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Governor Evers Appoints Pamela Boivin to WEDC Board of Directors
State Officials Celebrate $49 Million Tech Hub Investment

State Officials Celebrate $49 Million Tech Hub Investment

Sen. Baldwin and Gov. Evers visit MATC to tout huge impact on state's jobs and economy.

Harris to Visit Milwaukee as Wisconsin Delegates Pledge Support

Harris to Visit Milwaukee as Wisconsin Delegates Pledge Support

All eight Milwaukee-area delegates are said to have pledged support for Harris.

Gov. Evers Endorses Vice President Kamala Harris

Gov. Evers Endorses Vice President Kamala Harris

Says he's 'excited' to endorse her and she can beat Donald Trump in race for president.

Wisconsin Democrats Praise Biden, Endorse Harris

Wisconsin Democrats Praise Biden, Endorse Harris

Praise for job well done by president and throwing support to Vice President.

Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Celebrate Wisconsin’s Official Selection as a Tech Hub at Milwaukee Area Technical College
WisDOT celebrates aviation in Wisconsin during EAA AirVenture week
Press Release

WisDOT celebrates aviation in Wisconsin during EAA AirVenture week

More than 10,000 aircraft and over 670,000 aviation enthusiasts projected to travel to Oshkosh

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Maj. Gen. Jerald David Slack
Daughter of man who died in Wisconsin prison pushes forward through despair

Daughter of man who died in Wisconsin prison pushes forward through despair

Wisconsin families with loved ones who died or are still in the prison system share how their pain turned into advocacy

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce Record-High Employment in June
Gov. Evers Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Culver’s, Proclaims “Culver’s Day” Across Wisconsin 
Five Ohio Police Officers Shoot, Kill Milwaukee Resident Outside RNC

Five Ohio Police Officers Shoot, Kill Milwaukee Resident Outside RNC

Individual was in King Park neighborhood, well outside of convention perimeter.

Murphy’s Law: National Media Discovers Mayor Johnson
Murphy’s Law

National Media Discovers Mayor Johnson

Gaining lots of positive press during RNC, now talking of running for governor.

Mayor Addresses Security, Firearms Ahead of RNC Day 1

Mayor Addresses Security, Firearms Ahead of RNC Day 1

Mayor Johnson confident about city's security plan at morning press conference.

Gov. Evers Announces $1.3 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities 
Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Assassination Attempt on Trump

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Assassination Attempt on Trump

Leaders condemn violence against Trump and call for country to unite

Milwaukee-Area Bars Can Stay Open Until 4 a.m. During RNC

Milwaukee-Area Bars Can Stay Open Until 4 a.m. During RNC

Monday night through early Friday morning will see taverns in 14 counties serving until the sun comes up.

Data Wonk: The Imperial Legislature Is Shot Down
Data Wonk

The Imperial Legislature Is Shot Down

6-1 decision by Wisconsin Supreme Court a surprise. What does it tell us about the court?

GOP Legislators Release Funds for Communities Losing 2-Year UW Schools

GOP Legislators Release Funds for Communities Losing 2-Year UW Schools

Gov. Evers has been pushing Joint Finance to release $20 million in aid approved in March.

DNR Publishes Annual Drinking Water Report
Gov. Evers, WEDC Request Release of $7.5 Million to Establish U.S. Regional Tech Hub, Grow State’s Biohealth Economy and Create Jobs
Wisconsin Supreme Court Limits Legislature’s Authority To Block Governor

Wisconsin Supreme Court Limits Legislature’s Authority To Block Governor

6-1 decision rules that legislators wrongly blocked DNR stewardship funding.

‘I’m Staying in the Race’ Says Biden At Madison Rally

‘I’m Staying in the Race’ Says Biden At Madison Rally

Biden's fifth visit to Wisconsin this year comes on critical weekend for his campaign

Data Wonk: Counting the Lies By Trump
Data Wonk

Counting the Lies By Trump

The other side of his debate with Joe Biden.

Dora Drake Defeats Myers For State Senate Seat

Dora Drake Defeats Myers For State Senate Seat

Drake wins first of two races to replace Lena Taylor. Election has attempted disruptions.

Wisconsin Wins $49 Million Tech Hub Grant

Wisconsin Wins $49 Million Tech Hub Grant

With a focus on personalized medicine, officials say grant will create thousands of jobs, billions in investment.

High Stakes, Low Turnout Special Election Tuesday

High Stakes, Low Turnout Special Election Tuesday

State senate race pits Dora Drake vs. LaKeshia Myers to replace Lena Taylor.

Disability Rights Wisconsin Faces Huge Funding Cut

Disability Rights Wisconsin Faces Huge Funding Cut

Federal funding for victim advocacy program slashed.

Wisconsin Democrats Back Biden After Shaky Debate

Wisconsin Democrats Back Biden After Shaky Debate

State Republicans declare the president's performance shows he's unfit for the job.

Gov. Evers Declares State of Emergency Following Late June Storms
Legislative Republicans Say State Auditors Will Review MPS

Legislative Republicans Say State Auditors Will Review MPS

Proposal comes in addition to Governor Tony Evers plan for outside audit.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Corey P. Proulx
Elections Commission Says Vos Recall Organizers Submitted Enough Signatures

Elections Commission Says Vos Recall Organizers Submitted Enough Signatures

But signatures are from his old district, which leaves legal questions about that to resolve.

Supreme Court Bickers Over Consultant Costs For Redistricting

Supreme Court Bickers Over Consultant Costs For Redistricting

'What a mess... today’s order is a brazen imposition of judicial will.'

Winning bid marks important step in demolition of former Northridge Mall
Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce Nearly $5 Million for Freight Rail Improvement in Luxemburg, Reedsburg, and Wrightstown
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Press Release

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

New national data show more than one in three women of reproductive age live in states that ban abortion at six weeks or less, travel time to access abortion care has increased 300 percent since Roe was overturned

High Court To Review Wisconsin’s Nearly-Century-Old Veto Power

High Court To Review Wisconsin’s Nearly-Century-Old Veto Power

Business group's lawsuit challenges Gov. Evers' partial veto to create 400 years of funding.

Did 1991 State Law Give MPS Superintendent Too Much Power?

Did 1991 State Law Give MPS Superintendent Too Much Power?

Former MPS Superintendent Howard Fuller, who pushed for law, says current leaders failed.

Gov. Evers Announces WHEDA Reaches All-Time Record Home Purchases, Increasing Homeownership Opportunities for Families
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Gov. Evers Announces WHEDA Reaches All-Time Record Home Purchases, Increasing Homeownership Opportunities for Families

All-time record hit as Wisconsin celebrates Wisconsin Homeownership Month

Expert Warns Finding a Qualified MPS Superintendent Won’t Be Easy

Expert Warns Finding a Qualified MPS Superintendent Won’t Be Easy

Eduardo Galvan named acting superintendent as national search seeks permanent leader.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Stumps for Biden in Wisconsin

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Stumps for Biden in Wisconsin

Gretchen Whitmer joined Gov. Evers at Madison event that was all about abortion access.

Gov. Evers Appoints Cody Kanable as Green County Sheriff
Statement from the Milwaukee Board of School Directors
Gov. Evers Appoints Payal Khandhar to the Dane County Circuit Court
The State of Politics: UW, Prisons, MPS Now Capitol’s Top Issues
The State of Politics

UW, Prisons, MPS Now Capitol’s Top Issues

Evers and GOP legislators disagree. Issues could figure in fall elections.

6 UW Campuses Have Projected Deficits

6 UW Campuses Have Projected Deficits

Down from 10 last year after efforts to cut costs. Declining enrollment an issue.

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Top GOP Legislator Pushes Plan to Find Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls

Experts say its illegal and could result in legal voters being taken off the rolls.

Board Passes $1.5 Billion MPS Budget

Board Passes $1.5 Billion MPS Budget

Amid financial scandal and with interim superintendent not yet named, school board approves budget.

Gov. Evers Appoints Jenna Gill as Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge, Seeks Applicants for Lafayette County District Attorney
State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

Plans to replace aging downtown building have been modified, down-sized.

Documents Suggest MPS Financial Team Inexperienced, Understaffed

Documents Suggest MPS Financial Team Inexperienced, Understaffed

MPS hoping corrective action plan will release nearly $16 million in state funds.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce New Rustic Roads Guide, Highlighting Wisconsin’s Roads Less Traveled
Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew Spence as Sheboygan County Sheriff
Dane County Judge Susan Crawford Will Run for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Dane County Judge Susan Crawford Will Run for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Seeks to maintain court's 4-3 liberal majority after Justice Ann Walsh Bradley retires.

Gov. Evers, Department of Tourism Announce Wisconsin Tourism Sees Another Record-Breaking Year
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Department of Tourism Announce Wisconsin Tourism Sees Another Record-Breaking Year

Tourism generated $25 billion in total economic impact in 2023, surpassing state’s previous record for the second year in a row

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Robin Vos In a ‘Fight For His Life’?

Republican Assembly Speaker faces both a primary challenger and independent candidate who assisted with recall effort against him.

Evers Moves Forward With Audits of MPS

Evers Moves Forward With Audits of MPS

MPS board member says $1.5 billion budget will get passed this week.

Gov. Evers to Proceed with Hiring MPS Auditors with Support of Board of School Directors, Local Community Leaders
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Gov. Evers to Proceed with Hiring MPS Auditors with Support of Board of School Directors, Local Community Leaders

Evers Administration to begin process of identifying outside, independent auditors with experience auditing educational and classroom settings to conduct audits

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

Wisconsin Democrats Rally Around High Stakes 2024 Election

But state convention shows division, protest against Baldwin on Israel-Palestine issue.

Rep. Donovan Proposes Plan Forward for MPS
360,000 in Wisconsin Lose Health Insurance Amid Medicaid Changes

360,000 in Wisconsin Lose Health Insurance Amid Medicaid Changes

About 30% of recipients up for renewal face disenrollment, most due to procedural issues.

Statement from the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors June 7, 2024
Mayor Cavalier Johnson Pledges Four Points of MPS Involvement

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Pledges Four Points of MPS Involvement

Including helping select the next superintendent and city administrative support.

Wisconsin Democrats Running Candidates In All But Two Races

Wisconsin Democrats Running Candidates In All But Two Races

A multi-decade high. But will it matter to their electoral prospects?

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Proposed Audit of Milwaukee Public Schools
Gov. Evers Calls for Conducting Operational, Instructional Audits of Milwaukee Public Schools
Open Houses Announced For I-94 Widening

Open Houses Announced For I-94 Widening

Project would expand freeway through Milwaukee, rebuild Stadium Interchange.

Lawmakers At Odds Over Releasing Health, PFAS Funds

Lawmakers At Odds Over Releasing Health, PFAS Funds

GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee won't release funding, citing legal risk.

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Republicans want alternative to Pere Marquette Park. ACLU announces lawsuit.

Warden, Eight Staff Charged in Inmate Deaths at Waupun Prison

Warden, Eight Staff Charged in Inmate Deaths at Waupun Prison

'These people were not cared for,' said Dodge County Sheriff announcing charges.

Walker Appointee Resigns From UW Board

Walker Appointee Resigns From UW Board

UW Regent Robert Atwell threatened to stay on, now welcomes replacement appointed by Evers.

Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Leaders of 2020 Wisconsin Fake Electors Scheme Charged With Felonies

Attorney General Josh Kaul charges Kenneth Chesebro, Jim Troupis and Michael Roman.

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Resigns After Closed-Session Meeting

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Resigns After Closed-Session Meeting

School district is in jeopardy of losing millions in state and federal dollars.

The State of Politics: One-Fourth of Assembly Will Be Newbies
The State of Politics

One-Fourth of Assembly Will Be Newbies

Fair maps drawn by both parties for first time in 12 years could transform the Assembly.

Evers Names 3 New Members of UW Board of Regents

Evers Names 3 New Members of UW Board of Regents

But one would replace Republican-appointed regent who refuses to step down.

Gov. Evers Raises the Pride Flag

Gov. Evers Raises the Pride Flag

Amid a culture war over restrictive bills, Democratic governor reaffirms LGBTQ rights, Pride Month.

Op Ed: Another Medicaid Miss For Wisconsin
Op Ed

Another Medicaid Miss For Wisconsin

48 states have extend postpartum coverage for new moms on Medicaid. Not Wisconsin.

MPS Board Calls For Investigation, Delays Budget Vote

MPS Board Calls For Investigation, Delays Budget Vote

The school district has been under scrutiny for lack of financial reporting.

Gov. Evers Announces Progress Pride Flag to be Flown Statewide in Celebration of Pride Month
Gov. Evers Appoints Three Regents to the UW Board of Regents
Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

Illinois Governor is Headliner at Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

JB Pritzker will give the keynote address in Milwaukee next weekend.

Nearly Half of Legislature Won’t Run in Old Districts

Nearly Half of Legislature Won’t Run in Old Districts

Redistricting shakes up Legislature for both Democrats and Republicans.

Gov. Evers Announces Maj. Gen. Paul E. Knapp to Leave Wisconsin National Guard
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Maj. Gen. Paul E. Knapp to Leave Wisconsin National Guard

Brig. Gen. David W. May to serve as interim adjutant general 

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day is June 5
Press Release

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day is June 5

 

$100M Wisconsin Investment Fund to Focus on Tech, Biohealth Startups

$100M Wisconsin Investment Fund to Focus on Tech, Biohealth Startups

Public-private venture will be biggest investment in startups in state history.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $100 Million Investment in Wisconsin Startups and Entrepreneurs
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $100 Million Investment in Wisconsin Startups and Entrepreneurs

&Wisconsin Investment Fund partnerships include focus on tech, agriculture, manufacturing, and biohealth

Vos Critics Submit Recall Petitions Again

Vos Critics Submit Recall Petitions Again

They claim to have more than 9,000 signatures. Earlier effort this year to recall Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fell short.

Former Wisconsin State Legislature Staffer, Katrina Blossom Morrison, Announces Candidacy for 12th Assembly District
Evers Urges Legislators to Release Funds for Communities Losing UW Branches

Evers Urges Legislators to Release Funds for Communities Losing UW Branches

Legislature passed budget with $20 million for economic loss due to campus closures.

GOP Holdover on UW Board Says He Won’t Step Down

GOP Holdover on UW Board Says He Won’t Step Down

UW Regent Robert Atwell advised by Vos to stay on Board until replacement confirmed.

Gov. Evers Appoints Bridget Schoenborn to the Waukesha County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day
New Estimate Shows Shrinking Wisconsin Budget Surplus

New Estimate Shows Shrinking Wisconsin Budget Surplus

Next budget debate still expected to start with $3 billion surplus.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce Grants to Build Wisconsin’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Evers Requests Release of $25 Million for Child Care and Tourism

Evers Requests Release of $25 Million for Child Care and Tourism

Yet another battle between governor and Republican legislators over funding allocations.

“Saying, Not Saying” Campaign Aims to Reduce Mental Health Stigma
Hovde Says 12-14 Week Abortion Ban a ‘Reasonable Time Range’

Hovde Says 12-14 Week Abortion Ban a ‘Reasonable Time Range’

Republican's approach condemned by his opponent, Democratic US Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Request the Release of $10 Million Designed to Promote Wisconsin as a Premiere Host for Large-Scale Events
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Request the Release of $10 Million Designed to Promote Wisconsin as a Premiere Host for Large-Scale Events

Governor’s request comes as the state celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

The State of Politics: GOP Senate Hurts Evers’ Talent Searches
The State of Politics

GOP Senate Hurts Evers’ Talent Searches

Difficult to find cabinet secretaries when Senate keeps firing governor's appointees.

Milwaukee Officials Praise Rescheduling of Cannabis by Biden

Milwaukee Officials Praise Rescheduling of Cannabis by Biden

New federal policy 'will help reverse longstanding injustices in our legal system.'

Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Ron Johnson Calls on GOP to Set Aside ‘Squabbles’ on Abortion

Republicans at annual convention endorse Hovde, worry about new legislative maps.

Assembly Democratic Leader Says Party Can Win Majority

Assembly Democratic Leader Says Party Can Win Majority

Greta Neubauer says Democrats will spend big in fall election for newly-drawn districts.

Republicans Fail To Override Any of Evers’ Vetoes

Republicans Fail To Override Any of Evers’ Vetoes

Two-day review session ends without any formal attempts.

Four Milwaukee Affordable Housing Proposals Secure Critical Tax Credits

Four Milwaukee Affordable Housing Proposals Secure Critical Tax Credits

WHEDA's housing tax credit award puts developments on path to groundbreaking.

Gov. Evers, DVA Announce Veteran Mental Health Community-Based Organization Grant Recipients
Murphy’s Law: Why Right Wisconsin Was Killed
Murphy’s Law

Why Right Wisconsin Was Killed

Its editor, stalwart Republican James Wigderson watched as readers and his party went off the rails.

Special Elections for State Senate, US House Are Complicated

Special Elections for State Senate, US House Are Complicated

New maps affect elections for 4th state Senate District and 8th US House District.

Senate GOP Hides from Debate on Final Day of Session
Wisconsin Senate Votes to Override Governor’s Vetoes

Wisconsin Senate Votes to Override Governor’s Vetoes

Effort unlikely to pass Assembly.

Evers, Packers Welcome NFL Draft to Wisconsin

Evers, Packers Welcome NFL Draft to Wisconsin

2025 NFL Draft will be held in Green Bay. At least 250,000 fans expected to attend.

Child Care Providers Renew Call for State Funding

Child Care Providers Renew Call for State Funding

Programs struggling to survive. Evers supports more funding, GOP legislators don't.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Elections for the 4th Senate District and 8th Congressional District
The State of Politics: Parties Target 5 State Senate Seats With No Incumbent
The State of Politics

Parties Target 5 State Senate Seats With No Incumbent

More competitive races will mean fierce battles and huge spending.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Proclaims “Hmong-Lao Veterans Day” Across the State
Liberal Justices Question State Supreme Court’s Ban on Ballot Drop Boxes

Liberal Justices Question State Supreme Court’s Ban on Ballot Drop Boxes

Lawsuit by voter mobilization group Priorities USA seeks to overturn 2022 ruling.

Gov. Evers Sues Republican Legislators for Continued Obstruction of Investments Intended to Address Pressing Challenges Facing Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Sues Republican Legislators for Continued Obstruction of Investments Intended to Address Pressing Challenges Facing Wisconsin

Governor’s countersuit comes as Republican lawmakers refuse to release nearly $200 million in already-approved investments to fight PFAS, improve kids’ literacy, respond to hospital closures in Western Wisconsin

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference Explores Issue Amid Attacks

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference Explores Issue Amid Attacks

DEI has 'become so politicized and used as wedges to divide people.'

Wisconsin Lacks Clear System for Tracking Police Caught Lying

Wisconsin Lacks Clear System for Tracking Police Caught Lying

Prosecutors across the country maintain ‘Brady lists’ of officers with a credibility problem.

Gov. Evers to Become First Midwest Governor to Join U.S. Climate Alliance’s Executive Committee
Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

President visited Racine to tout $3.3 billion project, slam Foxconn failure.

