice.

Letter From Speaker Vos Requesting Gov. Evers Lower State and U.S. Flags in Honor of Rush Limbaugh
Evers Wants Massive Education Investment

Evers Wants Massive Education Investment

Biggest item in schools budget: $140 million increase in early childhood education.

Utilities Plan $400 Million Solar Project

Utilities Plan $400 Million Solar Project

WEC Energy Group and Madison utility to partner on solar and battery storage project in Kenosha County

It’s Kerr and Underly for State Superintendent

It’s Kerr and Underly for State Superintendent

Field of seven candidates narrow to two, with Underly the anti-voucher school candidate.

Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin Responds to Gov. Evers’ Budget Proposal, Urges Fiscal Restraint
Senator Bradley: Scrap Governor Evers’ Budget, Start From Scratch
Construction Business Group Supports Governor Evers’ State Budget Proposal
Press Release

Construction Business Group Supports Governor Evers’ State Budget Proposal

The Budget Encompasses Critical Projects Including Combating Worker Misclassification, The I-94 East-West Corridor Project and Expanding Broadband Internet In Rural Areas

Gov. Evers Unveils $91 Billion Budget

Gov. Evers Unveils $91 Billion Budget

Budget would boost school funding, direct funds to small businesses, repeal part of Act 10 and legalize marijuana, but faces an uphill battle.

Evers’ public education budget a path to close gaps, open doors for students
Governor Evers Offers Bold Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Wisconsinites
Hesselbein Applauds Governor’s Budget Address
Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on 2021-2023 State Budget Address
Gov. Evers Delivers 2021-23 Biennial Budget Message
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ ‘21-’23 Biennial Budget
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ ‘21-’23 Biennial Budget

“A Bold Biennial Budget That Will… Move Our State Forward”

Rep. Bowen Statement on Governor Tony Evers’ Biennial Budget
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Governor Tony Evers’ Biennial Budget

“Budget Takes Bold Steps, Includes Numerous Reforms Requested by Rep. Bowen”

The road back – Governor’s Budget charts a fresh course to a renewed Badger State
Senator Agard Applauds Governor Evers’ People First Budget
WisGOP Statement on Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Address
Assembly Passes Business Tax Waiver on Pandemic Aid

Assembly Passes Business Tax Waiver on Pandemic Aid

And Senate passes GOP COVID-19 bills that could be vetoed by Gov. Evers.

Legislators cave to biz lobby, use tax code to create $419 million in wasteful handouts
Murphy’s Law: 10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 
Murphy’s Law

10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 

Meet the folks who wanted to overturn Wisconsin’s election. Legal complaint says they committed crimes.

The power of informed choice: Passage of SB3 a leap forward for prescription drug reform
Op Ed: Why Businesses Support a Local Sales Tax
Op Ed

Why Businesses Support a Local Sales Tax

It’s the best way to assure good services and fiscal stability for Milwaukee.

Labor Leaders Voice Support For The I-94 East-West Corridor Project
Press Release

Labor Leaders Voice Support For The I-94 East-West Corridor Project

I-94 Project Represents An Opportunity to Rebuild Milwaukee’s Infrastructure While Building Its Workforce

Vaccine Distribution Shows Racial Inequity

Vaccine Distribution Shows Racial Inequity

Data shows stark disparities. State spending $6.1 million to improve racial and ethnic vaccine equity.

Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Public Service Commission for Adding Diversity Inquires to Utility Annual Reporting
RENEW Wisconsin Commends Budget Proposal to Invest in Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Workforce
Back in the News: Uline Faces Blowback on Capitol Riot
Back in the News

Uline Faces Blowback on Capitol Riot

Northwestern reviewing contract with company, which gave $4 million to group pushing uprising.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement Ahead of President Biden’s Milwaukee Visit
How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

The State of Politics: Evers Pushes New Programs, Spending
The State of Politics

Evers Pushes New Programs, Spending

Republicans warned him not to include budget items they oppose. He will anyway.

COVID-19 Infects Half of State Inmates

COVID-19 Infects Half of State Inmates

Five times the overall state rate; 10,786 prison inmates, 2,153 staff infected.

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Professor says $15 too high, but state could take incremental steps.

Wisconsin Startup Coalition Applauds Governor Evers’ Proposed $100m Venture Capital ‘Fund of Funds’ Program
Press Release

Wisconsin Startup Coalition Applauds Governor Evers’ Proposed $100m Venture Capital ‘Fund of Funds’ Program

Program would positively impact the State’s innovation ecosystem

Plats and Parcels: New State Office Building Project Takes Major Step Forward
Plats and Parcels

New State Office Building Project Takes Major Step Forward

Plus: A rundown of this week's real estate news.

State Superintendent Candidates Make Their Pitch

State Superintendent Candidates Make Their Pitch

With eyes on Tuesday’s election, 7 views of the Wisconsin’s education future.

Should Waupun Prison Be Closed?

Should Waupun Prison Be Closed?

Two legislators say it may be time. Committee chair calls prison the "essence" of the city

Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounceback Budget Investments to Support Small Business, Kickstart Innovation
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounceback Budget Investments to Support Small Business, Kickstart Innovation

Governor proposes $200 million to assist small businesses in recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

New federal program will add to state's vaccine supply, should expand access.

Gov. Evers, First Lady Evers Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Rep. Bowen Statement on “Fair Deal” Sales Tax Measure in Gov. Evers’ Budget
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on “Fair Deal” Sales Tax Measure in Gov. Evers’ Budget

“A Welcome, Commonsense Proposal”

Plenty of Horne: Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater
Plenty of Horne

Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater

Gary Witt discusses preparing for the presidential visit, running an event venue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities
Press Release

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Jose G. Perez, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Nik Kovac

House COVID-19 Bill Offers Billions for Medicaid Expansion

House COVID-19 Bill Offers Billions for Medicaid Expansion

Legislation would provide Wisconsin $1.3 billion if it expands Medicaid.

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

City and county officials have been pursuing option for over a year.

Medical College of Wisconsin Applauds Mental Health Investments
WCA Applauds Governor Evers’ Sales Tax Option
Press Release

WCA Applauds Governor Evers’ Sales Tax Option

State Budget Provision Gives Taxpayers a Voice in How to Pay for Services

MMAC Encourages Support for Evers Sales Tax Proposal
Gov. Evers Proposes Plan to Enhance Local Control, Bolster Local Communities’ Economic Recovery
Press Release

Gov. Evers Proposes Plan to Enhance Local Control, Bolster Local Communities’ Economic Recovery

Governor's proposal allows local leaders and community members to have a say in sales tax increases

Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approves Projects
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #108 Declaring an Energy Emergency
Op Ed: Wisconsin is ‘Late to the Pot Party’
Op Ed

Wisconsin is ‘Late to the Pot Party’

Marijuana prohibition currently produces racially disparate drug arrests, costs the state millions.

Suit Asks State Supreme Court to Toss Mask Order

Suit Asks State Supreme Court to Toss Mask Order

Suit targeting emergency order now wants court to block emergency declaration.

3% of State Residents Fully Vaccinated

3% of State Residents Fully Vaccinated

More than 793,000 doses administered, and pace will increase as supplies to Wisconsin increasing.

Campaign Cash: Who’s Behind School Superintendent Candidates?
Campaign Cash

Who’s Behind School Superintendent Candidates?

More than half of Deborah Kerr’s campaign cash came from one fat cat.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department
Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

35 election clerks in state say election workers 'essential,' push Evers to give them priority for vaccines.

Chairwoman Nicholson Supports County and State Efforts to End Marijuana Prohibition
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ Mental Health Budget Initiatives
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ Mental Health Budget Initiatives

“Join Me in Thanking Governor Evers for This Important Move”

Gov. Evers’ Budget to Include More Than $150 Million investment in Critical Mental Health Services for Wisconsinites, Expand BadgerCare
Press Release

Gov. Evers’ Budget to Include More Than $150 Million investment in Critical Mental Health Services for Wisconsinites, Expand BadgerCare

Governor invests in kids and families, farmers, veterans, folks with substance use disorders, uninsured or underinsured Wisconsinites, and those experiencing mental health crises

MKE County: Resolution Cuts Pot Possession Fine to $1
MKE County

Resolution Cuts Pot Possession Fine to $1

Sup. Ortiz-Velez's county resolution will be mirrored by Glendale proposal, says Mayor Kennedy.

Milwaukee United Way Gets $25 Million Gift

Milwaukee United Way Gets $25 Million Gift

MacKenzie Scott distributing wealth received in divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

7 Seek State School Superintendent Job

7 Seek State School Superintendent Job

Who are they and what are the key issues in the February primary race?

Transportation: Council Disagrees on I-94 Expansion
Transportation

Council Disagrees on I-94 Expansion

Council once opposed it, but now wavering. Bauman blames disinformation by unions and WisDOT.

Evers Wants Funding for Child Care, Long Term Care

Evers Wants Funding for Child Care, Long Term Care

Budget proposal would address worker shortages, support vulnerable populations.

Gov. Evers Announces Hundreds of Millions in Investments Supporting Wisconsin’s Kids, Families, and Caregivers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Hundreds of Millions in Investments Supporting Wisconsin’s Kids, Families, and Caregivers

Governor's budget proposal directs more than $140 million over biennium to address childcare quality, affordability, and access, invests more than $600 million in long-term care infrastructure

Wisconsin Budget: State Families May Lose $31 Million in Tax Refunds
Wisconsin Budget

State Families May Lose $31 Million in Tax Refunds

Legislature needs to tweak tax code to get full benefit of federal COVID-19 package.

Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for Transformation of the Wisconsin Youth Justice System as the State Acknowledges it Will Not Meet the July 2021 Deadline to Close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Prisons
Gov. Evers Appoints John W. Miller to the UW Board of Regents
The State of Politics: Fixing Highways, Funding Still a Puzzle
The State of Politics

Fixing Highways, Funding Still a Puzzle

Evers pushed to fix "Scottholes," and Legislature resisted. Now governor is backing off.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce First Community-Based Vaccination Clinic In Rock County To Open February 16
OCI Encourages Wisconsinites to Consider Flood Insurance before Spring Flooding
Why Some Counties Have Fewer Cases

Why Some Counties Have Fewer Cases

Dane and St. Croix counties are well below other counties in per-capita COVID-19 numbers.

Op Ed: Why the War on Masks? Gerrymandering
Op Ed

Why the War on Masks? Gerrymandering

Republicans legislators with safe seats needn’t worry about voter blowback.

Wisconsin Would Use Marijuana Legalization to Pay For Education, Equity

Wisconsin Would Use Marijuana Legalization to Pay For Education, Equity

Evers will include proposal in his upcoming executive budget.

Senator Agard Supports Governor Evers’ Budget Provision to Legalize and Tax Marijuana in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Proposes Legalizing Marijuana, Investing Portion of Revenue in Equity Initiatives and Rural Schools
Press Release

Gov. Evers Proposes Legalizing Marijuana, Investing Portion of Revenue in Equity Initiatives and Rural Schools

Governor’s proposal regulates and taxes marijuana much like alcohol, generates more than $165 million annually beginning in Fiscal Year 2023

Will Supreme Court Act on Mask Mandate?

Will Supreme Court Act on Mask Mandate?

State high court has sat on case for months, could decide fight between governor and Legislature.

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Vaccinating teachers would enable schools to reopen. But it’s not that simple.

Evers Vetoes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Evers Vetoes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Senate abandons bipartisan legislation and includes provisions Evers promised to veto.

Legislative Republicans Do Not Care About the Health of Wisconsin Residents
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Outagamie County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Vetoes GOP Bill Limiting Response to Pandemic
State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

Consulting firm McKinsey & Company paying out $573 million to 47 states and D.C.

They wouldn’t fight the fire: 296 days (and counting) of GOP inaction leaves us all burned
Gov. Evers to Veto GOP Bill Limiting Response to Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers to Veto GOP Bill Limiting Response to Pandemic

Legislature abandons bipartisan compromise, sends first bill to governor’s desk in more than 290 days

Work Search Waiver for Unemployment Continues

Work Search Waiver for Unemployment Continues

DWD still not requiring work search for unemployment insurance claims.

Rep. Robyn Vining Supports Wearing Masks to Save Lives
Evers Wants Unemployment Insurance Reforms

Evers Wants Unemployment Insurance Reforms

GOP controlled legislature refuses to take up reform bills.

GOP Lawmakers Blasted for Racial Disparities Task Force Comments

GOP Lawmakers Blasted for Racial Disparities Task Force Comments

Email from Majority Leader Jim Steineke to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos showed little expectation of producing actual legislation.

The House is on Fire and Republicans Argue About Process
Press Release

The House is on Fire and Republicans Argue About Process

Senate GOP in Disarray, go back on their word with the Governor

Gov. Evers Unveils Historic Investment Proposal for Wisconsin’s Agriculture Economy and Farm Families
Press Release

Gov. Evers Unveils Historic Investment Proposal for Wisconsin’s Agriculture Economy and Farm Families

Governor’s 2021-23 biennial budget to include more than $43 million investment in agricultural industry

Rep. Bowen Statement on Senate Joint Resolution 3 and Executive Order #105
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Senate Joint Resolution 3 and Executive Order #105

“Wearing Masks Saves Lives!”

