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Democratic Senate Candidates Support Ending Filibuster

Democratic Senate Candidates Support Ending Filibuster

Leading candidates also discuss support for healthcare expansion.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

High court ends constitutional right to abortion.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves $71 Million Projects Across Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves $71 Million Projects Across Wisconsin

Projects include funding for the design of a new Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, new UW Madison Engineering Building, expansion of critical health care resources, and building improvements to improve safety, reduce energy usage and carbon emissions

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6.6 Million to Support Apprenticeship, Job and Skills Training Projects Across Southwestern, Central Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6.6 Million to Support Apprenticeship, Job and Skills Training Projects Across Southwestern, Central Wisconsin

Projects across 12 Wisconsin counties include investments to support youth apprenticeships, job training in advanced manufacturing, and scholarships for students pursuing careers in education

State GOP Lawmakers Reject Special Session on Abortion

State GOP Lawmakers Reject Special Session on Abortion

GOP-controlled Senate adjourned in 15 seconds a special session to repeal 1849 law banning abortion.

Latino Chamber of Commerce Appoints North Shore Bank Leader and Latino Community Advocate Alfredo Martin as Chairman of the Board
Poll Shows Ron Johnson Trails Three Democrats, Evers Leads GOP Challengers

Poll Shows Ron Johnson Trails Three Democrats, Evers Leads GOP Challengers

MU poll also shows Michels/Kleefisch in virtual tie in GOP primary for governor.

Gov. Evers Announces $19.5 Million to Support Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges in 22 Counties through Workforce Innovation Grant Program
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Gov. Evers Announces $19.5 Million to Support Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges in 22 Counties through Workforce Innovation Grant Program

Announcement builds on governor’s initial nearly $60 million Workforce Innovation Grant investment, projects announced prioritize forestry, manufacturing workforce development, and workforce housing

Ald. Zamarripa introduces resolution supporting women’s reproductive freedom
Gov. Evers Signs Order Prohibiting Gas and Diesel Price Gouging, Urges Federal Government to Act Amid Nationwide Inflation
How Wisconsin’s Parole System Works

How Wisconsin’s Parole System Works

Critiques of an ‘ancient’ system shake up the parole commission and the governor’s race.

Murphy’s Law: Which Democrat Can Beat Ron Johnson?
Murphy’s Law

Which Democrat Can Beat Ron Johnson?

That may be the most important question for Democratic voters. And the answer?

Record Number of Legislators Retiring

Record Number of Legislators Retiring

At least 31 incumbents, one quarter of state Legislature retiring, highest since 1942.

Gov. Evers Allocates Nearly $800,000 for Community Safety Initiatives in the City of Racine
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Gov. Evers Allocates Nearly $800,000 for Community Safety Initiatives in the City of Racine

Announcement builds on governor’s investments in violence prevention and community safety

Democrats Offer Climate Change, Green Jobs Package

Democrats Offer Climate Change, Green Jobs Package

Two Milwaukee legislators will travel state this summer to learn how people affected by climate crisis.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Flag at State Capitol in Celebration of Juneteenth
MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

Dannette Justus films readings of children's books at interesting locations and Wisconsin landmarks.

Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Gov. Evers Visits Garden Homes Neighborhood

Governor takes walking tour of north side neighborhood, discusses violence prevention.

Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

Could Sleepy State Office Nix Wisconsin’s Pick for President?

GOP candidate for Secretary of State says job gives veto power over presidential election.

Campaign Cash: Democratic Group Buys $9.8 Million In TV Ads
Campaign Cash

Democratic Group Buys $9.8 Million In TV Ads

Democratic Governors Association spent $13.4 million in 2018 to back Evers, attack Walker.

Governor Evers announces $400,000 TEA grant for Pleasant Prairie manufacturing
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Governor Evers announces $400,000 TEA grant for Pleasant Prairie manufacturing

Rail spur project helps Balcan Innovations add 80 jobs

Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

GOP challengers for governor promise to recall, replace Evers’ 9 appointees to the board.

Op Ed: Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?
Op Ed

Will Trump Backing Hurt Tim Michels?

Republican could have been strong mainstream candidate; this connects him to a cult.

Transportation: Open Meetings For Scaled-Down Stadium Interchange
Transportation

Open Meetings For Scaled-Down Stadium Interchange

WisDOT meetings Tuesday, Wednesday for public comments on diverging-diamond design.

The State of Politics: House Districts’ Maps Protect Incumbents
The State of Politics

House Districts’ Maps Protect Incumbents

State's 8 congressional districts typically won by incumbents, resulting in long tenure.

DNR Urban Forestry Interns From Southern University Start Summer Experience In Milwaukee
In a First, Women To Lead UW Regents

In a First, Women To Lead UW Regents

Karen Walsh elected president, Amy Blumenfeld Bogost the VP of UW System board.

LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Pride Amidst Rising Political Attacks

LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Pride Amidst Rising Political Attacks

Gov. Evers commits to fight 'Don't Say Gay' bills and other legislation at Pride event.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Gov. Evers Grants 56 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 554
UW System Regents vote to maintain tuition freeze for 2022-23
Evers Calls Special Session To Overturn 1849 Abortion Ban

Evers Calls Special Session To Overturn 1849 Abortion Ban

Kleefisch urges Republican legislators to reject special session.

High Court Okays Release of COVID-19 Workplace Data

High Court Okays Release of COVID-19 Workplace Data

Health officials can identify employers having outbreaks, WI Supreme Court rules.

City Hall: Help For Taxpayers Paying City Water Fee
City Hall

Help For Taxpayers Paying City Water Fee

Little known programs help you pay water and street lighting fee or even your mortgage.

Grothman, Gallagher Face No Opponents

Grothman, Gallagher Face No Opponents

Only Wisconsin congressional districts without a Democrat on the ballot.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin as U.S. Supreme Court Eyes Overturning Roe v. Wade
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Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin as U.S. Supreme Court Eyes Overturning Roe v. Wade

Governor’s special session to take up swift repeal of Wisconsin’s 1800s-era law that could criminalize nearly all abortions if Roe is overturned

Investigation Continues in ’Targeted Killing’ of Judge

Investigation Continues in ’Targeted Killing’ of Judge

Accused killer’s list of targets included Gov. Evers, Mitch McConnell, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce $35 Million in Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Local Road Improvements
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Gov. Evers, WisDOT Announce $35 Million in Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Local Road Improvements

First round of funding will support 40 projects across the state

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1 Million for Summer Youth Programming and Job Training in Milwaukee
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1 Million for Summer Youth Programming and Job Training in Milwaukee

Federal funds to support collaborative effort with Employ Milwaukee, city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library, and Milwaukee Public Schools aimed at engaging youth and enhancing safety

Wisconsin Third Worst State for Pollution Disparities

Wisconsin Third Worst State for Pollution Disparities

Report by environmental advocacy group analyzes racial disparities in exposure to air pollution.

The State of Politics: ‘Telling The Truth’ Led to Knudson Resignation
The State of Politics

‘Telling The Truth’ Led to Knudson Resignation

Republican elections commissioner refused to support election conspiracy theories. It cost him the support of the party.

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

Democrats Challenge Michels Nomination Papers in Governor’s Race

The challenge seeks to block businessman Tim Michels from getting on the primary ballot.

Michels Says He “Didn’t Promise Anything” for Trump’s Endorsement
Lincoln Hills ‘Staffing Crisis’ Causing Confinement, Deteriorating Behaviors

Lincoln Hills ‘Staffing Crisis’ Causing Confinement, Deteriorating Behaviors

New report finds worsening attitudes at troubled facility.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on May Jobs Report
State Increasing Funding for Broadband Internet Access

State Increasing Funding for Broadband Internet Access

A total of $125 million in grants is available to increase internet access around the state.

State Democrats Push Legislation Changing Gun Laws

State Democrats Push Legislation Changing Gun Laws

Republicans have stymied all previous attempts by Gov. Evers and Democratic legislators.

Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Trump Endorses Tim Michels for Governor

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has now lost out on two major endorsements.

UW System President Wants Tuition Freeze Extended

UW System President Wants Tuition Freeze Extended

New system leader Jay Rothman will recommend extension to the UW Board of Regents.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former State Rep. Sheryl K. Albers-Anders
Rep. Andraca Joins Legislative Democrats Calling for Gun Safety
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Rep. Andraca Joins Legislative Democrats Calling for Gun Safety

Majority of Wisconsinites Want Legislature to Take Action, Reduce Gun Deaths

Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Partisan election review has cost taxpayers nearly $900,000, largely due to lawsuits.

Gov. Evers Announces $149 Million in State Funds for Local Roads
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Gov. Evers Announces $149 Million in State Funds for Local Roads

Funding will help complete 342 projects over next five years

Gov. Evers Appoints Lisa McDougal to the Richland County Circuit Court
Data Wonk: Do More Guns Mean More Killings?
Data Wonk

Do More Guns Mean More Killings?

All the data, global, national and in Wisconsin, tells a similar story.

Another Judge Rejects Challenge to 2020 Election Grants

Another Judge Rejects Challenge to 2020 Election Grants

State law didn’t prohibit grants from Mark Zuckerberg-funded non-profit, judge rules.

Gov. Evers Announces Progress Pride Flag to be Flown Statewide in Celebration of Pride Month
Gov. Evers Announces $22 Million Investment to Expand Programs, Fund Emergency Response Initiatives
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Gov. Evers Announces $22 Million Investment to Expand Programs, Fund Emergency Response Initiatives

Investments will support fire station construction and expansion projects, testing sites and EMS projects

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Oneida County Circuit Court
Op Ed: State Republicans Want More Guns
Op Ed

State Republicans Want More Guns

Party convention document opposes background checks, red flag laws, supports open and concealed carry without permits.

The State Of Politics: Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger
The State Of Politics

Vos Doing Doors, Faces Challenger

Assembly Speaker's Republican primary challenger called Vos a 'treasonous traitor.'

Back in the News: The NRA Loves Ron Johnson
Back in the News

The NRA Loves Ron Johnson

Wisconsin U.S. Senator has gotten $1.3 million in donations, just behind Mitch McConnell.

Gerrymandering For Personal Gain

Gerrymandering For Personal Gain

Republican redistricting put Fitzgerald brothers in separate congressional districts. Democrats put them back together again.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day
Rep. Deb Andraca Ran To Change Gun Laws

Rep. Deb Andraca Ran To Change Gun Laws

Recent mass shootings a reminder that gun control laws have gone nowhere in Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers Signs Order Prohibiting Infant Formula Price Gouging Amid Nationwide Shortage
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Gov. Evers Signs Order Prohibiting Infant Formula Price Gouging Amid Nationwide Shortage

Governor declares a period of abnormal economic disruption to help protect parents against predatory pricing

State Democrats Push Gun Restrictions After Texas Shootings

State Democrats Push Gun Restrictions After Texas Shootings

Kaul calls for law requiring background checks and preventing sale of 'ghost guns.'

Gov. Evers Releases Video Message Responding to Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Schools Face Financial Feast and Famine

Schools Face Financial Feast and Famine

MPS, other districts flush with federal cash, but face long-term financial shortfalls, report finds.

Godlewski Crafts ‘Common Sense’ Campaign

Godlewski Crafts ‘Common Sense’ Campaign

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate stresses ‘kitchen table’ issues and abortion rights.

Governor Evers approves WIS 32/WIS 165 construction project
Murphy’s Law: Who’s the Real Outsider for Governor?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s the Real Outsider for Governor?

Almost every candidate claims to be. But who really, actually is?

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

ARPA funds will aid Milwaukee's efforts to control crowds, curb violence in downtown bar districts.

Johnson Chided For Opposing Restaurant Aid

Johnson Chided For Opposing Restaurant Aid

Senator’s opposition helps kill federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

The State of Politics: Controversy Over Parole Is Rare
The State of Politics

Controversy Over Parole Is Rare

Issue facing Evers is rare, as most state prison inmates must serve 100% of their sentence.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.2 Million Investment Aimed at Keeping Milwaukee Safe
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Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.2 Million Investment Aimed at Keeping Milwaukee Safe

Announcement builds on governor's investments in violence prevention and community safety

Gov. Evers Announces an Additional $10 Million Investment in Meat Processing Infrastructure
Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch falls just short of 60% of votes needed for party endorsement.

State Sees Growing Mental Health Crisis For Children

State Sees Growing Mental Health Crisis For Children

Experts say isolation, lack of coping mechanisms leading to more emergency room visits.