Legislators Agree on Opioid Plan, Still Withhold PFAS, Hospital Funds

Legislators Agree on Opioid Plan, Still Withhold PFAS, Hospital Funds

Standoff between Republicans on Joint Finance Committee and Gov. Evers continues.

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Will create 2,000 jobs. And Microsoft will establish AI Institute at UWM.

Your Right to Know: Rights Clash in Records Dispute
Your Right to Know

Rights Clash in Records Dispute

Battle over voting by those deemed mentally incompetent is complicated.

Gov. Evers Again Calls Republican Lawmakers into Special Meeting to Urge Immediate Release of $140 Million to Fight PFAS Statewide, Respond to Hospital Closures in Western Wisconsin
DPI Disagrees With Legislature Over Literacy Program Implementation

DPI Disagrees With Legislature Over Literacy Program Implementation

Law was signed last July, but parties at odds on implementation.

What Will Wisconsin Do Now That Feds Are Moving to Ease Marijuana Restrictions?

What Will Wisconsin Do Now That Feds Are Moving to Ease Marijuana Restrictions?

Wisconsin supporters of legalization say fed change is welcome, but don't expect any sudden shifts.

Gov. Evers Orders the Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighters of Wisconsin Who Have Given Their Lives in the Line of Duty
Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

One of 10 fake electors, he also backed suppression of minority vote in Milwaukee.

Coalition Pushes Closing Wisconsin’s Green Bay Prison

Coalition Pushes Closing Wisconsin’s Green Bay Prison

126-year-old maximum security facility in 'dire state' and way over capacity.

The State of Politics: Evers Vetoes GOP Bills at Record Rate
The State of Politics

Evers Vetoes GOP Bills at Record Rate

In one year he vetoed 32% of all legislative bills, compared to 3.7% for average governor.

UW-Platteville Vacating Richland Campus

UW-Platteville Vacating Richland Campus

Democrats blame Republicans for cutting UW system funding.

Kaul Argues State Law Doesn’t Prohibit Absentee Ballot Boxes

Kaul Argues State Law Doesn’t Prohibit Absentee Ballot Boxes

Lawsuit asks state Supreme Court to overturn decision barring drop boxes.

DOA Announces Flexible Facilities Program Open Application Period
Press Release

DOA Announces Flexible Facilities Program Open Application Period

$107 Million Available for Local Digital Connectivity Facility Projects

Governor Evers approves WIS 100 resurfacing and bridge project in Milwaukee County
Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Nestlé Purina’s $195 Million Expansion of Jefferson Factory
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Nestlé Purina’s $195 Million Expansion of Jefferson Factory

Project will create 100 new high-paying jobs, qualify for up to $1.7 million in performance-based incentives

Data Wonk: Wisconsin’s Legislative Committees Uniquely Powerful?
Data Wonk

Wisconsin’s Legislative Committees Uniquely Powerful?

Suit by Gov. Evers shows Wisconsin violating separation-of-powers doctrine.

Most Wisconsin Dentists Don’t Take Medicaid

Most Wisconsin Dentists Don’t Take Medicaid

Only 39% of Medicaid enrolled children aged 3-20 received dental care in 2022.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Awarded $62 Million Federal Solar for All Grant
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Awarded $62 Million Federal Solar for All Grant

Funding to help fund solar systems for low- and moderate-income households

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Dane County Circuit Court
Evers Pledges State Will Plant 100 Million Trees by 2030

Evers Pledges State Will Plant 100 Million Trees by 2030

Governor announces plan as part of Earth Day celebration.

The State of Politics: Voters Worried About PFAS in Water  
The State of Politics

Voters Worried About PFAS in Water  

69% are worried, poll shows. But Evers and Legislature can't agree on how to address problem.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Increasing Wisconsin’s Trillion Trees Pledge Goal to Plant 100 Million Trees by the End of 2030
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Increasing Wisconsin’s Trillion Trees Pledge Goal to Plant 100 Million Trees by the End of 2030

Wisconsin has planted more than 32 million trees since 2021, bringing the state more than 40 percent toward its original goal just three years in

A Better Wisconsin Together Renews Call for Cannabis Legalization
EPA Slaps Two PFAS Chemicals With Superfund Law Designation

EPA Slaps Two PFAS Chemicals With Superfund Law Designation

The listing will force PFAS manufacturers and others to pay for cleaning up contamination.

Wisconsin Ranks Last In Per-Visit State Parks Funding

Wisconsin Ranks Last In Per-Visit State Parks Funding

New Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows 69% funding drop for DNR compared to mid-1990s.

State of Wisconsin’s Debt Hits 25-Year Low

State of Wisconsin’s Debt Hits 25-Year Low

Adjusted for inflation, state government's debt level continues to trend downward.

Republican Legislature Sues Evers Over Reading Bill Veto

Republican Legislature Sues Evers Over Reading Bill Veto

Republicans say partial veto to literacy program is unconstitutional

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Lawsuit Over Legislature’s Authority

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Lawsuit Over Legislature’s Authority

Gov. Evers sued over Joint Finance Committee's actions to hold up stewardship funds.

Law Enforcement Agencies Awarded Grants from State Opioid Settlement Funds
Press Release

Law Enforcement Agencies Awarded Grants from State Opioid Settlement Funds

Funded projects focus on prevention, intervention, and treatment activities

Data Wonk: Why Can’t MPS Improve Student Reading Scores?
Data Wonk

Why Can’t MPS Improve Student Reading Scores?

Failure to use phonics and poorly trained teachers may help explain this.

Eric Hovde Loans His Campaign $8 Million to Oppose Tammy Baldwin

Eric Hovde Loans His Campaign $8 Million to Oppose Tammy Baldwin

Republican seeking to unseat Sen. Baldwin is latest state candidate to self-fund.

State Building Commission Approves Grants For 29 Improvement Projects At DNR Properties
Evers Won’t Rule Out Court Challenge to Force Release of PFAS Funds

Evers Won’t Rule Out Court Challenge to Force Release of PFAS Funds

Nine months after Legislature set aside $125 million to address PFAS, funding still stalled.

Suit Challenges Evers’ Partial Veto Hiking School Funding for 400 Years

Suit Challenges Evers’ Partial Veto Hiking School Funding for 400 Years

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce filed suit, arguing veto is unconstitutional.

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Wisconsin Elections Chief Meagan Wolfe Gets Increased Security

Election workers have faced threats. Trump claimed Wolfe would 'try to steal' election.

Evers Picks New Department of Revenue Secretary

Evers Picks New Department of Revenue Secretary

David Casey will replace Peter Barca, who stepped down from cabinet post.

The State of Politics: Will Legislators Run Or Not?
The State of Politics

Will Legislators Run Or Not?

The long list of legislators in newly mapped districts who haven't filed to run includes Robin Vos.

Governor Evers approves WIS 36 improvement project in Milwaukee County
Gov. Evers, Wisconsin DFI & HEAB Encourage Wisconsinites to Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) During National FAFSA® Week of Action, April 15-19, 2024
Gov. Evers Appoints David Casey to Serve as DOR Secretary
Annual Work Zone Awareness Week promotes highway safety
Press Release

Annual Work Zone Awareness Week promotes highway safety

Safe drivers create safe work zones

UW Campuses Face Challenging Financial Futures, Reports Show

UW Campuses Face Challenging Financial Futures, Reports Show

Wisconsin's funding for public universities ranks 42nd in the nation.

Gov. Evers to Ask Legislature to Approve Largest Increase in State Support for UW System in Over Two Decades
Press Release

Gov. Evers to Ask Legislature to Approve Largest Increase in State Support for UW System in Over Two Decades

UW System campus financial assessments highlight need for significant state investment after years of inadequate funding and budget cuts

Committee Blocks $258 Million Home Health Care Pay Plan

Committee Blocks $258 Million Home Health Care Pay Plan

Providers fear losing workers, while others fear providers themselves will drop out.

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley Won’t Seek Reelection

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley Won’t Seek Reelection

Surprise announcement heightens stakes for spring 2025 election.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s Announcement
First Vos Recall Attempt Fell Short

First Vos Recall Attempt Fell Short

State Elections Commission says organizers lacked enough signatures. But a new effort to recall Assembly Speaker is ongoing.

Gov. Evers Vetoes PFAS Bill, Calls Special Meeting of Budget Committee

Gov. Evers Vetoes PFAS Bill, Calls Special Meeting of Budget Committee

Governor urges GOP legislators to release budgeted funds for PFAS and hospitals.

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

Eric Hovde Says Most Nursing Home Residents Not ‘At a Point to Vote’

GOP senate candidate echoes Trump's unproven claim of 'crooked' votes in 2020 election.

Gov. Evers Calls Joint Finance Committee into Special Meeting to Release Critical Funds to Fight PFAS Statewide, Stabilize Healthcare Access in Western Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan “Prince Act” to Expand AMBER Alert System for Missing Kids
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan “Prince Act” to Expand AMBER Alert System for Missing Kids

Legislation comes in the wake of the tragic disappearances of Prince McCree in Milwaukee and Lily Peters in Chippewa Falls

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce Workforce and Senior Housing Infrastructure Funding Program
Evers Vetoes Bill Ending Work Permit Requirement for Younger Teens

Evers Vetoes Bill Ending Work Permit Requirement for Younger Teens

Governor cites need to protect 14- and 15-year-olds through work permit process.

Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican-Backed Bill to Roll Back Child Labor Protections, Bring More Kids into State’s Workforce
Press Release

Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican-Backed Bill to Roll Back Child Labor Protections, Bring More Kids into State’s Workforce

Republican bill would have removed important parental notifications and undermined child labor law enforcement

The State of Politics: Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump
The State of Politics

Voters Throw Shade on Biden, Trump

Nearly 180,000 primary voters refused to vote for either. What's does that mean for Wisconsin?

Evers Vetoes Bill to Allow Out-of-State Mental Health Care Providers

Evers Vetoes Bill to Allow Out-of-State Mental Health Care Providers

Bipartisan tele-health care proposal opposed by mental health advocacy groups.

Hmong and Asian American Histories Now Required Subjects in Wisconsin Schools

Hmong and Asian American Histories Now Required Subjects in Wisconsin Schools

Evers signs bipartisan law requiring such instruction in state schools.

Transportation: Just How Bad Are Milwaukee’s Roads?
Transportation

Just How Bad Are Milwaukee’s Roads?

They are among the worst in the state, which is also doing poorly, new report finds.

Evers Vetoes Nursing Licensure Bill

Evers Vetoes Nursing Licensure Bill

Evers, Republicans couldn't agree on supervision requirements.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Waukesha County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Ozaukee County Circuit Court
‘Tranq’ Testing Strips Now Legal, Milestone In Overdose Crisis

‘Tranq’ Testing Strips Now Legal, Milestone In Overdose Crisis

Move comes as overdose deaths from xylazine on the rise in Wisconsin

Nate Kieso, rank-and-file union member and mental health social worker, announces campaign for Wisconsin State Assembly District 14
Hovde Faces Minimal Competition For Republican Senate Nomination

Hovde Faces Minimal Competition For Republican Senate Nomination

An endorsement by former President Donald Trump could reduce the chances of a primary challenge.

Statement of Rep. Jerry O’Connor on Gov. Evers Signing the Money Transmission Modernization Act into Law
Gov. Evers Takes Action on Four Bills
What Will Happen To Wisconsin’s Shuttered Coal Plants?

What Will Happen To Wisconsin’s Shuttered Coal Plants?

Nearly half of Wisconsin's large coal power plants have closed in past two decades.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Hmong Heritage Month, Signs Bipartisan Bill Adding Hmong and Asian American Histories to K-12 School Curriculum
North Shore Bank President and CEO Jay McKenna Appointed by Governor Evers to Banking Review Board
Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Evers Urges State Supreme Court to Allow Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Governor's legal brief calls on court to reverse ruling by prior conservative majority.

Evers Vetoes Bill Restricting Transgender Athletes in School Sports

Evers Vetoes Bill Restricting Transgender Athletes in School Sports

Governor blasts 'hateful' rhetoric by Republicans, who say he's 'against women.'

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce More Than $495,000 in Technical Education Equipment Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce More Than $495,000 in Technical Education Equipment Grants

Students at 17 Wisconsin school districts across the state will benefit from new advanced manufacturing training for high-demand jobs

A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Gov. Evers’ Veto of GOP’s Latest attack on LGBTQ youth
Milwaukee Police Seek ‘Open Source Intelligence Tool’ for RNC

Milwaukee Police Seek ‘Open Source Intelligence Tool’ for RNC

'It snoops on everyone, regardless of any connection to a crime,' critic charges.

Gov. Evers Urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to Restore Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes as a Safe, Secure Voting Option in Wisconsin Elections
Press Release

Gov. Evers Urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to Restore Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes as a Safe, Secure Voting Option in Wisconsin Elections

Governor says local election officials should have discretion to use drop boxes, reduce barriers for eligible Wisconsinites to cast their ballots

GOP Leaders Urge Gov. Evers to Sign Divisive PFAS Bill 

GOP Leaders Urge Gov. Evers to Sign Divisive PFAS Bill 

It provides funding but restricts Wisconsin DNR's enforcement powers against polluters.

Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Trump Pushes Election Lie in Wisconsin

Does interview on WISN radio ahead of election day appearance in Green Bay.

Senator Hesselbein Applauds Governor Evers’ Veto of Hateful, Anti-LGBTQ+ Proposal
Gov. Evers Keeps Promise to Protect LGBTQ Youth, Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ Bill Targeting Trans and Gender Nonconforming Kids
Too Salty: How Can We Reduce Salt Pollution?
Too Salty

How Can We Reduce Salt Pollution?

Changes in state law needed, but there are also simple solutions to reduce over-salting. Final story in series

Gov. Evers Proclaims Money Smart Wisconsin Week
Gov. Evers Appoints Angela Hoven as Pierce County Register of Deeds
Ballot Questions on Election Administration Too Vague, Officials Say

Ballot Questions on Election Administration Too Vague, Officials Say

Wisconsin residents will vote Tuesday on two proposed constitutional amendments.

Lawsuit Over Police Officer’s Fatal Shooting of Alvin Cole Will Go to Trial

Lawsuit Over Police Officer’s Fatal Shooting of Alvin Cole Will Go to Trial

Judge Lynn Adelman rules that civil lawsuit over killing by former Tosa cop may go forward.

Evers Aggressively Uses Veto Pen on Republican Bills

Evers Aggressively Uses Veto Pen on Republican Bills

Governor blocks proposals related to wolves, income tax cuts and school licensing.

Gov. Evers Signs Legislation to Support Holocaust Education, Expand Emergency Detention and Urgent Crisis Care Facilities Statewide
Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican Bill to Allow Individuals with No Qualifications or Experience to Become School District Administrators
Press Release

Gov. Evers Vetoes Republican Bill to Allow Individuals with No Qualifications or Experience to Become School District Administrators

GOP-backed bill would have allowed unlicensed individuals with no background check to interact directly with kids at school

Attorney General Kaul Joins a Coalition Taking Action Against Idaho’s Draconian Abortion Ban
State Department of Revenue Secretary Barca Will Resign in April

State Department of Revenue Secretary Barca Will Resign in April

Peter Barca, a political veteran, is reportedly eyeing a congressional race.

Wisconsin Is First State Approved For New Summer Youth Aid Program

Wisconsin Is First State Approved For New Summer Youth Aid Program

Federal program aims to feed childen when schools are closed.

Second Recall Effort Aimed At Robin Vos

Second Recall Effort Aimed At Robin Vos

Driven by same organizers behind first recall attempt, who appeared to be short of required signatures.

Gov. Evers Announces DOR Secretary Barca Leaving Evers Administration
Only 10 of State’s 56 Races for Circuit Court Judge Are Contested

Only 10 of State’s 56 Races for Circuit Court Judge Are Contested

Just one of 12 judges in Milwaukee County face an opponent on April ballot.

Evers Signs Bills Addressing Judges’ Safety and Human Sex Trafficking

Evers Signs Bills Addressing Judges’ Safety and Human Sex Trafficking

29 bills signed by governor also address school safety and crime victims.

Communities Ask Governor Evers to Veto Anti-Local Control Bill
Vos Recall Organizers Ask Dane County Judge For More Time

Vos Recall Organizers Ask Dane County Judge For More Time

Lawsuit by Vos says they lack enough signatures. Recall group seeks delay until Supreme Court decides which district voting map applies.

Data Wonk: How Partisan Divide on Education Hurts State
Data Wonk

How Partisan Divide on Education Hurts State

Some schools with poor students have success. Why aren't we learning from that?

Department of Justice Office of School Safety (OSS) Funding Bill Signed into Law
Press Release

Department of Justice Office of School Safety (OSS) Funding Bill Signed into Law

All Wisconsin schools will have access to OSS services through the 2024-2025 school year

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 829
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 829

 

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 875
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 875

 

Gov Evers Signs Senate Bill 633 Designating the Ho-Chunk World War II Code Talkers Memorial Highway
Evers Signs Legislation To Protect Students From Strip Searches

Evers Signs Legislation To Protect Students From Strip Searches

'Being treated with dignity and basic privacy is something every student should expect.'

Evers Vetoes Bill Limiting His Appointment Power

Evers Vetoes Bill Limiting His Appointment Power

GOP plan took away governor's power to fill vacancies in constitutional offices.

Gov. Evers Take Actions on 44 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Take Actions on 44 Bills

 

State Agencies Could Save Half a Billion Dollars By Moving To More Remote Work

State Agencies Could Save Half a Billion Dollars By Moving To More Remote Work

But administrators first need to tighten up policies to track remote, in-person work.

Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Celebrate 14 Years of the Affordable Care Act
Gov. Evers Appoints Alex Seifert as Forest County District Attorney
Elections Commission Endorses New Rules for Election Observers

Elections Commission Endorses New Rules for Election Observers

Proposal would specify where observers can stand.

Gov. Evers Appoints Peggy Miller to the Marinette County Circuit Court
‘Fix at Six’ Group Wants I-94 Expansion Delayed For Civil Rights Report

‘Fix at Six’ Group Wants I-94 Expansion Delayed For Civil Rights Report

Despite federal blessing for 8-lane expansion, project faces civil rights review.

Wisconsin Has $78 Million Federal Funds For EV Charging Stations

Wisconsin Has $78 Million Federal Funds For EV Charging Stations

Evers signs two bills laying groundwork to use funds for network of charging stations.

Data Wonk: Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Legalize Absentee Ballot Boxes?
Data Wonk

Will Wisconsin Supreme Court Legalize Absentee Ballot Boxes?

It rejected three issues raised in lawsuit and will rule on only one. Why?

Gov. Evers Signs Historic Legislation to Support and Expand Wisconsin’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Legislators Urge Governor Evers to Sign Critical Public Safety Legislation
Visiting Eau Claire, Evers Chides Legislators for Blocking Hospital Funds

Visiting Eau Claire, Evers Chides Legislators for Blocking Hospital Funds

As Republicans withhold aid, hospital closings create health-care gap in western Wisconsin.