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on his Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Wisconsinites
Republicans End Mask Mandate, Evers Puts It Back In Place

Republicans End Mask Mandate, Evers Puts It Back In Place

Governor issues new health order after Republicans end his prior one.

Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Assembly Republicans’ Actions to Disregard the Lives and Livelihoods of Wisconsinites
Gov. Evers Puts Public Health Before Politics, Signs New Public Health Emergency
Republicans Continue To Play Games With COVID-19
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Assembly Passage of Senate Joint Resolution 3
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Assembly Passage of Senate Joint Resolution 3

“Yet Another Shameful, Irresponsible, and Life-Threatening GOP Temper Tantrum”

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce $573 Million Multistate Agreement with McKinsey & Company for “Turbocharging” the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma
Op Ed: Republican COVID Callousness
Op Ed

Republican COVID Callousness

Legislators wrong to criticize inmates getting the vaccine when prison infection rates are so high.

Gov. Evers to Legislature on Modernizing UI System: “I don’t care who gets the credit, I just want to get it done.”
Press Release

Gov. Evers to Legislature on Modernizing UI System: “I don’t care who gets the credit, I just want to get it done.”

Legislature yet to take action on governor’s special session to modernize unemployment system

Cities, Counties Crafting Mask Mandates

Cities, Counties Crafting Mask Mandates

Anticipating a state repeal, local governments enacting their own mandates.

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate

They say it’s about the governor exceeding his authority. So why not pass their own plan?

Op Ed: Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps
Op Ed

Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps

Ending gerrymandering will mean prioritizing your needs over the ambitions of politicians.

Evers Plan Seeks Lower Drug Prices

Evers Plan Seeks Lower Drug Prices

Would limit copayments on insulin and import drugs from countries where they cost less.

Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Oppose State Bill to Limit Local Control on Budgeting
Myers Bill Ends No-Knock Search Warrants

Myers Bill Ends No-Knock Search Warrants

Wisconsin was the first to legalize this and Milwaukee legislator wants state to be first to end it.

Gov. Evers Grants Thirty-Seven More Pardons
Gov. Evers Announces Bold, Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Wisconsinites
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Bold, Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Wisconsinites

Governor’s 2021-23 biennial budget to include comprehensive package to address soaring prescription drug prices

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New order eases pathway to fans at Fiserv Forum events, opening other venues.

Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion appointees include leaders from nonprofits, tribes, churches, community groups.

WILL Sues Wisconsin DNR for Ignoring State Law Requirement to Schedule Wolf Hunt
Press Release

WILL Sues Wisconsin DNR for Ignoring State Law Requirement to Schedule Wolf Hunt

DNR is required by 2011 state law to hold wolf hunt between November and February

Op Ed: It’s Groundhog Day for I-94 Plan
Op Ed

It’s Groundhog Day for I-94 Plan

$1.1 billion expansion plan keeps getting re-introduced based on increasingly outdated information.

Gov. Evers Appoints Kristin Cafferty to Racine County Circuit Court
Transportation: City Pushing Back On Interstate 94 Expansion, Not Reconstruction
Transportation

City Pushing Back On Interstate 94 Expansion, Not Reconstruction

City poised to lobby feds to slow down WisDOT.

Gov. Evers, OCI Announce New Open Enrollment Period for HealthCare.gov Only Two Weeks Away
The State of Politics: How Thompson Is Handling Legislators
The State of Politics

How Thompson Is Handling Legislators

Former governor warned by Legislature not to include tuition hike in UW System budget.

Smart Politics: Evers Faces Daunting Odds In 2022
Smart Politics

Evers Faces Daunting Odds In 2022

Democrats have lost 32 of the last 33 elections for governor when the president was a Democrat.

Representative Stubbs Issues Statement Kicking Off Black History Month
Ending Mask Mandate Could Hurt Businesses

Ending Mask Mandate Could Hurt Businesses

50 organizations are lobbying Legislature to keep it. Not one group favors ending it.

Bucks VP Alex Lasry Gets Vaccinated by “Pure Happenstance”

Bucks VP Alex Lasry Gets Vaccinated by “Pure Happenstance”

Lasry offered vaccine by wife's uncle when doses were close to expiring.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Senate Joint Resolution 3
Press Release

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Senate Joint Resolution 3

“Yesterday Was a Win... But We Can’t Afford to Be Complacent”

Evers Likely to Veto GOP COVID-19 Bill

Evers Likely to Veto GOP COVID-19 Bill

Bill includes mask mandate repeal and other 'poison pill' provisions.

Legislature Halts Mask Mandate Repeal

Legislature Halts Mask Mandate Repeal

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said bill not being taken up, for now.

Wisconsinites Put Pressure on Republicans to Stop Playing Politics
Eliminating Mask Mandate Could Cost Wisconsin $49 Million in Food Assistance

Eliminating Mask Mandate Could Cost Wisconsin $49 Million in Food Assistance

Ending public health emergency voids state eligibility for emergency food assistance.

Rep. Bowen Statement on baseless repeal of Mask Mandate
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on baseless repeal of Mask Mandate

“We should be leading with science, not playing politics

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

Secretary was in "complete shock" the first time she saw the antiquated systems.

Pocan Tells State Legislature Not to Overturn Mask Mandate
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Dane County Sheriff
State Board Approves Sulfide Mining Rules

State Board Approves Sulfide Mining Rules

Natural Resources Board requires companies to pay more for permits, notify nearby tribes of any proposal.

Data Wonk: Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19
Data Wonk

Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19

72% of state voters support mask mandate. But Republicans worry only about Trump supporters.

Vos ‘Behaving Like a Bully,’ Democrats Charge

Vos ‘Behaving Like a Bully,’ Democrats Charge

After 10 months with no COVID-19 response bill, frustrated Democrats condemn their colleagues.

State Revenue Surplus Higher Than Expected

State Revenue Surplus Higher Than Expected

State officials will begin next budget with a projected balance of $1.9 billion.

Campaign Cash: Evers Raised $3.8 Million in 2020
Campaign Cash

Evers Raised $3.8 Million in 2020

Raised more money in off-election year than Walker or Doyle.

Assembly Resists Senate COVID-19 Compromise

Assembly Resists Senate COVID-19 Compromise

Bill showed Senate Republicans too willing to 'cave into the governor,' Vos charges.

Representative LaKeshia Myers Condemns Assembly Republican’s Political Gamesmanship with COVID-19 Legislation
Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

State Assembly will likely vote on repeal later this week.

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

More groups will be added on March 1. President Biden ramping up federal vaccines delivered to states.

Rep. Robyn Vining Statement on Passage of Amended Assembly Bill 1
Senate Passes Resolution to Rein in Governor Evers’ Mandates
Thompson Warned, Don’t Hike UW Tuition

Thompson Warned, Don’t Hike UW Tuition

System's tuitions frozen since 2013. Lawmakers warn UW budget will go nowhere if there’s any hike.

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Republican Delay of COVID-19 Relief
Rep. Sara Rodriguez: Statement on Assembly Republican Rejection of Bipartisan Compromise COVID-19 Bill
Gov. Evers Announces WEDC Incentive Package for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in Chippewa Falls
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces WEDC Incentive Package for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in Chippewa Falls

New Enterprise Zone would help company retain nearly 500 high-paying jobs in Chippewa Falls

Senate Republicans set to pass resolution making Wisconsinites less safe, less secure, and less prosperous
Press Release

Senate Republicans set to pass resolution making Wisconsinites less safe, less secure, and less prosperous

GOP to overturn Gov. Evers’ popular Statewide Mask Mandate

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

After months of Trump’s false claims, legislators still squabbling, but a bipartisan bill is possible.

DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Tentatively Beginning March 1
Press Release

DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Tentatively Beginning March 1

Focuses on vulnerability and exposure risk of COVID-19

Op Ed: Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions
Op Ed

Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions

Republican legislators are floating plans to make if harder for some people to vote.

Gov. Evers’ Statement on the Passing of Regent Delgado
The State of Politics: Pandemic Worsens State’s Broadband Gap
The State of Politics

Pandemic Worsens State’s Broadband Gap

Rural areas and urban poor left out. Evers calls 2021 the "Year of Broadband Access."

Op Ed: How Jim Clyburn Saved America
Op Ed

How Jim Clyburn Saved America

His choice of Joe Biden was decisive and may have been the only Democrat who could beat Trump.

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Lt. Governor headed state’s task force on climate policy and spoke to recent national conference.

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

‘The worst it's ever been,’ says one legislator. Are voters echoing politicians or vice versa?

Campaign Cash: State Superintendent Candidates Raise $200,000
Campaign Cash

State Superintendent Candidates Raise $200,000

Which candidates have raised the most and who are the top donors?

Op Ed: Timberlake Has Chops to Ramp Up Vaccines
Op Ed

Timberlake Has Chops to Ramp Up Vaccines

Evers appointee to head state health department a seasoned pro. GOP legislators should confirm her.

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Outside law firm would help state prosecute companies responsible for PFAS contamination.

Gov. Evers Statement on Passing of Hank Aaron
Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

State will seek outside legal counsel to investigate and prepare for litigation against corporate actors responsible

GOP Legislators Want to Repeal Mask Mandate

GOP Legislators Want to Repeal Mask Mandate

A joint resolution would terminate Evers' public health orders.

Ald. Bauman introduces resolution directing the City to lobby against I-94 reconstruction
Murphy’s Law: Wage Theft ‘Rampant’ in State
Murphy’s Law

Wage Theft ‘Rampant’ in State

10% of construction workers bilked of $23,500 per year on average. Will Legislature address problem?

GOP Rejects Special Session on Unemployment

GOP Rejects Special Session on Unemployment

Republicans gavel in and then quickly adjourn session.

Vaccines for Senior Citizens Start Soon

Vaccines for Senior Citizens Start Soon

As of January 25, people 65 and older can get vaccinated. State committee still finalizing other recommendations.

Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order as State Continues Vaccine Distribution
Rep. Hintz: Statement on Republicans’ Refusal to Take Action on Modernizing Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance System
The State of Politics: LeMahieu Struggles in Vos’s Shadow
The State of Politics

LeMahieu Struggles in Vos’s Shadow

New Senate majority leader a surprise choice who's trying to resist the dictates of Robin Vos.

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

Andrea Palm named deputy secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.

State Bar, Law Foundation support Vel Phillips statue on Capitol Square
Gov. Tony Evers Releases Statement on DHS Secretary-designee Palm Nomination, Announces DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake
Representative Deb Andraca Holds Swearing-In Ceremony
Press Release

Representative Deb Andraca Holds Swearing-In Ceremony

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet Gives Oath of Office in Mequon Park

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Protests expected by some, but Madison acting police chief says no credible threats so far.

Cases Down, Deaths Higher in Nursing Homes

Cases Down, Deaths Higher in Nursing Homes

AARP report finds 2.7 deaths per 100 Wisconsin residents in most recent month measured.

Gov. Evers, Gov. Whitmer, and Gov. Walz: Trump Administration Must Purchase More Vaccines, Allow States to Purchase Directly
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Gov. Whitmer, and Gov. Walz: Trump Administration Must Purchase More Vaccines, Allow States to Purchase Directly

Washington Post Reports Trump Administration Vowed to Release Vaccine; Reserve That Was Already Exhausted

Gov. Evers Announces Nadiyah Groves as Milwaukee Director
Wisconsin Creating Mobile Vaccination Teams

Wisconsin Creating Mobile Vaccination Teams

Effort to be initially targeted at first responders.

Gov. Evers Announces DHS Assisted Living Facilities Will Begin Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines
Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Mobile Vaccination Teams
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Mobile Vaccination Teams

Mobile vaccination clinics will expand vaccine access to all corners of Wisconsin

Will State Supreme Court Draw New Legislative Boundaries?

Will State Supreme Court Draw New Legislative Boundaries?

Chief Justice is leery of the court expanding its role in redistricting. Conservatives want it to be the final arbiter of new district maps.

GOP Legislators Criticize State’s Vaccine Rollout

GOP Legislators Criticize State’s Vaccine Rollout

Republicans want faster, wider rollout. Evers says state needs more vaccine.

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

15 legislators signed the letter. Four of them serve on Assembly elections committee.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Calling for Bipartisan Compromise COVID-19 Bill
Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Current system and election laws make accessibility difficult to guarantee.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Nearly $9 Million Awarded for Drug Treatment Services
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Nearly $9 Million Awarded for Drug Treatment Services

Funding to support treatment for the problem use of opioids and stimulants

Supervisor Martin Calls for Vaccination of MCTS Bus Drivers
UW System President Tommy Thompson cites ties between UW, agriculture
DATCP Releases COVID-19 Report
State Unemployment System ‘Very Broken’

State Unemployment System ‘Very Broken’

Citizens decry delays. DWD officials say outdated computer system causes massive problems.

Rep. Stubbs Statement on 2021 State of the State
Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
Wisconsin National Guard Troops Mobilizing to Nation’s Capital to Support Inauguration Security Efforts
Gov. Evers and DHS Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments

Evers Offers Folksy State-of-State Speech

Evers Offers Folksy State-of-State Speech

Addressing pandemic, broadband access, redistricting and “broken” unemployment system.

