Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, said Thursday that the Republican-controlled state legislature will not legalize recreational or medical marijuana.
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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.
How is the Madison art community adapting to financial challenges during the pandemic? We also discuss the cost of attendance at UW-Madison and why it is higher than other UW campuses. Finally, we learn where food deserts exist in Madison and how to increase access to nutritious food. This is all covered today in our 2-part episode series on the Cardinal’s spring 2021 action project issue Wealth and Poverty, hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp. Guests: Emily Knepple, Samantha Benish and Forrest Ziebell
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.
The Dane County homeless population is on the rise. Plus, the Teaching Assistants’ Association is advocating against segregated fees. We also learn about the state and UW System contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections manufacturing arm Badger State Industries. This is all covered today in our 2-part episode series on the Cardinal’s spring 2021 action project issue Wealth and Poverty, hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp. Guests: Sarah Eichstadt, Ellie Nowakowski and Nathan Denzin.
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.
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.
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.
In part two of our special series on COVID-19 coverage at the Cardinal, we speak again with writers and students about campus life, completely upended by the pandemic. We talk with international students about their experiences and feature writer Elea Levin about how COVID-19 impacts students’ housing decisions. Co-hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp and edited by Sylvia Yan.