Grassroots Republicans Look Ahead to Primary in Statewide Elections
Conservatives in Chaos: Republican Party of Wisconsin Fails to Endorse in Governor’s Race
Candidates to Appear at WisGOP State Convention
State Program Plans to Recruit, Train 3,000 New CNAs

State Program Plans to Recruit, Train 3,000 New CNAs

Long-term care facilities face a shortage of workers. New nursing assistants would recieve on the job training.

Op Ed: Officials Should Oppose Health Care Merger
Op Ed

Officials Should Oppose Health Care Merger

Merger of Advocate Aurora and Atrium Health won't improve care but will increase prices.

Circuit Court Decision on Nemadji Gas Plant is a Step Backward for Wisconsin
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Circuit Court Decision on Nemadji Gas Plant is a Step Backward for Wisconsin

Court upholds PSC decision to greenlight unneeded power plant in Superior

Rep. Bowen Statement on Weekend Violence Downtown
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Rep. Bowen Statement on Weekend Violence Downtown

Reducing Gun Violence Will Take GOP Concessions to Make the Jobs of Police Easier

21 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab Grants
Op Ed: Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin
Op Ed

Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin

Evers and Baldwin have shown the way, winning some rural areas.

UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin Named UW-Madison Chancellor

UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin Named UW-Madison Chancellor

Board of Regents unanimously approves her to succeed Rebecca Blank.

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

Recently announced candidate in GOP primary for governor 1% ahead of Kleefisch; most voters still "not sure" who to support.

Back in the News: Gwen Moore Discusses Her Abortion
Back in the News

Gwen Moore Discusses Her Abortion

One of few woman in Congress to talk frankly about the days before Roe, an era that may soon return.

Rallies in State Defend Roe V. Wade

Rallies in State Defend Roe V. Wade

Protests in blue and red cities, at state Capitol, in Sauk City and Village of Walworth defend abortion rights.

The State of Politics: Will Abortion Issue Drive Election Turnout?
The State of Politics

Will Abortion Issue Drive Election Turnout?

Democrats link it with same-sex issue, push turnout, could be key issue in races for governor, attorney general.

Evers Opposes Parole for Man Who Killed Wife

Evers Opposes Parole for Man Who Killed Wife

Governor asks parole board to reverse parole for Douglas Balsewicz, who killed his wife in 1997.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Proclaims “Hmong-Lao Veterans Day” Across the State
DNR Awarded $2 Million To Assess Brownfields
Gov. Evers, WEDC, Company Officials Announce Milwaukee Tool Plans to Invest $206 Million, Create 1,000 More Jobs
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Gov. Evers, WEDC, Company Officials Announce Milwaukee Tool Plans to Invest $206 Million, Create 1,000 More Jobs

State will provide up to $22.5 million in additional performance-based tax credits

State Prisons Face Staffing Crisis

State Prisons Face Staffing Crisis

State prisons have staff attrition rates as high as 40%.

Gov. Evers Announces State Will Support Shipyard Building New Generation of Navy Frigates with Up to $12 Million in Tax Credits
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Gov. Evers Announces State Will Support Shipyard Building New Generation of Navy Frigates with Up to $12 Million in Tax Credits

Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s $300 million expansion expected to create 400 new jobs

Department of Safety and Professional Services Celebrates National Building Safety Month by Establishing Sustainable Building Council, Opening Applications
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Department of Safety and Professional Services Celebrates National Building Safety Month by Establishing Sustainable Building Council, Opening Applications

The Wisconsin Advisory Council on Building Sustainability will advise state code councils on opportunities to enhance community resilience, encourage innovation, and incentivize use of clean energy in residential and commercial construction.

Judge Rules Against Law Giving Legislators Power Over Attorney General Settlements

Judge Rules Against Law Giving Legislators Power Over Attorney General Settlements

Cites 170-year history before lame duck law. Republicans will appeal ruling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Concordia 27 Will Offer Housing, Meals, Education
Eyes on Milwaukee

Concordia 27 Will Offer Housing, Meals, Education

NWSP, State, Wiegand to redevelop N. 27th St. building, create west side community hub.

‘Day Without Child Care’ Dramatizes Issue

‘Day Without Child Care’ Dramatizes Issue

Wisconsin among 25 states that participates in event pushing better pay for workers, more affordable care.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Strikes Out In WHEDA Awards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Strikes Out In WHEDA Awards

Not one new city project won tax credits in latest round of WHEDA awards.

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

Information from 96% of state’s law enforcement agencies shows how and when force used.

State Cites Progress Fixing Unemployment System

State Cites Progress Fixing Unemployment System

Department of Workforce Development now paying 84% of claims within three days.

Wisconsin Joins National Effort to Grow and Retain Health Care Workforce
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Wisconsin Joins National Effort to Grow and Retain Health Care Workforce

Multiple states collaborate to address worker shortages

Gov. Evers Announces Main Street Bounceback Grant Program Has Helped Over 4,200 Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Invests Additional $25 Million into Program
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Gov. Evers Announces Main Street Bounceback Grant Program Has Helped Over 4,200 Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Invests Additional $25 Million into Program

Governor's additional investment to enable 2,500 more small businesses and nonprofits to fill empty storefronts across the state

Transportation: No Good Options For County Transit
Transportation

No Good Options For County Transit

Facing huge shortfall, MCTS can only balance budget with harmful or unpopular changes, report finds.

Evers Tour Touts Economic Recovery Efforts

Evers Tour Touts Economic Recovery Efforts

Governor and cabinet secretaries travel to cities in western Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties
The State of Politics

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

Of state's 72 counties a small number provide majority of statewide vote.

Gov. Evers Announces Major State Investment in Biopharmaceutical Company’s Wisconsin Expansion
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Gov. Evers Announces Major State Investment in Biopharmaceutical Company’s Wisconsin Expansion

WEDC will provide $2.5 million to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals facility in Verona

Chisholm Hiring 15 New Prosecutors

Chisholm Hiring 15 New Prosecutors

District Attorney aims to clear backlog of criminal cases.

Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers, together with members of his cabinet, hosted ‘Cabinet on the Road’ events in Osseo, Altoona, Menomonie, and Eau Claire.

Wisconsin Public Defenders Badly Short Staffed

Wisconsin Public Defenders Badly Short Staffed

It could take years to work through a case backlog with current staffing levels.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves More than $106 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Evers Appoints 3 New UW Board of Regents Members

Evers Appoints 3 New UW Board of Regents Members

But will Republican Legislature approve the nominees?

Evers, Governors Demand Federal Abortion Rights Bill

Evers, Governors Demand Federal Abortion Rights Bill

Evers leads 17 Democratic governors pushing Congress to take action.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Outpaces National Average for Travel Spending 24 Months in a Row
Kaul Says State’s 1849 Abortion Ban May Not Be Enforceable

Kaul Says State’s 1849 Abortion Ban May Not Be Enforceable

Predicts lawsuits and says Department of Justice won’t enforce ban.

Gov. Evers Leads Coalition of 17 Governors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Reproductive Rights
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Gov. Evers Leads Coalition of 17 Governors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Reproductive Rights

As U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, governors call for swift passage of Women’s Health Protection Act

City Hall: Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards
City Hall

Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards

Supreme Court ruling changed state legislators for some city residents, requiring additional map revisions.

Gov. Evers Appoints Ryan Hetzel to the Washington County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for District Attorneys in Adams, Iowa, Lincoln, Portage, and Rusk Counties
Over 300 Immigrant Essential Workers, Farmers, Students Lobby State Republicans to Stop Blocking Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants
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Over 300 Immigrant Essential Workers, Farmers, Students Lobby State Republicans to Stop Blocking Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants

Lobby Day Is Final Day of “Two Days Without Latinxs and Immigrants” Statewide General Strike

Campaign Cash: Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big

Green group has spent $3.85 million since 2010, mostly for Democratic candidates.

The State of Politics: The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers
The State of Politics

The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers

Seizing a way to dramatize his political philosophy, and giving opponents campaign issues.

Governor’s Health Equity Council Releases Final Recommendations
Press Release

Governor’s Health Equity Council Releases Final Recommendations

To achieve long-lasting and equitable health outcomes for all Wisconsinites

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Gov. Evers' pledged 75 million by 2030 as part of global initiative.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Arbor Day, Announces Wisconsin Has Planted More Than 9.3 Million Trees Since Signing Trillion Tree Pledge
Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Allocating $20 Million For Affordable Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Allocating $20 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Program could move 17 Milwaukee projects from rendering to reality.

Gov. Evers Announces $20 Million Investment for Multifamily Housing Tax Credit Developments
Op Ed: Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’
Op Ed

Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’

Candidate for governor has long record of political donations, lobbying, state contracts.

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Marquette poll also shows Evers' approval steady, Ron Johnson’s declined further.

Data Wonk: How Do City, State Rank In Gun Homicides?
Data Wonk

How Do City, State Rank In Gun Homicides?

Guns in household less of a factor than a state’s legal restrictions.

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Governor Evers’ plan to invest in Wisconsin transportation approved
Back in the News: Barnes, Nelson Argue Over I-94 Expansion
Back in the News

Barnes, Nelson Argue Over I-94 Expansion

Could it be an issue in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate?

Transportation: DPW Plans Surge of Traffic-Calming Bump Outs
Transportation

DPW Plans Surge of Traffic-Calming Bump Outs

Plan to combat reckless driving, protect pedestrians using ARPA funds.

State Expects $3.8 Billion Surplus

State Expects $3.8 Billion Surplus

Moving toward strongest financial position in 50 years.

Gov. Evers Announces Native Shoreline Restoration Project Moving Forward at the Executive Residence
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Native Shoreline Restoration Project Moving Forward at the Executive Residence

Stalled project receives new push to support water quality improvements on Lake Mendota

Murphy’s Law: Look Out For Tim Michels
Murphy’s Law

Look Out For Tim Michels

He could shake up the Republican primary for governor

Gov. Evers Announces Contractor for the Design and Construction of Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower Project, Commits to Funding Project in Next Capital Budget
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity
The State of Politics: How Republicans Won Redistricting Fight
The State of Politics

How Republicans Won Redistricting Fight

The impact is huge. How did it happen?

Tim Michels Announces Run For Governor
Press Release

Tim Michels Announces Run For Governor

Builder, veteran, and outsider launches bid to defeat Tony Evers

Evers Creates Office of Environmental Justice

Evers Creates Office of Environmental Justice

Office to ensure climate change doesn’t disproportionately harm low-income and minority communities.

Celebrating Main Street’s bounceback
Press Release

Celebrating Main Street’s bounceback

WEDC honors local projects, Main Street volunteers at Fond du Lac ceremony

Doug La Follette Faces Primary Challenge for Secretary of State

Doug La Follette Faces Primary Challenge for Secretary of State

Alexia Sabor, Chair of Dane County Democratic Party, running for Secretary of State.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice
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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice

Office will facilitate statewide collaboration to provide strategies to promote environmentally just policies and prevent disparate outcomes

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

Advocates, elected officials call for strongest possible controls.

State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana

State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana

But the state Legislature has already adjourned for the year, so a bill won't pass in 2022.

Data Wonk: What’s Causing City’s Rise in Shootings?
Data Wonk

What’s Causing City’s Rise in Shootings?

The statistics are overwhelming. The solutions are less unanimous.

Taxpayers Pay for Ramthun’s Campaign Travels

Taxpayers Pay for Ramthun’s Campaign Travels

Legislator running for governor violates Assembly rules, claiming reimbursement for political events.

State Has Few Competitive Assembly Districts

State Has Few Competitive Assembly Districts

New redistricting approved by high court could leave just 3 of 99 districts with competitive races.

Evers Releases New Clean Energy Plan

Evers Releases New Clean Energy Plan

Aims to grow renewable energy, creating more jobs and lower fuel costs.

Gun Laws Targeted in State’s Fall Elections

Gun Laws Targeted in State’s Fall Elections

Democrats pushing opposition to looser gun regulations backed by Republican legislators.

Gov. Evers’ Clean Energy Plan Invests in Wisconsin’s Workforce, Homegrown Energy, and a Healthy Future
Gov. Evers, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Release State’s First-Ever Clean Energy Plan
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Gov. Evers, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Release State’s First-Ever Clean Energy Plan

Evers Administration plan outlines strategies to lower energy bills for families, reduce reliance on out-of-state energy sources, invest in job and apprenticeship training, create more than 40,000 jobs by 2030

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Retirement of three representatives creates opportunity for Republicans.

