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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.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘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.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Republicans Blow $3.4 Billion Hole in Budget, Cut 380 Items Evers Proposed

BadgerCare, legal pot, and more of the governor's proposals killed after Republican vote.

Derrick Van Orden (Via Derrick Van Orden/Facebook)
GOP Congressional Candidate Testifies Against Mask-Wearing Before School Board Drops Requirement

Derrick Van Orden also hosts “Make Masks Optional” meeting, flouting health guidance.

Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.

Patrick DePula, owners of Salvatore's Tomato Pies, was one of four small business owners who joined the Main Street Alliance and US Rep. Mark Pocan in a Tuesday call supporting President Joe Biden's proposed American Families Plan. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Phetteplace/Main Street Alliance)
Paid Leave, Universal Childcare Help Employers and Employees Alike, WI Business Owners Say

Small business owners from restaurant owners to childcare providers advocate for provisions in Biden’s American Families Plan.

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.