BadgerCare Recipients Can Get Free Over-The-Counter Birth Control

BadgerCare Recipients Can Get Free Over-The-Counter Birth Control

Ever directs DHS order: pharmacies can provide Opill at no cost for recipients.

Versiti Blood Research Institute Expansion Plans Move Forward
Press Release

Versiti Blood Research Institute Expansion Plans Move Forward

First Renderings of VBRI Addition Released

DWD Announces Almost $4 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants
Press Release

DWD Announces Almost $4 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants

Grants support 22 employers and new or increased wages for 2,133 trainees

Special Report: Seclusion and Restraint of Kids in Wisconsin Schools
Special Report

Seclusion and Restraint of Kids in Wisconsin Schools

Nearly 13,000 incidents reported in 2021-22. ‘Districts should not torture children.’

Five Brewers Executives Gave Maximum Donations to Robin Vos

Five Brewers Executives Gave Maximum Donations to Robin Vos

Donations made just two weeks after $366 million funding for team passed.

Small Business Owner, Progressive Community Organizer, Brady Coulthard Announces Campaign for Wisconsin State Assembly District 14: Endorsed by 14 Local Community Leaders
The State of Politics: How New Supreme Court Influenced Legislative Decisions
The State of Politics

How New Supreme Court Influenced Legislative Decisions

Everything important passed by the Legislature came after court gained a liberal majority.

Constitutional Referendums on April Ballot Address GOP ‘Zuckerbucks’ Charges

Constitutional Referendums on April Ballot Address GOP ‘Zuckerbucks’ Charges

Election conspiracy theorists made unfounded charges the funding caused voter fraud.

Gov. Evers Appoints Jane Bucher to the Green County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills

 

Legislature Comes To Aid of Victim Support Organizations

Legislature Comes To Aid of Victim Support Organizations

But organizations, state still need long-term solution following decline in federal funding.

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Speech at Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club promotes effort to rebuild 6th Street.

Bill Expands State’s EV Charging Network

Bill Expands State’s EV Charging Network

Legislature passes law allowing businesses to own and operate charging stations without being regulated as utilities.

Senate Fires 8 Evers Appointees, Approves 3 Constitutional Amendments

Senate Fires 8 Evers Appointees, Approves 3 Constitutional Amendments

Senate ends session for year with governor 'apoplectic' over 'petty partisan politics.'

Vos Recall Appears Short on Signatures

Vos Recall Appears Short on Signatures

Which map of district should be used? Elections Commission says state Supreme Court must decide.

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continuing Unprecedented Efforts to Baselessly Fire Gubernatorial Appointees
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continuing Unprecedented Efforts to Baselessly Fire Gubernatorial Appointees

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continuing Unprecedented Efforts to Baselessly Fire Gubernatorial Appointees Senate Republicans baselessly fire two UW Regents, poised to fire as many as six other appointees today

Republican Committee Rejects DPI Reading Curriculum Recommendations

Republican Committee Rejects DPI Reading Curriculum Recommendations

Stroebel defends shorter list. DPI says legislators didn't thoroughly review curriculum.

Gov. Evers, PSC Announce Over 410,000 Homes and Businesses to See New or Improved High-Speed Internet Due to Evers Administration Efforts Since 2019
Press Release

Gov. Evers, PSC Announce Over 410,000 Homes and Businesses to See New or Improved High-Speed Internet Due to Evers Administration Efforts Since 2019

Evers Administration announces latest grant awards from the Capital Projects Fund Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program

State Still Faces Nursing, Health Care Worker Shortage

State Still Faces Nursing, Health Care Worker Shortage

New report finds many unfilled job openings in 8 of 18 professions hospitals employ.

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans for Continued Delays Releasing Critical Funds to Fight PFAS Statewide, Stabilize Healthcare Industry in Western Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans for Continued Delays Releasing Critical Funds to Fight PFAS Statewide, Stabilize Healthcare Industry in Western Wisconsin

Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee set to meet Monday without taking any action to release funding to fight PFAS, address urgent healthcare industry needs in Western Wisconsin

Governor Evers approves I-41 and Capitol Drive interchange improvement project in Milwaukee County
Republican Committee Recommends Firing Two UW Regents

Republican Committee Recommends Firing Two UW Regents

Because John Miller and Dana Wachs opposed a deal ending diversity-related positions.

Feds Approve Interstate 94 Expansion

Feds Approve Interstate 94 Expansion

Westside freeway would be expanded to eight lanes. Lawsuit possible.

Police Chief Jeffrey Norman Talks Crime, Guns and RNC

Police Chief Jeffrey Norman Talks Crime, Guns and RNC

Milwaukee's top cop appeared before the Milwaukee Press Club Thursday.

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 408
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 408

 

Max Security Prison Under Federal Investigation After Drugs, Phones Discovered

Max Security Prison Under Federal Investigation After Drugs, Phones Discovered

Gov. Tony Evers requested Waupun investigation. Prison employees may have committed crimes.

On International Women’s Day, A Better Wisconsin Together Calls on Lawmakers to Prioritize Gender Equity
New Life For Bill Aimed To Help Missing, Murdered Black Women

New Life For Bill Aimed To Help Missing, Murdered Black Women

Committee switch creates pathway to passage, possible task force.

State Appeals Court Blocks DNR’s Regulation of PFAS

State Appeals Court Blocks DNR’s Regulation of PFAS

2-1 decision upholds lower court ruling limiting agency's authority to clean up PFAS.

Gov. Evers Approves Critical UW System-wide Capital Project Investments, UW-Madison Engineering Building
Press Release

Gov. Evers Approves Critical UW System-wide Capital Project Investments, UW-Madison Engineering Building

Governor signs legislation allowing UW System to retain net revenue generated by attending Minnesota students, supporting System-wide capital improvements, including projects at UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater

State Officials Hear From Industry, Labor on Embracing AI

State Officials Hear From Industry, Labor on Embracing AI

Goal to make changes without leaving workers behind, they tell governor's task force.

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Annual State of the City speech places growth plan front and center.

Evers Signs Child Care Tax Credit

Evers Signs Child Care Tax Credit

After vetoing GOP tax cuts governor approves expanded tax credit for child care expenses.

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Annual Child Care Costs for Working Families
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Annual Child Care Costs for Working Families

More than 110,000 Wisconsin taxpayers to see average benefit of $656 per filer, providing nearly $73 million in annual tax relief

The State of Politics: New State Aid Favors Rural Areas
The State of Politics

New State Aid Favors Rural Areas

Milwaukee and Madison got a 10% increase while all other municipalities got a 20% hike, new report finds.

Minority-Owned Businesses Growing in Wisconsin

Minority-Owned Businesses Growing in Wisconsin

Big growth since 1997, but state still ranks last in business ownership by people of color.

State Department of Corrections Secretary Retiring

State Department of Corrections Secretary Retiring

Kevin Carr will step down March 8 after five years overseeing prisons.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Changes Procedures To Speed Up Cases

Wisconsin Supreme Court Changes Procedures To Speed Up Cases

The changes were made quietly last month with objections from conservative justices.

WisGOP Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejecting Evers’ Request to Review Congressional Maps
Evers Vetoes Most of Republicans’ Tax Cut Proposal

Evers Vetoes Most of Republicans’ Tax Cut Proposal

But governor delays action on GOP child care tax credit bill, signaling he could sign that proposal

Senator Hesselbein Statement – Tax Relief Must Be Responsible & Targeted
Statement on Governor Ever Vetoing Tax Cuts for the Middle Class, Retirees, and Married Couples
Gov. Evers Takes Action on Three Bills
PFAS Ban Wouldn’t Start Until 2028 Under New Bill

PFAS Ban Wouldn’t Start Until 2028 Under New Bill

New legislation by western Wisconsin Democrats would ban products with added PFAS, offer alternative approach to spending state PFAS trust fund

Marquette University School of Dentistry Statement on release of funding for dental general practice residency program
Narcan-Resistant ‘Tranq’ Linked To 1 in 5 of Milwaukee’s Overdose Deaths

Narcan-Resistant ‘Tranq’ Linked To 1 in 5 of Milwaukee’s Overdose Deaths

And the rate has doubled in early 2024. Xylazine is commonly mixed with fentanyl.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Three Bills
Data Wonk: State High Court Should Review Our Gerrymandered Congressional Districts
Data Wonk

State High Court Should Review Our Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

Just how gerrymandered are Wisconsin's districts? Let's look at the numbers.

A Better Wisconsin Together Calls on State Legislature to Unite Behind Fully Funded Public Schools, Put an End to Censorship and Book Ban Bills
Evers Seeks Compromise on Republican PFAS Bill

Evers Seeks Compromise on Republican PFAS Bill

Threatens veto of GOP plan, saying 'I'm not signing bill letting polluters off the hook.'

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 

Collaborative partnerships between local and Tribal government and industry will bring economic and clean energy benefits to rural Wisconsin communities

Governor Evers approves US 45 reconstruction project in Franklin
Op Ed: Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps
Op Ed

Democrats Optimistic About New Voting Maps

'This is a sea change in Wisconsin politics.'

Wisconsin’s Medicaid Postpartum Protection Lags Most States

Wisconsin’s Medicaid Postpartum Protection Lags Most States

Legislature has refused to accept federal money to expand Medicaid, with harmful results.

Gov. Evers Urges Lawmakers to Support Compromise to Release $125 Million to Fight PFAS Contaminants Statewide
Press Release

Gov. Evers Urges Lawmakers to Support Compromise to Release $125 Million to Fight PFAS Contaminants Statewide

Governor submits compromise to Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee to immediately release funding to fight PFAS without controversial provisions benefitting polluters contained in Republican-backed bill

Prepare For Spring Flooding During Flood Safety Awareness Week
Statement of Representative Jerry O’Connor on a Successful Assembly Session
The State of Politics: Parties Seek New Candidates in New Districts
The State of Politics

Parties Seek New Candidates in New Districts

New state legislative maps means races are the fairest and most wide open in 12 years.

Gov. Evers, DWD Celebrate Success of New Youth Apprenticeship Child Care, Education Pathways
Legislature Backs Bills for High-Speed EV Charging Stations

Legislature Backs Bills for High-Speed EV Charging Stations

Near unanimous Assembly votes set state DOT up to create EV infrastructure program.

PFAS ‘poison pill’ bill SB 312 is bad legislation deserving of veto
How Big a Change Is New UW-Madison Admission Policy?

How Big a Change Is New UW-Madison Admission Policy?

Students consider new rule that top 5% of state's high school grads guaranteed admission.

State of the Tribes Speech Emphasizes Diversity

State of the Tribes Speech Emphasizes Diversity

Potawatomi chairman James Crawford notes diversity of 11 tribes and their common needs.

Campaign Targets MPS Funding Referendum

Campaign Targets MPS Funding Referendum

Atty Dan Adams forms Milwaukeeans For Affordable Housing, bashes proposed tax hike.

Wisconsin Utilities Attempting To Balance Power Demand From New Data Centers With Renewables

Wisconsin Utilities Attempting To Balance Power Demand From New Data Centers With Renewables

Massive new data centers, like Microsoft's Mt. Pleasant project, will change how We Energies, others pursue renewable energy.

A Better Wisconsin Together Slams Assembly Republicans for Packing up Early, Leaving Much Undone for Wisconsin Families
Legislature Passes PFAS Bill, But Evers Likely To Veto It

Legislature Passes PFAS Bill, But Evers Likely To Veto It

$125 million is set aside in trust for addressing forever chemicals, but bill would limit DNR authority.

PRINCE Act Passes Assembly, Headed to Governor Evers
Central Standard and Leinenkugel’s Launching Ready-To-Drink Cocktail

Central Standard and Leinenkugel’s Launching Ready-To-Drink Cocktail

The canned drink features locally-made North Brandy from Central Standard.

WisGOP Statement on Evers’ Asking Wisconsin Supreme Court to Review Congressional Maps
Bill That Would Hold Students Back For Truancy Passes First Major Hurdle

Bill That Would Hold Students Back For Truancy Passes First Major Hurdle

Assembly passes bill that would make frequently absent students repeat their current grade, sends it to Senate.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Providing Grant to Support Wisconsin’s Regional Biohealth Tech Hub
Assembly Passes Constitutional Amendment To Limit Evers’ Veto Power

Assembly Passes Constitutional Amendment To Limit Evers’ Veto Power

After school funding move, amendment would block Governor from increasing funding.

Senate Republicans Fire Four Evers Appointees

Senate Republicans Fire Four Evers Appointees

GOP boots one from DNR board, three from UW Health board.

Baldwin Successfully Pushes Biden Administration to Support Northern Wisconsin Businesses Hurt by Lack of Winter Snow
Press Release

Baldwin Successfully Pushes Biden Administration to Support Northern Wisconsin Businesses Hurt by Lack of Winter Snow

Businesses in areas designated by the federal Small Business Administration can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Burgelis, Zepnick Advance In Southwest Side Aldermanic Race

Burgelis, Zepnick Advance In Southwest Side Aldermanic Race

County supervisor, former state legislator running to replace Mark Borkowski.

Statement of Representative Jerry O’Connor on UW System Guaranteed Admissions Bill Signed into Law
Senate Republican bullies take out their frustrations on appointees
Gov. Evers Signs Bill Aimed at Bolstering State’s Workforce by Creating a Direct Admission Program for UW System
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Aimed at Bolstering State’s Workforce by Creating a Direct Admission Program for UW System

Bill guarantees admission for top achieving students, helping train and retain Wisconsin’s homegrown talent

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Once Again Baselessly Firing Qualified Appointees, Names Immediate Appointments to Ensure Critical Government Operations Continue
Op Ed: Democrats Were For Uncoupling Voucher Funding, Why The Change?
Op Ed

Democrats Were For Uncoupling Voucher Funding, Why The Change?

School choice groups asks why Dems ran away from proposal to separate funding from property taxes.

Central Standard Craft Distillery and Leinenkugel’s Announce Ready-to-Drink North Brandy Old Fashioned
Press Release

Central Standard Craft Distillery and Leinenkugel’s Announce Ready-to-Drink North Brandy Old Fashioned

Introducing the quintessential canned Brandy Old Fashioned made for Wisconsin

Republican Proposal Moves Forward PFAS Standards

Republican Proposal Moves Forward PFAS Standards

But Democrats, DNR sought different path for forever-chemical regulation.

Statement on Legislative Maps Being Signed into Law
Pocan Reacts to Newly Signed Wisconsin Legislative Maps
Evers Signs Legislative Maps Into Law, Ending Court Fight

Evers Signs Legislative Maps Into Law, Ending Court Fight

Maps reduce GOP's advantage, GOP avoids court drawing new maps via gerrymandering lawsuit.

Senator Hesselbein Statement: After More than a Decade of Political Gerrymanders, Fair Maps are Signed into Law in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Signs Fair Maps for Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Fair Maps for Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Keeps Promise to Wisconsinites Undoing a Decade of Wisconsinites Living Under Among the Most Gerrymandered Maps in the United States

Commercial Kitchen Launches At Concordia 27

Commercial Kitchen Launches At Concordia 27

First phase of community hub now in operation, providing thousands of healthy meals to students in the greater Milwaukee area.

GOP Bill To Limit John Doe Cases Against Police Passes Legislature

GOP Bill To Limit John Doe Cases Against Police Passes Legislature

Officers involved in shootings can currently face charges from judges after prosecutors decline.

Assembly Passes Bill That Would Limit Transmission Line Competition

Assembly Passes Bill That Would Limit Transmission Line Competition

Proposal was the most lobbied on issue in 2023.

Fleeing an Officer Legislation Advances to Governor Evers’ Desk
Assembly Advances Constitutional Amendment Banning Use of Race in Government Hiring

Assembly Advances Constitutional Amendment Banning Use of Race in Government Hiring

Supporters criticize DEI initiatives. Opponents say issue is manufactured.

Assembly Committee Votes To Overhaul Voucher School Funding

Assembly Committee Votes To Overhaul Voucher School Funding

Governor Evers has already signaled his opposition.

MKE County: John Remington Appointed Circuit Court Judge
MKE County

John Remington Appointed Circuit Court Judge

Remington is a partner and civil litigator at Quarles & Brady.

Legislative Democrats Renew Push For Paid Family Leave

Legislative Democrats Renew Push For Paid Family Leave

Proposal aims to provide stability for families, faces uphill fight with GOP.

Gov. Evers Appoints John Remington to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
GOP Senators Pass Parental Bill of Rights

GOP Senators Pass Parental Bill of Rights

And reject free school meals. Bill passed earlier by Senate next goes to governor.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Forest County District Attorney
Data Wonk: Should Evers Sign Redistricting Bill?
Data Wonk

Should Evers Sign Redistricting Bill?

It's governor's plan, but gives Democrats only a 17% chance of winning half of all Assembly seats with 50% of state vote.

Bill Eliminates Work Permits for Younger Teens

Bill Eliminates Work Permits for Younger Teens

Democrats warn it undermines child labor laws. Legislation now goes to governor.

Murphy’s Law: Wealthy Health Chain Closing 2 Hospitals
Murphy’s Law

Wealthy Health Chain Closing 2 Hospitals

Executives seek to maximize revenue? GOP rejection of expanded Medicaid also at fault?

Bill Requires UW ‘Automatic Admission’

Bill Requires UW ‘Automatic Admission’

Legislature passes mandate for UW-Madison to accept top 5% of high school grads, other universities the top 10%.

Returning the State Surplus to the People
Republicans Pass Evers’ Legislative Maps

Republicans Pass Evers’ Legislative Maps

Governor had promised to sign such a bill. Democrats warn of trickery.

Census of Agriculture Highlights Wisconsin’s Strengths
Murphy’s Law: Court’s Redistricting Experts Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Court’s Redistricting Experts Under Fire

At least from Republicans. Who are the experts and should they be trusted?

Kirsten Johnson Aims to Restore Trust in Public Health

Kirsten Johnson Aims to Restore Trust in Public Health

And bolster workforce. State DHS leader oversees nearly 6,000 employees.

The State of Politics: Health Care A Big Issue in Western Wisconsin
The State of Politics

Health Care A Big Issue in Western Wisconsin

As hospitals close and health care access shrinks Republicans face voter worries.

Republicans Want To Subpoena Supreme Court’s Redistricting Consultants

Republicans Want To Subpoena Supreme Court’s Redistricting Consultants

Consultants, in their report, were critical of GOP's map submission.

Gov. Evers Files Response to Expert Report Submitted to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Lawsuit Last Week
Budget Committee Approves $2 Billion Tax Cut, UW Funding

Budget Committee Approves $2 Billion Tax Cut, UW Funding

Proposal now heads to Assembly, but will Evers sign bills?

Murphy’s Law: Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin

Democrat’s ability to court rural vote wins grudging respect — and fear.

Data Wonk: Supreme Court Should Have Consultants Draw New District Maps
Data Wonk

Supreme Court Should Have Consultants Draw New District Maps

Data shows all suggested maps tilt Republican and fairer maps can be drawn.

