The Groundwater Coordinating Council (GCC) of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released their annual report on Sept. 1, containing recommendations for the state legislature. The report’s priority recommendations include protecting groundwater from nitrate, addressing public health and environmental concerns regarding PFAS and evaluating groundwater for other pathogens.
Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm addressed the increasing COVID-19 cases on college campuses in a media briefing Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided on Monday it would keep the Green Party’s presidential ticket off the ballot as clerks around the state prepare to send absentee ballots to over a million voters.
University Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are stressing the importance of getting flu shots, especially this year. DHS announced a new community outreach program Tuesday to increase education on the importance of being vaccinated against the flu.
The City of Madison will receive over $7.5 million to purchase 15 new public transport buses as part of a $18 million public transit grant for Wisconsin communities announced Wednesday.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday that municipal clerks should pause their mailing of absentee ballots until a ruling is made on the Green Party’s bid to be on the ballot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a new nationwide eviction moratorium Friday that would halt evictions due to unpaid rent until Dec. 31, 2020, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced Tuesday that Representative Sheila Stubbs, D-Madison, will co-chair his task force alongside Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna. The task force will address racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety and police policies and standards.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that an additional $35 million in CARES Act funding will be released in Wisconsin, directed towards early childhood care, education providers and cultural organizations that have struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only a few lawmakers attended the special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on policing reform yesterday. No debates or voters were held and the session adjourned shortly after a Senate clerk and a few Assembly lawmakers gaveled it in. Gov. Tony Evers had called for the legislature to convene following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, WI.
Police shot and hospitalized Jacob Blake, a Black resident of Kenosha, Wis., Sunday night. According to multiple news sources, Police shot Blake seven times while his children looked on from a nearby car. This incident has sparked protests across Wisconsin as well as throughout the United States.
‘This is the time for change’: Milwaukee activist organizes impromptu march to Washington D.C. for racial equalityBy Michael Parsky | Aug. 20
As demonstrations against police brutality and racism entered its 60th consecutive day in Milwaukee, protesters began mulling the option of extending their voices beyond the city’s borders — all the way to Washington D.C.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Wisconsin may need to consider more stringent regulations for bars going forward, expressing concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin slammed President Trump’s response to Black Lives Matter protests, trade wars early in the year and COVID-19 Wednesday.
Vos’ recorded statement on immigrants, COVID-19 sparks outrage as Republicans criticize Evers’ staff for recording meetingBy Hope Karnopp | Jun. 11, 2020
Lawmakers on both sides are criticizing Evers after a member of his staff recorded a meeting with Republican leadership that revealed controversial comments.
The Wisconsin State Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ ‘stay-at-home’ order in a 4-3 decision Wednesday, putting Wisconsin’s coronavirus response plan in the hands of the Legislature.
Following a controversial April primary marred by the COVID-19 outbreak, officials will hold a special election Tuesday for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, a seat vacant for the past eight months.
Gov. Tony Evers directed the Department of Natural Resources to re-open 34 state parks, forests and recreational areas Tuesday for the beginning of May under special conditions as temperatures rise across the state.
An estimated 1,500 protestors gathered in downtown Madison just outside the Capitol building to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ extension of the ‘Safer-at-Home order Friday, despite recommendations from public health experts.