Republicans Curb Tony Evers’ Tax Grab
Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Former governor, 80, could have shaken up the Republican primary.

Op Ed: State High Court’s Hyper-Partisan Ruling
Op Ed

State High Court’s Hyper-Partisan Ruling

Its decision approves gerrymandered maps even worse than those of last decade.

Big Telecom Companies Want Millions From State

Big Telecom Companies Want Millions From State

Seeking grants to expand broadband coverage, but may still leave areas underserved, expert charges.

The State of Politics: Legislature Fails to Address Pension Crisis
The State of Politics

Legislature Fails to Address Pension Crisis

400,000 seniors in Wisconsin will be living in poverty by 2030, state Task Force warned.

Fight Over Pollution Lawsuits Continues

Fight Over Pollution Lawsuits Continues

Three settlements okayed but GOP legislators and Attorney General war over who gets money awarded.

Evers Vetoes Another 22 GOP Bills

Evers Vetoes Another 22 GOP Bills

On MPS, voucher schools and parental bill of rights. That makes 126 vetoes this session.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Picks Republican-Drawn Maps

Wisconsin Supreme Court Picks Republican-Drawn Maps

Ruling gives Republicans chance at veto-proof majority, reverses earlier decision to pick Evers' maps.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Reacting to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Regarding Redistricting
Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Gov. Evers' legislative map rebalances district held by Republicans for two decades.

Governor Evers Vetoes Education Reform Bills to Expand Options, Empower Parents
Gov. Evers Takes Action on 43 Bills
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Gov. Evers Takes Action on 43 Bills

 

AG Josh Kaul Pushes Public Safety Legislation

AG Josh Kaul Pushes Public Safety Legislation

Kaul calls for passage of bill providing $115 million for crime prevention, gun control.

Ahead of Tax Day, Labor Leaders Blast Johnson and GOP For Pushing to Raise Taxes on 32% of Wisconsinites
Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

For the first time since 2019 cruises return, the city expecting 33 visits in 2022.

Regulators Want State Energy Program Cutting Emissions

Regulators Want State Energy Program Cutting Emissions

A state funded program currently works on energy efficiency, PSC wants it focused on emissions.

Jessica Boling Selected as WHEDA’s Assistant Deputy Executive Director
New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

A who's who crowd cheers Johnson's vision of improved public safety and family-supporting jobs

DNR Seeking Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
Op Ed: Republicans Making It Harder to Vote
Op Ed

Republicans Making It Harder to Vote

That includes disabled voters, who can’t vote unless someone delivers their ballot.

Gov. Evers, DNR Announce Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower Request for Architectural and Engineering Services Following Public Comment
More Unpopular Friday Vetoes From Tony Evers
Press Release

More Unpopular Friday Vetoes From Tony Evers

Tony Evers Rejects Bills to Support Law Enforcement, Provide Education Transparency

High School Advanced Placement Struggles With Race, Diversity

High School Advanced Placement Struggles With Race, Diversity

Milwaukee school offers AP course in African American studies.

The State of Politics: Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections
The State of Politics

Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections

Republicans lead push to turn city, county and school board races into partisan campaigns.

Bill to improve Wisconsin’s investor tax credit law signed by Gov. Evers following legislative action
Campaign Cash: Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge
Campaign Cash

Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge

Uihleins and outside groups spend $450,000 to elect Maria Lazar.

Evers Vetoes 43 GOP Proposals

Evers Vetoes 43 GOP Proposals

Killing Republican bills on guns, election changes, COVID-19, but does sign 35 other bills.

Evers Signs Legislation Funding Lincoln Hills Replacement

Evers Signs Legislation Funding Lincoln Hills Replacement

New state-run facility is first step in neglected juvenile corrections reform.

Governor Evers funds local transportation with quarterly aid payment of more than $101 million
Gov. Evers Takes Action on 78 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 78 Bills

 

Regulators Approve Plans for State’s Largest Renewable Energy Plant

Regulators Approve Plans for State’s Largest Renewable Energy Plant

Project will meet energy needs for 25% of Dane County's 240,000 households. Some neighbors oppose the plant.

DNR Providing $85,000 In Grants To Rural Counties For Recycling Electronics
Proposal to Extend Medicaid Coverage for Postpartum Individuals Open for Public Comment
Press Release

Proposal to Extend Medicaid Coverage for Postpartum Individuals Open for Public Comment

Federal government approval would extend coverage from 60 to 90 days

Gov. Evers’ “Get Kids Ahead Initiative” Awards $15 Million to Help Nearly Every Wisconsin School District Provide School-Based Mental Health Support for Kids
Campaign Cash: For Our Future Spends Big
Campaign Cash

For Our Future Spends Big

Nearly $2.1 million by one of largest outside spenders in state supported Democratic candidates.

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

Alan Yeung hired despite Foxconn’s failures, including not paying promised $100 million gift to UW.

Campaign Cash: Outside Groups Have Already Spent $1.9 Million On Governor’s Race
Campaign Cash

Outside Groups Have Already Spent $1.9 Million On Governor’s Race

More than half of money for GOP candidates, some $800,000 to help Evers.

Governor Evers approves WIS 67 construction project
MKE County: County Faces Drastic Budget Decisions
MKE County

County Faces Drastic Budget Decisions

County is short $87 million over the next five years, could force massive cuts in service.

Gov. Evers and DHS Recognize State Workers and Interagency Cooperation for PPE Distribution in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Recognize State Workers and Interagency Cooperation for PPE Distribution in Wisconsin

Launch of coordinated effort delivered more than 80 million pieces of PPE statewide, continues as part of ongoing preparedness and response planning

The State of Politics: Candidates Scramble for Last Minute Donations
The State of Politics

Candidates Scramble for Last Minute Donations

Evers, Kleefisch, others worked to ramp up campaign totals for March 31 deadline.

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate running hard in rural, urban areas of state.

Students Demand ‘Food Justice’ From MPS

Students Demand ‘Food Justice’ From MPS

Activist group Youth Empowered in the Struggle demands fresh cooked food in lunches.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Main Street Bounceback Grants Have Helped More Than 3,400 Small Businesses Open Storefronts in All 72 Counties
Evers Announces $5 Million Mental Health Funding

Evers Announces $5 Million Mental Health Funding

Grants from federal ARPA money will expand mental health services and telemedicine.

Data Wonk: State’s Gerrymander Could Last Forever
Data Wonk

State’s Gerrymander Could Last Forever

If state high court’s ‘least change’ rule followed in future, gerrymandering might last for decades.

Gov. Evers Announces $5 Million Investment to Expand Access to Telehealth Services
Governor Evers approves night work to begin along I-94/I-43 in Milwaukee County
Gov. Evers Authorizes Fond du Lac County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fond du Lac County Executive Allen J. Buechel
Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Promote Awareness and Understanding of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young People
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Promote Awareness and Understanding of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young People

Law inspired by Waukesha student athlete who passed away in 2019

$3.42 Million in Funding to Train Next Generation of Water Scientists
Press Release

$3.42 Million in Funding to Train Next Generation of Water Scientists

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin Tackles Grand Water Challenges and Provides Support for New Courses, Research Opportunities and Hands-On Experiences for UW Students

Foxconn Rebuffed Oshkosh Defense Bid to Build Mail Trucks?

Foxconn Rebuffed Oshkosh Defense Bid to Build Mail Trucks?

Oshkosh company reportedly wanted to use Mt Pleasant campus, instead going to South Carolina.

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Mt Pleasant officials trying to lure other manufacturers, may need state help to pay bondholders.

The State of Politics: Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature
The State of Politics

Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature

Retirements, redistricting and members pursuing higher office could transform Legislature.

Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million to Help Wisconsinites Access Civil Legal Services Needed to Recover from Pandemic
Op Ed: US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos
Op Ed

US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos

Decision on Wisconsin maps part of national Republican push to undermine democracy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA

GMC's Scale Up Milwaukee director will lead Wisconsin's largest affordable housing provider

HOPE Kits aim to provide lifesaving tools for the community
Democrats Fail Farmers During National Agriculture Week
Redistricting Case Returns to State Supreme Court

Redistricting Case Returns to State Supreme Court

On appeal, U.S. Supreme Court rejected maps approved by the state's high court.

Gov. Evers Appoints Ashley Morse to the Rock County Circuit Court
What’s Driving Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate

What’s Driving Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate

Pro-gun laws, red-lining and lead poisoning have a strong correlation with shootings.

Gov. Evers Appoints Two Additional Members to the Pardon Advisory Board, Grants Another 33 Pardons
Campaign Cash: $250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate
Campaign Cash

$250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate

Conservative Waukesha judge Judge Maria Lazar backed by shadowy Illinois group.

Making child care sustainable
Press Release

Making child care sustainable

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will test child care solutions

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 194 Applications Requesting More Than $495 Million for State Broadband Expansion Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 194 Applications Requesting More Than $495 Million for State Broadband Expansion Grants

PSC expected to award $100 million for broadband expansion by summer 2022

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Redistricting
US Supreme Court Rejects State’s Legislative Maps

US Supreme Court Rejects State’s Legislative Maps

Wisconsin high court overruled but could still use Evers maps to revise redistricting.

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses WI Supreme Court, Gov. Evers’ Maps Unconstitutional
Press Release

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses WI Supreme Court, Gov. Evers’ Maps Unconstitutional

Majority decision says state court “committed legal error” in adopting maps

Gov. Evers Signs Two Bills to Support Wisconsin’s Healthcare Providers and Patients
Gov. Evers, WDVA Announce More Than $549,000 in Grants to 14 Organizations Helping Wisconsin Veterans and Families
Murphy’s Law: About The Public Museum’s Name Change
Murphy’s Law

About The Public Museum’s Name Change

Changing to a “Wisconsin” museum may be a key to its survival.

Gov. Evers Celebrates National Agriculture Day by Signing Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Dairy Exports from America’s Dairyland
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $86 Million for Diverse Business Investment and Diverse Business Assistance Grants
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $86 Million for Diverse Business Investment and Diverse Business Assistance Grants

Funding will support small businesses through Community Development Financial Institutions and chambers of commerce statewide

The State of Politics: Little Change In Voting Rules For April
The State of Politics

Little Change In Voting Rules For April

After 16 months of controversy only one change in rules, though not for lack of Republican efforts.

Advocacy Groups Lawyer Up On Schools

Advocacy Groups Lawyer Up On Schools

Education new political battleground, issues 'very visceral and very personal.'

Redistricting Battle Delays Election Process

Redistricting Battle Delays Election Process

Court fights not over, new maps needed so candidates for fall elections could start gathering signatures.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills

 

Regulators Approve $433M Sale of Solar Plant

Regulators Approve $433M Sale of Solar Plant

Three utility companies purchase 200 megawatt solar farm, enough to power 60,000 homes.

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Governor calls claims 'repugnant' says speaker is 'ratcheting up the false narrative.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Estates Adds Housing, Commercial Space Near North Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Estates Adds Housing, Commercial Space Near North Ave

Proposal includes a mix of new buildings and rehabilitation of dilapidated ones.

Gov. Evers Signs 10 Bills to Promote Public Safety, Support Crime Victims and Survivors
Trade Groups Chide Legislature For Professional Licensing Delays

Trade Groups Chide Legislature For Professional Licensing Delays

Inadequate staffing in state agency leads to backlog of professional license applications.

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Republican activists still pushing speaker to overturn 2020 election.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow
Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Milwaukee legislators led charge to legalize them as a way to save lives.

Data Wonk: How Gerrymandered Is New State Map?
Data Wonk

How Gerrymandered Is New State Map?

Let’s measure how the two parties will fare under maps approved by state Supreme Court.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Today’s Informational Hearing on the DSPS Licensing Backlog
Op Ed: Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin
Op Ed

Open Records Imperiled in Wisconsin

Led by Robin Vos, public officials more likely to obstruct open records requests.

Rep. Bowen Applauds Gov. Evers’ Investments in Community Safety as Warmer Seasons Approach
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Applauds Gov. Evers’ Investments in Community Safety as Warmer Seasons Approach

Rep. Bowen Proud to See Investments in Programs He Has Championed

Gov. Evers Signs Three Bills in La Crosse to Help Address Substance Use and Overdose Deaths in Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law: State Near Top In Slashing County Funding
Murphy’s Law

State Near Top In Slashing County Funding

Only two states have cut county funding more. Huge funding decline has hurt Milwaukee.

