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Ron Johnson Moms
These Wisconsin Moms Have Mother’s Day Suggestions for Sen. Ron Johnson

A wish list from seven moms for a senator whose actions have made life harder for Wisconsin families, especially during the pandemic.

A teacher at Community Care Preschool & Childcare in Beaver Dam teaches 2-year-olds about the parts of their face using a game and a song about snowmen. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
‘Anti-Child and Anti-Mother’: Ron Johnson’s Latest Child Care Proposal Punishes Moms for Poverty

Johnson, part of the most powerful class of men in America, could have endorsed legislation to provide childcare workers with a living wage. Instead, the millionaire suggested forcing low income women to fill the gaps in the childcare workforce.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) speaks during a June 3, 2021 virtual luncheon hosted by Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics. (Screenshot)
‘I Don’t Think It’s Controversial’: Johnson on Opposing Childcare Help

The two-term Republican senator has historically opposed increasing government assistance for working-class families.

Natalie Rosenkranz and Austin Derks
After a Year of Delays, Wisconsin Couples Get to Have Their Big Day

Many wedding venue operators say calendars are booked full this year as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

Wisconsin childcare crisis
Without Systemic Change, Child Care Advocates Say One-Off Aid Packages Won’t Help Fix The Industry

Investing in early childhood would benefit struggling parents, cash-strapped providers, and reduce crime and other troubles in the future. For years, child care providers have struggled to balance the high cost of providing care with what parents can afford to pay, resulting in low salaries and high turnover. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn...

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.

Wisconsin childcare crisis
Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.