Reform Supporters Hope GOP Won’t Derail Bill Addressing Rape Kit Backlogs Again
Bipartisan bill died last year when Assembly Republicans attached language about voucher school and immigrants.
A sexual assault evidence collection kit.
(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wis. State Treasurer Has a Big Plan to Make Saving for Retirement Easier

Most people say they’re not putting away enough money but would if they had access to an automatic plan at work.

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Unemployment Office Finally Gets Approved for an Upgrade

Labor expert: It used to take 11 questions to apply for jobless help. Now it’s more than 120, using an understaffed office and an antiquated computer system.

Tim Eichinger speaks to President Joe Biden
Milwaukee Brewer Inspired Biden to Open Special PPP Window for Small Biz

Town hall request helps lead to ensuring “mom and pop” firms don’t get outmuscled for coronavirus aid.

FILE - In this 2017 photo, a customer pays for cannabis products at Las Vegas dispensary. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Legal Weed in Wisconsin? Not With This GOP Legislature.

Senate leader signals possible compromise on medicinal marijuana rather than full legalization. Lawmakers and governor staking out early ground on other state budget ideas.

FILE- University of Wisconsin System President and former Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a crowd at a March 28, 2016, campaign event for then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was running in the Republican presidential primary, at the River Steel plant in West Salem. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
75% of Fall Classes Will Be Taught in Person, Says Head of UW System

But a day after Tommy Thompson’s pronouncement, UW Madison warns of a spike in COVID-19 cases as a variant virus shows up in the area.

Drawn doses of vaccine
Wisconsin’s Online Vaccine Portal Opens March 1

Milwaukee and Madison could also become federal vaccination sites.

Madison skyline
Legislature Will Send Two Bills to Evers After 300+ Days

Governor: “It’s not enough, but at least it’s a step in the right direction,” as he signs tax break and supports unemployment reform.

Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Willmann approaches photographer LaTasha Lux before striking her on July 5.
Off-Duty Milwaukee Cop Who Attacked Photographers Will Face Criminal Charges

Charges filed almost eight months after assaults caught on camera.