Tony Evers’ Election Year Flip-Flop on Funding the Police
Press Release

Tony Evers’ Election Year Flip-Flop on Funding the Police

Amid Mounting Criticism, Evers Uses ARPA Funds to Pretend to Care About Public Safety

Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Majority of ARPA funding to county will go toward court system's case backlog.

‘You Are Heroes,’ Evers Tells Workers

‘You Are Heroes,’ Evers Tells Workers

Governor kicks off statewide tour to thank health and front-line workers who helped battle pandemic.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $50 Million Investment in Safer Communities Across Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $50 Million Investment in Safer Communities Across Wisconsin

New investments to address reckless driving, expand pre-trial GPS supervision, while supporting evidence-based crime prevention strategies, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, and alleviating court backlogs

Boys & Girls Clubs Announce State Youth of the Year
Press Release

Boys & Girls Clubs Announce State Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs Announce State Youth of the Year

Needed Expansion of Wisconsin Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Finance Program Signed into Law
Press Release

Needed Expansion of Wisconsin Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Finance Program Signed into Law

Clean Wisconsin applauds expansion of PACE program to include electric-vehicle infrastructure, stormwater-control measures and energy-reliability improvements

The State of Politics: Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor

Could stand out as the moderate in a five-candidate Republican primary.

Governor Evers Removes Racial Classifications from Homeowner Grants After WILL Letter
Press Release

Governor Evers Removes Racial Classifications from Homeowner Grants After WILL Letter

Final plan, adopted after WILL letter, removes racial classifications and eligibility categories

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

State High Court To Rule On Local Health Orders

WILL suit charges Dane County health director had no power to issue orders combatting COVID-19.

State’s Homicides Up 70% Since 2019

State’s Homicides Up 70% Since 2019

Two-year increase led by staggering rise in Milwaukee County homicides.

Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Applauds Passage and Signing of Act 174 Legislation Preserving Private Easements
Eyes on Milwaukee: Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority
Eyes on Milwaukee

Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority

Hines is first African American and first former public housing resident to lead the agency.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Security Pay Program for State Employees
Gov. Evers Signs 19 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs 19 Bills

 

Gov. Evers Announces $20 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants to Support Healthcare Access in Racine
State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

Former chair Fred Prehn refuses to vacate his seat on the board.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Washington County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 154 Wisconsin National Guard Members Completed CNA Training Course Since January
Press Release

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 154 Wisconsin National Guard Members Completed CNA Training Course Since January

Provide update on administration’s efforts to support hospital and nursing home capacit

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program now available to provide relief for residents
Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported 643 drug overdoses in 2021.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $17.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Awards
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $17.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Awards

Regional housing awards will help low- and moderate-income families purchase or repair homes

US Supreme Court Justice Shows Interest in State Redistricting Case

US Supreme Court Justice Shows Interest in State Redistricting Case

Legislature asks for stay of redistricting ruling, Justice Coney Barrett asks litigants to respond.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $4 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants to Support Healthcare Access in Janesville and Edgerton
Gov. Evers Blasts Congressional Leaders for Plan to Cut an Estimated $225 Million of Wisconsin’s American Rescue Plan Act Funds
Press Release

Gov. Evers Blasts Congressional Leaders for Plan to Cut an Estimated $225 Million of Wisconsin’s American Rescue Plan Act Funds

Governor urges Congress to reconsider omnibus budget bill provision to rescind COVID-19 relief aid for certain states, including Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Announces $20 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants to Support Healthcare Access in Park Falls
GOP Legislators Reject Evers Tax Rebate, Approve MPS Breakup

GOP Legislators Reject Evers Tax Rebate, Approve MPS Breakup

Last day of session also passes parental bill of rights, expanded vouchers, replacing Lincoln Hills.

Farrow, ‘Margaret Thatcher of Wisconsin,’ Dies At 87

Farrow, ‘Margaret Thatcher of Wisconsin,’ Dies At 87

First women Lt. Governor in state history had five-decade career in public service.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former North Milwaukee H.S. Redevelopment Inches Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former North Milwaukee H.S. Redevelopment Inches Forward

Historic Preservation Commission backs bid for tax credits to create affordable housing.

Senate Republicans plot to dismantle public education, take the rest of the year off
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants to Support New Clinic in Elroy
Gov. Evers Slams Republicans for Failing to Address Rising Costs, Barriers to Employment in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans for Failing to Address Rising Costs, Barriers to Employment in Wisconsin

As gas prices near $4 per gallon in Wisconsin and national inflation is highest in four decades, Republicans refuse to consider governor’s plan to send every Wisconsin family of four $600

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Passing of former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $7.9 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants in Appleton
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $7.9 Million in Healthcare Infrastructure Grants in Appleton

Funding will support capital improvement projects at Tri-County Community Dental Clinic and Mosaic Family Health Inc.

Gov. Evers, Governors Urge Congress to Suspend Federal Gas Tax as Wisconsinites See Rising Costs at Gas Pumps
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Governors Urge Congress to Suspend Federal Gas Tax as Wisconsinites See Rising Costs at Gas Pumps

Governor calls for urgent congressional action as average gas price per gallon in Wisconsin nears $4

Murphy’s Law: Supreme Court Shows Ugly Divisions
Murphy’s Law

Supreme Court Shows Ugly Divisions

State high court's redistricting decision prompts nasty attacks on Hagedorn by three other conservatives.

Gov. Evers Signs Two Bills to Support Service Members and their Families, Address Workforce Shortages
SHARP Literacy Announces $218,000 “Beyond the Classroom” Grant to Expand SteamProgramming
GOP Leader Says Legal Pot Likely ‘At Some Point’

GOP Leader Says Legal Pot Likely ‘At Some Point’

Assembly Majority Leader Steinke points to national trend of states legalizing cannabis.

Anti-Trans Kids Bill’s Impact Lingers?

Anti-Trans Kids Bill’s Impact Lingers?

Proposal prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors can affect their mental well-being, experts say.

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program

$92 million program will provide mortgage, local property tax assistance, and support for essential utilities and internet costs to homeowners at risk of losing their homes

WILL Joins Redistricting Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Press Release

WILL Joins Redistricting Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Governor Evers’ maps are racially gerrymandered, violating federal Constitution

Gov. Evers Signs Two Bills, Helps Wisconsin Restaurants Continue to Rebound and Recover
The State of Politics: How Gov. Evers Responded to Pandemic
The State of Politics

How Gov. Evers Responded to Pandemic

It will be an issue in the election: A review of his record shows a very active governor.

Republicans To Appeal Redistricting

Republicans To Appeal Redistricting

Will ask U.S. Supreme Court to overrule WI Supreme Court decision backing Evers plan.

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Inflammatory 136-page report offers no new information on 2020 election, experts say.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 15 Bills

 

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County District Attorney
Gov. Evers Appoints Michael Kenitz to the Washington County Circuit Court
Mandela Barnes Struggles to Name Accomplishments
With fairness off the table, Wisconsin’s gerrymander grows less extreme
State Supreme Court Picks Evers’ Legislative Maps

State Supreme Court Picks Evers’ Legislative Maps

New legislative maps meet court's "least change" criteria more than GOP-backed maps.

Gov. Evers Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting
New Youth Detention Facility Clears State Budget Committee

New Youth Detention Facility Clears State Budget Committee

$42 million for a state facility to replace Lincoln Hills passes Joint Finance Committee.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Richland County Circuit Court
Gov. Evers, First Lady Announce Blue and Yellow Lights to Be Lit at Executive Residence in Solidarity with Ukraine
Gov. Evers Announces More than $212.9 Million in Awards for Neighborhood Investment Fund Program
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces More than $212.9 Million in Awards for Neighborhood Investment Fund Program

Governor concludes statewide tour awarding funds with stops in Kenosha, Fond du Lac, and Green Bay

Op Ed: How to Improve State’s K-12 Schools
Op Ed

How to Improve State’s K-12 Schools

Teacher recruitment and retention is a key issue.

Transportation: Freeway Flyer Buses Suspended Indefinitely
Transportation

Freeway Flyer Buses Suspended Indefinitely

County transit system announces suspension will continue, with no date for their return.

Data Wonk: Should MPS Be Split Into Smaller Districts?
Data Wonk

Should MPS Be Split Into Smaller Districts?

What data is there to suggest legislative proposal is a good one?

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

MU poll finds Kleefisch leads GOP primary for governor, Barnes atop Democratic primary for senator.

Gov. Evers Announces $8.4 Million Released to the City of Milwaukee for Violence Prevention
New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known

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

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

Op Ed: Republicans Restrict Right To Vote
Op Ed

Republicans Restrict Right To Vote

Ramming through 5 bills making it harder to vote and hog tying nonpartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Bill Gives Every Child a Savings Account

Bill Gives Every Child a Savings Account

Bipartisan bill creates ‘401Kids’ accounts seeded with $25, managed by state investment board.

WILL Charges Evers Illegally Gave Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood

WILL Charges Evers Illegally Gave Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood

Conservative law firm claims legislative approval needed for this.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Gableman Report
Gov. Evers congratulates West Bend for opening new business road
Press Release

Gov. Evers congratulates West Bend for opening new business road

WisDOT construction grant helps new manufacturing facility to add 50 jobs

Democrats Push Badger Care Public Option

Democrats Push Badger Care Public Option

Bill to expand Medicaid coverage, increase access to health care unlikely to pass.

Gov. Evers announces nearly $15 million in grants and loans to improve freight rail
Press Release

Gov. Evers announces nearly $15 million in grants and loans to improve freight rail

WisDOT projects increase safety and strengthen the supply chain

Gov. Evers Announces New Recommendations for Tackling Homelessness in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces New Recommendations for Tackling Homelessness in Wisconsin

Interagency Council on homelessness adopts “Welcoming Wisconsin Home” report, outlines new steps to address homelessness in Wisconsin

WILL Demands Explanation for Illegal Grants to Planned Parenthood
Press Release

WILL Demands Explanation for Illegal Grants to Planned Parenthood

Gov. Evers lacks authority to create grant programs, Planned Parenthood barred by state law from receiving federal funds through the state

The State of Politics: School Choice Splits Legislators, Educators
The State of Politics

School Choice Splits Legislators, Educators

Republican bill removes all limits on voucher program, as Democrats predict huge costs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare
Eyes on Milwaukee

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare

Packed event 14 years in the making is just the beginning says CEO.

Assembly Approves Funds for Lincoln Hills Replacement

Assembly Approves Funds for Lincoln Hills Replacement

Troubled youth prison was supposed to be closed by now.

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

A raft of election related bills passed, some adding additional requirements to absentee voting.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former State Rep. Daniel R. LeMahieu
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $20 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for Madison and Dane County
Natural Resources Board Opts For Weaker PFAS Limits

Natural Resources Board Opts For Weaker PFAS Limits

Department of Health Services recommended stricter limits than those passed by board.

Assembly Passes Consumer Data Rights Bill

Assembly Passes Consumer Data Rights Bill

Republican backed legislation gives consumers rights to their data.

State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

Bill passes Assembly and Senate. It also protects manufacturers.

Voces de la Frontera Condemns Dangerous, Bipartisan Anti-Immigrant Bill Passed in the State Assembly
Eyes on Milwaukee: Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost
Eyes on Milwaukee

Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost

Gov. Evers announces $25.5 million in grants for Milwaukee.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $25 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for Milwaukee and Milwaukee County
NRB takes modest step to protect families from PFAS contamination, leaves out rural Wisconsinites
DHS Awards $3.4 Million in Community Outreach Grants to Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations
Senate Votes 33-0 To Fund Youth Prison

Senate Votes 33-0 To Fund Youth Prison

Also passes bills to restrict teaching race, limit safety net, allow higher bail.

Gov. Evers Announces $9 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for City of Beloit
DHS to Request 30-day Extension of Medicaid Coverage for Women After Pregnancy
Press Release

DHS to Request 30-day Extension of Medicaid Coverage for Women After Pregnancy

Federal government’s approval would increase coverage from 60 to 90 days

Assembly Passes MPS Breakup Bill

Assembly Passes MPS Breakup Bill

Plus a 'parental bill of rights' and several mandates for UW System.

Murphy’s Law: Why Brewers Stadium Conflict Erupted
Murphy’s Law

Why Brewers Stadium Conflict Erupted

Legislature has squeezed the five-county ballpark district, leaving it less flexibility.

