As Wisconsin experiences a shortage in mental health services, the number of suicides has spiked, influencing advocates and leaders to raise their voices together in hopes of reducing the rate and improving access to care.
Students of color lack mental health support, but new counselors of color offer understanding and assistance.
The UW-Madison College Democrats and College Republicans organizations held their first debate of the year on Monday, discussing issues ahead of the next week’s election.
In the wake of the shooting at a Middleton company Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin stressed the need for gun control policies “consistent with the Second Amendment.”
A set of bills aimed to support children in the foster care system is in the works to be introduced in the Legislature next month, lawmakers announced Thursday. The initiatives, proposed by the Assembly Speaker’s Task Force, are called “Foster Forward” and will focus on preventing children from being taken away from their homes.
Twenty Democratic lawmakers expressed concerns about a recent proposal to merge Wisconsin four-year and two-year colleges in a letter sent to UW System President Ray Cross Thursday. The primary concern centered on planning and implementation of the potential merger that took many people by surprise. “Especially concerning to us is the complete lack of collaboration and deliberation in such a far reaching proposal,” the letter said. Cross originally introduced the proposal in a press release, stating that merging Wisconsin’s two-year schools and four-year schools would boost enrollment at two-year schools.
Wisconsinites would have highly limited access to police body camera videos in a new proposal making its way through the state Legislature.
In an attempt to end partisan divides and craft policy in technology, entrepreneurship and other areas, Democrats and Republicans under the age of 40 created a “millennial caucus” Wednesday. Lead by state Reps.