Evers, Senate Agree on Pandemic Bill

Evers, Senate Agree on Pandemic Bill

Bipartisan bill goes back to Assembly, where leader says GOP will resist compromise.

Supervisor Czarnezki Calls for Vaccination of Poll Workers and Election Officials
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2021 State of the State Address
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Calling a Special Session on Unemployment Insurance Modernization
Representative Hesselbein Reacts to Governor Evers’ State of the  State Address
Speaker Vos Delivers Republican Response to State of State Address
Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues Statement on Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State Address
Rep. Rodriguez: Applauds Governor Evers’ 2021 State of the State Address
Press Release

Rep. Rodriguez: Applauds Governor Evers’ 2021 State of the State Address

Democrats are ready to ‘Get to Work’ for the people of Wisconsin

Rep. Hintz: Statement on Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
Senator Erpenbach’s Response to the State of the State Address
Gov. Evers Delivers 2021 State of the State Address
In his State of the State Address, Governor Evers Talks about how Fair Maps Will Lead to a Fair Shake for Wisconsinites
Press Release

In his State of the State Address, Governor Evers Talks about how Fair Maps Will Lead to a Fair Shake for Wisconsinites

Governor Evers highlights the need for redistricting reform as a focal point for 2021

Rep. Lisa Subeck Joins Governor’s Call to ‘Get to Work’ for the People
Press Release

Rep. Lisa Subeck Joins Governor’s Call to ‘Get to Work’ for the People

Democrats are ready to put people first on Wisconsin’s road to recovery

State Prepares for Next Phase of Vaccines

State Prepares for Next Phase of Vaccines

Priority list for phase 1b has been established. But will the federal government deliver enough doses?

Sen. Larson statement on adopted COVID-19 legislation
Gov. Evers Statement on COVID Legislation Advanced by Senate
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Calls for Further Governmental Collaboration in COVID-19 Relief
Republicans Dare Evers to Veto Bill

Republicans Dare Evers to Veto Bill

Their COVID-19 bill includes immunity from liability for businesses violating pandemic restrictions.

Firefighters, Police Next Up For Vaccines

Firefighters, Police Next Up For Vaccines

State plan calls for phase 1b to start next week, may also include teachers, correctional workers.

State Superintendent Candidates Debate

State Superintendent Candidates Debate

Seven candidates include teachers, principals, superintendents and policy experts.

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education
National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

FBI warning of armed groups planning protests at state capitols.

Murphy’s Law: Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany
Murphy’s Law

Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany

Minocqua Brewing Company seeks donations to ‘free the Northwoods of sedition.’

Wisconsin National Guard Troops Mobilized to Support Capitol Police in Madison
Secretary Barca is working with the legislature to achieve bi-partisan support for Wisconsin Tax Law Changes to Benefit Low-Income Families and Small Businesses
Senate Unveils Pared-Down COVID-19 Bill

Senate Unveils Pared-Down COVID-19 Bill

Different than Assembly bill, aimed at getting Gov. Evers’ support.

State Tourism Secretary Leaves, Joins Local Foundation

State Tourism Secretary Leaves, Joins Local Foundation

Milwaukeean Sara Meaney joins the Dohmen Company Foundation.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s 4th Branch of Government
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s 4th Branch of Government

COVID-19 may have more influence on governing than the executive, legislative and judicial branches.

Gov. Evers and Department of Health Services Call on Federal Government to Distribute More COVID-19 Vaccine
The Science on COVID-19 and Schools

The Science on COVID-19 and Schools

When are in-person classes safe and when can they help disease surge? That depends.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Want COVID Lawsuit Immunity
Campaign Cash

Special Interests Want COVID Lawsuit Immunity

Republican bill protects businesses from lawsuits even if they violate public health guidelines.

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Governors say the federal government is holding back 50% of produced vaccine.

Gov. Evers: We’re All In Grants Provide Nearly $240 Million Total to Wisconsin Small Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers: We’re All In Grants Provide Nearly $240 Million Total to Wisconsin Small Businesses

Program targeting sectors hit hardest by COVID-19 largest direct-aid program for small businesses in WEDC history

Assembly Passes ‘Poison Pill’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

Assembly Passes ‘Poison Pill’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

GOP bill curtails efforts to slow spread of virus. And doesn't have support of Senate leadership.

Assembly Republican COVID Bill Puts Corporations Ahead of Communities
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin National Guard Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Tests Administered
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Events in Washington D.C.
Data Wonk: State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed
Data Wonk

State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed

But will it return? The data tells a story of what we might expect.

Barnes Rips Kenosha DA On Blake Shooting

Barnes Rips Kenosha DA On Blake Shooting

A non-prosecuting DA "as negligent as the officers,” Lt. Governor charges.

Assembly Committee Passes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Assembly Committee Passes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Vos calls measure ‘bipartisan’ though all Democrats oppose it.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Decision in Jacob Blake Case
Rep. Robyn Vining Statement on Assembly Bill 1
Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Jacob Blake's family, supporters have called for peaceful protests.

Legislators Argue Over Masks, Capitol Access

Legislators Argue Over Masks, Capitol Access

And much more. Senate allows virtual attendance but Vos requires in-person Assembly.

Republican Legislators Unveil COVID-19 Plan

Republican Legislators Unveil COVID-19 Plan

Speedy passage expected. Evers spokesman chides legislators for not working on bipartisan bill.

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Voters Alliance was attempting to overturn the 2020 election results with the lawsuit.

Rep. Robyn Vining Sworn in as 14th Assembly District Representative for her Second Term & Announces Committee Assignments
The State of Politics: Spending on Medicaid, Prisons Skyrockets
The State of Politics

Spending on Medicaid, Prisons Skyrockets

Up much faster than inflation in last 20 years, crowding out other spending.

New Legislature Must Put COVID Relief First
Wisconsin National Guard Mobilized to Assist Civil Authorities and Preserve Public Safety in Kenosha
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
Rep. Robyn Vining & Democratic Colleagues Hit the Ground Running on Day One of New Legislative Session with COVID-19 Response Bill
Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $500,000 Grant Award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay Expansion
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $500,000 Grant Award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay Expansion

WEDC funds will assist purchase of decommissioned Pulliam Plant property, coal pile relocation

The Push to Reopen Schools

The Push to Reopen Schools

Virtual schools working poorly, but in-person schools are risky. Legislators, others pushing to reopen.

430,000 Wisconsinites Lack Broadband Access

430,000 Wisconsinites Lack Broadband Access

State is 36th in rural access to high-speed internet, with gaps in Waukesha, Racine counties, report finds.

Op Ed: Lessons We Learned In 2020
Op Ed

Lessons We Learned In 2020

WEDC awarded $220 million to 50,000 state businesses, learning what communities need to grow economy.

Secretary of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Missy Hughes to Headline Newsmaker Lunch Hour
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Mental Health During the Holidays
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department
Gov. Evers Appoints Amy Pechacek as Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog
Press Release

DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog

Remaining claims within timely adjudication resolution period, UI claims older than 21 days resolved or assigned

Governor Evers announces new WEDC guides for workplace mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Acevedo Family Pledges Push For Justice

Acevedo Family Pledges Push For Justice

They demand officer Michael Mattioli be fired, his alleged accomplices be charged in death of their son Joel.

Op Ed: A People’s Agenda for 2021
Op Ed

A People’s Agenda for 2021

Expanding Medicaid, fair electoral maps, helping relieve student debt and expanded broad band.

New Finance Co-Chair Expects Challenges

New Finance Co-Chair Expects Challenges

Republican Rep. Mark Born expects partisan disagreements, expects compromises will be reached.

Nearly 40,000 Doses of Vaccine Administered

Nearly 40,000 Doses of Vaccine Administered

State overseeing 2,800 doses per day to health care workers and long-term care residents.

Hesselbein Sworn In for 5th Term
Murphy’s Law: Will Vos Expose Legislators to COVID-19?
Murphy’s Law

Will Vos Expose Legislators to COVID-19?

He demands Assembly meet in-person. That “could kill me,” Rep. Jimmy Anderson says.

Gov. Evers Announces the Launch of the Pharmacy Distribution Program for Long-Term Care
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces the Launch of the Pharmacy Distribution Program for Long-Term Care

First on-site COVID-19 vaccinations at skilled nursing facilities begin today

The State of Politics: Both Parties Back Election Law Changes
The State of Politics

Both Parties Back Election Law Changes

Legislators actually agree on at least two reforms.

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

Wisconsin National Guard conducts shortened COVID-19 testing week due to New Year’s holiday
Top 10 Of 2020: Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns
Top 10 Of 2020

Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns

Amid a historic pandemic, Vos and Fitzgerald fail to lead, David Clarke returns and Foxconn deal gets worse.

Op Ed: State Needs Climate Change Flooding Plan
Op Ed

State Needs Climate Change Flooding Plan

Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change lays out the changes and challenges state faces.

Capitol Christmas Decoration Memorializes COVID-19 Victims

Capitol Christmas Decoration Memorializes COVID-19 Victims

A garland was made with a ring for every person that has died in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin to Expand Testing for Assisted Living Facilities
Press Release

Wisconsin to Expand Testing for Assisted Living Facilities

DHS will support assisted living facilities in routine testing of staff and residents

Gov. Evers Awards $3.8 Million to Support Specialized Transit Needs Across Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Announces More Than Million in Harbor Assistance Program Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than Million in Harbor Assistance Program Grants

Projects strengthen Wisconsin’s economy by maximizing water resources

COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Launches in Wisconsin
Press Release

COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Launches in Wisconsin

State encourages residents to download or enable the app to help protect their communities

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Staying Safe this Holiday Season
EPA Requires Lead Testing for Schools, Day Cares

EPA Requires Lead Testing for Schools, Day Cares

But fails to speed up removal of lead lines. A “heart breaking failure,” critics charge.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Testing Option
Gov. Evers Announces State’s General Fund has a Positive GAAP Balance for the First Time Since 1990
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces State’s General Fund has a Positive GAAP Balance for the First Time Since 1990

Report shows state's former generally accepted accounting principles deficit eliminated at the end of fiscal year 2019-20 for the first time since Thompson Administration

Evers Offers Compromise Bill on COVID-19

Evers Offers Compromise Bill on COVID-19

After meeting with Republican leaders, offers draft bill with “items on which all of us can agree.”

Gov. Evers Calls Special Election for the 13th Senate District
Gov. Evers Appoints Elizabeth Rohl as Pierce County Circuit Court Judge
First Moderna Vaccines Arriving This Week

First Moderna Vaccines Arriving This Week

Wisconsin expects approximately 100,000 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Receive First Shipment of Moderna Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Receive First Shipment of Moderna Vaccine

Second FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine deemed safe and effective

Nursing Students Help With COVID-19 Care

Nursing Students Help With COVID-19 Care

UW System offers incentives for students to join the effort at hospitals and clinics.

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce More Than $1 Million in WHEDA Foundation Grants for Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing
Shirley Abrahamson Dies at Age 87

Shirley Abrahamson Dies at Age 87

She was first woman and longest serving justice on Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Gov. Evers Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin said U.S. Attorney should explain if Operation Legend Resources were used.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Election for 89th Assembly District
Feds Bungling Vaccine Distribution?

Feds Bungling Vaccine Distribution?

Wisconsin getting less than initially promised, Pfizer says millions of vaccine doses are sitting in warehouse.

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Legislative Committee Rolls Back Rule to Protect Water from Dangerous PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foam
Gov. Evers, State Health Officials Call on Federal Government to Send Wisconsin More COVID-19 Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers, State Health Officials Call on Federal Government to Send Wisconsin More COVID-19 Vaccine

Federal officials indicate Wisconsin will receive less Pfizer vaccine doses than expected

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce a New Outpatient Infusion Clinic Opening for COVID-19 Patients
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce a New Outpatient Infusion Clinic Opening for COVID-19 Patients

Clinic will offer treatment for mild to moderate cases to help prevent serious illness

WI Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Latest COVID-19 Order

WI Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Latest COVID-19 Order

The suit challenges a statewide restriction on bar, restaurant capacity that already expired.

Wisconsin Unveils COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Wisconsin Unveils COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Smartphone users will get messages next week to opt-in to voluntary system.

Gov. Evers Radio Address on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Hope this Holiday Season
Press Release

Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Hope this Holiday Season

More than 5,000 ornaments created by Wisconsin kids sent to veterans’ homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities across the state

Gov. Evers Announces New Contact Tracing App to Launch Next Week
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces New Contact Tracing App to Launch Next Week

WI Exposure Notification app can alert you if you’ve been in close contact with a positive case

Unemployment System Audited After Pandemic Failures

Unemployment System Audited After Pandemic Failures

Massive delays in claims, duplicate payments and an unreliable call center among issues found in report.

State PFAS Plan Would Charge Polluters

State PFAS Plan Would Charge Polluters

Testing public water supplies for "forever chemicals,” then charging polluters to clean up contaminated sites.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked

The losing minority in Trump election case vent their anger and reveal their prejudices.