Republicans Continue Undermining Our Democratic Principles
Tony Evers Skirts Accountability on Crime Again
GOP elections bills are real voter fraud
Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 229
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 229

 

Fetal Heartbeat Bill Divides Abortion Foes

Fetal Heartbeat Bill Divides Abortion Foes

Bill banning abortion after 6 weeks may not get passed by Legislature before session ends.

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

National poll shows Hispanics evenly split. Republicans open Hispanic center in Milwaukee.

The State of Politics: Bill To End State Income Tax Debated
The State of Politics

Bill To End State Income Tax Debated

Republican and research center push it. Democrat and LFB report raise doubts.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity
Police Transparency Bill Passed Quietly

Police Transparency Bill Passed Quietly

Unanimous support for new law that could help get rid of bad cops.

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

By end of February. But that won’t be end of investigation, Vos adds.

Potawatomi Casino Launching Sports Betting

Potawatomi Casino Launching Sports Betting

Gov. Tony Evers signed an agreement Friday allowing sports betting.

Gov. Evers, Forest County Potawatomi Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
Assembly Passes Unemployment, Medicaid Restrictions

Assembly Passes Unemployment, Medicaid Restrictions

One proposal limits access to unemployment insurance when the unemployment rate is low.

WHEDA and CSH welcome teams for the inaugural Wisconsin Supportive Housing Institute
Legislature Considers Breaking Up MPS

Legislature Considers Breaking Up MPS

Republican bills create four to eight smaller districts, remove income limits from school choice.

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Addressing false claims wastes valuable time, election tech director said.

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes
Press Release

Senator Baldwin Works to Deliver $1 Billion Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Cleanup and Restore Great Lakes

The investment will accelerate cleaning Areas of Concern in Wisconsin near the St. Louis River, Fox River, Milwaukee Estuary, and Sheboygan

Evers Calls For Action on Budget Surplus

Evers Calls For Action on Budget Surplus

State of the State speech calls for special session of Legislature to pass his tax rebate.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Calling Legislature into Special Session to Address Rising Costs Facing Families, Reduce Barriers to Employment, Invest in Our Schools
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Calling Legislature into Special Session to Address Rising Costs Facing Families, Reduce Barriers to Employment, Invest in Our Schools

Governor’s special session legislation provides $600 surplus refund to Wisconsin family of four, targeted relief for childcare and caregiver costs, and investments in education while holding the line on property taxes

Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on Governor Tony Evers’ 2022 State of the State Address
Rep. Bowen Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2022 State of the State Address
“A steady hand through rough waters” – Sen. Larson reacts to Gov. Evers’ State of the State Address
Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III on State of the State address
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2022 State of the State Address
Gov. Evers Delivers 2022 State of the State Address
Bill Gives UC Benefits To Workers Who Quit to Avoid Vaccines

Bill Gives UC Benefits To Workers Who Quit to Avoid Vaccines

Unemployment proposal one of 4 Republican bills undercutting vaccine requirements.

What You Won’t Hear During the State of the State
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What You Won’t Hear During the State of the State

Tony Evers’ Administration Marked By Weak, Absent Leadership

Op Ed: Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary
Op Ed

Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary

Republican state senator won’t provide any evidence of his Big Lie about 2020 election.

Gov. Evers Honors the 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award Recipients
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Gov. Evers Honors the 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award Recipients

Awards Recognize Individuals & Organizations for Elevating the Financial Literacy, Capability, and Financial Inclusion of Wisconsin’s Residents

Bill Could Expand Electric Car Charging Stations

Bill Could Expand Electric Car Charging Stations

But amendments prevent stations by governments or private parties not connected to utilities.

Johnson Calls on State To Help City

Johnson Calls on State To Help City

Acting mayor asks Legislature to use tax surplus to fund public safety efforts in city.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin National Guard Completes OCI Requirements After Making Improvements in Sexual Assault Response Programs
Room to grow
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Room to grow

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to allow YMCA to expand child care and youth programming in Green County

The State of Politics: Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil
The State of Politics

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

Republicans struggle with deep divisions, Democrats with sinking poll numbers.

WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor
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WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor

Ramthun’s Divisive Comments, Conspiracy Theories Highlighted at TrumpyTim.com

Will Wisconsin Schools Lift Mask Requirements?

Will Wisconsin Schools Lift Mask Requirements?

With the omicron surge past, some districts are already ending mandatory masking.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Seven Bills
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former State Sen. Joseph S. Leean
Wisconsin Initiative On Climate Change Impacts Releases Climate Assessment Report
High school diploma opens opportunities
Press Release

High school diploma opens opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help residents earn a high school degree

Applications open February 22 for second round of Workforce Innovation Grants
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Applications open February 22 for second round of Workforce Innovation Grants

Up to $40.5 million in grants available to promote local and regional solutions to workforce challenges

Wausau Wells Have Elevated PFAS Levels

Wausau Wells Have Elevated PFAS Levels

All six city wells exceed the proposed state standards.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves More than $28 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Workforce Innovation Grant helps youth discover career path
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Workforce Innovation Grant helps youth discover career path

Collaboration between schools, employers and Boys & Girls Clubs aims to positively engage teens in the workforce

Assembly Democrats Take The Long View

Assembly Democrats Take The Long View

Youngest leadership team ever lays out its vision, hopes and concerns.

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

Restricting absentee voting, more power for Legislature, nursing home employees could face prison.

Gov. Evers, DATCP, WEDC Celebrate Funds for Agricultural Exports Initiative
Two Medical Marijuana Bills Proposed

Two Medical Marijuana Bills Proposed

One by legislators from each party. 37 states, including Mississippi, now allow it.

Gov. Evers Announces Funding Available for Municipalities to Voluntarily Test for PFAS in Drinking Water Supplies
Gov. Evers Awards More Than $82 Million in Equitable Recovery Grants
The Contrarian: Parents May ‘Break Up’ MPS
The Contrarian

Parents May ‘Break Up’ MPS

Majority of city students may eventually attend alternatives to traditional Milwaukee Public Schools.

Governor Evers Appoints Rafael Francisco Salas to Wisconsin Arts Board
Teachers Union Tony Evers Backs Critical Race Theory
Governor Evers approves I-43 North-South project to begin
Gov. Evers Grants 25 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 416
The State of Politics: MPS Is Still a Capitol Football
The State of Politics

MPS Is Still a Capitol Football

Latest proposal to break up school system is latest of such proposals going back decades.

New skills open up manufacturing opportunities
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New skills open up manufacturing opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help workers get the skills needed to thrive in advanced manufacturing

Op Ed: Why Doctors Oppose ‘Medical Freedom’
Op Ed

Why Doctors Oppose ‘Medical Freedom’

Republican bill allows rebel practitioners to prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

State Still Has $1.8 Billion In Pandemic Funds

State Still Has $1.8 Billion In Pandemic Funds

Evers update shows 60% of $4.6 billion federal relief funding has been spent or allocated.

Evers Vetoes Racial Instruction, Youth Labor Bills

Evers Vetoes Racial Instruction, Youth Labor Bills

Bills restrict teaching about race in schools, allow longer work shifts for workers under 16.

Supreme Court Denies Kleefisch Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Kleefisch Election Lawsuit

4-3 ruling rejects challenge to absentee ballot boxes by Republican candidate for governor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility

Part of federally-backed effort to remove "area of concern" designation from Milwaukee's waterways.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 18 Bills
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Gov. Evers Takes Action on 18 Bills

 

Public Health Officials Monitoring Omicron Subvariant

Public Health Officials Monitoring Omicron Subvariant

Fewer than five cases of the new variant have been detected in Wisconsin.

GOP Lawmakers Seek Control of Federal Aid

GOP Lawmakers Seek Control of Federal Aid

Proposed constitutional amendment gives Legislature control over spending federal funds.

VISIT Milwaukee Wins $112,050 Grant for Mobile Visitor Kiosk
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VISIT Milwaukee Wins $112,050 Grant for Mobile Visitor Kiosk

Kiosk will be used to showcase Milwaukee to visitors around region

Meet City’s New Election Commissioners

Meet City’s New Election Commissioners

Commissioners will provide election oversight for upcoming mayoral primary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Gov. Tony Evers announces $3.5 million grant to bolster $7 million project.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on More Than $20 Million in Tourism Capital Investment Grants for Projects Across the State
Creating a workforce to build healthier communities
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Creating a workforce to build healthier communities

With help from Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant, UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic, and others hope to train new generation of health care workers, teachers

Gov. Evers Announces 70 Wisconsin National Guard Members Complete CNA Training Course, Provide Support Hospital and Nursing Home Capacity
Murphy’s Law: Can Nicholson Beat Kleefisch?
Murphy’s Law

Can Nicholson Beat Kleefisch?

Democrats are thrilled about what could be a bruising Republican primary for governor.

New skills open up manufacturing opportunities
Press Release

New skills open up manufacturing opportunities

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant project aims to help workers get the skills needed to thrive in advanced manufacturing

Proposed GOP election bills a fast-track to voter suppression
Gov. Evers Pledges State Support for Wisconsin Paper, Forest Production Industry’s Federal Grant Application
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Gov. Evers Pledges State Support for Wisconsin Paper, Forest Production Industry’s Federal Grant Application

State would provide up to $8.2 million in matching funds to secure $100 million federal grant

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $20 Million in Tourism Capital Investment Grants for Projects Across the State
Gov. Evers Provides Update on More than $4.5 Billion in Pandemic Relief and Recovery Investments
Rebecca Kleefisch Dodges Questions on Her Cuts to Public Safety
Press Release

Rebecca Kleefisch Dodges Questions on Her Cuts to Public Safety

Kleefisch: “Shared revenue is what it is, certainly”

Gov. Evers Welcomes Grand Craft Boats to Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Welcomes Grand Craft Boats to Wisconsin

Custom boat builder will employ up to 20 skilled workers in Genoa City

Child care workers keep economy moving
Press Release

Child care workers keep economy moving

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to help Madison Area Technical College train workers and assess child care needs

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Robert A. Stevens
UW Prison Education Program Growing

UW Prison Education Program Growing

Initiative created in December 2020 has gotten nearly $6 million in public and private grants.

Homegrown entrepreneurs
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Homegrown entrepreneurs

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will help Kenosha create the next generation of diverse business owners

Gov. Evers Extends Application Deadline for Coroner of Green Lake County
Murphy’s Law: Evers Takes a Page from Republicans
Murphy’s Law

Evers Takes a Page from Republicans

His push to give tax rebate to taxpayers was first used by Lee Dreyfus to win office.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson tries singing at city's 176th Birthday Party, before a big turnout of politicians.

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Assailed by GOP rebels. ‘Conspiracy theorists have taken over the party.’

Building careers while incarcerated
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Building careers while incarcerated

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will bring new educational opportunities, workforce support to incarcerated individuals

The State of Politics: Primary For Governor Continues Century-Old Reform
The State of Politics

Primary For Governor Continues Century-Old Reform

This was the first state to hold primary elections. Kleefisch vs. Nicholson is latest example.

Campaign Cash: 57% of Evers’ Donations From Wisconsin
Campaign Cash

57% of Evers’ Donations From Wisconsin

Kleefisch had much higher percentage of in-state contributors for 2021 year.

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office
Press Release

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office

As state, federal pandemic relief stalls, WFP backs first-time candidates running to bring systemic change local

Credits toward careers
Press Release

Credits toward careers

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will allow Sauk Prairie schools to train students for careers, help workers upskill and keep key industries moving forward

The Contrarian: Milwaukee Started National Education Movement
The Contrarian

Milwaukee Started National Education Movement

 School choice started here, and now has 76 programs in 32 states.

Rebecca Kleefisch “Disappointed” In Plan to Return Taxpayer Dollars, Calling it a “Non-Starter”
Evers Surplus Plan Offers Tax Rebate

Evers Surplus Plan Offers Tax Rebate

$150 per person, plus child care tax credit and greater education funding. Republicans dismissive.

Rep. Bowen Statement Gov. Evers’ Forward-Thinking Surplus Plan
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Rep. Bowen Statement Gov. Evers’ Forward-Thinking Surplus Plan

“We Have a Golden Opportunity to Make a Real Difference in the Lives of our Constituents for Generations to Come”

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

And Republican AG candidate Adam Jarchow. Democrats say it disqualifies them from holding office.

Nicholson Enters Race For Governor

Nicholson Enters Race For Governor

Will face Kleefisch in Republican primary. He called her ‘dumb as a bag of hammers.’