Marquette University School of Dentistry dean appointed to Governor’s Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce
State Granting Professional Licenses More Quickly, Audit Finds

State Granting Professional Licenses More Quickly, Audit Finds

Majority of licenses now granted within two weeks, nonpartisan report finds.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Approve $10 Million in Grants to Eight Projects Promoting Harbor Maintenance
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Approve $10 Million in Grants to Eight Projects Promoting Harbor Maintenance

Harbor grants support economies along Mississippi River and Great Lakes

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce More Than $138 Million in Quarterly Aid Payments for Local Roads and Communities
Gov. Evers, WisDOT Celebrate $8 Million Federal Grant to Help Support Trucking Industry
Bill Sets Rules for Absentee Ballot Witness Addresses

Bill Sets Rules for Absentee Ballot Witness Addresses

Legislation comes after Dane County Judge rules election clerks can correct absentee ballots with missing witness address info.

Gov. Evers, Members of Evers Administration Meet with Eau Claire Leaders to Support Regional Healthcare Workforce Following HSHS and Prevea Closures
GOP Bill Ends John Doe Cases Against Police Involved in Fatal Shootings

GOP Bill Ends John Doe Cases Against Police Involved in Fatal Shootings

Law being 'abused' by vengeful families, activists, and lawyers, legislator says.

The State of Politics: Will Lena Taylor Change Her Style As Judge?
The State of Politics

Will Lena Taylor Change Her Style As Judge?

Will in-your-face style of state senator be tempered as a Circuit Court judge?

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program to Close Applications March 8, 2024
Press Release

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program to Close Applications March 8, 2024

Evers Administration program helped over 8,600 families keep their homes across all 72 counties

In Fight Over Voter Rolls, State’s Top Judges Can’t Agree on Sensitive Data

In Fight Over Voter Rolls, State’s Top Judges Can’t Agree on Sensitive Data

Dispute between Court of Appeals districts reveals growing partisan divide in the judiciary.

Special Report: 10 Guards, 900 Inmates; Staff Shortages Have Plagued State Prisons
Special Report

10 Guards, 900 Inmates; Staff Shortages Have Plagued State Prisons

Slowing operations to a crawl, as inmates escaped, prisons locked down.

State Supreme Court Takes Up Evers Lawsuit Against ‘Legislative Vetoes’

State Supreme Court Takes Up Evers Lawsuit Against ‘Legislative Vetoes’

Did Legislature unlawfully withhold funding for UW pay raises, conservation funding?

Evers Signs Bills Releasing UW Pay Hikes

Evers Signs Bills Releasing UW Pay Hikes

GOP legislators withheld pay raises to force cuts in DEI staff, hirings.

Data Wonk: Why GOP Redistricting Gambit Failed
Data Wonk

Why GOP Redistricting Gambit Failed

Last minute Republican legislation based on Evers' plan vetoed by governor. Why?

Wisconsin Supreme Court Consultants Rule Out Republican-Drawn Maps

Wisconsin Supreme Court Consultants Rule Out Republican-Drawn Maps

In first public release, court consultants say GOP maps "don't deserve further consideration."

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Releasing Long-Awaited Pay Raises for UW System Employees
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Gov. Evers Signs Bills Releasing Long-Awaited Pay Raises for UW System Employees

Bills release raises for UW System building trades employees after Republicans unconstitutionally obstructed already-approved wage increases for most other UW employees

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Expert Report Submitted to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Lawsuit
Gov. Evers Continues to Seek Applicants for Rusk County District Attorney
DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

DOJ Lawyers Say Dean Phillips Waited Too Long To Appear on Presidential Ballot

Phillips wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule that the Democratic Party abused its power by keeping him off the ballot.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Keeping His Promise to Continue Fighting for Fair Maps, Vetoing GOP Legislative Maps
Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Judge Rules Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Witness Address Must Be Counted

Attorney for Republican-controlled Legislature to appeal Dane County Court ruling.

Legislative Hearing a Debate Over DEI

Legislative Hearing a Debate Over DEI

Proposed constitutional amendment bars 'preferential treatment' by state offices, universities.

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce Vacancy-to-Vitality First Round Recipients for Affordable Housing
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Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce Vacancy-to-Vitality First Round Recipients for Affordable Housing

More than 300 units planned for the first $3 million in funding

Bill Holds Back Students Who Miss More Than 30 Days of School

Bill Holds Back Students Who Miss More Than 30 Days of School

Policy from Speaker Vos's Task Force on Truancy would affect public and private schools.

Gov. Evers Signs Five Bipartisan Bills to Improve Access to Dental Healthcare, Bolster Healthcare Workforce
Gov. Evers Extends Application Deadline for Register of Deeds of Pierce County
Senator Hesselbein Commends Governor Evers’ Action to Veto Yet Another Set of Gerrymandered Republican Maps
Speaker Vos Statement on Evers’ Veto
Evers Vetoes New District Maps Passed By Legislature

Evers Vetoes New District Maps Passed By Legislature

Blasts maps as 'rushed...gerrymandering.' State Supreme Court poised to remap state.

A Better Wisconsin Together Applauds Governor Evers’ Veto of Bad Faith GOP maps
Gov. Evers Keeps Promise to Continue Fighting for Fair Maps, Vetoes GOP Legislative Maps
Evers Task Force to Spotlight Health Care Worker Shortage

Evers Task Force to Spotlight Health Care Worker Shortage

Everyone in state should have good quality care, 'no matter their zip code.'

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce, Appoints Lieutenant Governor Chair
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce, Appoints Lieutenant Governor Chair

Governor’s task force announced in State of the State address to create action plan to address chronic challenges in the state’s healthcare industry, bolster healthcare workforce

DATCP Announces Updates to Farmland Preservation Program Due to Recent Legislative Action
Treasury Secretary Sells Bidenomics in Milwaukee

Treasury Secretary Sells Bidenomics in Milwaukee

Janet Yellen highlights grant for local agency, touts Biden's impact on jobs, economy.

The State of Politics: Evers Silent on New GOP Tax Plan
The State of Politics

Evers Silent on New GOP Tax Plan

Latest Republican plan tailored to meet governor's past comments. How will he respond?

State Hits Record ACA Health Insurance Enrollment

State Hits Record ACA Health Insurance Enrollment

226,000 enrollments, up from 221,128 last year. Nationally a record 21.3 million enrolled.

State Budget Surplus Shrinking But Still Huge

State Budget Surplus Shrinking But Still Huge

Latest projection says surplus will be $3.25 billion at end of current, two-year budget cycle.

Plenty of Horne: Notables Attend City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Notables Attend City Birthday Party

The city's 178th birthday party offered fun, food and political chatter.

Lena Taylor Appointed to Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Lena Taylor Appointed to Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Long-serving state senator is latest Evers appointment to local circuit court.

Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Nurses to Write Prescriptions

Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Nurses to Write Prescriptions

Also would allow nurses to treat patients without oversight. Evers expected to veto.

Senator Hesselbein Applauds Sen. Lena Taylor’s Appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Appoints Sen. Lena Taylor to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Appoints Brenda Sue Mayr as Langlade County Register of Deeds
Gov. Evers Announces NOAA Accepts Nomination of National Estuarine Research Reserve Site Along Bay of Green Bay
Gov. Evers, OCI Announce Record Number of Wisconsinites Enroll in Health Coverage on Healthcare.gov
Hoping To Avoid Court Drawing Them, GOP Approves New Legislative Maps

Hoping To Avoid Court Drawing Them, GOP Approves New Legislative Maps

But Gov. Tony Evers said he will veto proposal, which leaves Wisconsin Supreme Court in control.

As Previewed in 2024 State of the State Address, Gov. Evers Announces DHS Standing Order to Increase Access to Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception for BadgerCare Plus Members Available Now
Republicans Offer Revised Tax Cut Plan

Republicans Offer Revised Tax Cut Plan

'Governor, we heard you and we look forward to your signature' on this bill.

Evers Will Offer Free Contraceptives for Badger Care Recipients

Evers Will Offer Free Contraceptives for Badger Care Recipients

Governor proposes state initiatives on mental health and reproductive care.

Evers Offers Roadmap for Workforce, Environment and Health Agenda

Evers Offers Roadmap for Workforce, Environment and Health Agenda

Vos says governor's State of the State speech 'didn't have a lot of new ideas.'

WHEDA CEO Statement on State of the State Address
Press Release

WHEDA CEO Statement on State of the State Address

WHEDA CEO and Executive Director, Elmer Moore, Jr.’s Statement on Governor Evers’ 2024 State of the State Address

AFP-WI Responds to Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
Rep. Donovan Reacts to the 2024 State of the State Address
Senator Hesselbein Reacts to Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
Senator Agard Reacts to Governor Evers’ 2024 State of the State Address
Wisconsin Democrats Applaud Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
Press Release: Gov. Evers Delivers 2024 State of the State Address
Gov. Evers Declares 2024 the Year of the Worker
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Gov. Evers Declares 2024 the Year of the Worker

Governor’s declaration builds on administration’s work to bolster state’s workforce in high-demand, high-need industries

Gov. Evers Reaffirms Support for Reproductive Healthcare, Announces Efforts to Expand Access to Oral Contraception, Postpartum Coverage After Pregnancy
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Gov. Evers Reaffirms Support for Reproductive Healthcare, Announces Efforts to Expand Access to Oral Contraception, Postpartum Coverage After Pregnancy

Governor’s directive enables BadgerCare Plus members to access over-the-counter contraception without copays, urges Legislature to pass bipartisan legislation expanding postpartum BadgerCare coverage to 365 days

Gov. Evers Urges Legislative Action to Address Wisconsin’s Mental Health Crisis, Announces Interagency Council on Mental Health
Gov. Evers Again Urges Wisconsin Republicans to Release $125 Million in Already-Approved Funds to Fight PFAS Statewide
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Gov. Evers Again Urges Wisconsin Republicans to Release $125 Million in Already-Approved Funds to Fight PFAS Statewide

More than 200 days since the biennial budget was enacted, Republicans have yet to release $125 million in already-approved funds to address PFAS contamination across the state 

Gov. Evers Announces Approval of Largest Forest Conservation Effort in State History
Bill Allows 17-Year-Olds to Provide Emergency Medical Services

Bill Allows 17-Year-Olds to Provide Emergency Medical Services

Proposal aims to address staffing shortages, but some EMS groups oppose it.

Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

Kamala Harris Comes To Waukesha

The first stop on vice-president's 'Fight for Reproductive Freedoms' tour is a speech in Waukesha County.

Will Dental Therapists Solve State’s Shortage of Dentists?

Will Dental Therapists Solve State’s Shortage of Dentists?

Advocates say yes. Bill licensing dental therapists goes to Gov. Evers for his signature.

Both Sides Oppose 14-Week Abortion Ban

Both Sides Oppose 14-Week Abortion Ban

Pro-choice side opposes bill's restrictions; Pro-life groups tell legislators to wait for courts to rule.

Wisconsin’s Workforce Challenges Focus of Gov. Evers’ 2024 State of the State Address
Wisconsin DSPS Sets Licensing Record
Press Release

Wisconsin DSPS Sets Licensing Record

Department issued record number of initial credentials in 2023

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $1 Billion Federal Grant to Replace Blatnik Bridge
Gov. Evers, Members of Evers Administration Celebrate Grand Opening of Child Care Center in Sturgeon Bay
AFP-WI Celebrates School Choice Week
Press Release

AFP-WI Celebrates School Choice Week

 

Senator Baldwin Delivers Over $1 Billion to Replace the Blatnik Bridge
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Delivers Over $1 Billion to Replace the Blatnik Bridge

After two years of advocating, Baldwin delivered Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to replace vital bridge for Wisconsin's economy and safety

Gov. Evers Appoints Scott Craig to the Racine County Circuit Court
WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

WEC Leader Urges 2024 Candidates ‘Tell the Truth’ About Elections

Meagan Wolfe says false claims make it hard for Elections Commission to do its job.

The State of Politics: Republicans Fearful of New District Maps
The State of Politics

Republicans Fearful of New District Maps

Under one proposed map, incumbent Republicans would have to run against each other.

Gov. Evers Appoints Kathleen Kostock as Walworth County Register of Deeds
Assembly Passes Broad Parental Rights Bill, Firearm Tracking Ban

Assembly Passes Broad Parental Rights Bill, Firearm Tracking Ban

Also bills on reciprocal credentialing and expanding definition in statute against strip search.

DWD Highlights Year of Historic Results for Workforce in 2023 Annual Report
Republicans Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban

Republicans Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban

But Evers promises veto. Proposal would also require referendum.

Republicans Fire Regulator Over Solar, Low-Income Assistance Decisions

Republicans Fire Regulator Over Solar, Low-Income Assistance Decisions

Tyler Huebner didn't follow the law say GOP senators. Democrats say move is purely partisan game.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Pierce County Register of Deeds
Data Wonk: Ranking The 7 Proposed Legislative Maps
Data Wonk

Ranking The 7 Proposed Legislative Maps

7 redistricting maps were submitted to state Supreme Court. Which is best and why?

Senate Votes to Fire Evers Appointee from Public Service Commission

Senate Votes to Fire Evers Appointee from Public Service Commission

Tyler Huebner rejected. Senate also passes electric vehicle, nudity ban and tax cut bills.

Proposals Would Allow Guns In More Churches, More Access To Tasers

Proposals Would Allow Guns In More Churches, More Access To Tasers

Proposals attempt to navigate existing restrictions in state law.

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Baselessly Firing PSC Commissioner Huebner
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Baselessly Firing PSC Commissioner Huebner

Governor appoints Kristy Nieto to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Nearly 800 Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at YMCA’s 27th Annual Community Celebration
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Nearly 800 Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at YMCA’s 27th Annual Community Celebration

One of Milwaukee’s oldest institutions honored Dr. King’s legacy by convening the community for reflection, inspiration, and deliberate conversation to help address the city’s most critical issues

The State of Politics: Why GOP Divided on Medical Marijuana
The State of Politics

Why GOP Divided on Medical Marijuana

Republican divisions between geographic areas, between Senate and Assembly on the bill.

GOP Committee Votes to Toss Utility Commissioner Tyler Huebner

GOP Committee Votes to Toss Utility Commissioner Tyler Huebner

RENEW Wisconsin leader on PSC board since 2020, but never confirmed by Legislature.

Local Leaders Oppose Federal Grant for Pelican River Forest Conservation

Local Leaders Oppose Federal Grant for Pelican River Forest Conservation

Northern Wisconsin counties push to revoke grant for largest such project in state history.

Wisconsin’s Youth Struggle with Depression, Thoughts of Suicide

Wisconsin’s Youth Struggle with Depression, Thoughts of Suicide

Especially girls, children of color, LGBTQ+ youth, state report finds.

Democrats’ Proposed Legislative Maps Tilt in Favor of Republicans

Democrats’ Proposed Legislative Maps Tilt in Favor of Republicans

Republicans' maps submitted to state high court change districts for about 0.1% of voters.

Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation
Press Release

Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation

Governor’s proposed maps are responsive to the will of the people, avoid partisan bias, increase competitive legislative seats

Wisconsin Supreme Court Will Review ‘Partisan Impact’ Of Proposed Maps

Wisconsin Supreme Court Will Review ‘Partisan Impact’ Of Proposed Maps

How that term is defined could have big implications for the balance of political power in the state for years to come

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Chairperson Valcq Leaving Evers Administration
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Chairperson Valcq Leaving Evers Administration

Commissioner Strand selected to succeed Valcq as chairperson of PSC

Gov. Evers Announces Paying Down of General Fund Annual Appropriation Bonds
Federal Government Investigating Civil Rights Complaint About I-94 Expansion

Federal Government Investigating Civil Rights Complaint About I-94 Expansion

Groups oppose plan to expand, but not rebuild highway through Milwaukee's West Side.

State Labor Secretary Touts Wins in 2023

State Labor Secretary Touts Wins in 2023

Record year for apprenticeships and much improved unemployment insurance system.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Reached Highest Enrollment Ever on HealthCare.gov
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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Reached Highest Enrollment Ever on HealthCare.gov

For a limited time, Wisconsinites can still sign up for affordable, high-quality health insurance on the federal marketplace through Jan. 16, 2024

Democratic Bill Bans Foreign Spending on State, Local Referendums

Democratic Bill Bans Foreign Spending on State, Local Referendums

Seeks to close 'glaring loophole' created by Federal Elections Commission ruling.

I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee under federal civil rights investigation
Press Release

I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee under federal civil rights investigation

Advocates call on Governor Evers to pause the project; for WisDOT and USDOT not to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement or a Record of Decision while it is undergoing investigation by the Federal Highway Administration

Gov. Evers Announces New Appointments to Newly Reformed Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board
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Gov. Evers Announces New Appointments to Newly Reformed Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board

District Board changes part of bipartisan deal to keep Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball in Wisconsin through 2050

GOP Proposal Supports Small, State-Run Medical Marijuana Program

GOP Proposal Supports Small, State-Run Medical Marijuana Program

A plan for five state-run dispensaries with 'tight controls,' says Republican legislator.

Evers Says Republican Firings Make It Hard to Find DNR Secretary

Evers Says Republican Firings Make It Hard to Find DNR Secretary

Stop blocking his appointees, governor pleads. GOP lawmakers defend their actions.

The State of Politics: 2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed
The State of Politics

2024 Political Calendar Is Jam Packed

Lots of deadlines and dates culminating in presidential election where Wisconsin's vote could be crucial.

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Kirk Bangstad's lawsuit comes after Election Commission denied his challenge.

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

Evers Willing To Compromise With Republicans On Marijuana

But governor says that compromise depends on outcome of legislative maps process.

Supreme Court’s Redistricting Consultants Will Cost Up To $200,000

Supreme Court’s Redistricting Consultants Will Cost Up To $200,000

Two college professors are each being paid $450 per hour.

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Judge Says Absentee Ballots With Incomplete Addresses Can Be Counted

Supreme Court appeal expected, ruling centers on incomplete witness addresses.

WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

WEDC Leader Missy Hughes Had Big Year

Microsoft deal, biotech project among high points in 2023 for state agency.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

Health Leaders Say Wisconsin Isn’t Moving Fast Enough on PFAS

Health Leaders Say Wisconsin Isn’t Moving Fast Enough on PFAS

Concern remains about new state legislation, while sponsors call it a balancing act.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Passing of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Langlade County Register of Deeds
What To Expect in 2024 Legislative Session

What To Expect in 2024 Legislative Session

Issues could include DEI, child care, medical marijuana and abortion referendum, Assembly leaders say.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Back in the News: MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos
Back in the News

MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos

Assembly Speaker confesses he regrets hiring Gableman: 'He was way wackier than I thought.'