State’s Vaccine Stockpile Could Triple

State’s Vaccine Stockpile Could Triple

Federal approval of second COVID-19 vaccine could mean Wisconsin receives 100,000 doses of Moderna vaccine soon.

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Releases PFAS Action Plan
Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approves $350 million for Key Projects
Gov. Evers Announces Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations
‘You Left Us’ Restaurants Lament

‘You Left Us’ Restaurants Lament

Government relief helped but isn't enough, local restaurants say. "We've lost so much."

City Hall: Barrett Picks Makda Fessahaye for Human Resources Director
City Hall

Barrett Picks Makda Fessahaye for Human Resources Director

Attorney to replace longtime Employee Relations director Maria Monteagudo.

Justice Reyna Morales Launches Campaign to Retain Seat
Wisconsin Budget: GOP Pandemic Proposal Is a Power Grab
Wisconsin Budget

GOP Pandemic Proposal Is a Power Grab

Republican legislators would take power from schools, local governments and governor.

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $2 Billion Invested in Wisconsin Communities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $2 Billion Invested in Wisconsin Communities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

As state nears end-of-year fiscal cliff, Evers Administration provides update on investments assisting restaurants, small business owners, families, healthcare workers, among others

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

Wisconsin’s presidential electors, including Gov. Tony Evers, reflect on the historic vote they took.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints

It’s no longer about electing Trump. It’s laying the groundwork for voter suppression.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tech Firm Opening Third Ward Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tech Firm Opening Third Ward Office

The Expert Institute, a legal industry software firm, expects to create 75 jobs here.

Gov. Evers Announces DHS has Activated the Federal Government’s Pharmacy Distribution Program for COVID-19 Vaccine
Gov. Evers Announces Software Firm Expert Institute Selects Milwaukee for Midwest Office
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Software Firm Expert Institute Selects Milwaukee for Midwest Office

Company is latest tech business to invest in southeastern Wisconsin

Transportation: BRT Secures Key $41 Million Grant
Transportation

BRT Secures Key $41 Million Grant

Federal grant to pay for 80% of county's Bus Rapid Transit project. Construction starts in spring.

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

State's 10 presidential electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin Receiving First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin Receiving First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine

State ready to enact the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Wisconsin Electoral College met today to assign Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes

Court Watch: 2,000 Object to Redistricting Proposal
Court Watch

2,000 Object to Redistricting Proposal

272 pages of comments compiled by Fair Maps Coalition oppose state Supreme Court drawing legislative districts.

Op Ed: Legislators Erect Illegal Christmas Tree
Op Ed

Legislators Erect Illegal Christmas Tree

Capitol Police shut down Capitol rotunda and denied permit, but Republican legislators defy them.

Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers Invite Wisconsinites to See Executive Residence Holiday Decorations Honoring Heroes and Celebrating Hope
Press Release

Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers Invite Wisconsinites to See Executive Residence Holiday Decorations Honoring Heroes and Celebrating Hope

Decorations this year moved outside for visitors to enjoy safely during ongoing pandemic

Rep. Stubbs’ Statement on Vel Phillips Statue Advisory Committee
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Capt. Durwood “Hawk” Jones of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing
Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Democrats "walk out" of hearing, calling it a sham.

Wisconsin Dry Ice Industry Preparing For Vaccine

Wisconsin Dry Ice Industry Preparing For Vaccine

New vaccine will require large quantities of dry ice for shipping.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Electoral College Meeting
Statements from Wisconsin Agricultural Leaders on Governor’s Climate Change Task Force Report
Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

They downplay danger, oppose masks and resist a vaccine.

Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson Calls on Legislative Republicans to Prioritize Public Health
Attorneys Square Off in Trump’s Federal Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election
Lt. Gov. Barnes Delivers Democratic Radio Address on the Release of the Climate Change Task Force Report
GOP Signals End of Pandemic Unemployment Waivers

GOP Signals End of Pandemic Unemployment Waivers

Vos says waiting period and work search requirements will return next year.

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Research shows this, experts say. Former Madison police chief calls on cops to ditch riot gear and tear gas.

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

Gov. Evers Announces Deployment of Department of Defense Medical Resources to Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Announces Additional Support for Wisconsin Ethanol Producers
Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Texas AG “under investigation” trying to deny "the votes of the people in Wisconsin.”

Gov. Evers’ Statement on F-16 Crash in Upper Peninsula
Gov. Evers Celebrates Molson Coors’ Expansion in Milwaukee
Press Release

Gov. Evers Celebrates Molson Coors’ Expansion in Milwaukee

Package saves more than 500 Milwaukee jobs, add 377 new jobs

Gov. Evers Appoints Patricia Baker to the Portage County Circuit Court
Task Force on Climate Change Releases Report Including Over 50 Strategies to Begin Addressing the Climate Crisis
Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Missing the federal deadline could give Congress the option to not accept state's electors.

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign

Running for 2022 as a peddler of COVID-19 conspiracy theories?

Hintz Announces Office Staff Changes
Murphy’s Law: The Hating of Justice Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Hating of Justice Hagedorn

As promised, he’s upholding the law as written. So why are right wingers so angry?

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Federal moratorium set to expire soon; renters, advocates fear a spike in homelessness.

Op Ed: The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition
Op Ed

The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition

You’re on your own as pandemic rages and Republican legislators again refuse to meet.

Gov. Evers Announces We’re All Innovating Contest Winners
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces We’re All Innovating Contest Winners

231 businesses recognized for creative responses to COVID-19 pandemic

State Faces $2.1 Billion Budget Shortfall

State Faces $2.1 Billion Budget Shortfall

And it could grow even bigger in the next six months, new report warns.

The State of Politics: A Supreme Court of First Resort?
The State of Politics

A Supreme Court of First Resort?

Many petitions defy precedent, ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to bypass lower courts.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson Announces Transportation Grant to Support Kenosha County Job Growth
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson Announces Transportation Grant to Support Kenosha County Job Growth

New Kroger center expects to add 700 new jobs after County H reconstruction

Op Ed: How We’ve Handled the Tosa Protests
Op Ed

How We’ve Handled the Tosa Protests

More than 75 protests and lots of misunderstandings. How city officials have responded.

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

This past election shows why election officials want to count absentee votes early.

Gov. Evers Order Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

The two Wisconsin legislators have sponsored bills in the Senate and House that would help workers connect to job market.

Gov. Evers Grants More Than 100 Pardons in First Two Years in Office
Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks Declares Candidacy for WI State Superintendent
Evers Announces $78 Million in COVID-19 Business Grants

Evers Announces $78 Million in COVID-19 Business Grants

Grants will go to businesses that didn't qualify during previous rounds.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Gov. Evers Announces Grants to More Than 650 Wisconsin Lodging Industry Partners
Vos Pandemic Plan Sets Up Political Battle

Vos Pandemic Plan Sets Up Political Battle

Speaker Robin Vos releases plan and includes provisions that strip power from the governor.

Gov. Evers Announces $15 Million in Grants Distributed to Wisconsin’s Live Music and Entertainment Venues
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Cpt. Kelly Lynn Raether of Ixonia Fire & EMS
With Wisconsin in need of a lifeline, Assembly GOP created an obstacle course
Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eligible businesses will receive $20,000 grant by year-end

Murphys Law: Beware the GOP Redistricting Proposal
Murphys Law

Beware the GOP Redistricting Proposal

Republicans want 10 more years of gerrymandering. To do this they would hand all power to state Supreme Court.

Your Right to Know: Both Parties Delay on Open Records
Your Right to Know

Both Parties Delay on Open Records

Long delays by state officials to open records requests have been the norm for the last decade.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Racine County Circuit Court
State Official Promises End to Unemployment Insurance Backlog

State Official Promises End to Unemployment Insurance Backlog

Department of Workforce Development’s new director hopes to end backlog by late December.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Republicans would make state employees work in offices, force teachers into classrooms, cut state aid to non-complying schools.

Supervisor Martin Thanks Election Commission for Successfully Completing the Recount
Gov. Evers Announces State of the State Address, Budget Message Dates
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces State of the State Address, Budget Message Dates

Statewide addresses will be delivered virtually as COVID-19 continues to surge across Wisconsin

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

Murphy’s Law: Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?
Murphy’s Law

Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?

Report finds higher fatalities in state despite fewer accidents during pandemic; crashes often involve alcohol, speeding.

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal suit confuses Detroit and Milwaukee and peddles baseless conspiracy theory.

Wisconsin Audit Initiative Provides 38 to 1 Return on Investment
Press Release

Wisconsin Audit Initiative Provides 38 to 1 Return on Investment

Revenue generation of $385 million was $303 million higher than goal

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

Pharmacies Say Reforms Needed for Vaccine

Pharmacies Say Reforms Needed for Vaccine

State regulatory hurdles could impede distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, they say.

State Declares Biden Won Election

State Declares Biden Won Election

With recounts finished, Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair signed the official determination, and Gov. Evers certified the results.

Judge Candidate Switches Races

Judge Candidate Switches Races

Attorney Susan Roth switches to run for Judge Fiorenza's seat, who resigns and will support Roth.

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Wisconsin could add 162,000 jobs, boost economy by $14 billion by transitioning to renewable energy.

The State of Politics: How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid
The State of Politics

How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid

A very long list of recipients. But the money runs out on January 1.

Will Unemployment Backlog Be Cleared By End Of Year?

Will Unemployment Backlog Be Cleared By End Of Year?

70,000 people in Wisconsin are still waiting for their unemployment to come through.

Op Ed: Tommy to the Rescue!
Op Ed

Tommy to the Rescue!

Thompson is leading the way with solutions to the pandemic.

Think Small on Thanksgiving, Evers Urges

Think Small on Thanksgiving, Evers Urges

Big gatherings spread COVID-19, he warns. Governor celebrating only with his wife.

Data Wonk: State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People
Data Wonk

State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People

Deaths per day will double by Christmas. And red counties are getting hit the worst.

COVID-19 Surging in State Prisons

COVID-19 Surging in State Prisons

More than 1,700 staff and one-third of all inmates have tested positive. Loved ones struggle to get information.

Gov. Evers Announces Tourism Secretary-designee Meaney Leaving Administration
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Encouraging Wisconsinites to Take Care of their Mental Health this Holiday Season
UW System initiates incentives for student nurses to assist in health care crisis
Kaul Sues Legislature Over Lame Duck Laws

Kaul Sues Legislature Over Lame Duck Laws

Lawsuits can’t be settled, consumers lose out on potential settlements, AG charges.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Hear from More Than 300 Wisconsinites at Virtual Budget Listening Session
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Hear from More Than 300 Wisconsinites at Virtual Budget Listening Session

Next virtual budget listening session on environment, infrastructure, and the economy to occur Dec.

AG Kaul Announces Legal Action to Allow DOJ to Again Enforce Wisconsin Laws Without Unconstitutional Legislative Interference
Wisconsin National Guard tops 900,000 COVID-19 tests collected; testing week shortened over Thanksgiving holiday
Mayo Clinic Puts Hospital Beds in Garage, Lobbies as COVID-19 Surges

Mayo Clinic Puts Hospital Beds in Garage, Lobbies as COVID-19 Surges

Its hospitals in northwestern Wisconsin at 100% capacity and overwhelmed.

The State of Politics: State Officials Can’t Agree on Pandemic
The State of Politics

State Officials Can’t Agree on Pandemic

Just as Vos agrees with Evers that some measures needed, Senate leader says no.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has Shipped One Millionth N95 Mask through State Distribution System
Rising Cases, Stress at One Hospital

Rising Cases, Stress at One Hospital

As legislator leaders fail to take action, health care workers see no end in sight.

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Some 93,000 applications for pandemic aid have yet to be processed or adjudicated by state.

Op Ed: State Supreme Court Gets ‘F’ For Ethics
Op Ed

State Supreme Court Gets ‘F’ For Ethics

Its recusal rule was written by groups the court is supposed to oversee.

Cities Across State Facing “Painful” Budgets

Cities Across State Facing “Painful” Budgets

Pandemic slashes revenue streams for cities large and small.

Evers Issues New COVID-19 Order

Evers Issues New COVID-19 Order

This order re-ups the statewide mask-mandate.

Police Chief: 8 Injured In Shooting At Mayfair Mall
Police Chief

8 Injured In Shooting At Mayfair Mall

Law enforcement searching for shooting suspect.

Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency Due to Overwhelmed Wisconsin Hospitals, Issues New Face Coverings Order
Gov. Evers Provides Update on the Investment of Nearly $2 Billion in Wisconsin Communities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers Provides Update on the Investment of Nearly $2 Billion in Wisconsin Communities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Administration invests $131 million to strengthen healthcare system in Wisconsin

State Response To COVID-19 a Trainwreck, Pocan says

State Response To COVID-19 a Trainwreck, Pocan says

The congressman wants an end to the partisan battle over a COVID-19 relief bill.

Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Press Release

Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

New “We’re All In” grants investment includes $70 Million for second round

Hospital Association Wants State Action on COVID-19

Hospital Association Wants State Action on COVID-19

Healthcare workers and hospitals straining under surge in hospitalizations.

