Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole asked the state’s budget writing committee to support investments to address PFAS contamination across the state last week.
Legislators previously voted against formally naming February Black History Month, however Republican Senator Dale Kooyenga is a co-author of this bill.
UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank toured the Mosse Humanities Building and discussed proposals for new College of Letters and Science and Engineering buildings Monday.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and two Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would allow the attorney general to investigate and file lawsuits over civil rights violations.
FEMA support at the Alliant Energy Center will allow for over 2,000 additional vaccinations per week. Some students and residents have struggled to find appointments.
Wisconsin public officials met Thursday to discuss the firearm provisions in Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal.
State superintendent candidates Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly met for a conversation centered around questions from Wisconsin students Wednesday.
Last week, Gov. Tony Evers signed into law on Friday a measure allowing retailers to sell cocktails and wine to-go after the bill received broad bipartisan support in the state legislature.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules Evers cannot issue multiple emergency declarations, strikes down mask mandateBy Hope Karnopp | Mar. 31
The Wisconsin Supreme Court released its ruling Wednesday that Gov. Tony Evers unlawfully issued multiple public health emergency orders in response to the pandemic. The ruling also ends the statewide mask mandate.
As the vaccine supply chain continues to strengthen DHS officials say now is the time to open eligibility to anyone in the state.
Gov. Tony Evers announced his spending plan for the $3.2 billion the state received from the American Rescue Plan Monday. He also vetoed a bill that would have given Republicans in the legislature oversight of the federal funding.
Health officials urged caution in Wisconsin as new COVID-19 cases increased slightly and a new strain was identified Thursday, as vaccinations pick up across the state.
State and local government and educational institutions in Wisconsin are expected to receive $3.21 billion in funding from the federal government as part of the latest COVID-19 relief fund — the American Rescue Plan. UW System institutions are expected to receive about $275 million.
The most recent report from the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, published in October 2020, showed 10.6 percent of Wisconsinites lived in poverty in 2018. That rate has not changed much from 11.1 percent in 2009, when the state was beginning to recover from the Great Recession.
Nitya Patil, an organizer with Bleed Shamelessly, believes that even in progressive areas like Dane County, a lot of work remains to destigmatize menstruation.
In March, Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced an “Economic Justice Bill of Rights for All Wisconsinites,” which, among other provisions, includes an “equitable, living-income and livelihood.”
The Wisconsin State Legislature failed to place Black History Month Resolution on the session calendar, while a resolution honoring commentator Rush Limbaugh passed with a Republican majority in both chambers.
In-person absentee voting began Tuesday for the 2021 Spring Election on April 6. On Election Day, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.