2023 Roundup: Gov. Evers Highlights 2023 Accomplishments
The State of Politics: Funding Power Gives GOP Victory in DEI Fight
The State of Politics

Funding Power Gives GOP Victory in DEI Fight

Why regents, Democrats were defeated by Vos and Republicans.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision in Clarke v. WEC
Press Release

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision in Clarke v. WEC

In 4-3 ruling, justices rule current legislative maps unconstitutional, requiring new maps for 2024 election

Wisconsin Supreme Court Throws Out Republican-Drawn Legislative Maps

Wisconsin Supreme Court Throws Out Republican-Drawn Legislative Maps

But now comes the challenge of creating new maps. Court first gives task to Governor, Legislature.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee On The Wisconsin State Supreme Court Finding Gerrymandered Wisconsin Maps Unconstitutional
Speaker Vos Says He Expects Court To Throw Out Legislative Maps, Impeachment Unlikely

Speaker Vos Says He Expects Court To Throw Out Legislative Maps, Impeachment Unlikely

"We're going to get maps," says Vos of pending Wisconsin Supreme Court lawsuit.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Making Technical Changes to Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Wisconsin Conservation Leaders Tally 2023 Wins and Losses

Wisconsin Conservation Leaders Tally 2023 Wins and Losses

DNR has become a political football as state experiences record temperatures.

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans’ New Effort to Restrict Reproductive Healthcare in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans’ New Effort to Restrict Reproductive Healthcare in Wisconsin

Mere weeks after reproductive freedom was restored for Wisconsin women, Wisconsin Republicans announce new effort to limit abortion access—again

Murphy’s Law: Will Women Vote for Brad Schimel?
Murphy’s Law

Will Women Vote for Brad Schimel?

Former Attorney General a formidable candidate for state Supreme Court. Except for a couple issues.

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

Biden Touts ‘Small Business Boom’ In Visit to Milwaukee

President hails record rise in Black-owned businesses in speech at WI Black Chamber of Commerce.

Gov. Evers Announces $6.7 Billion Positive GAAP Balance in State’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2022-23
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $6.7 Billion Positive GAAP Balance in State’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2022-23

Report shows state has Generally Accepted Accounting Principles positive balance for fourth consecutive year in a row

GOP Legislators Probe Views of Evers’ New DNR Appointees

GOP Legislators Probe Views of Evers’ New DNR Appointees

After firing first Evers picks, Republicans raise issues of wolf management, PFAS cleanup.

Evers Calls On Legislature to Release PFAS Funds

Evers Calls On Legislature to Release PFAS Funds

Also pushes GOP legislators to approve DNR groundwater rule targeting pollution.

Gov. Evers Appoints Mary Malloy as Buffalo County Register of Deeds
UW Pay Raises Approved After Nearly 6-Month GOP Blockade

UW Pay Raises Approved After Nearly 6-Month GOP Blockade

Some 34,000 workers had to wait since July for standoff on DEI issue to be settled.

Evers, Baldwin Announce $140 Million For Expanded Internet Access

Evers, Baldwin Announce $140 Million For Expanded Internet Access

Federal ARPA funds will help connect communities in Wisconsin with a 'critical need.'

Gov. Evers Urges Legislature to Release $125 Million to Address PFAS, Act to Protect Wisconsin’s Groundwater
Press Release

Gov. Evers Urges Legislature to Release $125 Million to Address PFAS, Act to Protect Wisconsin’s Groundwater

With rulemaking on PFAS standards stalled until GOP acts, governor calls for urgent legislative action and the release of $125 million in already-approved funds

City of Monroe receives $249,300 state grant to support historic building revitalization
Press Release

City of Monroe receives $249,300 state grant to support historic building revitalization

WEDC investment to help fund the restoration of historic downtown building

The State of Politics: 8 Questions About State Government
The State of Politics

8 Questions About State Government

Think you know how our state Capitol works? Try answering these questions.

Governor Evers announces additional $5.2 million for mobility improvements
Press Release

Governor Evers announces additional $5.2 million for mobility improvements

Funding aids local transportation options for seniors and those with disabilities

Vos Says UW Deal Is ‘First Step’ To End ‘Cancerous’ Diversity Practices

Vos Says UW Deal Is ‘First Step’ To End ‘Cancerous’ Diversity Practices

Assembly Speaker used his power to force UW system changes on diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

Trans Community On High Alert Following Surge in Murders, Attacks

Trans Community On High Alert Following Surge in Murders, Attacks

Community members express opposition and concern about anti-trans legislation, four homicides.

Gov. Evers Applauds WHEFA for Helping Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on the Year of Mental Health
Wisconsin Wins $414 Million For Wastewater, Stormwater Projects

Wisconsin Wins $414 Million For Wastewater, Stormwater Projects

84 communities will be improve aging sewer systems.

Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announces New Investments to Help Expand Access, Affordability, and Adoption of High-Speed Internet
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Board of Regents Vote Tonight
UW Regents Backtrack, Take Republican DEI Deal

UW Regents Backtrack, Take Republican DEI Deal

Regents vote to accept limits to DEI programs in return for pay raises for 34,000 employees and new engineering building.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves Approximately $589 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Gov. Evers, DNR Announce $414.4 Million To Improve Municipal Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure
Transportation Projects Commission advances US 151 and US 18/151 projects
Press Release

Transportation Projects Commission advances US 151 and US 18/151 projects

Freeway conversions offer increased safety, efficiency on major freight routes

Should National Guard Be Sent to State’s Prisons?

Should National Guard Be Sent to State’s Prisons?

Some advocates pushing Gov. Evers to use guards to relieve staffing shortage.

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $42 Million for HOME-American Rescue Plan Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $42 Million for HOME-American Rescue Plan Program

Applications for HOME-ARP now open to provide safe, affordable rental units and supportive services

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding UW System Board of Regents Meeting Tomorrow
Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence Continues Efforts to Identify Priorities for Training, Education, and Employment Solutions
Op Ed: UW President Jay Rothman Should Resign
Op Ed

UW President Jay Rothman Should Resign

If not, Gov. Evers should call for the Board of Regents to remove him.

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

Evers has sued Legislature on issue. GOP legislators threaten to remove some regents.

The State of Politics: Women Politicians Still Face Double Standard
The State of Politics

Women Politicians Still Face Double Standard

Getting more criticism and social media insults than men. 'We get attacked more.'

New Laws Help Counselors, Physician Assistants Practice In Multiple States

New Laws Help Counselors, Physician Assistants Practice In Multiple States

Next could be interstate agreements for social workers, dentists, dental hygienists.

Foxconn Will Get State Subsidy For 2022

Foxconn Will Get State Subsidy For 2022

Qualifies for third round of funding. 'There was never going to be... 13,000 jobs."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Board of Regents Vote
UW System Strikes Deal With Vos On Diversity, Equity Measures

UW System Strikes Deal With Vos On Diversity, Equity Measures

Assembly Speaker blocked raises, engineering building over DEI efforts.

Wisconsin DSPS Announces Rapid School Review Plan
Press Release

Wisconsin DSPS Announces Rapid School Review Plan

Department aims to speed up building projects involving schools and child care facilities

City Wins $15 Million To Demolish Northridge, But Still Must Prevail In Court

City Wins $15 Million To Demolish Northridge, But Still Must Prevail In Court

Federal funds, long anticipated, provide major boost to city's redevelopment effort.

Gov. Evers Announces $15 Million Grant for City of Milwaukee to Redevelop Blighted Northridge Mall Property
Law Makes Financial Literacy A High School Graduation Requirement

Law Makes Financial Literacy A High School Graduation Requirement

Bipartisan proposal goes into effect with 2028 Wisconsin high school graduating class.

Conservative Group Will Challenge New Wedding Barn, Liquor Laws

Conservative Group Will Challenge New Wedding Barn, Liquor Laws

Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty says law was poorly drafted.

Evers Signs Bills Overhauling Alcohol Regulation, Driver Ed

Evers Signs Bills Overhauling Alcohol Regulation, Driver Ed

Governor also vetoed a handful of election bills.

Bipartisan “Baby Box” Law Allows Parents To Give Up Newborns

Bipartisan “Baby Box” Law Allows Parents To Give Up Newborns

Expanded safe haven law allows parents to anonymously give up a child.

Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2023 MARKETPLACE
Press Release

Diverse businesses and leaders honored at 2023 MARKETPLACE

Governor’s Awards recognize excellence in business

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce New Programs Emerge from Historic Bipartisan Housing Legislation
Evers Vetoes Bill Blocking Gender Affirming Medical Care

Evers Vetoes Bill Blocking Gender Affirming Medical Care

Governor blocks GOP proposal to ban gender-affirming care for minors.

Financial aid modernization will help Wisconsin students
Press Release

Financial aid modernization will help Wisconsin students

Financial Aid Modernization Act will make it easier for students to receive state financial aid

Bipartisan Driver Education Grant Program Signed into Law
Gov. Evers Keeps Promise to Protect LGBTQ Youth, Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Gender-Affirming Care in Wisconsin
Common Ground Wins $6 Million for Driver Education
Republicans Seek To Abolish Wisconsin Elections Commission

Republicans Seek To Abolish Wisconsin Elections Commission

Power would be transferred to Secretary of State, Legislature's election committees.

Governor Signs Brewers Subsidy Agreement At American Family Field

Governor Signs Brewers Subsidy Agreement At American Family Field

Now Brewers must finalize lease with reconfigured stadium district.

Martinez to Become President Emeritus
Press Release

Martinez to Become President Emeritus

 

Former Employees of Voucher School Discuss Safety Issues, ‘Third Friday’ Push

Former Employees of Voucher School Discuss Safety Issues, ‘Third Friday’ Push

HOPE Christian School comes under scrutiny following gym injury.

Gov. Evers Signs Bills to Keep Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball in Wisconsin Through 2050
DACA Recipients Could Get In-State Tuition, Professional Licenses Under Bipartisan Proposal

DACA Recipients Could Get In-State Tuition, Professional Licenses Under Bipartisan Proposal

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers have previously blocked proposals to help DREAMers.

Your Right to Know: Protect the Rights of Student Journalists
Your Right to Know

Protect the Rights of Student Journalists

17 states have passed such legislation. Wisconsin should do the same.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Gov. Evers Announces Date for 2024 State of the State Address
Gov. Evers, Gov. Walz Seek Second Federal Grant to Replace Critical Superior-Duluth Bridge
Gov. Evers Appoints Nicole Ziebell as Marquette County Register of Deeds
Gov. Evers, Tourism Announce Wisconsin’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Adds Record $9.8 Billion to State Economy
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Tourism Announce Wisconsin’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Adds Record $9.8 Billion to State Economy

New data shows Wisconsin’s outdoor industry grew 6.8 percent in 2022

GOP Proposal Would Give Businesses Tax Credits For Paying For Child Care

GOP Proposal Would Give Businesses Tax Credits For Paying For Child Care

Proposal would encourage businesses to create their own daycares or pay for outside providers.

Gov. Evers Appoints Frank Gagliardi to the Kenosha County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Appoints Toni L. Young to the Racine County Circuit Court
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit About Assembly Speaker’s Impeachment Panel

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit About Assembly Speaker’s Impeachment Panel

Judge says Vos, panel violated open meeting laws, but lawsuit was filed prematurely.

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Visits With Milwaukee Latino Leaders

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Visits With Milwaukee Latino Leaders

Council President Pérez leads roundtable discussion at City Hall.

Bill Would Strip Conservation Tax Credits From Farmers With Solar Installations
Median Wisconsin Teacher Pay Down 12% Since 2009

Median Wisconsin Teacher Pay Down 12% Since 2009

Inflation and austerity have resulted in Wisconsin educators effectively getting paid less.

New Pro Soccer Team Delays Start To 2026

New Pro Soccer Team Delays Start To 2026

But major progress recently made on getting downtown stadium constructed.

DNR Offers Free Tree Seedlings To Wisconsin Fourth Graders Ahead Of Arbor Day 2024
Data Wonk: How the Gerrymander Wastes Votes
Data Wonk

How the Gerrymander Wastes Votes

Compared to 4 other maps of Wisconsin's legislative districts, the current one nullifies the most votes.

Council, Mayor Bickered On Brewers Deal

Council, Mayor Bickered On Brewers Deal

Council president said no more than $1 million, mayor said council was undermining city's negotiating position.

Murphy’s Law: Evers Email Issue Pales Compared to Walker
Murphy’s Law

Evers Email Issue Pales Compared to Walker

Both as county exec and governor, Scott Walker systematically evaded public scrutiny.

Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs
Press Release

Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs

Funds will support legal, financial advice for more than 1,100 businesses

Evers Conducted State Business Using Phony Email

Evers Conducted State Business Using Phony Email

Governor's email used name of famed pitcher Warren Spahn.

MKE County: Judge Ronnie Murray Will Run  For Full Term
MKE County

Judge Ronnie Murray Will Run For Full Term

Former federal public defender seeks full term after appointment to Circuit Court in July.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Walworth County Register of Deeds
Gov. Evers, DVA Announce Applications Open for Three Grants Supporting Veteran Mental Health
GOP Proposal Requires Libraries To Tell Parents What Their Kids Are Reading

GOP Proposal Requires Libraries To Tell Parents What Their Kids Are Reading

A separate proposal would repeal librarian protection for distributing obscene materials.

Gov. Evers, First Lady Encourage Wisconsinites to Take Care of Mental Health During the Holiday Season
Gov. Evers Grants 82 Pardons, Bringing Total Pardons Granted to 1,111
MKE County: After Gov. Evers Appointed Him, Judge Wants Full-Term On Court
MKE County

After Gov. Evers Appointed Him, Judge Wants Full-Term On Court

Jorge Fragoso was appointed to the bench in September by Gov. Tony Evers.

Shop Small Wisconsin, support local this holiday season
Press Release

Shop Small Wisconsin, support local this holiday season

WEDC officials will visit locally owned businesses and vibrant downtowns

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Gerrymandering Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Gerrymandering Case

Case, before court’s now-liberal majority, could overturn Republicans’ entrenched advantage.

Environmental Groups Want Evers To Block Lakefront Golf Course Land Swap

Environmental Groups Want Evers To Block Lakefront Golf Course Land Swap

Kohler, seeking to build golf course near Lake Michigan, needs land swap with state park.

Judge Jorge Fragoso announces his campaign for a Full Term on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Evers Vetoes GOP $2 Billion Tax Cut and Child Care Tax Credit

Evers Vetoes GOP $2 Billion Tax Cut and Child Care Tax Credit

Governor blasts Republican bill as 'a completely unserious proposal.'

The State of Politics: LeMahieu Grows Into Majority Leader Role
The State of Politics

LeMahieu Grows Into Majority Leader Role

Republican Senate leader has worked at times with Democrats to get legislation passed.

Officials Condemn Neo-Nazi March in Madison

Officials Condemn Neo-Nazi March in Madison

Blood Tribe, a growing white supremacist group, chanted that 'Israel is not our friend.'

Gov. Evers Urges GOP-Controlled JFC to Release Already-Approved Funds to Bad River and Lac du Flambeau Native Nations
Press Release

Gov. Evers Urges GOP-Controlled JFC to Release Already-Approved Funds to Bad River and Lac du Flambeau Native Nations

JFC Republicans continue withholding already-approved Tribal Assistance Grant Program funds from two federally recognized Native Nations in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Neo-Nazi Demonstration in Madison
Wisconsin Reading Law Could Be Amended For Bilingual Learners

Wisconsin Reading Law Could Be Amended For Bilingual Learners

Parents, educators concerned about reading tests being conducted in English.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Anniversary of 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy
Proposal Would Eliminate Teen Work Permits

Proposal Would Eliminate Teen Work Permits

Critics say it would eliminate funding for employer education, compliance monitoring.

WDVA Awards More Than $474,000 in Veterans Mental Health Grants to Organizations Across Wisconsin
Wisconsin Has More Demand Than Money For Broadband Expansion

Wisconsin Has More Demand Than Money For Broadband Expansion

$221 million in grant requests is five times the amount the state has available.

December Groundbreaking Planned For Long-Awaited Apartment Development

December Groundbreaking Planned For Long-Awaited Apartment Development

City loaning $700,000 to Five Points Lofts project for environmental cleanup.

Gov. Evers Announces Easing of Restrictions At Two Prisons

Gov. Evers Announces Easing of Restrictions At Two Prisons

Waupun, Green Bay prisons partially taken out of lockdown. Lawsuit alleges cruel and unusual punishment.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Three Bills
Representative Clancy Responds to Governor Evers’ Statement on Conditions of Confinement
Press Release

Representative Clancy Responds to Governor Evers’ Statement on Conditions of Confinement

The changes announced by the Evers’ administration are only a first step

Data Wonk: Is Legislature Illegally Grabbing Executive Power?
Data Wonk

Is Legislature Illegally Grabbing Executive Power?

Evers suit charges Legislature has repeatedly violated state constitution.

Legislature Passes $2 Billion Tax Cut. Again

Legislature Passes $2 Billion Tax Cut. Again

Republicans rejects Evers call for child care coverage and more school funding.

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 124 Applications Requesting More than $221 Million from Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 124 Applications Requesting More than $221 Million from Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program

Applicant requests for broadband expansion funding remain strong as demand continues to outpace available dollars

Brewers Stadium Deal Passes the Legislature

Brewers Stadium Deal Passes the Legislature

Gov. Tony Evers promises to sign it.

County Executive David Crowley’s Statement on Bipartisan Bill to Keep Brewers in Milwaukee
Gov. Evers to Sign Bipartisan Plan to Keep Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball in Wisconsin Through 2050
Gov. Evers, DWD Announce All-Time Record-High Number of Registered Apprentices in Program’s 112-Year History
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DWD Announce All-Time Record-High Number of Registered Apprentices in Program’s 112-Year History

A record 16,384 apprentices to participate in state program to ‘earn while they learn’

Murphy’s Law: Civic Blackmail Works For Brewers Again
Murphy’s Law

Civic Blackmail Works For Brewers Again

It was always an empty threat by Brewers, yet neither the Legislature nor Gov. Evers made any attempt to protect the taxpayers.

Senator Agard Statement: Legislation to Keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin Passes State Senate
Brewers Applaud Bipartisan Senate Passage of Historic Legislation to Maintain American Family Field
Press Release

Brewers Applaud Bipartisan Senate Passage of Historic Legislation to Maintain American Family Field

State Lawmakers Advance Deal that Would Extend Brewers Lease to 2050

Mount Pleasant Deal With Microsoft Has No Public Subsidies

Mount Pleasant Deal With Microsoft Has No Public Subsidies

And no infrastructure. And would help village pay off Foxconn TIF district.

One Year In: Gov. Evers Highlights Expanded Well Grant Programs Aimed at Improving Clean Drinking Water Access Statewide
Press Release

One Year In: Gov. Evers Highlights Expanded Well Grant Programs Aimed at Improving Clean Drinking Water Access Statewide

Governor encourages private well owners to apply for available funding to address PFAS

The State of Politics: Ziegler Still Pushing for Courts Security Agency
The State of Politics

Ziegler Still Pushing for Courts Security Agency

Chief Justice warns that courts must do a better job handling mentally ill offenders.

Crash Responder Safety Week emphasizes drivers’ responsibility to keep workers safe
Microsoft, State Announce Massive Data Center Expansion, Land Purchase

Microsoft, State Announce Massive Data Center Expansion, Land Purchase

Company will own more land than Foxconn in Racine County business park.

