Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that the state plans to take legal action against PFAS contaminators. Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul asked the Department of the Administration (DOA) to select an outside law firm to assist the state in addressing companies responsible for contamination.
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Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Defense deployed U.S. Army medical personnel to address staffing shortages at Marshfield Medical Center facilities throughout the state. This announcement came after a slight increase in cases this past week.
The Farm Center at the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection joined a multi-state effort on Friday aimed at strengthening farmers’ mental wellness.
With almost all precincts reporting, it appears Wisconsin Democrats have stopped Republicans from securing a veto-proof supermajority in the state legislature.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum released a report Sept. 24 detailing the effects of the pandemic on FoodShare recipients. The data comes as food pantries face issues distributing food among populations vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
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.
Former Wisconsin Governor will serve as UW System Interim President following withdrawal of final candidateBy Emma Grenzebach | Jun. 23
Gov. Tommy Thompson is set to take on the UW System July 1 with support from University of Wisconsin leaders, who expect him to handle the uncertain environment well given his past experience.
Gov. Tony Evers signed four bills Tuesday addressing substance abuse with programs designed to specifically monitor and study opioid use disorder.
Wisconsin is facing a deficit in caregiver positions after a new report revealed 1 in 4 positions in the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities are currently open.