Senate Minority Leader Voices Strong Support for Governor Evers’ Surplus Plan
Representative Sara Rodriguez: Statement on Surplus Funds
Gov. Evers Announces Plan Using Surplus Funds to Address Rising Costs, Barriers to Employment in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Plan Using Surplus Funds to Address Rising Costs, Barriers to Employment in Wisconsin

Governor’s plan provides $150 surplus refund to every Wisconsin resident, targeted relief for childcare and caregiver costs, and investments in education while holding the line on property taxes

Prehn Out As Natural Resources Board Chair

Prehn Out As Natural Resources Board Chair

Though the Walker appointee still refuses to leave board despite term ending.

Legislature Passes Raft of Law Enforcement Bills

Legislature Passes Raft of Law Enforcement Bills

14 bills increase funding, restrict local control; some directly target Milwaukee.

As Milwaukee Crime Rages, Where Is Tony Evers?
Gov. Evers Highlights More Than $23 Million in Broadband Access Grants in Rural Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Highlights More Than $23 Million in Broadband Access Grants in Rural Wisconsin

Grants to connect more than 3,600 locations with new fiber broadband service

Two GOP Legislators Push Medical Pot Bill

Two GOP Legislators Push Medical Pot Bill

Bill allows medicinal marijuana use for those meeting a narrow list of qualifications.

GOP Lawmakers Try to Strip Evers Power Over Federal Aid

GOP Lawmakers Try to Strip Evers Power Over Federal Aid

Republican controlled state Senate would change state law to place authority with legislature.

Milwaukee County Receives 575,000 N-95 Masks from Evers Administration
Press Release

Milwaukee County Receives 575,000 N-95 Masks from Evers Administration

Office of Emergency Management distributed 175,000 masks to local municipalities, Department of Health and Human Services to distribute to County Service Users & Community Organizations

Gov. Evers Celebrates Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Recovery, Releases Statement Regarding Projected $3.8 Billion Surplus
Wisconsin’s Economy Shatters Records Under Gov. Evers
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Wisconsin’s Economy Shatters Records Under Gov. Evers

Unemployment Rate At Record Low 2.8%, State Has Projected $3.8 Billion Surplus

WisGOP Statement on National School Choice Week
Campaign Cash: State Democrats Raise 5 Times More Than Republicans
Campaign Cash

State Democrats Raise 5 Times More Than Republicans

Democrats have overtaken GOP fundraising since Republicans changed campaign finance laws.

Democrats Propose Criminal Justice Reforms

Democrats Propose Criminal Justice Reforms

Rejecting Republican ‘tough on crime’ approach as 'costly, ineffective.'

WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson, State Patrol Superintendent statement on new State Patrol contract
Murphy’s Law: Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?
Murphy’s Law

Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?

Her voting as “indefinitely confined” was something done in many Republican-leaning districts.

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Without Roe, old state law would prevail, making abortion a felony, with penalty of up to 6 years in prison

Gov. Evers, PSC Urge Customers to Apply for Affordable Connectivity Program
Gov. Evers Announces More Than 5.4 Million Pieces of PPE Distributed So Far in 2022
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than 5.4 Million Pieces of PPE Distributed So Far in 2022

More than 533,000 pieces of PPE distributed to school districts across Wisconsin this year

WisDems Welcome VP Harris, EPA Administrator Regan to Celebrate Clean Water Efforts
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WisDems Welcome VP Harris, EPA Administrator Regan to Celebrate Clean Water Efforts

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement ahead of the Vice President’s visit

Plats and Parcels: Officials Say Wisconsin Finished Second On $20 Billion Intel Campus
Plats and Parcels

Officials Say Wisconsin Finished Second On $20 Billion Intel Campus

Plus: Comparing the Intel and Foxconn proposals. And a recap of week's real estate news.

Op-Ed: To Attract Young Workers Address Climate Change
Op-Ed

To Attract Young Workers Address Climate Change

Our neighboring states doing it. Wisconsin falling behind.

Jay Rothman Named UW System President

Jay Rothman Named UW System President

Milwaukee attorney and Foley & Lardner CEO has never held a university leadership position.

State Jobless Rate Hits Record Low

State Jobless Rate Hits Record Low

Unemployment rate of 2.8% in December, with more employed than before pandemic.

Rep. Brostoff Statement on Passage of GOP Gun Bills
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Rep. Brostoff Statement on Passage of GOP Gun Bills

“Is the GOP Really Willing to Be the Party of School Shootings?”

Republicans Push Pro-Gun Bills

Republicans Push Pro-Gun Bills

Allowing guns to be carried on school grounds, in places of worship and by those as young as 18.

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stripped Rep. Timothy Ramthun of his legislative staff.

Wisconsin Sees Record COVID-19 Cases

Wisconsin Sees Record COVID-19 Cases

State health officials report highest ever seven-day-average of cases

Gov. Evers Joins AG Kaul, Lawmakers, Advocates in Push to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Joins AG Kaul, Lawmakers, Advocates in Push to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin

Days before Roe v. Wade anniversary, leaders call for urgent action to protect access to abortion in light of pending U.S. Supreme Court decision

Attorneys in Redistricting Case Dispute Meaning of ‘Least Changes’

Attorneys in Redistricting Case Dispute Meaning of ‘Least Changes’

State Supreme Court Justices hinting at what their order for 'least changes' means.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Affordable Housing and Access to Healthcare in Southwest Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers, WEDC Highlight Affordable Housing and Access to Healthcare in Southwest Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes announce grant for Prairie du Chien, visit expanded dental clinic in Dodgeville

GOP Bill Cuts Social Safety Net To Boost Hiring

GOP Bill Cuts Social Safety Net To Boost Hiring

Republican lawmakers would restrict access to healthcare, food assistance and unemployment insurance.

State Supreme Court Hearing Redistricting Case

State Supreme Court Hearing Redistricting Case

Court says it favors few changes to heavily gerrymandered state legislative districts.

MKE County: Supervisors Push Federal Review of State Funding
MKE County

Supervisors Push Federal Review of State Funding

Is huge decline in state aid to county a violation of residents' civil rights?

Evers Administration Continues COVID-19 Testing Efforts, Support
Press Release

Evers Administration Continues COVID-19 Testing Efforts, Support

10.9 million COVID-19 tests administered in 2021, including nearly 200,000 tests administered in K-12 schools

Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

A 'classic populist, grassroots campaign’ — with the least campaign dollars.

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

State PSC okays WE Energies pollution controls; plan criticized for investing more in fossil fuels.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

The State of Politics: Paychecks Show Big Cut In Taxes
The State of Politics

Paychecks Show Big Cut In Taxes

$2 billion cut in state income taxes begins this year. Who benefits and who deserves the credit?

COVID-19 Cases In State Prisons Tripled in One Week

COVID-19 Cases In State Prisons Tripled in One Week

Department of Corrections suspends in-person visits, suspected of causing surge.

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Gov. Evers deploying 210 members in wake of COVID-19 surge.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Continued Support for Students, Families, and Schools as Omicron Spreads
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin National Guard to Support Hospital and Nursing Home Capacity
Gov. Evers, OCI Announce Cost of COVID-19 At-Home Tests to be Covered by all Health Plans
Press Release

Gov. Evers, OCI Announce Cost of COVID-19 At-Home Tests to be Covered by all Health Plans

New requirement comes from Biden Administration as Omicron Cases Surge

GOP Bills Ban Customer Vaccine Requirements

GOP Bills Ban Customer Vaccine Requirements

State legislature considering bills that prohibit businesses requiring vaccination.

UW Health Nurses Present Over 1,500 Cards Showing Strong Majority Support for a Union Voice in Meeting with CEO
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UW Health Nurses Present Over 1,500 Cards Showing Strong Majority Support for a Union Voice in Meeting with CEO

Nurses say they must have a strong, independent union to solve the growing crisis at UW Health and advocate for safe, quality patient care

Gov. Evers Grants 54 Pardons, Brings Total Pardons Granted to 391
Gov. Evers Helps Secure 1.3 Million Masks in Less Than a Week
City Hall: A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee
City Hall

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson releases a strategy focused on law enforcement, community healing and neighborhood-level investments.

Governor Evers funding local transportation with quarterly aid payment of more than $132 million
Wisconsin Democrats Rally Behind President Biden’s Call for Voting Rights Legislation
State Program Will Train New Meat Processing Workers

State Program Will Train New Meat Processing Workers

$5 million in ARPA funding will train butchers needed by state's farmers.

Because of Gov. Evers, Wisconsinites Begin New Year With More Money in Their Pockets
WILL Urges Governor Evers to Abandon Race Discrimination in New Housing Assistance Program
Press Release

WILL Urges Governor Evers to Abandon Race Discrimination in New Housing Assistance Program

State program to allocate housing grants based on race

WisGOP Statement on Tony Evers’ Refusal to Fire John Chisholm
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter James Ludlum and Captain Brian Busch
Special Programs to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wisconsin Public Radio
Gov. Evers and DHS Announce Rate Increase to Help Support Healthcare Workforce in the Midst of COVID-19 Case Surge
State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

But will consider amended maps by Evers and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.

Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce Investment in Statewide Meat Talent Development
Murphy’s Law: Will Evers’ Pardons Hurt Him In Election?
Murphy’s Law

Will Evers’ Pardons Hurt Him In Election?

He’s bragging about setting a record. Will Republicans use it in attack ad?

Evers Raises Millions More Than Kleefisch

Evers Raises Millions More Than Kleefisch

Governor raises $5 million in second half of 2021, compared to $3.3 million for Kleefisch.

Thank you, Governor Tony Evers
Press Release

Thank you, Governor Tony Evers

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Nik Kovac, and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

Evers Administration, DHS, DPI Remind Schools of Support, Resources Available to Help Keep Kids and Educators Safe in School as Omicron Spreads
Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Hintz looks back at four years as Assembly minority leader and how Republicans ‘lost their way.’

Evers Backs Union For UW Health Nurses

Evers Backs Union For UW Health Nurses

Governor says they 'deserve opportunity to organize and have a say in the workplace.'

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

Republican senate leader calls appointees "highly partisan."

Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Former President Donald Trump urged the former congressman to run.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Kewaunee County Circuit Court
Op Ed: Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable
Op Ed

Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable

10 Republicans tried to cast Wisconsin's electoral votes for former President Donald Trump.

DHS Schedules Listening Sessions to Get Input On How Settlement Funds Should Be Used to Address Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

DHS Schedules Listening Sessions to Get Input On How Settlement Funds Should Be Used to Address Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic

Virtual sessions start January 12 and are scheduled in regions across the state

State’s Individual Tax Burden Grows, But Tax Rates Dropped

State’s Individual Tax Burden Grows, But Tax Rates Dropped

Increased economic activity, online sales tax and stimulus payments increased Wisconsinite's tax burden.

Senate GOP Leader Opposes Dismantling Elections Commission

Senate GOP Leader Opposes Dismantling Elections Commission

Some Republican legislators proposing to get rid of the regulatory agency.

DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin’s Health Care System
Press Release

DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin’s Health Care System

Placing staff to meet increased demand for health care services during the COVID-19 surge

City Hall: New Election Commission Appointed
City Hall

New Election Commission Appointed

Three new commissioners likely first task: ruling on challenges to mayoral signatures.

New Group Joins Redistricting Battle

New Group Joins Redistricting Battle

Citizens group representing 'no political party’ calls for fairer maps than those submitted.

GOP Bills Use Federal Funds for Policing

GOP Bills Use Federal Funds for Policing

Using pandemic money to recruit, retain and teach respect for police. Evers controls allocations.

State Tax Burden Up, But Overall Burden Still Falling
Press Release

State Tax Burden Up, But Overall Burden Still Falling

Driven by rising income tax collections, Wisconsin’s state tax burden climbed in 2021 for the first time in a decade. Yet local and federal taxes as a share of income hit all-time lows during the pandemic and the total tax burden for state families and businesses is at its lowest level in at least a half century. Some taxes paid by middle-class families here remain relatively high, however, particularly the property taxes on a typical home.

On Law Enforcement Funding, GOP Proposes Half of What They Already Turned Down
Campaign Cash: Planned Parenthood Spends Big On Elections
Campaign Cash

Planned Parenthood Spends Big On Elections

But little influence on legislation in face of Republican domination.

