‘Look What We’ve Missed’: Advocates Angered by Republican State Budget Cuts
The party-line vote by Republicans on the state’s budget-writing committee leaves obvious holes, some Wisconsinites say.
The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
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A Matter of Trust: Experts Say the Vaccine-Hesitant Need Personal Outreach, Not Broad Lecturing

Science communicators see more people using unreliable information sources, so it's no longer enough to say, "Just do it."

The Wisconsin Capitol building dominates the skyline of downtown Madison in this photo from Jan. 28, 2021. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Red City, Blue City—Two Mayors Ask the Legislature to Recommit to Wisconsin’s Cities

Column from the mayors of Brookfield and Madison on the ever-rising cost of local services, even as the state provides less over time.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Have Introduced 11 Restrictive Voting Bills, Analysis Finds

Voting-rights advocates say almost a dozen Republican-authored bills in the Wisconsin Legislature would restrict or complicate ballot access.

Kamala Harris in Milwaukee
In Milwaukee, Harris Touts Biden’s Proposed Investments in Research and Development

Tucked in Biden’s proposal: Billions of dollars for R&D done in Wisconsin labs and elsewhere to keep the US competitive amid a changing landscape.

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USDA to Try Again to Get Excess Farm Supply to Families in Need of Food

Wisconsin farmers saw distribution failures in the Trump-era Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Wisconsin childcare crisis
This Wisconsin Woman Left Her Job to Care for Her Kids During the Pandemic. She’s Not Alone.

More than 2 million American women have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic, a reflection of the country’s ongoing childcare crisis.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
GOP Lawmakers Take an Axe to Evers’ Proposals on BadgerCare, Tenant Protections, Legal Pot, Minimum Wage

Republicans begin detailed work on a new state budget by announcing they’ll also kill the governor’s standards for clean water.