DWD Partners with IKEA US Community Foundation to Fund Workforce Equity Grant Program
State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

In-Person CWD Sampling Temporarily Suspended During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season
Press Release

In-Person CWD Sampling Temporarily Suspended During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season

Multiple Alternate CWD Sampling Options Still Available Across Region

Murphy’s Law: Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers
Murphy’s Law

Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers

WILL has more funding, more staff, more Harvard. Can a new liberal law group compete?

Gov. Evers Announces $6.6 Million for Organizations Providing Out-of-School Care for Kids During Pandemic
Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

New order expected in coming days, despite pending legal challenges.

Op Ed: We Oppose I-94 Expansion
Op Ed

We Oppose I-94 Expansion

Will increase pollution and stormwater flooding while worsening racial segregation.

Op Ed: State Should Create Coronavirus Czar
Op Ed

State Should Create Coronavirus Czar

Governor and legislative leaders should mutually name a COVID czar and bipartisan task force.

Contact Tracing Effort Is Far Behind

Contact Tracing Effort Is Far Behind

COVID-19 cases rising too fast, state would need 20-fold increase in tracers to keep up.

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Evers has asked legislators to meet since April. Vos still won't convene Legislature.

A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Gov. Tony Evers’ New Effort to Take on COVID
Kids From Wisconsin Receives COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Award
Back in the News: We Want More Money For Schools
Back in the News

We Want More Money For Schools

Across the state, in both blue and red counties, voters are approving more money for schools.

Governor Evers and DHS Direct an Additional $80 Million to Support Skilled Nursing Facilities
Op Ed: COVID-19 Apocalypse Now
Op Ed

COVID-19 Apocalypse Now

Some Republicans see the need for emergency measures. Why not Wisconsin’s?

Wisconsin Teachers’ Unions Defend Local Health Departments’ Authority and Call for Even Stronger Action!
Gov. Evers, DOA Secretary Brennan Announce 54 Awardees for the COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant Program
Milwaukee’s First Stage Receives COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Award
The 2020 War On Christmas?

The 2020 War On Christmas?

Evers announces ornaments for Capitol 'holiday' tree. Will Republicans convene to condemn this?

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

High Court Reviews Evers’ Emergency Powers

6 months after killing governor’s Safer-At-Home order, state Supreme Court to rule on his mask mandate.

UW System Campuses Moving Classes Online

UW System Campuses Moving Classes Online

UWM among many campuses making change after Thanksgiving.

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Suit uses anonymous sources to allege voter fraud.

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Facing Staff Shortages

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Facing Staff Shortages

When healthcare workers contract COVID-19 it exacerbates existing staff shortages.

UWM to shift mostly online after Thanksgiving break
State Gives Food Banks $10 Million

State Gives Food Banks $10 Million

Agencies like the Hunger Task Force have seen demand go up 70% during pandemic.

Gov. Evers Announces “Hope”Theme for 2020 Student Crafted Holiday Ornaments
MKE County: Spread of COVID-19 Accelerating
MKE County

Spread of COVID-19 Accelerating

Hospital systems are being pushed close to their limits.

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

Billionaire couple Dick and Liz Uihlein have tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Executive Order 94, Advises Wisconsinites to Stay Home to Save Lives
Gov. Evers and DHS Ask Wisconsinites to Celebrate Holidays Safely
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Ask Wisconsinites to Celebrate Holidays Safely

Avoiding in-person gatherings with those outside your household will slow the spread of COVID-19

WI Daily: Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles
WI Daily

Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles

58 deaths pushes 30-day average to 33.57

Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce Additional $10 Million for Food Security Initiative
Hospitals Urgently Need Plasma from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Hospitals Urgently Need Plasma from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Resources are being stretched thin as healthcare workers battle the latest surge.

DHS Adds “Critically High” Category to Disease Activity Dashboard Showing Impact of COVID-19
Press Release

DHS Adds “Critically High” Category to Disease Activity Dashboard Showing Impact of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, DHS launches new features on its COVID-19 data pages

AFP-WI Urges Governor Evers to Reject DPI’s Budget Request
Controlled Substances Board to Hear Testimony from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement on Dangerous Drug Activity
‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

State could see 5,000 deaths by January 1 if people don’t change behavior, stay at home, wear masks.

Gov. Evers Calls for Unity, Working Together, Signs Executive Order Advising Wisconsinites to Stay Home
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls for Unity, Working Together, Signs Executive Order Advising Wisconsinites to Stay Home

New COVID-19 response legislation to be announced in the coming days

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Committee chair wants to order electors to ignore state vote and give Trump the state’s electoral votes.

Governor Evers To Deliver Statewide COVID-19 Address Tuesday Night
Pandemic Surges as Courts Tie Evers’ Hands

Pandemic Surges as Courts Tie Evers’ Hands

Federal coronavirus task force says Wisconsin needs more comprehensive strategy.

The State of Politics: Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?
The State of Politics

Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?

Their first two years weren't very cooperative. But that might change with a new Legislature.

Governor Evers, Commissioner Afable, and Secretary-Designee Palm Urge Wisconsinites to Shop for Health Plans Available during Open Enrollment
Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

New Groundwater Standards Proposed

New Groundwater Standards Proposed

State officials recommend standards for 16 PFAS chemicals and 6 pesticides.

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Gov. Evers says "we're returning kindness, respect, and compassion back to the White House."

8% of State’s Prisoners Have COVID-19

8% of State’s Prisoners Have COVID-19

1,703 active cases and 6,781 inmates in quarantine or isolation.

WEC Will Retire Half of Oak Creek Power Plant

WEC Will Retire Half of Oak Creek Power Plant

1,800 megawatt plant will be replaced with clean energy, natural gas.

Racine Art Museum Awarded COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant
Press Release

Racine Art Museum Awarded COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant

Racine, WI November _, 2020

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on District Court of Appeals Decision on Public Gatherings Limits, Encourages Wisconsinites to Stay Home
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announced as COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Recipient
Stay Home to Reduce COVID-19 Spread, Evers Says

Stay Home to Reduce COVID-19 Spread, Evers Says

New study shows that reducing contact and travel is effective in curtailing transmission.

Gov. Evers Announces Cultural Organization Grant Awardees
State Supreme Court Won’t Hear COVID-19 Capacity Case

State Supreme Court Won’t Hear COVID-19 Capacity Case

The high court refused a petition by the governor to hear case on order limiting public gathering.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals there were so many other winners and losers.

Free, rapid-results COVID-19 tests available for community at UW-Milwaukee
UW System to lead massive surge testing effort for Wisconsin
Press Release

UW System to lead massive surge testing effort for Wisconsin

Federal push is first using Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests

Conservation voters crucial in preserving veto power
Democracy Won
Press Release

Democracy Won

 

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden wins 77% of Dane County; Trump margin in Ozaukee, Waukesha counties lower than in 2016.

No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

No Veto-Proof Majority for Republican Legislators

They flipped two of three seats needed to get two-thirds majority in Senate.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Alienating Youth Vote
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Alienating Youth Vote

College voter suppression in Wisconsin, other states could lose those voters forever.

WILL Amicus: Gov. Evers’s Emergency Declarations Threaten Separation of Powers
Press Release

WILL Amicus: Gov. Evers’s Emergency Declarations Threaten Separation of Powers

WILL files amicus in original action before Wisconsin Supreme Court

State Prison COVID Cases Up 31%

State Prison COVID Cases Up 31%

Increase of 1,033 in one week, a new record.

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

The country "is very well united,” he tells large crowd at Kenosha regional airport.

Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits
Press Release

Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits

Grants support nonprofit organizations providing critical services as COVID-19 continues surge in Wisconsin

Wisconsin National Guard will conduct COVID-19 specimen collection in 45 Wisconsin counties this week
Gov. Evers, DSPS Secretary-designee Crim Announce Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant
Op Ed: Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules
Op Ed

Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules

Many have been wiped out entirely, analysis finds. 40 more rollbacks planned.

Evers Asks High Court to Review COVID Rules

Evers Asks High Court to Review COVID Rules

As lower courts flip flop on bar and restaurant restrictions he wants Supreme Court to step in.

Corrections Officials Reveal COVID-19 Deaths

Corrections Officials Reveal COVID-19 Deaths

5 deaths in first such report; 20% of state’s prison inmates have disease.

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Supporters chant “Superman” as Trump brags of his recovery from COVID-19.

Op Ed: Republican Superspreaders
Op Ed

Republican Superspreaders

Trump and Pence hold rally after rally in battleground states. No masks required.

WI Daily: State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes
WI Daily

State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes

Weekly totals for cases, hospitalizations and deaths all set all-time highs.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Continued Republican Inaction on Criminal Justice Reform
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Continued Republican Inaction on Criminal Justice Reform

“It’s Time to Create Lasting Change”

Appeals Court Hears MacIver Institute Case Against Evers

Appeals Court Hears MacIver Institute Case Against Evers

The MacIver Institute argued before appeals court first amendment rights were violated.

DWD Employee Linda Preysz Receives Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
Press Release

DWD Employee Linda Preysz Receives Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

DWD also recognizes Honorable Mention recipient Geraldine Perry

250K Absentee Ballots Still Not Returned in Wisconsin

250K Absentee Ballots Still Not Returned in Wisconsin

It's now too late to mail them, elections commission administrator said.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Election Officials on Election Day
State Journal Says Fitzgerald “Willing to Let Wisconsinites Die”
Gov. Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Expansion of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Community Testing Efforts
Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

If he is, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts could soften the blow.

Vos Might Consider COVID-19 Legislation

Vos Might Consider COVID-19 Legislation

The Assembly Speaker is 'open' to a second COVID-19 relief bill, if there is no federal bill.

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

State Supreme Court Hearing Challenge to Governor’s Emergency Powers

Conservative petitioner donated $20,000 to Justice Rebecca Bradley in 2016.

Neal Plotkin Announces Endorsement from Governor Tony Evers
Press Release

Neal Plotkin Announces Endorsement from Governor Tony Evers

Evers sees Plotkin as focused on representation, being strong advocate

State’s Polluted Drinking Water Causing Cancer?

State’s Polluted Drinking Water Causing Cancer?

Report finds nitrate pollution may cause cancer, birth problems, up to $80 million per year in medical costs.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

His handling of pandemic blasted by opposition groups.

WI Daily: 64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases

Wisconsin set new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

AG Opinion Issued Regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21
Press Release

AG Opinion Issued Regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21

October 27, 2020

Murphy’s Law: Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?
Murphy’s Law

Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?

Three groups are working hard -- and spending big -- to turn out these voters.

Campaign Cash: Vos Hit By Surge of Outside Spending
Campaign Cash

Vos Hit By Surge of Outside Spending

In last week outside groups spent nearly $280,000 against him. Foxconn issue in play?

Republicans Refuse to Work Across the Aisle
Evers Recall Effort Fails

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Organizer says recall fell short of 668,000 signatures required.

Gov. Evers Announces HARIBO to Begin Work on Pleasant Prairie Factory
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts Expand in Wisconsin
Press Release

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts Expand in Wisconsin

DHS Lead Policy Advisor Keeps the Spotlight on Eliminating Lead Dangers

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, attacks on health officials could make us sicker.

Appeals Court Blocks State Restaurant, Bar Rules

Appeals Court Blocks State Restaurant, Bar Rules

Court says appeal against Evers’ restrictions by Tavern League will likely succeed.

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

State Elections Commission says this would constitute a new requirement for voting.

Neal Plotkin Statement on Alberta Darling’s Comments Regarding Legislative Inactivity
Press Release

Neal Plotkin Statement on Alberta Darling’s Comments Regarding Legislative Inactivity

Darling stated, “We don’t need to come in.”

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

Especially for Black voters.

Sen. Carpenter: Prescription Drug Task Force Recommendations a Great Step Forward for Wisconsin
WILL Asks Judge to Decide on Merits in Lawsuit Challenging Gov. Evers’s Emergency Declarations
Press Release

WILL Asks Judge to Decide on Merits in Lawsuit Challenging Gov. Evers’s Emergency Declarations

Critical questions remain before the court on emergency powers

All Utilities Can’t Disconnect Service Until Spring

All Utilities Can’t Disconnect Service Until Spring

New moratorium bars shutting off water, power and heat.

WI Daily: Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

Active hospitalizations grow 265% in two months.

Carpenter Statement on Legislative Republicans’ Decision to Boycott Legislative Session
Vos Makes Appointments to Racial Disparities Task Force

Vos Makes Appointments to Racial Disparities Task Force

This, after the speaker refused to hold a session on racial justice legislation.

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

As Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, overflow facility in West Allis accepts patients.

Murphy’s Law: Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin

It's spent hundreds of millions and gained nothing. Why not fold up its tent and leave?

New Data Dashboard Displays Health Impact of COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity
Press Release

New Data Dashboard Displays Health Impact of COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity

Data shows communities of color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Evers, DHS Report Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Death Count, First Patient Admitted to Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park
Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Law allows target of recall to raise unlimited funds. Ad touts his handling of pandemic.

Peaceful Transfer of Power is the American Way
Data Wonk: Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19

Both on the health and economic front, harder hit than most states. Why?