Governor Evers and DHS Urge Wisconsinites to Test Their Homes for Radon
Press Release

Governor Evers and DHS Urge Wisconsinites to Test Their Homes for Radon

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Number hits 194, up from 97 in 2019. Non-fatal shootings also at record levels

As Wisconsin Schools Shutter, Where is Tony Evers?
The State of Politics: 6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022
The State of Politics

6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022

Their decisions could decide what kind of year it is.

Next Governor Will Have $2.7 Billion Surplus

Next Governor Will Have $2.7 Billion Surplus

Huge state reserves make for a campaign issue, how candidates will spend it. Or not.

Op Ed: Yes, There Was Good News In 2021
Op Ed

Yes, There Was Good News In 2021

It wasn’t all gloom and doom. The top 12 good news stories of the year.

State Legislature Still Produces Bipartisan Legislation

State Legislature Still Produces Bipartisan Legislation

With legislative and executive branches divided by party, about 75% of 2021 legislation was bipartisan.

Finding resources for rural Wisconsin
Press Release

Finding resources for rural Wisconsin

Ruralwi.com to serve as a hub for rural residents and communities

New Program Helps Low-Income People Pay Water Bills

New Program Helps Low-Income People Pay Water Bills

Evers will use $18 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to create new state program.

Op Ed: The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021
Op Ed

The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021

The competition was really stiff this year, but here are the very worst.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Stephen M. Smith
Gov. Evers Grants More Pardons Than Any Governor in Contemporary History
Press Release

Gov. Evers Grants More Pardons Than Any Governor in Contemporary History

Governor announces another 30 pardons granted, bringing total to 337

Back In The News: Evers Might Consider Changes in Bail
Back In The News

Evers Might Consider Changes in Bail

But only "if everybody sits back and takes a breath" and "every stakeholder" involved.

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Evers Strategizes on Pandemic

Seeking federal help to staff health care facilities, reserving some pandemic aid for future problems.

The State of Politics: Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021
The State of Politics

Top 8 Capitol News Stories In 2021

And what a strange year it was.

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

2022 Governor’s Race Will Decide How Elections Run, Hintz Warns

If Evers loses Republicans will install partisan election controls, Assembly Minority Leader predicts.

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Elected in 2020, arrested in March. Actions called 'the worst of the worst' at sentencing.

Gov. Evers, First Lady Release Video Greeting, Deliver Radio Address Wishing Wisconsinites a Merry Christmas
Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers Invite Wisconsinites to See 2021 Executive Residence Holiday Decorations Celebrating the Stories of Wisconsin
DHS Reminds Wisconsinites of COVID-19 Testing Options
Press Release

DHS Reminds Wisconsinites of COVID-19 Testing Options

As Omicron cases increase, DHS urges Wisconsinites to get tested before traveling and attending gatherings

Gov. Evers Announces $18 Million to Help Wisconsin Families Pay Water Bills
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces $18 Million to Help Wisconsin Families Pay Water Bills

Rent and utility assistance programs still available for households in need

Op Ed: Vos Has Dreadful Record on COVID-19
Op Ed

Vos Has Dreadful Record on COVID-19

Offering cynicism and incompetence as state approaches 950,000 cases and 9,800 deaths.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Washington County Circuit Court
Group Pushes Evers to Oust John Chisholm

Group Pushes Evers to Oust John Chisholm

Led by activist Orville Seymer, group sends petition to governor bashing district attorney’s bail policies.

Op Ed: 9 Takeaways on New Stadium Interchange
Op Ed

9 Takeaways on New Stadium Interchange

Costs rising, congestion data lacking, but expansion seems inevitable.

Assembly Democrats Elevate New Generation

Assembly Democrats Elevate New Generation

Youth, diversity on the rise. But Rep. Anderson offers protest on workplace disability issue.

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce FEMA Support for Wisconsin Hospitals
Press Release

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce FEMA Support for Wisconsin Hospitals

FEMA support will provide critical care to Wisconsinites in the Green Bay area

Gov. Evers Announces Largest Positive GAAP Balance in Wisconsin State History
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Largest Positive GAAP Balance in Wisconsin State History

State will have a positive GAAP balance for the second year in a row, $1.18 billion positive GAAP balance in state's general fund for Fiscal Year 2020-21

Gov. Evers Awards More Than $27 Million in Grants to Event Venues and Live Event Small Businesses
Assembly Democrats Elect Neubauer As Leader

Assembly Democrats Elect Neubauer As Leader

Will succeed Gordon Hintz, with Rep. Kalan Haywood as assistant minority leader.

WisGOP Statement on John Chisholm Complaint
Gov. Evers Authorizes Marinette County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Retired Captain and Trooper Bryan G. Peth
Gov. Evers, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
Governor Tony Evers Tours Stratatech production facility with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank
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Governor Tony Evers Tours Stratatech production facility with DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

The company that grew from a UW–Madison discovery in 1996 is manufacturing StrataGraft, a synthetic skin-graft replacement material for burn victim treatment

The State of Politics: Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again
The State of Politics

Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again

Assembly minority leader Gordon Hintz's decision to step down the latest of many leadership changes.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than 20,000 Farmers Receive $50 Million Through 2021 Farm Support Program
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than 20,000 Farmers Receive $50 Million Through 2021 Farm Support Program

Direct support to farmers through three rounds of Farm Support Program exceeded $1 million in more than half of Wisconsin's 72 counties

Op Ed: Evers’ Smart Move on Political Maps
Op Ed

Evers’ Smart Move on Political Maps

Submits redistricting maps to Supreme Court that move fewer voters than Republicans’ maps.

Evers Makes the New York Times Crossword

Evers Makes the New York Times Crossword

14 down with the clue “Wisconsin governor Tony.”

Court Upholds Protection of Rare Wetland

Court Upholds Protection of Rare Wetland

2017 DNR decision under Gov. Walker would have allowed Meteor Timber to fill in Monroe County wetland.

USDA Secretary Touts Lead Removal Funding

USDA Secretary Touts Lead Removal Funding

Sec. Tom Vilsack visits Bloomer, Wis. announcing $28 million for lead pipe removal.

State Unemployment Hits Three-Year Low

State Unemployment Hits Three-Year Low

New report shows the unemployment rate fell to 3% in November.

Evers’ New Legislative Maps Retain GOP Advantage

Evers’ New Legislative Maps Retain GOP Advantage

But they create more competitive districts, the governor said.

State grant, collaborative partnership to benefit Milwaukee teens
Press Release

State grant, collaborative partnership to benefit Milwaukee teens

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs December 16, 2021

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Battalion Chief Sean Slowey
Gov. Evers: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate Ties All-Time Record Low
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Gov. Evers: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate Ties All-Time Record Low

Wisconsin's unemployment rate lowest it's been since November 2018 at 3 percent

Waukesha Teacher Suspended for Rainbow Flag in Classroom

Waukesha Teacher Suspended for Rainbow Flag in Classroom

Students, staff and teachers' union planning show of support for suspended teacher.

Gov. Evers Announces State Building Commission Approves More than $60 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin
Gov. Evers Submits New Redistricting Maps Using “Least Change” Approach Pursuant to Court Order
Press Release

Gov. Evers Submits New Redistricting Maps Using “Least Change” Approach Pursuant to Court Order

After Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects maps prepared by the nonpartisan redistricting commission, governor submits new maps to improve Republicans’ current gerrymandered maps

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Top-ranking state official will lead Greater Milwaukee Committee.

Evers Awards $60 Million to Target Worker Shortage

Evers Awards $60 Million to Target Worker Shortage

Grants for job training, expanding health care workforce and skills training for prisoners.

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Nor whether additional funding for investigation will be needed. ‘We don’t know.’

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Votes of 'Americans across the country will be suppressed,' 17 governors warn.

Governor Evers, DHS Mark the One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving in Wisconsin
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Governor Evers, DHS Mark the One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving in Wisconsin

More than two-thirds of Wisconsin adults are now fully vaccinated and nearly 90,000 children ages 5 through 11 have received at least one dose.

Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $60 Million in Projects Aimed at Developing Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges
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Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $60 Million in Projects Aimed at Developing Long-Term Solutions to State’s Workforce Challenges

12 regional projects through Workforce Innovation Grants will help bolster Wisconsin workforce in counties across the state

Gov. Evers, Sixteen Governors Urge Senate Action to Protect Voting Rights
Rep. Hintz to Step Down as Assembly Democratic Leader
The State of Politics: Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar
The State of Politics

Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar

Her run for secretary of state part of Republican effort to overhaul election laws, oversight.

La Crosse Lighthouse Peer-Run Respite Opens
Press Release

La Crosse Lighthouse Peer-Run Respite Opens

A space for healing mental health and substance use concerns

Op Ed: Tommy Thompson For Governor?
Op Ed

Tommy Thompson For Governor?

He might welcome an overture from Republican Party. And add depth to 2022 campaign.

State Offers $100 Million in Broadband Grants

State Offers $100 Million in Broadband Grants

PSC administering program with federal dollars to expand high-speed internet.

Transportation: Interstate 94 Project Cost Much Higher Than Original Estimate
Transportation

Interstate 94 Project Cost Much Higher Than Original Estimate

Both six and eight lane options cost more than $1.2 billion and include similar dramatic overhaul of Stadium Interchange.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

The senator railed against the COVID-19 vaccine on a Janesville-area radio program.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Judge George S. Curry
Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce $30 Million Investment in Food Pantry Network
Bipartisan Bill Would Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

Bipartisan Bill Would Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

Increasing healthcare access could help address racial health disparities.

‘Lucky to have survived’: Crashes involving State Patrol cruisers a reminder of Move Over laws
Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure
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Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure

Wisconsin to receive $142 million in 2022 to invest in ensuring safe drinking water

Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 218
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Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 218

 

Federal-State Battle Over School Pandemic Aid

Federal-State Battle Over School Pandemic Aid

US Education Department nixes GOP plan to favor schools that stayed in person in 2020-21.

Evers Signs Law to Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Evers Signs Law to Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Attorney General Kaul campaigned on the issue and Republicans had stalled the bill.

Legislators Demand Evers Remove Chisholm

Legislators Demand Evers Remove Chisholm

Republicans target Milwaukee DA, whose office set bail for accused killer Darrell Brooks.

Gov. Evers Awards More Than $14 Million in Grants to Movie Theaters, Summer Camps, and Minor League Sports Teams
Op Ed: Evers Didn’t Do Enough on Fair Maps
Op Ed

Evers Didn’t Do Enough on Fair Maps

He gambled on Hagedorn. And lost his bet.

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Signing of Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation into Law
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Proclaims “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” Across the State
Governor Evers awards nearly $4 million to local transit services
Gov. Evers Takes Action on Two Bills to Support Victims and Survivors of Sexual Assault
AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law
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AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law

New law to help prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 297
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Gov. Evers Signs Assembly Bill 297

 

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $150,000 Grant for Computer Science Education Pilot Program
Evers Touts $110 Million Addition For Schools

Evers Touts $110 Million Addition For Schools

New federal coronavirus relief funds for state’s K-12 schools include $9.6 million for MPS.

First Case of the Omicron Variant Identified in Wisconsin
Press Release

First Case of the Omicron Variant Identified in Wisconsin

Governor Evers, DHS urge vaccination and continued public health practices to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant

Transportation: Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion
Transportation

Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion

State studying options to rebuild at six and eight lane configurations.

Governor Evers Vetoes Legislation to Provide Parents with Access to Classroom Materials
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Governor Evers Vetoes Legislation to Provide Parents with Access to Classroom Materials

WILL-supported legislation would have required districts to post classroom material online

Gov. Evers Takes Action on 29 Bills, Vetoes Legislation Restricting Reproductive Healthcare
DA Blames ‘Human Error’ for Waukesha Parade Attack Suspect’s Bail

DA Blames ‘Human Error’ for Waukesha Parade Attack Suspect’s Bail

An overworked ADA set the bail without access to the Waukesha suspect's risk assessment.

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Federal funding comes from bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Brandon R. Romo
State Needs PFAS Rules Now, Advocates Say

State Needs PFAS Rules Now, Advocates Say

People affected by harmful forever chemicals say regulator's proposed standards are 'overdue.'

Americans for Prosperity Calls on Gov. Evers to Protect WI Workers Against Misguided Vaccine & Testing Mandates
Gov. Evers Delivers on Promise to do What’s Best for Kids, Invests $110 Million in Wisconsin Kids and Schools
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Gov. Evers Delivers on Promise to do What’s Best for Kids, Invests $110 Million in Wisconsin Kids and Schools

Funding directed by the governor to provide new, additional funding to every school district in Wisconsin

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

Funding program helps support public health, recover from pandemic, recoup lost revenue.

