In this Aug. 26 photo from the city of Janesville’s Facebook page, work is shown on replacing the city’s remaining lead water service lines. Janesville was allocated nearly $12 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. City staff suggested that some of the funds be used for the ongoing lead line replacement project.
Against It Before They Were for It—Some Wisconsin Politicians Are Busy Promoting American Rescue Plan Funds

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seem grateful for the aid that has helped hometown businesses and provided stimulus checks.

The children of Emily Shields, Eau Claire, are among tens of millions who benefit from a federal child tax credit that has been expanded and converted into monthly payments through the American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden and passed with only Democratic votes in Congress. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
GOP States Are Getting a Big Chunk of Biden’s Popular Child Tax Credit—Wisconsin Also Above Average

The highest monthly benefits are going to nearly a dozen states that voted for Trump. Wisconsin ranks 14th.

Pierre and Andre Jacque
‘Use Some of the Help God Has Already Given,’ Brother of GOP Legislator on Ventilator Says of the COVID Vaccine

State Sen. Andre Jacque, a critic of mask and vaccine requirements, remains hospitalized with a coronavirus infection.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden Administration Adding New Connections to Education, Training, and Aid

A new website to find schools is announced as more Americans look for work, consider job changes, or monitor a big infrastructure jobs bill.

Afghan refugees attempt to get onto the tarmac at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, as US soldiers stand guard. Wisconsin's Fort McCoy  is expected to take in some of the 22,000 Afghan refugees headed for the US after the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)
Wisconsin Prepares for Arrival of Refugees as US Ends 20 Years in Afghanistan

At least 38 troops with Wisconsin ties were killed during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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How New Census Data Changes the Fight Over Gerrymandering in Wisconsin

Group files lawsuit seeking to ensure Wisconsin’s gerrymandered maps of the past decade aren’t used as the base for new lines.

Sen. Ron Johnson, image via Shutterstock
Following the Money: Investigation Shows How Ron Johnson Secured a Giant Tax Break for Mega GOP Donors

By playing hard-to-get, the Wisconsin senator allowed more tax cuts to be based on wealth rather than job creation, as Trump had claimed.