The Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change met Thursday to discuss their recommendations in the governor’s biennial budget, including an Office of Environmental Justice and funds for green job training and clean energy research.
Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill to begin updating the state’s outdated unemployment system and put back in place the suspension of the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits Thursday.
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers proposed implementing ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin’s federal elections.
As Wisconsin reaches over 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccinations distributed, statistics show racial disparities in who has access to the doses.
Gov. Tony Evers recommended about $1 billion for building projects within the UW System as part of his nearly $2.4 billion Capital Budget unveiled Monday.
In the past few weeks, Rep. Deb Andraca, a first-year Democrat in the state Assembly from the Milwaukee suburbs, has gained unexpected fame on TikTok. Before her most popular TikTok, posted two days before Valentine's Day, Andraca only had about 18 followers.
State superintendent candidates Jill Underly and Deborah Kerr advanced to the April election after a crowded primary on Tuesday. On election night, Kerr put out a racially insensitive Tweet and deleted her account the next morning.
Gov. Tony Evers included a proposal to legalize and tax marijuana in his biennial budget, which he unveiled in full Tuesday. The plan faces opposition from Republican leaders in the legislature, who had asked the governor to avoid “divisive” policy proposals in his budget.
A coalition of law enforcement agencies, hospitals, medical professionals, county and state health services and mental health advocates released recommendations Thursday to reform Wisconsin’s mental health crisis response.
Wisconsin has moved up the ranks in vaccine distribution as Gov. Tony Evers’ administration plans to open new community vaccination clinics.
Gov. Tony Evers vetoed COVID-19 legislation after the Senate passed it in an extraordinary session Friday, another sign of stalemate in the state’s pandemic response.
Gov. Tony Evers issued a new mask mandate Thursday afternoon immediately after the Assembly voted to eliminate it. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, urged the Wisconsin Supreme Court to weigh in.
Wisconsin organizations donated a total of approximately $279,000 over the past three years to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), which promoted the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that resulted in the deaths of five people.
The Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus held a kickoff event Monday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month in Wisconsin.
State health officials announced Sunday that over 100,000 Wisconsinites have been vaccinated for COVID-19. According to data from the Department of Health Services, 2,465 additional individuals received their second dose on Sunday, bringing the statewide total of fully vaccinated individuals to 101,219.
The state Assembly halted efforts to repeal the state’s mask mandate Thursday after the legislature realized the move would lead to the loss of tens of millions in federal food assistance funding.