The state has experienced many damaging storms in the last few weeks and should expect continuing intense weather.
A ‘very un-Wisconsin idea’: Democrats criticize Republican’s report recommending UW System consolidation, end to tuition freezeBy Hope Karnopp | May. 11
Democrats criticized a report created by the Chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges that recommended consolidation within the UW System and ending the tuition freeze.
Wisconsin’s number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will remain at eight, according to apportionment data published by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, stood on the House floor Thursday morning to discuss Cardi B and her recent Grammys performance of “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion.
Racial disparities task force makes policing recommendations as Evers orders state law enforcement to review use of force policiesBy Ashley Obuljen | Apr. 23
A subcommittee of the Wisconsin Assembly’s bipartisan Task Force on Racial Disparities issued recommendations on policing Wednesday but stopped short of recommending sweeping changes to chokehold and no-knock warrant policies.
Bill requiring Holocaust education moves forward as UW Jewish community says antisemitism ‘more prevalent than ever’By Elena Price | Apr. 22
Last week, the state Assembly unanimously passed a bill mandating education about the Holocaust and other genocides in most Wisconsin schools, a month after the Senate approved it.
Conservative UW-Madison political science professor Ryan Owens announced his bid for Wisconsin attorney general Monday.
State continues pause on Johnson and Johnson vaccine, over a quarter of Wisconsinites fully vaccinatedBy Emma Grenzebach | Apr. 19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) said Friday that they will continue the pause on administering Johnson & Johnson vaccines until a federal recommendation is made to lift it.
Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, said Thursday that the Republican-controlled state legislature will not legalize recreational or medical marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
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.