Appeal Challenges Evers’ Bar Restaurant Limits

Appeal Challenges Evers’ Bar Restaurant Limits

District court upheld governor’s restrictions. Lawsuit asks appeals court to overturn ruling.

WI Daily: 43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month
WI Daily

43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month

Menominee County now has worst outbreak in state, Milwaukee County falls to 12th all time.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Tax Relief for Wisconsin Taxpayers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Tax Relief for Wisconsin Taxpayers

Sales and use taxes from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers results in more than $250 million in tax relief targeted toward lower and middle-income taxpayers

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

Its baseless theories about Democratic Satan worshippers creep into the state.

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

The best defense from rumors, hoaxes, propaganda is knowing the truth.

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

But organizer won’t give exact number, brags about misleading the media.

Gov. Evers Provides Update on Investments made in Public Health, Emergency Response, and Economic Stabilization
Press Release

Gov. Evers Provides Update on Investments made in Public Health, Emergency Response, and Economic Stabilization

Administration continues to prioritize Wisconsin communities in COVID-19 pandemic response

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court
Fitzgerald Leadership Turning Wisconsin Into Failed State
Judge Restores Restaurant, Bar Restrictions

Judge Restores Restaurant, Bar Restrictions

Temporary order by judge ending statewide limits is overruled by another judge.

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

“Tremendous turnout.” State-wide more than 785,000 election ballots already turned in.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request for State’s Public Gathering Limits
The State of Politics: Will Evers Run for Second Term?
The State of Politics

Will Evers Run for Second Term?

He’s had no time to think about that, he says. Why his reelection won’t be easy.

Op Ed: Demand a Joint Vos and Evers Virus Plan
Op Ed

Demand a Joint Vos and Evers Virus Plan

Stop playing politics. Pass a pandemic plan with wide scale testing, rigorous tracing.

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

Trump comes to Janesville. "We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame."

Waukesha County Exec Has COVID-19

Waukesha County Exec Has COVID-19

Paul Farrow tested positive, has mild symptoms. He opposed Evers' mask mandate.

Trump Can’t Distract from his Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Mask Mandate Targeted by Another Conservative Lawsuit

Mask Mandate Targeted by Another Conservative Lawsuit

New lawsuit filed this week by Heartland Institute board member.

Fitzgerald Statement on Evers’ Misleading Political Ad
Op Ed: Who Will Care For You?
Op Ed

Who Will Care For You?

The state’s caregiver workforce faces a crisis of low wages and high turnover.

Celebrate Wisconsin’s Working Forests During Forest Products Week
Enough is enough: The time has come for all-virtual schooling
Governor Tony Evers presents the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards
Op Ed: Coal Must Go
Op Ed

Coal Must Go

The Governor’s Climate Task Force must stand up to utility executives.

Gov. Evers, PSC, WEDC Announce Six Communities Selected for Broadband Connectors Pilot Program
Data Wonk: How Republicans Screwed Themselves
Data Wonk

How Republicans Screwed Themselves

Opposition to mask mandate by GOP is bad law and very bad politics.

Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approves $73 million for Key Projects
State Prisons See Biggest Weekly Outbreak

State Prisons See Biggest Weekly Outbreak

Positive cases up 41%, by 662 cases, in one week.

Judge Jack Dávila launches campaign for Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 1
Judge Blocks Evers Rule on Restaurants, Bars

Judge Blocks Evers Rule on Restaurants, Bars

Temporarily blocks health order’s capacity limits in response to Tavern League suit.

College Possible Milwaukee Names Kellie J. Sigh as Executive Director
Press Release

College Possible Milwaukee Names Kellie J. Sigh as Executive Director

Sigh committed to addressing the “degree divide” impacting Milwaukee’s youth

Local governments receive almost $130 million in quarterly transportation aid
Republicans Have ‘Blood On Their Hands”

Republicans Have ‘Blood On Their Hands”

Evers signals he will ignore Legislative restriction, challenges GOP to present their pandemic plan.

State Awarding Grants to 10,000 Small Businesses

State Awarding Grants to 10,000 Small Businesses

Round II of “We’re All In” grants will give each business $5,000.

Op Ed: Supreme Court May End Affordable Care
Op Ed

Supreme Court May End Affordable Care

Killing the ACA is one reason Republicans are rushing to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to the court

More Than 205,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional October FoodShare Benefits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Gov. Evers, DCF Secretary Amundson Announce $50 Million for Additional Child Care Counts Payments for Early Care and Education
GOP Legislators In Rules Standoff With Evers

GOP Legislators In Rules Standoff With Evers

Republican resolution requires Evers' health restrictions on public gatherings to get committee approval.

Now Serving: Third Ward Restaurant Dandan Reopens
Now Serving

Third Ward Restaurant Dandan Reopens

Plus: downtown coffee shop goes Scandinavian. And Crafty Cow's ghost kitchen.

Pence Can’t Distract from Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Former lawmakers to go ‘On the Issues’ for virtual bipartisan conversation on redistricting, Oct. 13
Back in the News: Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits
Back in the News

Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits

State informs company it must revise contract or there will be no tax credits awarded.

Campaign Launched to Retain Jon Richards as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
Press Release

Campaign Launched to Retain Jon Richards as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Richards was appointed to Branch 30 by Governor Evers last month

With no plan of their own, Republicans play politics with state’s COVID response
WILL Pledges Appeal in Lawsuit Challenging Governor Evers’s Emergency Declarations
Nursing Homes Help Cause Hospital Bed Shortage

Nursing Homes Help Cause Hospital Bed Shortage

Homes with COVID-19 outbreak can’t accept hospital patients ready to transition.

Pandemic Slams State’s Working Women

Pandemic Slams State’s Working Women

Much higher unemployment than men, as many taking care of kids at home.

Court Upholds Evers Mask Mandate

Court Upholds Evers Mask Mandate

St. Croix County judge says Evers has power to do this and Legislature can overthrow it.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day
The State of Politics: GOP Once Bypassed Governor on Redistricting
The State of Politics

GOP Once Bypassed Governor on Redistricting

That was in 1960s and high court struck it down. Will we see repeat of this battle next year?

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Circuit Court Decision Leaving Public Health Emergency Intact
Please Legislate, Democrats Ask State Senate

Please Legislate, Democrats Ask State Senate

They call on Republican leaders to come back in session, deal with crisis state faces.

Caregivers Need Better Pay, Support, Report Finds

Caregivers Need Better Pay, Support, Report Finds

Evers' task force recommends legislation and investments to help state's caregivers.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court
Look for the Alternative Fuel Corridor Signs on I-94
GOP Legislators Attack Evers’ New Restrictions

GOP Legislators Attack Evers’ New Restrictions

But Republicans have proposed zero plans for dealing with the coronavirus.

Public Hearing is Necessary before Striking down COVID Strategy
Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Health Department determines its order is more restrictive, superseding blanket 25% restriction.

Evers’ Order Punishes Small Business, Says WMC

Evers’ Order Punishes Small Business, Says WMC

But Milwaukee will enforce its own capacity restrictions, with many bars and restaurants at 50%

Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Public Gatherings Limit and Encourages Wisconsinites to Stay Home
Wisconsin DMV adds Saturday hours in Milwaukee
Press Release

Wisconsin DMV adds Saturday hours in Milwaukee

Locations, hours and safety measures improve opportunity to get identification needed to vote

WHEDA CEO Works for the Underrepresented

WHEDA CEO Works for the Underrepresented

Joaquín Altoro decided early in his career he wanted to be the 'Banker of the Underrepresented.'

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons
Press Release

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons

 

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

March from Downtown to Mayfair Mall blocked repeatedly by National Guard, Sheriffs, Police.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department will continue to enforce the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order as written
Murphy’s Law: Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson

What did we learn from new Marquette Poll? Not a lot. But how about those Rojo numbers?

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

Chisholm declines. But investigator hired by Wauwatosa recommends officer be fired.

Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride
Press Release

Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride

October 7, 2020

WI Daily: “This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official
WI Daily

“This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official

New records for actively hospitalized and newly admitted.

Data Wonk: The Republican Death Squad
Data Wonk

The Republican Death Squad

Why won’t Vos and Fitzgerald support measures to contain the state’s pandemic surge?

Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to support civil authorities in Wauwatosa
Due to Increased Hospitalizations in the Fox Valley, Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility to Accept COVID-19 Patients October 14
Press Release

Due to Increased Hospitalizations in the Fox Valley, Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility to Accept COVID-19 Patients October 14

Record COVID-19 surges throughout the state increases pressure on Wisconsin health systems

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Hospitalization surge in COVID cases pushes northeast Wisconsin hospitals to their limits.

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race
Press Release

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

40% of Kettle Moraine Inmates Have COVID-19

40% of Kettle Moraine Inmates Have COVID-19

1,612 positive coronavirus tests in state prisons since the beginning of the pandemic.

It is Time for Scott Fitzgerald to Resign
State High Court Rules Legislature Can Represent State

State High Court Rules Legislature Can Represent State

Dallet dissent calls it “shocking” to allow Legislature to take over attorney general’s role.

Special Report: Pandemic Creates Plague of Evictions
Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin’s Legislature Laziest in U.S.?
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin’s Legislature Laziest in U.S.?

Other states with full-time legislators have met 18 times more frequently than in Wisconsin.

Plaintiffs Harmed By Mask Order, Lawyer Argues

Plaintiffs Harmed By Mask Order, Lawyer Argues

Conservative group asks court to end Evers mandate as state's COVID-19 cases soar.

A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Governor Evers’ Actions to Protect Public Health
Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

All public, indoor facilities cannot exceed 25% of capacity. Order runs through November 6th.

Youth Voter Turnout May Decide 2020 Election

Youth Voter Turnout May Decide 2020 Election

Study says voters aged 18-29 could have more impact in Wisconsin than any state. Will they turn out?

Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings
3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

City opening new ones as National Guard testing sites will close October 17th.

Second round of We’re All In Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses
Press Release

Second round of We’re All In Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses

State aims to assist businesses still facing impacts of COVID-19

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization
Press Release

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization

Investments include second round of We’re All In Grants and investments in tourism, entertainment, and cultural venues

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job
Press Release

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job

 

Why Should Court End Mask Mandate, Judge Asks

Why Should Court End Mask Mandate, Judge Asks

Legislature has power to end Evers mandate, he notes, why should court usurp that right?

DNR Asking For Public Input On Wisconsin PFAS Action Plan
Gov. Evers Announces nearly $50 million in COVID-19 Support for Wisconsinites
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces nearly $50 million in COVID-19 Support for Wisconsinites

$47 million includes support for child care, healthcare navigators, food security, and energy and rental assistance

Rep. Robyn Vining Emphasizes the Severity of COVID-19 in Wisconsin
The State of Politics: 4 Reasons Legislature Won’t Reconvene
The State of Politics

4 Reasons Legislature Won’t Reconvene

Haven’t met since April, won’t return this year. Republicans explain why.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Fond du Lac County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Pierce County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Portage County Circuit Court
Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Republicans attack commission, accuse it of being a partisan ploy.

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

As cases surge, governor has given up on GOP legislators, urges people to stay home, wear masks.

Wisconsin Economy Shrinks at Unprecedented Rate

Wisconsin Economy Shrinks at Unprecedented Rate

State sees biggest quarterly drop in recorded history.

DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Joins Cap Times Ideas Fest and Wisconsin Leadership Summit, Launches Agency Diversity Initiative
Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

The lieutenant governor says people need to exercise caution heading into cold weather.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

But critics say allowable lead levels for drinking water are too high.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of World War II Veteran Sgt. Duane O. Cole
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor former State Representative Dr. Jacob (Doc) Hines
Gov. Evers Announces COVID-19 Information and Resources Website Receives International Award
Judge Blocks Release Of Business COVID-19 Data

Judge Blocks Release Of Business COVID-19 Data

Business lobby sued to stop state from releasing what businesses have COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address Encouraging Wisconsinites to Stay Home and Stay Safe
Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Palm Issue Order to Expand Healthcare Workforce
Is Wisconsin Manufacturing Recovering?

Is Wisconsin Manufacturing Recovering?

It could be. A new report suggests a delicate recovery is underway.

Murphy’s Law: The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party

A conservative and Republican writer offers a scathing inside look. Not pretty.

With Surge in Cases, DHS Launches New COVID-19 Data and Mitigation Strategies to Aid Local Communities
Press Release

With Surge in Cases, DHS Launches New COVID-19 Data and Mitigation Strategies to Aid Local Communities

DHS launches new data about disease activity, hospital capacity, cases among children, and percent positive by test, as well as mitigation strategies guidance

Avoid Public Gatherings, Evers Urges People

Avoid Public Gatherings, Evers Urges People

Governor warns pandemic spiking, “a crisis — virus is everywhere,” says top health official.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes, DHS, and UW Population Health Institute Announce Just Recovery Initiative to Address Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin’s Communities of Color
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Health Equity Council
Murphy”s Law: Is Robin Vos Scared of Voters?
Murphy”s Law

Is Robin Vos Scared of Voters?

Republican legislators condemn Evers' mask mandate, but won’t override it as the law allows. Why?