Gov. Evers Announces Microsoft Makes Major Investment in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Microsoft Makes Major Investment in Wisconsin

The development brings jobs, investments, and skilling programs to the region

Bipartisan Proposal To Allow Early Counting Of Absentee Ballots Passes Assembly

Bipartisan Proposal To Allow Early Counting Of Absentee Ballots Passes Assembly

Proposal intended to end late night results release. Assembly endorses several other election changes.

WisDOT, community celebrate completion of Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County
Press Release

WisDOT, community celebrate completion of Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County

WisDOT delivers on Gov. Evers’ promise to finish Zoo Interchange

Republicans Revive Bill Allowing Parental Review of School Materials, Selection of Children’s Pronouns
Data Wonk: Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans
Data Wonk

Meagan Wolfe Impeachment Effort Shows Power of MAGA Republicans

A 2022 primary challenge and an unprecedented impeachment challenge are signs of far-right control of GOP.

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Poll Shows Biden-Trump Toss Up In Wisconsin, But Others Outperform Trump

Latest Marquette University Law School poll shows preference for Haley, DeSantis versus Biden.

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Extensions to Fiserv Forum, East Side, Walker's Point and Bronzeville need local funding source.

Assembly Proposal Shakes Up UW System

Assembly Proposal Shakes Up UW System

Automatic enrollment, stripping racial preferences, adding free speech rules.

Anti-Election Grant Amendment Could Appear on April Ballot

Anti-Election Grant Amendment Could Appear on April Ballot

Proposal is Republican response to perceived issues with private grants 2020 from Facebook founder.

Fetuses Would Count For Tax Exceptions Under Republican Proposal

Fetuses Would Count For Tax Exceptions Under Republican Proposal

State Senate endorses plan, which also includes per dependent exception increase of $300.

Gov. Evers Announces Winners of 2023 Vets Ready Employer Awards
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Winners of 2023 Vets Ready Employer Awards

Seventeen employers honored for exemplary commitment to hiring and supporting veterans

Gov. Evers, PSC Announce Launch of Historic Clean Energy Grant Programs
Press Release

Gov. Evers, PSC Announce Launch of Historic Clean Energy Grant Programs

New grant programs funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support clean energy in Wisconsin

Top Senate Democrat Calls For Changes To Brewers’ Subsidy Deal

Top Senate Democrat Calls For Changes To Brewers’ Subsidy Deal

Agreement expected to need bipartisan support to pass Senate.

November 13-17 is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Businesswoman Has 45 Days To Return Federal Funds

Milwaukee Businesswoman Has 45 Days To Return Federal Funds

Cynthia Brown was awarded $3 million in diverse business program, now the state is asking questions.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Unveiling of New Forest County Potawatomi Dual-Language Highway Signs
The State of Politics: Major Changes Loom To Wisconsin’s Elections
The State of Politics

Major Changes Loom To Wisconsin’s Elections

And they're proposed in an election year that is already predicted to be "rocky."

Gov. Evers Launches New $50 Million Non-State Grant Program Supporting Statewide Community Development
Press Release

Gov. Evers Launches New $50 Million Non-State Grant Program Supporting Statewide Community Development

New program created through biennial budget devoted to community development and infrastructure improvement

State Republicans Now Pushing Agenda Through Constitutional Amendments

State Republicans Now Pushing Agenda Through Constitutional Amendments

The GOP seeks to lock in policy wins by bypassing courts, governor.

Anti-Transgender Bill Would Change Where Inmates Are Held

Anti-Transgender Bill Would Change Where Inmates Are Held

Bill would require detention in facility that aligns with gender at birth. Gov. Evers promises veto.

Community Groups Working With Milwaukee VA To Prevent Veteran Suicides

Community Groups Working With Milwaukee VA To Prevent Veteran Suicides

Suicide rate for veterans is 58% higher than other adults.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Kenosha County Circuit Court
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Partnership with 10 Wisconsin Communities to Accelerate Lead Service Line Replacement as Part of Investing in America Agenda
Press Release

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Partnership with 10 Wisconsin Communities to Accelerate Lead Service Line Replacement as Part of Investing in America Agenda

New partnership will help communities access funds from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for lead service line removal and replacement

Gov. Evers Funds Iron District Stadium, Bronzeville Arts Center

Gov. Evers Funds Iron District Stadium, Bronzeville Arts Center

Governor uses federal grant to back new soccer stadium and arts center.

Bipartisan Proposal Would Create Mental Health Crisis Centers Across State

Bipartisan Proposal Would Create Mental Health Crisis Centers Across State

Current model has police offers driving individuals for hours.

Legislative Democrats Propose Legalizing Abortion, Requiring All-Options Counseling

Legislative Democrats Propose Legalizing Abortion, Requiring All-Options Counseling

Proposal would repeal restrictions in place before Roe vs. Wade was overturned.

Gov. Evers to Invest Over $36 Million in Five Building Projects Republicans Excluded from State Capital Budget
Press Release

Gov. Evers to Invest Over $36 Million in Five Building Projects Republicans Excluded from State Capital Budget

Investments projected to support over 400 jobs, nearly $68 million in economic activity

Faster Licensing of Wisconsin Pharmacy School Graduates
Press Release

Faster Licensing of Wisconsin Pharmacy School Graduates

Wisconsin DSPS, state pharmacy schools collaborate to improve processes

Data Wonk: What Can We Learn From Gerrymandering Case Briefs?
Data Wonk

What Can We Learn From Gerrymandering Case Briefs?

Seven parties submit written briefs in advance of oral arguments in Supreme Court case.

Assembly Bill Would Allow Milwaukee, Other Cities To Count Absentee Ballots Early

Assembly Bill Would Allow Milwaukee, Other Cities To Count Absentee Ballots Early

Day-before processing seeks to end late night results.

A Better Wisconsin Together Commends Governor Evers’ Legal Action Against GOP Controlled Legislature
Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Suit comes after string of decisions have blocked UW pay raises, blocked new building code rules and halted conservation projects.

GOP-led Legislative Committees Push Through Careless Tax Scheme, Dangerous Constitutional Amendments
Press Release

GOP-led Legislative Committees Push Through Careless Tax Scheme, Dangerous Constitutional Amendments

Right-wing legislators still refuse to address child care and workforce crises

Speaker Vos Statement on Evers’ Lawsuit
Gov. Evers, Insurance Commissioner Houdek Encourage Wisconsinites to Sign Up for Healthcare Coverage During Open Enrollment
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Insurance Commissioner Houdek Encourage Wisconsinites to Sign Up for Healthcare Coverage During Open Enrollment

Wisconsinites statewide can sign up for affordable, high-quality health insurance from Nov. 1, 2023, to Jan. 15, 2024

Gov. Evers Sues Legislative Republicans for Violating Wisconsin Constitution
Press Release

Gov. Evers Sues Legislative Republicans for Violating Wisconsin Constitution

Governor files suit against Wisconsin State Legislature for unconstitutionally obstructing basic government functions, including blocking already-approved pay raises for about 35,000 UW System employees

Gov. Evers Announces “Celebrating 175 Years of Wisconsinites” Theme for 2023 State Capitol Holiday Tree
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces “Celebrating 175 Years of Wisconsinites” Theme for 2023 State Capitol Holiday Tree

Governor invites students, families statewide to help celebrate Wisconsinites and decorate Capitol Tree

A Mix of Speed Hump and Crosswalk, New Street Feature All About Safety

A Mix of Speed Hump and Crosswalk, New Street Feature All About Safety

First of 20 raised crosswalks deployed in Bay View near Parkside School for the Arts.

MKE County: Sup. Taylor Pushes Funding For Early-Childhood Special-Ed Program
MKE County

Sup. Taylor Pushes Funding For Early-Childhood Special-Ed Program

Sup. Sequanna Taylor pushes funding support critical to maintaining the county's Birth to 3 program.

Vacancies Declining in Prosecutor, Public Defender Ranks

Vacancies Declining in Prosecutor, Public Defender Ranks

Raises went into effect in July after group warned of "constitutional crisis."

Senate Indicates Changes Required For Brewers’ Subsidy

Senate Indicates Changes Required For Brewers’ Subsidy

Despite Assembly passage, initial Senate hearing yields plenty of concern.

Milwaukee Attorney Benjamin Wagner Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence

30 task force members, national AI experts set to convene at public task force meeting Oct. 30 in Madison

Gov. Evers Order Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. John Klenke
Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves Approximately $388.7 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

GOP Proposal Adds Voter ID Law to State Constitution

Amendments would prevent state Supreme Court from overturning the 2011 law.

Bipartisan Bill Restarts Driver Education

Bipartisan Bill Restarts Driver Education

Funding driver education for first time since 2004, with costs covered for students eligible for free or reduced price lunches.

Bill Ends Race-Based College Aid, Retention Programs In Wisconsin

Bill Ends Race-Based College Aid, Retention Programs In Wisconsin

Republican bill bars consideration of race in scholarships, grants and loans.

Gov. Evers Signs Three Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Three Bills

 

Murphy’s Law: Republican Bullying Isn’t Working
Murphy’s Law

Republican Bullying Isn’t Working

Tactic is backfiring as Democrats and public officials resist.

2023 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards honor exporting success and promotion
Press Release

2023 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards honor exporting success and promotion

Badger Technology Group, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, S3 AeroDefense and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin recognized

Data Wonk: In Defense of Gerrymandering
Data Wonk

In Defense of Gerrymandering

How the Supreme Court minority defends its objection to 'Fair maps!'.

Council Might Hold Up Mayor’s Changes To Zoning Board

Council Might Hold Up Mayor’s Changes To Zoning Board

At issue is new chair, two new appointments and oversight by Department of Administration.

Bill Prevents Write-In Campaigns by Losing Primary Candidates

Bill Prevents Write-In Campaigns by Losing Primary Candidates

'Sore loser bill' follows write-in campaign that nearly defeated Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

Evers, DNR Announce $402 Million Funding to Improve Local Drinking Water

Evers, DNR Announce $402 Million Funding to Improve Local Drinking Water

Funding from Safe Drinking Water Loan Program will address PFAS, lead and nitrates.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Buffalo County Register of Deeds
Move Forward MKE Coalition Honored by Wisconsin Policy Forum for Securing Local Revenue Reform to Avert Fiscal Cliff
Press Release

Move Forward MKE Coalition Honored by Wisconsin Policy Forum for Securing Local Revenue Reform to Avert Fiscal Cliff

Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce recognized for public-private sector partnership and cooperation

DNR Secretary Payne Resigns After Just 10 Months

DNR Secretary Payne Resigns After Just 10 Months

Cites personal reasons as agency faces debates over wolf management, PFAS pollution.

Will Senate Oppose Brewers $546 Million Subsidy?

Will Senate Oppose Brewers $546 Million Subsidy?

Easily passed Assembly, but facing bipartisan opposition in the Senate.

Gov. Evers, DNR Announce $402 Million to Improve Drinking Water Quality for Wisconsinites
The State of Politics: 3 Pro Sports Venues Cost $1.9 Billion
The State of Politics

3 Pro Sports Venues Cost $1.9 Billion

Funding for Brewers (twice) Packers and Bucks facilities mostly came from taxpayers.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Racine County Circuit Court
Legislators Battle Over Redistricting Bill

Legislators Battle Over Redistricting Bill

Democrats, civic groups argue bill has loophole to maintain Republican control over drawing of legislative maps.

How Proposed Child Care Tax Credit Helps The Wealthy

How Proposed Child Care Tax Credit Helps The Wealthy

Under GOP plan the lower the income of a family, the more they must pay out of pocket.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Army Private First Class Charles A. Dickman Who Lost His Life in the Korean War
Gov. Evers Appoints Blake Gross as Ashland County District Attorney
MMAC Shares Achievements, Addresses Challenges, Looks to the Future During 162nd All-Member Meeting
Press Release

MMAC Shares Achievements, Addresses Challenges, Looks to the Future During 162nd All-Member Meeting

MMAC announces changes in leadership; board members address school funding; workplace equity numbers improve; mayor, county executive honored

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce New Federal Grants to Support the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce New Federal Grants to Support the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

New investments will help increase public awareness of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and its ability to help people with mental health and substance use needs

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce More Than $134 Million in Quarterly Aid Payments for Local Roads and Communities
GOP Senators Renew Fight Over Abortion, Tax Cuts

GOP Senators Renew Fight Over Abortion, Tax Cuts

And override an Evers' budget veto, part of busy session Tuesday.

Republicans Endorse Raises For All State Employees, Except UW System Workers

Republicans Endorse Raises For All State Employees, Except UW System Workers

Raise denial is latest salvo in fight over UW System's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Assembly Approves Brewers Subsidy, Sends Deal To Senate

Assembly Approves Brewers Subsidy, Sends Deal To Senate

Proposal calls for $546 million in city, county and state funding.

Republicans Reject 7 Evers Appointees

Republicans Reject 7 Evers Appointees

Including elections commissioner and 4 DNR board members. 'This is insanity,' says Evers, then immediately names replacements.

DSPS Accepting Grant Applications for Wisconsin Fund
Press Release

DSPS Accepting Grant Applications for Wisconsin Fund

Program helps Wisconsinites repair or replace septic systems

State Could Have $4 Billion Surplus

State Could Have $4 Billion Surplus

Much of historic $7.1 billion surplus remains, could be at $4 billion by end of current two-year budget.

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continued Efforts to Obstruct the Peaceful Transfer of Power by Baselessly Firing Appointees
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continued Efforts to Obstruct the Peaceful Transfer of Power by Baselessly Firing Appointees

Governor names immediate appointments to ensure critical government operations continue

Evers Shifts $170 Million, Extends Child Care Support

Evers Shifts $170 Million, Extends Child Care Support

Using federal reimbursement for FEMA expenses to extend child care funding into 2025.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Declare Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps Unconstitutional
Press Release

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Declare Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps Unconstitutional

Governor says new legislative maps must be implemented and avoid current maps’ “partisan bias” that has been a “detriment of Wisconsin’s democracy"

Will U.S. Supreme Court Rule on State’s Voting Maps Fight?

Will U.S. Supreme Court Rule on State’s Voting Maps Fight?

Robin Vos warns high court will have 'last word.' Experts have their doubts.

Milwaukee Wants More Reckless Drivers Towed

Milwaukee Wants More Reckless Drivers Towed

United council backs state law change. But proposal could die in Legislature.

Gov. Evers, DOA Announce Highest State Surplus and ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Balance in State History
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DOA Announce Highest State Surplus and ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Balance in State History

Governor renews calls for Legislature to invest in addressing generational workforce challenges, preventing looming child care crisis

Minocqua Brewery Super PAC Sues to End Voucher Schools

Minocqua Brewery Super PAC Sues to End Voucher Schools

Suit charges they violate state Constitution and are destroying public education.

Gov. Evers Announces Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer as Next Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Chair
New Brewers Subsidy Substantially Better For City, County

New Brewers Subsidy Substantially Better For City, County

New deal calls for study of Beer District concept, reduces county contribution, introduces new funding source.

Partyline Vote Approves Ban On Gender-Affirmation Procedures, Sports Participation For Transgender Kids
Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson Regarding Brewers Stadium Maintenance Funding
A Better Wisconsin Together Condemns Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Passed By Wisconsin Republicans Today
DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Highlights Public Access and Coastal Improvements with Port Washington Visit
Senator Agard Statement – GOP’s Egregious Attacks on Trans Kids Continue
GOP Senators Express Skepticism of Governor’s Childcare, Workforce Bill

GOP Senators Express Skepticism of Governor’s Childcare, Workforce Bill

Issue coming to head with worker shortage, expiration of childcare subsidy program.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Largest Ever Clean-up under EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to Address Milwaukee Area of Concern
Press Release

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Largest Ever Clean-up under EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to Address Milwaukee Area of Concern

Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, new funding agreement between EPA and partners will invest an estimated $450 million to cleanup of nearly two million cubic yards of contaminated sediments

Despite Environmentalist Objections, Senate Advances PFAS Bill

Despite Environmentalist Objections, Senate Advances PFAS Bill

Republicans call the forever-chemical bill a compromise, but opponents said it would limit DNR's enforcement ability.

Murphy’s Law: Why State GOP Turned Against ERIC
Murphy’s Law

Why State GOP Turned Against ERIC

Trump and Cleta Mitchell are demonizing elections data system Wisconsin joined via 2016 Republican law.

Senator Agard Urges Passage of Governor Evers’ Workforce Initiatives Package
Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Child Care Stabilization and Sustainment Efforts Receive Inaugural La Follette/Gladfelter Award for Innovation in State Government
State Test Scores Up But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Level

State Test Scores Up But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Level

Only about 40% proficient with big gap between Black and white students.

Gov. Evers Moves to Intervene in Redistricting Challenge to Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps
Rothman unveils new Universities of Wisconsin identity to represent 13 universities
Fair Maps Advocates Condemn GOP Redistricting Plan

Fair Maps Advocates Condemn GOP Redistricting Plan

Still battling, Vos says U.S. Supreme Court will make Protasiewicz recuse.

Murphy’s Law: 9 Obstacles To a Brewers Deal
Murphy’s Law

9 Obstacles To a Brewers Deal

No audit. Voter anger. Politicians renegotiating deal. The list goes on.

Forum announces Salute to Local Government award winners
The State of Politics: Senate Targets 6 Evers Appointees
The State of Politics

Senate Targets 6 Evers Appointees

Republicans leave elections commission unbalanced and board overseeing DNR unable to act.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day in Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Marquette County Register of Deeds
State Officials “More Than Likely” To Reduce Local Contribution To Ballpark Subsidy

State Officials “More Than Likely” To Reduce Local Contribution To Ballpark Subsidy

City and county would otherwise be forced to pick up $200 million of $600 million tab, cut services.

Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Senate President Chris Kapenga has asked the Assembly to start process.

DWD Marks Manufacturing Month, Promotes Careers
Press Release

DWD Marks Manufacturing Month, Promotes Careers

October celebrates one of state's top industries

Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighters of Wisconsin Who Have Given Their Lives in the Line of Duty
Bills Targeting Transgender Youth Draw Heated Hearing At Capitol

Bills Targeting Transgender Youth Draw Heated Hearing At Capitol

Gov. Evers has vowed to veto bills.

Republican Legislators Deny Evers’ Appointment to Elections Commission

Republican Legislators Deny Evers’ Appointment to Elections Commission

Vote nixes Joe Czarnezki, the Democratic appointee to bipartisan commission.

Gov. Evers Formally Requests Public Hearing, Action on Comprehensive Workforce Plan to Address State’s Workforce Challenges, Invest in Child Care, Expand Paid Leave, Support Higher Education
Press Release

Gov. Evers Formally Requests Public Hearing, Action on Comprehensive Workforce Plan to Address State’s Workforce Challenges, Invest in Child Care, Expand Paid Leave, Support Higher Education

Governor’s special session legislation to address state’s longstanding workforce issues awaits action in the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technical Colleges

Joint Statement From Natural Resources Board Appointees On Sporting Heritage Council Confirmation Vote
Gov. Evers Appoints Mary Shawanokasic as Menominee County Register of Deeds
Legislative Committee Okays $6 Million for 2nd Juvenile Facility

Legislative Committee Okays $6 Million for 2nd Juvenile Facility

What would that mean for Milwaukee's youthful offenders?