Senator Agard Testifies in Support of DNR’s PFAS Standards
Press Release

Senator Agard Testifies in Support of DNR’s PFAS Standards

DNR held a public hearing to hear feedback regarding PFAS standards in ground and surface water

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

State Supreme Court Rules For ‘Least Changes’ to Redistricting

A win for Republicans. Dissent charges court fails to prevent gerrymandering.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Adopts Criteria for Redistricting in WILL Lawsuit
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Adopts Criteria for Redistricting in WILL Lawsuit

Court will adopt maps without considering partisanship, will seek “least changes”

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Committee advances bill that financially penalizes schools who disobey law.

Gov. Evers Appoints Jack Salzwedel to the WEDC Board of Directors
Gov. Evers Appoints Lori Kornblum to the Court of Appeals District II
Op Ed: Getting Health Insurance Has Never Been Easier
Op Ed

Getting Health Insurance Has Never Been Easier

Evers has made it easier to get ACA coverage. Enrollment period through January 15.

The State Of Politics: Most Will Get Lower Property Tax Bill
The State Of Politics

Most Will Get Lower Property Tax Bill

Average homeowner in state will see 3% reduction.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $200 Million for Wisconsin Communities Through ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $200 Million for Wisconsin Communities Through ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Funds ensure local communities can invest in unique needs toward ensuring economic recovery

Gov. Evers Appoints Robin Kadrmas as La Crosse County Register of Deeds
Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Thanksgiving Message
State Insurance Commissioner Retires

State Insurance Commissioner Retires

Evers appointee Mark Afable steps down.

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

Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting

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

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

‘We Are All In This Together’

Waukesha unites in wake of tragedy at holiday parade.

Waukesha Shocked by Killings, Schools Close

Waukesha Shocked by Killings, Schools Close

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

City Hall: Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan
City Hall

Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan

But what about a third Latino majority district?

5 Killed, 40 Injured By Driver Speeding Through Waukesha Parade

5 Killed, 40 Injured By Driver Speeding Through Waukesha Parade

Community stunned by horrific Incident Sunday during Christmas Parade.

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

Jobs Up, Joblessness Down Last Month

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

Op Ed: Legislature Blocks DNR On Water Pollution
Op Ed

Legislature Blocks DNR On Water Pollution

Legislators use rule making authority to prevent water pollution protections.

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

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

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

Sexual Assault Kit Bills Finally Sent to Governor

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

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

Taking part in Shop Small Wisconsin helps keep local businesses thriving

Op Ed: State Democrats Have a Rural Problem
Op Ed

State Democrats Have a Rural Problem

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

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Veto sends redistricting process to court. But which court?

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

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

Bipartisan Bill Changes Pot Possession Penalties

Bipartisan Bill Changes Pot Possession Penalties

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

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

Comparing GOP And People’s Maps

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

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

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

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

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

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

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

Democrats Unveil 22 Bills On Climate Change

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

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

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

Kleefisch Files Suit Against Elections Commission

Kleefisch Files Suit Against Elections Commission

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

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

Rittenhouse Trial Goes To The Jury

Closing arguments completed, judge dismisses weapons charge.

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

Why Evers Is In Trouble

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

Bowen Will Run For Lieutenant Governor

Bowen Will Run For Lieutenant Governor

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

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

Juvenile Prison Costs Are Skyrocketing

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

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

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

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

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

DNR Will Fund Projects Reducing Diesel Emissions

DNR Will Fund Projects Reducing Diesel Emissions

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

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

State Tax Burden In Freefall Since 1999

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

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

State Assembly Passes GOP Legislative Maps

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

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

Bill Lets Families Switch Schools Based on Vaccine Mandates

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

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

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

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

State Could Get $800 Million For Water Systems

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

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

Senate Approves Republican Redistricting

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

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

Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position

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

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

Governor Evers announces funding to improve Wisconsin Avenue bridge in Wauwatosa

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

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

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

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

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

Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe

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

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

Evers Vetoes Reading Assessments

But governor signs bill requiring financial transparency for schools,

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

Teachers Union Tony Evers Flunks Again

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

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

Governor Evers Signs Public School Spending Transparency Bill into Law

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

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

State Senate Will Vote on GOP Legislative Maps

Republican drawn maps maintain their advantage created during 2011 redistricting.

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

WEC Energy Quitting Coal By 2035

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

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

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

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

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

Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board

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

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

Records Shed Light On Board Shenanigans

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

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

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

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

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

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

State High Court Hears Arguments on Private Attorneys

State High Court Hears Arguments on Private Attorneys

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

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

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

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

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

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

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

County Courts Short of Staff

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

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

Senate Targets Elections Commission

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

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

Hundreds Denounce GOP Redistricting Plan

Republicans control Legislature, and propose maps maintaining electoral advantage.

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

State Senate Hears Bill Expanding Concealed Carry

Bill sponsored by Republicans. Democrats offer little push back.

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

Measuring The Redistricting Plans

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

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

Rep. Bowen Statement on Republican Anti-Choice Bills

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

Legislature Passes Bills Restricting Abortions

Legislature Passes Bills Restricting Abortions

Republicans try again with bills that Evers previously vetoed.

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

Senate Passes New Reading Test for Early Grades

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

Teachers Union Tony Evers Fails Wisconsin Students
Press Release

Teachers Union Tony Evers Fails Wisconsin Students

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

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

Republicans Vote Against Medicaid Transgender Care

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

Business Groups Push Evers For Worker Recruitment Campaign

Business Groups Push Evers For Worker Recruitment Campaign

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

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

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

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

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

Redistricting Plan Seeks Republicans’ Gain Of Another Congressional Seat

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

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

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

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

New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community

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

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

State Republicans Draw Maps Preserving Electoral Advantage

Gov. Evers has said he would veto GOP gerrymander.

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

State Senate Advances Abortion Bills

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

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

Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Increasing

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

GOP Bill Would Allow Leasing of Solar Panels

GOP Bill Would Allow Leasing of Solar Panels

Energy utilities in Wisconsin oppose the bill.

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

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

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

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

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

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

$100 Million in Stimulus Funds Awarded to Expand Broadband

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

Bill Increases Criminal Penalties for Butane Hash Oil

Bill Increases Criminal Penalties for Butane Hash Oil

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

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 254
Press Release

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 254

 

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

Wisconsin Imprisons 1 in 36 Black Adults

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

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

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

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

Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years

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

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Applauds Investments in Violence Prevention

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

State investment will help address local violence
Press Release

State investment will help address local violence

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 13, 2021

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

Legislation Aimed At Infant, Maternal Mortality Racial Disparities

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

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

Can State Fix Problems Underlying the Labor Shortage?

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

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

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

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

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

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

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

Evers Calls For Investigation of Wisconsin’s Indian Boarding School

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

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

Catalytic Converter Thefts Prompt State Legislation

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

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

Rep. Bowen Statement on Reintroduction of Indigenous Peoples Day Bill

Bipartisan Bill Introduced with 25 Co-Authors

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

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

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

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

The Legacy of Concealed Carry in Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

State Republicans Propose New Zoning and Development Bills

State Republicans Propose New Zoning and Development Bills

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

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

State Republicans Pushing Abortion Restrictions

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

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

Bill Would Restore Educators’ Collective Bargaining Rights

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

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

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

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

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

WEDC Issuing Grants To Address State’s Labor Challenges

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

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

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

Grand Craft moving operations from Michigan to southeastern Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Names Leader for State Health Equity Office

Gov. Evers Names Leader for State Health Equity Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UW System Funding Reserves Up $189 Million

UW System Funding Reserves Up $189 Million

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

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

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

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

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

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

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

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

DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

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

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

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

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

Pardons On The Ballot in 2022?

Pardons On The Ballot in 2022?

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

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

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

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

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

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

Evictions Rising Following End of Moratorium

Evictions Rising Following End of Moratorium

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

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

Commission Proposes Legislative Maps Reducing GOP Advantage

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

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

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

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

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

Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board

Washington, an experienced banker, replaces Ivan Gamboa.

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

State Modernizing Unemployment System

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

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

Will 10 Years of Gerrymandering End?

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

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Health care workers could be charged with a felony.

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

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

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

WILL Works With Lawmakers to Advance Transparency Bills to Governor Evers

Bills shine light on public school spending, curriculum

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

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

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

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

Big Changes Needed In Political Districts

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

GOP Legislators Seek US Supreme Court Help On Redistricting

GOP Legislators Seek US Supreme Court Help On Redistricting

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

Republican Legislators Propose Redistricting Bill

Republican Legislators Propose Redistricting Bill

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

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

State Superintendent Slams GOP Over School Funding

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

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

Evers Unveils His Own Bill to Repeal the Personal Property Tax

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

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

State Supreme Court Will Hear Redistricting Case

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

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

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

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

Kleefisch Tests Positive for COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

State Trails Most In Renewable Energy

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

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

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

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

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

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

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

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

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

GOP Bill Moves State Elections Commission to Wausau

GOP Bill Moves State Elections Commission to Wausau

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

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

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

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

Op Ed: Keep Tommy As UW System President
Op Ed

Keep Tommy As UW System President

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

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

Republicans Open Office on South Side

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

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

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

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

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

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

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

Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94

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

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

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

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

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Asks federal court to declare current state maps unconstitutional.

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

How Kleefisch Failed On Foxconn

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

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

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

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

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

Evers Builds Image for Giving Pardons

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

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

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

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

Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

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

Op Ed: Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change
Op Ed

Area Companies Backtrack on Climate Change

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

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

Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive

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

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

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

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

DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

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

State Republicans Push ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill Again

State Republicans Push ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill Again

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

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

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards
Press Release

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards

Milwaukee Bucks recognized as Corporate Partner of the Year

Suit Seeks To End Ban on Jobless Pay for Disabled

Suit Seeks To End Ban on Jobless Pay for Disabled

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

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

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

Evers On Pace for Record Pardons

Evers On Pace for Record Pardons

Has given 263 so far. Activists push for more.

Kleefisch Borrows “Tampon Tax” Idea From Democrat

Kleefisch Borrows “Tampon Tax” Idea From Democrat

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

Three Counties Push Nonpartisan Redistricting

Three Counties Push Nonpartisan Redistricting

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

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

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

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

Will Pandemic Benefits’ End Ease Worker Shortage?

Will Pandemic Benefits’ End Ease Worker Shortage?

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

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

State High Court Wary of Doing Redistricting

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

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

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

Milwaukee Prison Activists Joining Nationwide Actions

Milwaukee Prison Activists Joining Nationwide Actions

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

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

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

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

State Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations

State Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations

Wisconsin saw 12% revenue increase over previous year.

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

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

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

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

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Johnson still supports investigation into election commissions and grants.

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

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

Clean, new clothing and footwear among most needed supplies

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

Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?

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

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

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman

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

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

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

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

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

It’s Official, Kleefisch Running For Governor

It’s Official, Kleefisch Running For Governor

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

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

School Choice Key Issue in Governor Race

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

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

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

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

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

Evers’ Search for Lt. Governor Hits Snag

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

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

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

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

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

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

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

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Annual Report
Press Release

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Annual Report

Nitrates, PFAS Top List Of Improvement Recommendations

Transportation: Evers Replaces GOP Transit Cuts With Stimulus Funds
Transportation

Evers Replaces GOP Transit Cuts With Stimulus Funds

Milwaukee County Transit System receives $19.7 million.

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

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

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

Mayor’s Race Looks Like a Wild One

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

Transit aids to Milwaukee and Madison provide needed mobility
Press Release

Transit aids to Milwaukee and Madison provide needed mobility

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

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

When Will We Get Reform of Police?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gov. Evers Appoints David Patton as Wood County Coroner

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

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vaccine policy helps create a safe work environment for city employees

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

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

Kleefisch Calls Democrats ‘Pure Evil’

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

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

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

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2021

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 50 percent of Wisconsinites have completed their vaccine series

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

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

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

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

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

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

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

Republicans Resist State Help for Afghan Refugees

Republicans Resist State Help for Afghan Refugees

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

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

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

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

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

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

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

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

Police Were Defunded Before George Floyd

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

Campaign Cash: Natural Resources Board Chair Supports Republicans
Campaign Cash

Natural Resources Board Chair Supports Republicans

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

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

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

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

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

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

Gov. Evers Appoints Clay Porter as Richland County Sheriff
Press Release