People’s Maps Commission Plans First Hearing

People’s Maps Commission Plans First Hearing

State commission seeks to end gerrymandering, Thursday is first of 8 hearings across Wisconsin.

Lawsuit Seeks End to State Mask Order

Lawsuit Seeks End to State Mask Order

Conservative group files motion for temporary injunction. Circuit Court will hold October 5 hearing.

WILL Files Motion for Immediate Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Governor Evers’s Emergency Declaration
Press Release

WILL Files Motion for Immediate Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Governor Evers’s Emergency Declaration

Motion for immediate relief comes after Governor Evers extends emergency

The State of Politics: Courts To Decide Governors’ Emergency Powers
The State of Politics

Courts To Decide Governors’ Emergency Powers

Republicans oppose Evers’ mask mandate, want courts to restrict longtime power of governors.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Has More People in ICU With COVID-19 Than Canada
Op Ed

Wisconsin Has More People in ICU With COVID-19 Than Canada

Canada has six times more people than our state, but a much lower rate of new cases.

99% of Unemployment Calls to DWD Unanswered

99% of Unemployment Calls to DWD Unanswered

38.3 million calls regarding unemployment insurance weren't answered.

Milwaukee Unemployment Higher than National Average

Milwaukee Unemployment Higher than National Average

County slightly higher, but city well above national average.

Taylor Measure Calling for Early Release of Wisconsin Inmates Adopted by Board
Wisconsin Needs More Contact Tracers

Wisconsin Needs More Contact Tracers

State likely needs an additional 8,000 tracers to respond to COVID-19 spread.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wisconsin’s Firefighters
What You Need to Know About Rent and Eviction

What You Need to Know About Rent and Eviction

Raphael Ramos, of Legal Action of Wisconsin, answers your questions.

Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Documentary chronicles the human cost of gerrymandering.

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

The secretary of state's visit to the state capitol may have broken law against his office engaging in domestic political activities.

Gov. Evers Announces $8.3 Million for COVID-19 Testing at Wisconsin’s Private, Non-Profit, and Tribal Colleges and Universities
Maintenance is Nearly 70% of State Parks Capital Budget

Maintenance is Nearly 70% of State Parks Capital Budget

DNR requesting $69 million for maintenance and repairs.

Evers Appointment Shakes Up Judicial Race

Evers Appointment Shakes Up Judicial Race

Schwantes drops out of circuit court race, endorses Evers' appointee Jon Richards.

Vos, Fitzgerald Appeal Election Deadlines

Vos, Fitzgerald Appeal Election Deadlines

Federal court ruling extended deadlines for online registration and counting absentee ballots.

Republican Senators Convene to Pass the Buck
State’s College Towns Top U.S. Pandemic List

State’s College Towns Top U.S. Pandemic List

Wisconsin has 6 of nation’s 20 metro areas with most COVID-19 cases in past two weeks.

Republicans Fight Evers Mask Order

Republicans Fight Evers Mask Order

Emergency order “obviously illegal,” Evers a “lawless governor,” Vos declares.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Available in Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Available in Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses

Businesses may receive up to $50,000 for clean-up, restoration, and repair costs

WI Daily: Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19
WI Daily

Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19

Cases hit an all-time high in early September, now hospitalizations are catching up.

Governor Evers Violates State Law Again with Third COVID Emergency Declaration
Press Release

Governor Evers Violates State Law Again with Third COVID Emergency Declaration

WILL sued Governor Evers in Polk County in August over second COVID emergency

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Scheduled to expire September 28th, mandate now runs to November 21st.

Gov. Evers Declares New Public Health Emergency Due to Campus Outbreaks, Issues New Face Coverings Order
Gov. Evers Appoints Jon Richards and Reyna Morales to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Op Ed: The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy
Op Ed

The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy

Collect paycheck for nine months of not working and blame governor for any problems.

The State of Politics: Rebecca Kleefisch Will Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Rebecca Kleefisch Will Run for Governor

Former Lt. Governor hasn’t announced, but is clearly organizing for 2022 campaign.

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

‘We have done such a poor job.' Wisconsin was a leader in 1918, says historian.

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

“Everything is nationalized” and could drive turnout, votes in legislative races.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Evers Fires Workforce Development Secretary

Evers Fires Workforce Development Secretary

Sec. Caleb Frostman asked to resign over unemployment system delays.

WI Daily: 2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record
WI Daily

2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record

Totals just keep climbing higher as cases surge at university campuses across Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers Asks for Resignation of Workforce Development Secretary
Press Release

Gov. Evers Asks for Resignation of Workforce Development Secretary

Resignation effective immediately, DOC Deputy Secretary Pechacek to lead transition

WI Daily: Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time
WI Daily

Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time

9,865 cases in the past seven days, a record high.

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Dems target suburban districts, Republicans try to gain a veto-proof majority in the Assembly

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers Call on President Trump to Keep His Promise to Deliver Federal Funding for Kenosha to Rebuild
MKE County: Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan
MKE County

Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan

County wants the state to assure enough funding to build and maintain a new facility.

Gov. Evers Seeking Nominations for Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Police officials and experts say responding to protests is a complicated job.

Data Wonk: Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?

The data is alarming. As are the many allies of the virus.

Gov. Evers, DOA Secretary Brennan Announce More Than $36 million for Public Infrastructure and Facility Projects
99% of State Public Water Meets Standards

99% of State Public Water Meets Standards

But new report finds more than 300 water systems unsafe, violate federal standards.

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Order expires in two weeks, governor looking at "every possible avenue” to extend it.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24

But seven-day case total is at an all-time high.

COVID-19 Cases Up 70% in State Prisons

COVID-19 Cases Up 70% in State Prisons

907 positive cases, up from 373 on August 21, prisons in Dodge and Racine counties have worst outbreaks.

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons
Press Release

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons

 

Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to hold final listening session on Sept. 16
Press Release

Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to hold final listening session on Sept. 16

Meeting will give rural Wisconsin residents opportunity to speak out

WI Daily: 771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing
WI Daily

771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing

Positive case rate continues its upward trend.

Gov. Evers, OCI Commissioner Afable, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Encourage Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Anytime this Year to Enroll 
Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million TRAVEL Grants Program for Tourism Industry
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million TRAVEL Grants Program for Tourism Industry

Grant application period open for tourism promotion and development organizations to support tourism operations, marketing impacted by COVID-19

The State of Politics: Will Legislature Pass Any Policing Reforms?
The State of Politics

Will Legislature Pass Any Policing Reforms?

Some 20 proposed bills with more to come. Will any pass and when?

DNR Publishes Annual Report Card On Efforts To Protect Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Supplies
Local Health Officials Stripped of Power?

Local Health Officials Stripped of Power?

State Supreme Court’s Dane County ruling could threaten longstanding power of all local health officials, expert believes.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low

Hospitalizations trending upward.

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Can Wisconsin Create Fair District Maps?

Former Republican State Sen. Dan Kapanke admits gerrymander, calls for fair maps.

2/3rds of State’s Fire Departments Stock Foam With PFAS

2/3rds of State’s Fire Departments Stock Foam With PFAS

More than half have used the firefighting foam that contains the harmful substance.

WisPQC Annual Summit Features Special Guests Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul
Transportation: Port Gets $1.25 Million for Winter Storm Repairs
Transportation

Port Gets $1.25 Million for Winter Storm Repairs

State grant would address damage incurred this past winter.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of 9/11 and State Day of Service and Remembrance
UW-Madison Moves Classes Online After COVID-19 Spike

UW-Madison Moves Classes Online After COVID-19 Spike

After one week of classes. And two residence halls are currently quarantined.

DHS Expands COVID Connect Test Registration Website to Include Spanish, Hmong, and Somali Languages
Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Governor discussed masking order and Kenosha shootings Wednesday.

Gov. Evers Announces Judicial Panel’s Selections for the People’s Maps Commission
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Judicial Panel’s Selections for the People’s Maps Commission

Commission public hearing schedule announced, to hold first public hearing in October

DNR Publishes Results Of Firefighting Department PFAS Survey
WI Daily: Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak

Fastest growing outbreak centered on Fox Valley, northeastern corner of Wisconsin.

National Guard troops complete Kenosha support mission
New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in a close Biden–Trump contest and slight movement in Wisconsin voters’ opinions following Kenosha events
Wisconsin Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign
Press Release

Wisconsin Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign

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

Gov. Evers, WisDOT, DOA Announce $18 Million in Public Transit Grants for Wisconsin Communities
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WisDOT, DOA Announce $18 Million in Public Transit Grants for Wisconsin Communities

Grants will enable Beloit, Wausau, Sheboygan, Madison, Eau Claire, Racine, Green Bay, and La Crosse to purchase a total of 34 public transit buses

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

New federal rules won't cover costs of cleaning personal protection equipment.

Gov. Evers Welcomes Wisconsin Students Back to School with a Video Message
Task Force Seeks Bipartisan Policing Reform

Task Force Seeks Bipartisan Policing Reform

And racial equity reforms. Will begin meeting in fall, propose legislative bills by next year.

Fitzgerald Refuses to Debate, Prefers to do Nothing as Usual
Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week
The State of Politics: State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test
The State of Politics

State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test

End of fiscal year budget total shows 1% gain. But more pandemic tests to come.

The Battle Over Face Masks

The Battle Over Face Masks

The limits of persuasion in a polarized state. Can science save lives and prevent threats?

Governor Evers and State Public Health Officials Encourages Residents to Wear a Mask and Limit Exposure Ahead of Labor Day Weekend
Cultural organization grant program aims to help financially-strapped arts providers
Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

WI Daily: “We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert
WI Daily

“We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert

"I think it's very safe to say that we're not doing enough tests," says Dr. Ryan Westergaard.

Additional CARES Act funding to be made available for early care and education
Press Release

Additional CARES Act funding to be made available for early care and education

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 3, 2020

GOP State Legislators Draw National Scorn

GOP State Legislators Draw National Scorn

Country notices they spent one minute gaveling in and out of police reform special session.

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

But, no one seems to know how the money will be spent.

Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Enacted

Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Enacted

Evictions are halted until the end of the year for renters that lost income during the pandemic.

Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to hold ‘after hours’ listening session on Sept. 8
Gov. Evers Announces $5 million COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program
Gov. Evers Announces Additional CARES Act Funds for Early Care and Education
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Additional CARES Act Funds for Early Care and Education

Personal protective equipment will also be available soon for regulated child care providers

Data Wonk: How Republicans Embrace COVID-19
Data Wonk

How Republicans Embrace COVID-19

The data shows a strange alliance; how the GOP helps a deadly virus spread.

State Elections Commission Ready for November

State Elections Commission Ready for November

Report says commission learned important lessons from April election and is ‘prepared' for next one.

UW System Begins In-Person Classes

UW System Begins In-Person Classes

As outbreaks drive other universities online, Thompson says UW has 'got to try’.

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

'These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,’ president declares.

New Unemployment Aid Will Take 6 Weeks

New Unemployment Aid Will Take 6 Weeks

State DWD Secretary predicts 6-8 week wait till recipients get $300 supplement.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Angry Yet Asleep on Policing
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Angry Yet Asleep on Policing

Unwilling to meet yet offering legislation to micro-manage police reforms in Milwaukee and Madison.

Gov. Evers, Democrats, WEDC Announce Up to $1 Million in No-interest Loans Authorized to Assist Kenosha Businesses
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Democrats, WEDC Announce Up to $1 Million in No-interest Loans Authorized to Assist Kenosha Businesses

Eligible costs include clean-up, restoration, and repairs for businesses affected

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

Kenosha was already divided. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Updates on everything going on in Kenosha in wake of unrest.

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Recommendations To Improve Groundwater Quality And Quantity In Wisconsin
The Legislature’s Lack of Action is Shameful
AG Kaul Statement on the Special Session
Press Release

AG Kaul Statement on the Special Session

August 31, 2020

Justice Can’t Wait: Representative Subeck Decries Republican Delays to Justice Reform Package
GOP Legislators Skip Special Session on Police

GOP Legislators Skip Special Session on Police

Evers called on lawmakers to consider reforms. Session quickly ended with no debate or votes.

Senator Larson launches statewide petition demanding the legislature reconvene to take action on Wisconsin’s multiple concurrent crises
The State of Politics: WILL Judge Shops To Kill Mask Mandate
The State of Politics

WILL Judge Shops To Kill Mask Mandate

Conservative group files suit in Polk County, where both judges were appointed by Scott Walker.

Statement on Special Session on Police Reform
Jacob Malinowski Statement of Special Session: “Do Your Damn Job”
Press Release

Jacob Malinowski Statement of Special Session: “Do Your Damn Job”

Republicans in Madison indicate no new legislation until January 1st, 2021

Rep. Robyn Vining Supports Meaningful Policing Reform
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Special Session
Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Republicans Give Up on Governing
Now is Not the Time for Senate Recess
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Encourages Participation in Special Session
Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

President’s planned visit will “only hinder our healing,” governor says.