Republicans Vote Down 4 of Evers’ 5 DNR Board Nominees

Republicans Vote Down 4 of Evers’ 5 DNR Board Nominees

But full Senate must still weigh in.

Despite Outside Objections, DNR Approves Increased Waterway Protections

Despite Outside Objections, DNR Approves Increased Waterway Protections

WMC says it adds "red tape," but DNR board is following 2015 EPA requirements on discharge permits.

GOP Bill Would Ban Gender-Affirming Health Care For Minors

GOP Bill Would Ban Gender-Affirming Health Care For Minors

Wisconsin lawmakers circulating bill that targets medical providers for providing hormone therapy, other treatments.

Murphy’s Law: The Legal Trickery of Robin Vos
Murphy’s Law

The Legal Trickery of Robin Vos

Using every pseudo-legal tactic to fight fair maps and muzzle Justice Protasiewicz.

Preserve Our Parks Calls on Governor Evers to Oppose Inequitable Funding Formula for Support of Brewers Baseball Stadium
K-12 Education: Will ‘Science of Reading’ Improve Learning?
K-12 Education

Will ‘Science of Reading’ Improve Learning?

Passage of Act 20, emphasis on phonics, may be too restrictive.

IndyCar Racing Returns to Milwaukee

IndyCar Racing Returns to Milwaukee

State Fair Park and IndyCar sign a 3-year contract for Milwaukee Mile Speedway.

Gov. Evers, Public Service Commission, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Recognize National Clean Energy Week
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Public Service Commission, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Recognize National Clean Energy Week

Governor proclaims September 25-29 as National Clean Energy Week in Wisconsin

Can State Reduce Its High Black Infant Mortality Rate?

Can State Reduce Its High Black Infant Mortality Rate?

Wisconsin has one of highest rates in U.S. Experts, research suggest solutions.

State Superintendent, GOP Legislators Duel Over Education

State Superintendent, GOP Legislators Duel Over Education

Underly defends DEI, public schools; Republicans push culture war, school choice.

The State of Politics: What’s Next for Kelli Thompson?
The State of Politics

What’s Next for Kelli Thompson?

The head of state public defender's office, now retiring, getting mentioned as possible state Supreme Court candidate.

Evers’ Child Care Proposal Might Get A Second Life

Evers’ Child Care Proposal Might Get A Second Life

After inaction by GOP leaders, Senate quietly moves legislation forward.

Rep. Stubbs Statement On Special Session Request From Gov. Evers
DHS Awards Funding to Law Enforcement Agencies Working to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

DHS Awards Funding to Law Enforcement Agencies Working to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Application period still open for additional grant dollars

In 40 Seconds Republicans Kill Evers’ Special Session on Child Care

In 40 Seconds Republicans Kill Evers’ Special Session on Child Care

Republicans take no action on governor's proposal. Evers 'not surprised.'

Taxpayers Paying For Both Sides of Senate Lawsuit Over Redistricting

Taxpayers Paying For Both Sides of Senate Lawsuit Over Redistricting

Democrats and Republicans both charging State of Wisconsin for redistricting legal fight.

State Can’t Regulate We Energies $100 Million Project for Microsoft

State Can’t Regulate We Energies $100 Million Project for Microsoft

Critics blame Foxconn law's loopholes, call for legislative fix. 'It's outrageous.'

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

Owner Cynthia Brown has connections to state Sen. Lena Taylor.

MKE County: Evers Appoints Jorge Fragoso to Circuit Court
MKE County

Evers Appoints Jorge Fragoso to Circuit Court

Attorney will take office Nov. 4, filling vacancy left by Judge Lindsey Grady.

Murphy’s Law: Robin Vos Sticks It To Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

Robin Vos Sticks It To Milwaukee

He gives Brewers more than they wanted and makes only Democratic parts of metro area pay for it.

Vos Threatens UW Pay Raises Unless Campuses Eliminate DEI Staff

Vos Threatens UW Pay Raises Unless Campuses Eliminate DEI Staff

$100 million already approved in state budget could be withheld.

Governor Evers, Attorney General Kaul Join Multistate Coalition in Fight Against Idaho’s Radical Abortion Ban
Sen. Carpenter Says Milwaukee and Wisconsin Deserve a Better Deal
Gov. Evers Appoints Jorge Fragoso to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
The State of Politics: Parties Bicker Over How to Do Iowa-Style Redistricting
The State of Politics

Parties Bicker Over How to Do Iowa-Style Redistricting

Democrats charge that Vos plan will hand ultimate power to Republican legislators.

Mayor Johnson Responds To Stadium Funding Deal

Mayor Johnson Responds To Stadium Funding Deal

Milwaukee wants to see development by Brewers and no taxation without representation.

Republicans Unveil Brewers Funding Plan With $600 Million In State, Local Taxes

Republicans Unveil Brewers Funding Plan With $600 Million In State, Local Taxes

Milwaukee would end up paying more for stadium than it did the first time.

Brewers Statement on Efforts to Preserve American Family Field for the Next Generation
Press Release

Brewers Statement on Efforts to Preserve American Family Field for the Next Generation

Legislative Progress Would Keep Major League Baseball in Wisconsin for the Next Generation

With Lawsuits Pending, Assembly Republicans Approve Redistricting Changes

With Lawsuits Pending, Assembly Republicans Approve Redistricting Changes

Fight over gerrymandering now moves to Senate.

Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto That Increased School Funding, Assembly Must Act

Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto That Increased School Funding, Assembly Must Act

Gov. Evers called the move "B.S. reckless and wrong."

Senate Votes To Fire Elections Commissioner, Triggering Legal Fight

Senate Votes To Fire Elections Commissioner, Triggering Legal Fight

Republicans vote to fire Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Megan Wolfe, AG Kaul says vote is illegal.

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Marks Coastal Awareness Month with Awards for Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Projects
Press Release

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Marks Coastal Awareness Month with Awards for Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Projects

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grant Application Period Remains Open

Gov. Evers Blasts Republicans’ Vote to Strip Historic K-12 Education Increases from Kids and Schools
Press Release

Gov. Evers Blasts Republicans’ Vote to Strip Historic K-12 Education Increases from Kids and Schools

Republicans vote to take more than $300 per student each year away from K-12 schools statewide

Speaker Vos Consulting Former Supreme Court Justices On Protasiewicz Impeachment

Speaker Vos Consulting Former Supreme Court Justices On Protasiewicz Impeachment

Move comes as Republicans rush to push through redistricting alternative.

Data Wonk: 3 Scenarios For GOP Threats Against Protasiewicz
Data Wonk

3 Scenarios For GOP Threats Against Protasiewicz

Federal and state case law suggest there are no grounds for impeachment.

Assembly Approves Tax Cut Bill And 2 Constitutional Amendment Proposals

Assembly Approves Tax Cut Bill And 2 Constitutional Amendment Proposals

Legislation would next go to state Senate.

Facing Court Challenge, Republicans Offer Drastic Redistricting Proposal

Facing Court Challenge, Republicans Offer Drastic Redistricting Proposal

After opposing it for years, Vos says state should adopt Iowa-style nonpartisan process.

Gov. Evers Blasts Latest GOP Effort to Interfere in Wisconsin Elections by Demanding Legislature-Picked and Legislature-Approved Map Drawers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Blasts Latest GOP Effort to Interfere in Wisconsin Elections by Demanding Legislature-Picked and Legislature-Approved Map Drawers

Wisconsin Republicans notorious for pressuring state’s election administrator to resign, pushing to usurp control of state elections, wasting tax dollars on Gableman boondoggle, and passing dozens of voting restrictions to now seek Legislature-picked and Legislature-approved map drawers

Ad Campaign Targets Republicans on Protasiewicz Impeachment

Ad Campaign Targets Republicans on Protasiewicz Impeachment

Six-figure ad buy by Republican Accountability Project targets GOP districts.

“Child Labor is Not the Answer to the Childcare Cliff—Neither is Gutting The Safety And Quality of Wisconsin Childcare.”
Back In News: County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout
Back In News

County Voters Oppose Brewers Bailout

Poll finds residents oppose subsidy by 2-1 margin, could make a deal even tougher to sell.

The State of Politics: Graying Demographics Drive GOP Tax Cut
The State of Politics

Graying Demographics Drive GOP Tax Cut

Tax cut for retirees, who have the highest turnout in elections, adds new wrinkle.

Republicans Advance Income Tax Cut

Republicans Advance Income Tax Cut

Evers promises a veto, calling it a financially 'irresponsible' bill.

Republican Child Care Bills Aim To Address Shortages By Cutting Regulations

Republican Child Care Bills Aim To Address Shortages By Cutting Regulations

Gov. Evers called for a Sept. 20 special session to address shortages, has different plan.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of 9/11 and State Day of Service and Remembrance
Op Ed: More Special Education Funding Is Needed
Op Ed

More Special Education Funding Is Needed

State covers only 33% of the costs. That must be increased.

Central Standard Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Central Standard Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Brandy Old Fashioned Hall of Fame will induct second class in February.

Governor Evers Declares September Coastal Awareness Month
Democrats Launch $4 Million Blitz to Oppose Protasiewicz’s Impeachment

Democrats Launch $4 Million Blitz to Oppose Protasiewicz’s Impeachment

Party plans 'multi-pronged statewide campaign' to defend Supreme Court Justice.

Gov. Evers, DHS Renew Commitment to Suicide Prevention During Year of Mental Health
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Renew Commitment to Suicide Prevention During Year of Mental Health

Statewide resources and support available to individuals and families as deaths in Wisconsin top 900 for second year

Op Ed: How School Choice Backers Skew The Statistics
Op Ed

How School Choice Backers Skew The Statistics

Are voucher schools really more 'cost-effective'?

The State of Politics: Tax Cut, Brewers Aid Top Legislative Agenda
The State of Politics

Tax Cut, Brewers Aid Top Legislative Agenda

GOP plan for $2.9 million tax cut could use up most of remaining state surplus.

Audit Says WEDC Didn’t Meet Job Creation Goals, Was Slow To Recovery Money

Audit Says WEDC Didn’t Meet Job Creation Goals, Was Slow To Recovery Money

Audit of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recommends 26 changes.

Gov. Evers Appoints Jeff Doughty as Pepin County Coroner
Following Speed Improvements, State Licensing Agency Wants Longterm Funding

Following Speed Improvements, State Licensing Agency Wants Longterm Funding

Stimulus funding will run out next year, imperiling continued operation of DSPS.

Republican Child Care Proposals Are Inadequate Say Gov. Evers, Other Democrats

Republican Child Care Proposals Are Inadequate Say Gov. Evers, Other Democrats

Democrats have called for continuing provider subsidy program.

Gov. Evers, DSPS Announce Latest Efforts to Continue Improving License Processing, Transparency
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DSPS Announce Latest Efforts to Continue Improving License Processing, Transparency

Governor urges Legislature to support current staffing, resource levels to maintain agency’s improved license processing times

Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew McElroy as Price County District Attorney
Constitutional Amendment Would Require Supermajority For Wisconsin Tax Increases

Constitutional Amendment Would Require Supermajority For Wisconsin Tax Increases

Republican-led proposal is pending before the Legislature.

Data Wonk: Should Judicial Candidates Be Muzzled?
Data Wonk

Should Judicial Candidates Be Muzzled?

Forcing Protasiewicz to recuse could doom fair maps and discourage informative judicial races.

Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety addresses biggest challenges on Wisconsin roads
Republican Proposal Cuts State Income Taxes By Nearly $3 Billion

Republican Proposal Cuts State Income Taxes By Nearly $3 Billion

GOP legislators claim it targets middle class. Democrats dispute this.

Senator Agard Statement on Justice Protasiewicz Impeachment Threats by Speaker Vos & Legislative Republicans
Raphael Ramos Announces for Circuit Court Judge

Raphael Ramos Announces for Circuit Court Judge

Gov. Evers appointed him to fill vacancy left by new Supreme Court Justice Protasiewicz.

Republicans Could Force Protasiewicz Off Redistricting Case

Republicans Could Force Protasiewicz Off Redistricting Case

Assembly impeachment would force her to step down while awaiting Senate trial.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Blink on Brewers Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Blink on Brewers Subsidy?

Vos wants a local contribution and Milwaukee officials oppose this. The issue could get very ugly.

Bipartisan Legislative Task Force Takes On Artificial Intelligence

Bipartisan Legislative Task Force Takes On Artificial Intelligence

Other task forces will address childhood obesity and human trafficking, Vos announces.

Ron Johnson Calls for Justice Protasiewicz to Recuse

Ron Johnson Calls for Justice Protasiewicz to Recuse

Joins other Republicans calling for Supreme Count member to recuse on redistricting case.

WisDOT, DATCP highlight historic transportation investments in rural Wisconsin communities
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Agricultural Budget Investments
GOP Lawmakers Propose Eliminating Work Permits For Young Workers

GOP Lawmakers Propose Eliminating Work Permits For Young Workers

Proposal would eliminate "red tape" in hiring 14- and 15-year-old workers.

Moms for Liberty Rising in Wisconsin

Moms for Liberty Rising in Wisconsin

Part of national group pushing to ban books and raced-focused history lessons and opposing LGBTQ+ concerns.

Data Wonk: Should Protasiewicz Recuse From Redistricting Cases?
Data Wonk

Should Protasiewicz Recuse From Redistricting Cases?

Or should Rebecca Bradley? Her comment was less factual and more scathing.

Murphy’s Law: How David Crowley Led on Sales Tax
Murphy’s Law

How David Crowley Led on Sales Tax

The inside story of how the county exec and mayor helped pass state legislation to save Milwaukee.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Ashland County District Attorney
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
Kaul Won’t Release List of All Law Enforcement Officers in State

Kaul Won’t Release List of All Law Enforcement Officers in State

Media seeks to track officers let go for misconduct who got rehired elsewhere.

MKE County: Sheehy Says Local Sales Tax Must Help Fund Brewers’ Stadium
MKE County

Sheehy Says Local Sales Tax Must Help Fund Brewers’ Stadium

Some of new city and county sales tax must be spent on the team, business leader says.

Republican wrecking crew: UW System budget problems are no accident
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Army Corporal Donald L. DuPont Who Lost His Life in the Korean War
Waupun Prison’s ‘Nightmare’ Lockdown

Waupun Prison’s ‘Nightmare’ Lockdown

Lockdown has gone on since late March. Prisoners describe unsanitary conditions and a dearth of medical care.

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Biden to Replace the Blatnik Bridge in Superior
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Calls on President Biden to Replace the Blatnik Bridge in Superior

Baldwin supports Governors Evers and Walz’s application for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to rebuild critical bridge between Superior and Duluth

The State of Politics: Soaring Home Prices Squeeze First-Time Buyers
The State of Politics

Soaring Home Prices Squeeze First-Time Buyers

Many Millennials priced out. Evers cites workforce crisis, lack of housing for workers.

Rep. Clancy Says Police Work Has ‘No Dignity Or Value’

Rep. Clancy Says Police Work Has ‘No Dignity Or Value’

Republican legislators call him 'clueless" and 'divisive' as Clancy doubles down.

State’s Crime Labs Processing DNA Evidence Faster

State’s Crime Labs Processing DNA Evidence Faster

Much faster than nationally. But toxicology test turnaround time has gotten worse.

Friday Photos: Garden Homes Sees New Life Through Perseverance
Friday Photos

Garden Homes Sees New Life Through Perseverance

Long-awaited project rehabilitating dilapidated homes in first-of-its-kind neighborhood.

Amber Raffeet August Announces Bid for Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge

Amber Raffeet August Announces Bid for Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge

Raffeet August was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers in May of this year. Now seeking full term.

Kaul Announces Funding for Office of School Safety

Kaul Announces Funding for Office of School Safety

Attorney General reallocates federal ARPA dollars to provide temporary funding.

Amber Raffeet August Announces Campaign for Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Foxconn Selling Green Bay, Eau Claire ‘Centers’

Foxconn Selling Green Bay, Eau Claire ‘Centers’

Properties for sale for supposed to be innovation centers employing hundreds.

Data Wonk: Who Are State Supreme Court’s ‘Rogue Members’?
Data Wonk

Who Are State Supreme Court’s ‘Rogue Members’?

Ziegler and conservatives have ignored state Constitution in governance dispute.

Wisconsin establishes consortium to expand its lead in biohealth
Press Release

Wisconsin establishes consortium to expand its lead in biohealth

Group will enhance collaboration among public and private partners and speed innovation

Evers Appointee Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court

Evers Appointee Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court

Anderson Gansner was appointed judge to fill vacancy in May. Will run for new 6-year term.

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

Biden touts green jobs, low unemployment, rebuilding middle class in factory floor speech.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Froedtert Awards $4.7 Million For Community Clinic Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Froedtert Awards $4.7 Million For Community Clinic Expansion

Groundbreaking held for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers expansion.

Vos Says Republicans May Consider Impeaching Protasiewicz

Vos Says Republicans May Consider Impeaching Protasiewicz

Assembly Speaker says Supreme Court justice should recuse from redistricting case.

Anderson Gansner Announces Campaign for Milwaukee County Circuit Court
The State of Politics: Republicans Dismiss 13th Call for Special Session
The State of Politics

Republicans Dismiss 13th Call for Special Session

In 5 years, Legislators have shot down every such call by the governor, with one exception.

Op Ed: ‘We’re Not Here For Crumbs’
Op Ed

‘We’re Not Here For Crumbs’

40% of school districts got less funding from state budget Evers signed. Public school advocates are upset.

Brewers Continue Push for Stadium Subsidy

Brewers Continue Push for Stadium Subsidy

Team threatening to move as Republican legislators craft plan including local tax support.

MKE County: Crowley Amassing Large Pile of Campaign Cash
MKE County

Crowley Amassing Large Pile of Campaign Cash

Crowley sitting on more than $200,000 war chest with primary more than 7 months away.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Lance Corporal Tanner Kaltenberg
Legislative Democrats on ‘Veto Watch’ after Gov. Evers Blocks 10 Bills

Legislative Democrats on ‘Veto Watch’ after Gov. Evers Blocks 10 Bills

Republicans only need two-thirds of those present to override the governor’s veto

GOP Senators Block Building Code Update Supporters Say Saves Energy, Improves Safety

GOP Senators Block Building Code Update Supporters Say Saves Energy, Improves Safety

Party-line vote leaves 2015 building code in place. Concerns over cost.

Residents Concerned I-94 Widening Would Increase Flooding In Nearby Neighborhoods

Residents Concerned I-94 Widening Would Increase Flooding In Nearby Neighborhoods

Valley Park, Merrill Park and other low-lying neighborhoods would see increased runoff.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Special Session to Address State’s Chronic Workforce Challenges
Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves Approximately $341.8 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Former Gov. Scott Walker Says Overturning Act 10 Would Set ‘Horrible Precedent’

Former Gov. Scott Walker Says Overturning Act 10 Would Set ‘Horrible Precedent’

Walker says newly-liberal court shouldn't touch his signature policy measure.

Legislature needs to act in support of families during special session
Press Release

Legislature needs to act in support of families during special session

Joint statement of Common Council Members: Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Jonathan Brostoff, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, and Alderman José G. Pérez

Alcohol Killing More Wisconsinites, Studies Show

Alcohol Killing More Wisconsinites, Studies Show

State’s excessive drinking culture causes alcohol-induced deaths at a rate nearly 25% higher than rest of the country.

Evers Calls Special Session Addressing Child Care, Workforce Challenges

Evers Calls Special Session Addressing Child Care, Workforce Challenges

Governor asks for $1 billion in surplus funds to be spent on child care, higher education and paid family leave.

Houses of Worship Could Become Exempt From Emergency Orders

Houses of Worship Could Become Exempt From Emergency Orders

Authors of the proposed constitutional amendment argue that it's a matter of separating church and state.

Child Care Providers ‘Reeling,’ Need Funding

Child Care Providers ‘Reeling,’ Need Funding

Legislature has ignored Gov. Evers' proposals to replace lost pandemic funding.

Evers Signs School Bus Driver, Crime Laws, Vetoes Nine Bills

Evers Signs School Bus Driver, Crime Laws, Vetoes Nine Bills

Vetoes restrictions on unemployment insurance and protections for fossil fuels.

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

Evers’ Veto Supports Cleaner, Healthier Wisconsin Communities
Gov. Evers Takes Action on 17 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 17 Bills

 

American Transmission Co. Hires Former Utility Regulator

American Transmission Co. Hires Former Utility Regulator

Ellen Nowak is now vice president of the company she was once charged with regulating.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Help Bolster School Bus Driver Workforce
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Help Bolster School Bus Driver Workforce

New law would allow school board members to volunteer as school bus drivers

MKE County: Crowley Signs Sales Tax Legislation, Tax Starts January 1
MKE County

Crowley Signs Sales Tax Legislation, Tax Starts January 1

Crowley and Nicholson sign sales tax legislation, celebrate historic moment for Milwaukee County.

Gov. Evers Appoints Ann Peacock to the Dane County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Gerrymandering Lawsuit
Gov. Evers Condemns Nazi Presence at Watertown LGBTQ Pride Event
Press Release

Gov. Evers Condemns Nazi Presence at Watertown LGBTQ Pride Event

Governor slams radical rhetoric and divisive attacks on LGBTQ community

The State of Politics: 1.4 Million Wisconsin Residents Need To Reapply For Medicaid, Will They?
The State of Politics

1.4 Million Wisconsin Residents Need To Reapply For Medicaid, Will They?

As of June, more than one-third had not initiated the renewal process. Real test comes at end of summer.

Grothman Calls for Military Transparency Amid UFO Controversy

Grothman Calls for Military Transparency Amid UFO Controversy

The Wisconsin Rep. suggested an accelerated timeline to release classified documents.

Gov. Evers, DNR Highlight Funding Available To Help Communities Address PFAS Contamination In Wastewater
MKE County: Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate
MKE County

Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate

See how and why each supervisor voted the way they did for new tax.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Oppose 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Oppose 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Settlement would limit communities ability to sue over cleanup costs, damages.

MKE County: County Board Approves Sales Tax
MKE County

County Board Approves Sales Tax

County joins city in adopting new sales tax designed to avert fiscal cliff after years of declining state aid.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Join Bipartisan Coalition in Opposing 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement
Press Release

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Join Bipartisan Coalition in Opposing 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Multistate coalition represents approximately 171 million people, more than half of U.S. population

Mayor’s Political Director Steps Down, Leaves Nation Consulting

Mayor’s Political Director Steps Down, Leaves Nation Consulting

Sachin Chheda, who led successful statewide campaigns, leaves political consulting firm.

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

GOP Launches Early Voting Campaign

After years of claiming early and absentee voting leads to fraud, Republicans change course.

Evers Thanks USDA For Help With Emergency Drought

Evers Thanks USDA For Help With Emergency Drought

27 counties, including Milwaukee, designated as natural disaster area, with help extended.

Gov. Evers Grants 96 Pardons, Bringing Total Pardons Granted to 1,029
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Michael Endsley
MKE County: Evers Appoints Federal Public Defender To Milwaukee Judgeship
MKE County

Evers Appoints Federal Public Defender To Milwaukee Judgeship

Ronnie V. Muray II will take the bench in November.

Republican Proposal Designed To Give Tax Break To Retirees

Republican Proposal Designed To Give Tax Break To Retirees

Proposal, which has some early bipartisan support, would protect retirees from Wisconsin income taxes.

Gov. Evers Appoints Ronnie Murray to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
New Law Will Make Wisconsin Students Hooked On Phonics

New Law Will Make Wisconsin Students Hooked On Phonics

Gov. Evers signs bill that overhauls how Wisconsin students learn to read.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Aimed at Improving Literacy Outcomes for Kids Statewide
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Aimed at Improving Literacy Outcomes for Kids Statewide

Governor approves compensation plan bills to help bolster state workforce

Stadium repairs shouldn’t be on the City of Milwaukee taxpayers’ dime
Press Release

Stadium repairs shouldn’t be on the City of Milwaukee taxpayers’ dime

From Alderman Jonathan Brostoff, Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, Alderwoman Larresa Taylor, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

State’s Child Care Industry Struggles with Worker Turnover

State’s Child Care Industry Struggles with Worker Turnover

Low pay, widespread vacancies leading to burnout, turnover among workers.

Key Committees Recommend Adoption of Sales and Use Tax Resolution Authored by Chairwoman Nicholson
Murphy’s Law: Gov. Evers Keeps Rising in Stature
Murphy’s Law

Gov. Evers Keeps Rising in Stature

Becoming a national figure with ever more effective leadership. Just ask the Republicans.

Gov. Evers Joins WisDOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate WIS 50 Improvements in Kenosha County
State’s 988 Crisis Line a Success

State’s 988 Crisis Line a Success

In first year after its launch, 91,000 calls to mental health crisis line, up by 74%.

Special Election for Assembly Seat Tuesday

Special Election for Assembly Seat Tuesday

Republican Paul Melotik vs Democrat Bob Tatterson for open seat in WOW counties.

The State of Politics: Abortion Rights Backers Get Two Wins
The State of Politics

Abortion Rights Backers Get Two Wins

'There is no such thing as an 1849 abortion ban in Wisconsin.'

988 Wisconsin Lifeline Marks First Anniversary
Press Release

988 Wisconsin Lifeline Marks First Anniversary

Wisconsinites can call, text, and chat for free, 24/7 mental health and substance use support

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law

"Something huge, something major, something extraordinary," says Johnson of revenue deal, averting fiscal cliff.

Wisconsin Licensing Division Will See Budget Increase

Wisconsin Licensing Division Will See Budget Increase

The Department of Safety and Professional Services has been criticized for delays.

Gov. Evers Announces New Rustic Roads Guide with 124 Routes
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces New Rustic Roads Guide with 124 Routes

Print and online guides now also feature Wisconsin’s Scenic Byways

Gov. Evers Appoints Jillian Pfeifer as Oneida County District Attorney
Governor’s Veto Gives $20 Million For Land Stewardship Program

Governor’s Veto Gives $20 Million For Land Stewardship Program

Evers' partial budget veto releases funding for wide variety of DNR efforts.

Gov. Evers Appoints Angela Palmer-Fisher as Vernon County District Attorney
Gov. Evers Appoints Ian Mickelson as Grant County District Attorney
Wisconsin Billionaires Bankroll Efforts To Shrink State’s Social Safety Net

Wisconsin Billionaires Bankroll Efforts To Shrink State’s Social Safety Net

Quiet lobbying backed by major GOP benefactors like the Uihleins and Bradley Foundation.

MKE County: What Strings Are Attached to Sales Tax Law?
MKE County

What Strings Are Attached to Sales Tax Law?

State law enabling sales tax hike mandates new policies, though some won't change much.

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ to Film Season in Wisconsin

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ to Film Season in Wisconsin

Season 21's culinary competitions will be set in Milwaukee, Madison.

Data Wonk: Tax Plans Reveal Very Different Values
Data Wonk

Tax Plans Reveal Very Different Values

Evers and Republicans each offered a helping hand. But to whom?

State’s Schools Had Nearly 7,000 Instances of Student Physical Restraint

State’s Schools Had Nearly 7,000 Instances of Student Physical Restraint

DPI data from 2021-22 shows 76% of students restrained have a disability.

Gov. Evers Appoints Teresa Chrisman as Florence County Sheriff
Evers Vetoes Leave State With Projected $4 Billion Surplus

Evers Vetoes Leave State With Projected $4 Billion Surplus

If governor and legislators can't agree on how to spend it, it could sit there for two years.

MKE County: Supervisors Holding Town Halls on Sales Tax
MKE County

Supervisors Holding Town Halls on Sales Tax

Four town halls scheduled this month

MKE County: Crowley Calls Sales Tax Hike A ‘Lifeline’
MKE County

Crowley Calls Sales Tax Hike A ‘Lifeline’

County executive urges adoption to stave off 'catastrophic' wipe out of many county services.

Child Care Providers Try Again For State Funding

Child Care Providers Try Again For State Funding

Republican legislators so far opposed, but may consider tax credits.

Gov. Evers Announces Release of 2023 Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access Annual Report
The State of Politics: Republicans Two Seats From Veto-Proof Majorities
The State of Politics

Republicans Two Seats From Veto-Proof Majorities

Just 2,498 votes assured that GOP legislators can't override Gov. Evers' vetoes.

Evers Vetoes Merger of UW Campus, Technical College in Washington County

Evers Vetoes Merger of UW Campus, Technical College in Washington County

County executive says merger talks will continue, notes 66% decline in enrollment.

Statement from Comptroller Aycha Sawa in Support of City Sales Tax
Some Progress, Still Problems at Lincoln Hills

Some Progress, Still Problems at Lincoln Hills

Staffing better but youth complain about food, ‘hands-on’ staff and racism at youth facility.

Take the Wisconsin Internet Access Survey

Take the Wisconsin Internet Access Survey

Survey will help state policymakers plan for broadband internet expansion.

Evers Veto Preserves Medicaid Coverage of Gender Affirming Care

Evers Veto Preserves Medicaid Coverage of Gender Affirming Care

GOP measure blocked coverage of gender reassignment surgeries, puberty blockers.

State Health Care Groups Benefitted From State Budget

State Health Care Groups Benefitted From State Budget

Hiking Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and funding education of medical personnel.

Evers Vetoed Funding for Republican National Convention

Evers Vetoed Funding for Republican National Convention

GOP legislators gave Milwaukee tourism bureau $10 million for 2024 convention.

Republicans Outraged By Evers’ Vetoes

Republicans Outraged By Evers’ Vetoes

Blasting 'trickery' of 'radical governor,' they vow to 'stand up and fight.'

Gov. Evers Appoints Mark A. Huesmann to the La Crosse County Circuit Court
Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Is Still Costing Taxpayers
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Deal Is Still Costing Taxpayers

6 years after deal made, nothing has been manufactured, but price tag keeps rising.

DEI Experts Respond to Attacks on Their Work

DEI Experts Respond to Attacks on Their Work

Efforts to be more inclusive help everyone and are being distorted, they say.

Evers, Vos Argue Over Amended State Budget

Evers, Vos Argue Over Amended State Budget

Evers reshaped budget with 51 partial vetoes, trades words with Republicans.

Evers’ Veto Pen Gives School Districts 400 Years of Funding

Evers’ Veto Pen Gives School Districts 400 Years of Funding

Trimming budget bill text to let school districts collect an added $325 per student annually.

Evers Signs Budget But Reduces Tax Cut

Evers Signs Budget But Reduces Tax Cut

Budget boosts K-12 spending, shared revenue to local governments and saves some UW DEI staff.

Senator Agard – Statement on Governor Evers Signing State Budget
Press Release

Senator Agard – Statement on Governor Evers Signing State Budget

Today, Governor Evers signed the biennial state budget after determining 51 partial vetoes which significantly improved the legislation.

Gov. Evers Signs 2023-25 Biennial Budget Making Historic Investments in Communities, Expanding Affordable Housing Statewide, Addressing PFAS
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs 2023-25 Biennial Budget Making Historic Investments in Communities, Expanding Affordable Housing Statewide, Addressing PFAS

Gov. Evers enacts budget with over 50 line-item vetoes to provide child care and housing grants, target tax relief to working families, among others

How Evers Can Change Budget With Partial Vetoes

How Evers Can Change Budget With Partial Vetoes

He could veto top tax bracket cut. He could also veto entire budget bill.

State’s Home Prices Up 104% Over Last Decade

State’s Home Prices Up 104% Over Last Decade

Median price rose from $144,000 to $294,000, rising faster then neighboring states.

The State of Politics: Tax Cuts Divide Evers, Republicans
The State of Politics

Tax Cuts Divide Evers, Republicans

GOP legislators want billions more in cuts, with nearly half of it going to wealthy taxpayers.

Plats and Parcels: Developers Selected For Early Childhood Educator Homes
Plats and Parcels

Developers Selected For Early Childhood Educator Homes

Aim is to boost childcare and minority homeowners. Plus: recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: EIGHTEEN87 Adding Riverfront Affordable Housing
Friday Photos

EIGHTEEN87 Adding Riverfront Affordable Housing

Permit filing indicates new building will soon rise immediately to its west.

MKE County: Special Public Hearing Scheduled On County Sales Tax Increase
MKE County

Special Public Hearing Scheduled On County Sales Tax Increase

Meeting will give residents opportunity to speak directly to supervisors about potential sales tax increase.

Assembly Passes Budget, Sends To Governor For Possible Vetoes

Assembly Passes Budget, Sends To Governor For Possible Vetoes

Evers could veto entire budget or portions of it, with all legislative Democrats voting against agreement.

Wisconsin State Patrol welcomes new officers at graduation ceremony
Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Marquette Poll Finds Support For Governor, GOP-Led Shared Revenue Deal

Majority polled also support abortion rights.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Private First Class Clinton P. Koloski Who Lost His Life During World War II
Republican-Controlled Senate Laying Groundwork To Fire Wisconsin Elections Chief

Republican-Controlled Senate Laying Groundwork To Fire Wisconsin Elections Chief

But Democrat on election board says there is nothing for Senate to actually vote on.

Senate Republicans Pass Budget That Cuts Taxes and Democrats’ Policies

Senate Republicans Pass Budget That Cuts Taxes and Democrats’ Policies

Two Republicans join Dems in voting against. "Generational harm," says minority leader.

The Unbearable Cost of Opportunity Lost
Press Release

The Unbearable Cost of Opportunity Lost

Sen. Larson reacts to Senate passage of the Republican Budget Proposal

Meeting Will Guide Design of Bronzeville Arts Center

Meeting Will Guide Design of Bronzeville Arts Center

Black arts center will occupy key corner of W. North Ave. and N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Gov. Evers approval up, GOP presidential primary razor thin between Trump and DeSantis, and Biden with bigger lead over Trump than over DeSantis
Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

3-3 vote means Meagan Wolfe will continue as director. Issue could go to courts.

Data Wonk: How Milwaukee’s Financial Crisis Arose
Data Wonk

How Milwaukee’s Financial Crisis Arose

And how good -- or bad -- is the state's solution?

GOP Plan Merges UW Campus in West Bend With Tech College

GOP Plan Merges UW Campus in West Bend With Tech College

Joint Finance passes plan to address declining enrollment in Washington County.

State Leaders, Educators Push Legislators to Fund School Safety

State Leaders, Educators Push Legislators to Fund School Safety

Republicans resist this, though Office of School Safety created in 2018 under Gov. Walker.

Mayor Johnson Touts “One Milwaukee” Vision In State of City Speech

Mayor Johnson Touts “One Milwaukee” Vision In State of City Speech

Public safety, an end to reckless driving, more bike lanes, lead lateral replacement and a city government back from the brink.

The State of Politics: The Winners In Shared Revenue, K-12 Funding Deal
The State of Politics

The Winners In Shared Revenue, K-12 Funding Deal

Everyone could claim victory. But who won -- and lost -- the most?

Senator Baldwin Delivers More than $1 Billion to Wisconsin to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Delivers More than $1 Billion to Wisconsin to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet

Investment comes after Baldwin successfully “Badgered the FCC” to improve broadband map and ensure Wisconsin gets its fair share of resources

WisDOT awarded $15 million to reduce road congestion, improve safety
The Last Hurrah For Rep. Goyke

The Last Hurrah For Rep. Goyke

At his last budget hearing Milwaukee legislator Evan Goyke gets teased and praised.

Gov. Evers Signs Five Bipartisan Affordable Housing Bills

Gov. Evers Signs Five Bipartisan Affordable Housing Bills

Package designed to increase supply of housing, increasing affordability.

Republicans Approve $3.5 Billion Income Tax Cut

Republicans Approve $3.5 Billion Income Tax Cut

GOP legislators also approve cutting $32 million from UW System budget as part of DEI cut.

MKE County: After First Rejecting Funding, Old Loomis Road Will Be Fixed
MKE County

After First Rejecting Funding, Old Loomis Road Will Be Fixed

Plus: Board gets preview of minority rule, and Sup. Burgelis holds pride ceremony despite having his jaw wired shut.

Gov. Evers Appoints Willie Smith to the WEDC Board of Directors
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding the Anniversary of the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Brew City Match Aims To Boost More Than 20 Businesses

Brew City Match Aims To Boost More Than 20 Businesses

Program is focused on supporting business and property owners in Milwaukee's historic commercial areas.

Op Ed: Milwaukee’s Climate Plan Could Be Game Changer
Op Ed

Milwaukee’s Climate Plan Could Be Game Changer

Equity component of plan would create jobs for those that need them most.

Assembly Passes Bill To Overhaul How Reading Is Taught

Assembly Passes Bill To Overhaul How Reading Is Taught

DPI gives support after changes. Plus: Pharmacists could prescribe birth control, alcohol regulations overhauled.

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Package of Affordable Housing Legislation
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation

Commission will advise on the creation of the Green Innovation Fund to leverage public and private financing to invest in environmental and clean energy solutions

State At Risk of Losing 2,000 Child Care Programs

State At Risk of Losing 2,000 Child Care Programs

End of federal funding could mean many parents have to leave workforce.

Vos Pushed to End Technical Colleges Taxing Authority

Vos Pushed to End Technical Colleges Taxing Authority

Amendment's author was unknown. Drafting files show Assembly Speaker requested it.

MKE County: Will County Board Approve Sales Tax Hike?
MKE County

Will County Board Approve Sales Tax Hike?

It's unclear if there's the needed two-thirds majority of board willing to vote for it.

Chairwoman Nicholson Remarks on Governor Evers Signing Local Revenue Legislation into Law