Recall Effort Launched Against Evers

Recall Effort Launched Against Evers

Organizers oppose his policies on pandemic and Kenosha unrest.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Dane County Sheriff Deputy Treadwell
Kenosha Mayor Calls on Governor’s Office, Members of the Community to Help the City Rebuild
Press Release

Kenosha Mayor Calls on Governor’s Office, Members of the Community to Help the City Rebuild

Mayor Antaramian requests $30 million to help cover damages and revitalize the community

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump
Press Release

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump

 

Republican Senators Offer 8 Police Bills

Republican Senators Offer 8 Police Bills

One requires cities in Wisconsin to maintain current police funding or lose state aid.

COVID-19 Outbreak at Green Bay Prison

COVID-19 Outbreak at Green Bay Prison

More than 250 inmates tested positive at the maximum-security prison.

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Program provides an additional weekly $300 to unemployment insurance.

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Majority leader said they will gavel the session in, and that's it.

Governor and Attorney General Should Investigate Potential Crimes, Civil Rights Violations Committed By Law Enforcement During Protests
Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Groups call for Kenosha law enforcement leaders resignation or dismissal.

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Speaker refuses to convene legislature to address policing and racial disparities.

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Governor says guns and protests "a recipe for disaster."

Op Ed: 8 Ways to Address Student Debt Crisis
Op Ed

8 Ways to Address Student Debt Crisis

Governor’s task force winnowed 37 ideas down to eight recommendations.

Wisconsin Applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant​
GOP Mum on Special Session on Police Reform

GOP Mum on Special Session on Police Reform

Gov. Evers called special-session this week. Bucks Players called for Legislature to convene.

ACLU Calls for Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief and Kenosha County Sheriff for Failed Response to Attempted Murder of Jacob Blake
Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Kenosha and Madison don't see the violence of the previous nights.

States Providing Additional Support to Wisconsin for Kenosha Protests
The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening
Press Release

The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening

Statement of Alderwoman (and State Representative) JoCasta Zamarripa August 27, 2020

Op Ed: Our Unjust System of Mass Supervision
Op Ed

Our Unjust System of Mass Supervision

Wisconsin has nation’s third highest rate of detaining people for violations of supervision.

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

But Evers says he’s authorized more Wisconsin guard troops as officials argue over what should be done.

Senator Larson Statement: The Human Cost of Obstruction
12 Tips for Renters Seeking State Aid

12 Tips for Renters Seeking State Aid

How to navigate the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Shooting in Kenosha
Gov. Evers Authorizes Additional Wisconsin National Guard Support for Kenosha County
Johnson, Steil Comment on Evers Accepting Assistance for Kenosha from President
Press Release

Johnson, Steil Comment on Evers Accepting Assistance for Kenosha from President

Gov. Evers initially refused President Trump’s offer of assistance Tuesday

Shots Fired, 2 Killed in Kenosha Protests

Shots Fired, 2 Killed in Kenosha Protests

Police seeking shooter. Protests continue across state against police shooting of Jacob Blake

Gov Evers Shares Video of Statement Regarding Last Night’s Protests
Op Ed: The George Floyds of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The George Floyds of Wisconsin

11 Black men, one Latino male killed by police in last decade in state. When will it end?

Gov. Evers Declares State of Emergency in Wisconsin
Evers, Vos Battle Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Evers, Vos Battle Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Governor demands legislative special session on police reforms. Vos accuses Evers of “dictating liberal policies”.

Task Force Wraps Up First Round of Meetings, Begins Framing Policy Options for Governor
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Last Night’s Protests
Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty challenges governor's emergency health order.

Unemployed Struggle Without Federal Aid

Unemployed Struggle Without Federal Aid

In week 5 without $600 federal supplement unemployed workers call on Evers, Congress to find solution.

Johnson: Rioting Must Not Be Allowed to Continue
Press Release

Johnson: Rioting Must Not Be Allowed to Continue

Senator calls on governor to maintain order

Protesters Condemn Jacob Blake Shooting

Protesters Condemn Jacob Blake Shooting

Hundreds demonstrate. People set trucks, buildings on fire. Evers sends National Guard.

WILL Sues Governor Evers Over Second COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
Press Release

WILL Sues Governor Evers Over Second COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Lawsuit filed in Polk County challenges Governor Evers’s power grab.

Statement from Tom Palzewicz Regarding Kenosha Shooting of Jacob Blake
Op Ed: Wear a Mask, Boost the Economy
Op Ed

Wear a Mask, Boost the Economy

Goldman Sachs study: for every day you wear a mask the GDP will be boosted by $56.14.

Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
Evers Calls for Special Session on Policing

Evers Calls for Special Session on Policing

In wake of Kenosha shooting calls for legislative session on police accountability, transparency.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Marine
We Don’t Need a Taskforce
Press Release

We Don’t Need a Taskforce

Erpenbach Urges GOP to Make Real Change in Special Session

Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Kenosha
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Calling Special Session on Policing Accountability and Transparency
Statement on Shooting in Kenosha
Riots in Kenosha After Police Shooting

Riots in Kenosha After Police Shooting

Black man, Jacob Blake shot in the back multiple times; Evers demands action, state probe launched.

Many City Renters Face Evictions

Many City Renters Face Evictions

Black neighborhoods hit hardest as state pandemic aid program can’t keep up.

Campaign Cash: Special Interest Contributions Skyrocket
Campaign Cash

Special Interest Contributions Skyrocket

$5.2 million spent in state for first six months of 2020, more than double the same period in 2016.

UW-System Competed With Feds for COVID-19 Tests

UW-System Competed With Feds for COVID-19 Tests

Thompson said federal government tried to take their order of testing machines.

DNC: Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee
DNC

Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee

Tammy Baldwin and Tom Perez are only Milwaukee speakers Thursday.

Vos Failed to Report All Financial Holdings

Vos Failed to Report All Financial Holdings

Watchdog group dings speaker for not reporting all financial interests.

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

Young students and artists talk about racism, police and education.

Homeless Shelters, Advocates Expect Wave of Evictions

Homeless Shelters, Advocates Expect Wave of Evictions

COVID-19 is complicating their response to people losing housing.

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

The vice president campaigned for Trump in Darien Wednesday.

DNC: With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC
DNC

With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC

Evers says Biden will bring civility, respect, empathy and kindness to White House.

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

Politicians, rural issues in other states included in meeting, Dairy State ignored.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Is Radically Activist

Record shows many examples of grabbing cases before lower courts rule.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Teen Group Signs Up Poll Workers

Teen Group Signs Up Poll Workers

Poll Hero uses social media to sign up more than 4,000 young people in about a month.

Race Is On For Circuit Court Branch 30

Race Is On For Circuit Court Branch 30

Two young attorneys vying for a seat held by same judge for more than 20 years.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance

Jobless benefits began in 1932 with $15 check. Program now crucial during pandemic.

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Lost chance to show Milwaukee can compete with the bigger cities.

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

The pandemic, not unemployment insurance, is keeping people out of work.

Are COVID-19 Deaths Higher Than We Think?

Are COVID-19 Deaths Higher Than We Think?

An epidemiological model suggests they could be.

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Gov. Evers said he expects residents to wear masks when the president visits.

Unemployment Claims Below 1 Million Last Week

Unemployment Claims Below 1 Million Last Week

Though only by a little. 963,000 still filed new claims.

Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity
WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low

943 new cases reported Thursday.

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard
Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

U.S. Postal Service lagging in key swing states.

Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to meet Aug. 14
Press Release

Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to meet Aug. 14

Panel seeks sustainable future for rural Wisconsin

Op Ed: Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion

What better time to increase healthcare access than during a pandemic?

GOP Hasn’t Interfered With Mask Mandate

GOP Hasn’t Interfered With Mask Mandate

They've criticized it, but for now they've left it alone.

Building Commission Approves $65 million for Key Projects
Thompson Announces UW System Layoffs

Thompson Announces UW System Layoffs

10% cut in administrative expenses to set example as system-wide cuts needed.

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

President’s executive action on unemployment and evictions cause ‘uncertainty and confusion’, Evers says

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Newcomers in many races. Kelda Roys will replace Fred Risser, nation's longest serving legislator.

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

DNC organizers ask convention goers to sign pledge to avoid establishments where social distancing isn’t possible.

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons
Press Release

Gov. Evers Grants Nine More Pardons

 

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

Up by 5 points in new poll. Two other polls showed similar lead.

Wisconsin COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 1,000
Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Big names like Obama, Sanders, Clinton to speak virtually, state pols like Evers, Baldwin to orate in person.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Amid growing COVID-19 concern, voters split on whether to send students to school, but support face mask rules

RENEW Wisconsin Announces Heather Allen as Executive Director
Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention Committee Unveils Official Commemorative Credential, which highlights the vibrant history and spirit of Milwaukee

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders
Press Release

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Americans Recognize These Orders Are A Smoke-and-Mirrors Sideshow to Distract From GOP Failures. Do Wisconsin Republicans?

Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Downturn far worse than during Great Recession. People’s fears, not shutdown orders, are driving downturn.

Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Outlines Vision to Achieve Racial Equity
The State of Politics: Abrahamson’s Remarkable Legacy Honored
The State of Politics

Abrahamson’s Remarkable Legacy Honored

State’s longest serving justice, longest serving chief justice, a trailblazer for women jurists.

Mask Violation Reporting Form Stirs Debate

Mask Violation Reporting Form Stirs Debate

State mask mandate not enforced by police, but some counties allow people to report on those violating it.

MKE County: Many Back Ramon for Register of Deeds
MKE County

Many Back Ramon for Register of Deeds

Appointed by Evers in 2019 to fill the vacant office, he has racked up many endorsements.

Healthcare Workers Support Mask Mandate

Healthcare Workers Support Mask Mandate

Healthcare workers knock Republicans for doing nothing for unemployed.

UW System Orders 350,000 COVID-19 Tests

UW System Orders 350,000 COVID-19 Tests

System plans to test students in the dorms every two weeks.

More Than 220,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits for July and August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

More Than 220,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits for July and August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

More Than 220,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits for July and August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Regents Approve Rules Complying with Title IX Changes

Regents Approve Rules Complying with Title IX Changes

Without changes, UW-System could have lost $1 billion in federal revenues.

Evictions Rising, Activists Call For Moratorium

Evictions Rising, Activists Call For Moratorium

Pandemic is worsening the crisis of evictions in Milwaukee.

Gov. Evers Announces $32 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing at UW Campuses
Shirley Abrahamson Honored by Historical Society

Shirley Abrahamson Honored by Historical Society

Evers ordered the society's reading room to be named for the former Chief Justice.

National Guard Will Work Election, Again

National Guard Will Work Election, Again

Guards will work polls in all 72 counties.

Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to support August 11 election
Gov. Evers Announces Mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard to Support August Election
After Prison Population Increase, the ACLU of Wisconsin Calls on Leadership to Reduce Incarcerated Population During Pandemic
Gov. Evers Announces Federal Disaster Aid Resources for St. Croix County
Evers Says No Statewide School Re-Opening Plan

Evers Says No Statewide School Re-Opening Plan

School districts will be responsible for decisions about re-opening.

Health Departments Can Enforce State Mask-Mandate

Health Departments Can Enforce State Mask-Mandate

Despite some Sheriffs' opposition, Evers administration says it can be enforced.

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes Endorses Israel Ramón for Register of Deeds
Press Release

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes Endorses Israel Ramón for Register of Deeds

Lt. Gov. sees Ramón as true progressive leader, reforms working

Will Karofsky Rebalance the WI Supreme Court?

Will Karofsky Rebalance the WI Supreme Court?

The conservative majority on the court has been reduced to one vote.

Your Right To Know: Release Business Names With COVID-19 Outbreaks
Your Right To Know

Release Business Names With COVID-19 Outbreaks

Let the public make informed decisions about their own safety.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Honoring the Career and Legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Honoring the Career and Legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson

Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room to be named in honor of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Acknowledges Evers’ Statements on Schools
Waukesha County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Waukesha County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Sheriff says he won't enforce the mask mandate.

Gerrymandering Creates Difficult Road for Dems in Wisconsin
Mask-Mandate Won’t Affect Voting In-Person

Mask-Mandate Won’t Affect Voting In-Person

Even with a mask on, poll workers can verify identity.

Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week
Op Ed: GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act
Op Ed

GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act

Democrats in the House passed a stimulus bill in May.

Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

She was sworn in after running 35 miles of a 100-mile ultramarathon.

WEC Pledges to be Carbon-Neutral by 2050

WEC Pledges to be Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Company says it will spend $900 million on renewable energy over the next four years.

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

The virtual town hall was held by Lt. Gov. Barnes and Sen. Baldwin.

Statement from Tom Palzewicz Regarding Fitzgerald’s Response To Governor’s Mask Order
GOP Senators Plan Override of Mask Mandate

GOP Senators Plan Override of Mask Mandate

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald says the Senate is ready to convene.

Vos Thinks Lame-Duck Session Didn’t Go Far Enough

Vos Thinks Lame-Duck Session Didn’t Go Far Enough

The speaker would like to strip more power from Evers.

Legislature Must Take Action on Mask Mandate
Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

But deaths and hospitalizations are growing.

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Evers’ Mask Mandate
Statement from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow after Governor Evers Issues Mask Mandate
Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Statewide Face Covering Requirement