Politics


The East Gallery at the Capitol in Madison houses the governor's office. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
As in Any Big Budget, There Are Winners and Losers for Planned State Projects

Evers makes $2.4 billion in capital budget recommendations that the Legislature will subtract, add, or modify.

FILE, Mar. 2020—Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes addresses members of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change during a meeting at UW-Stevens Point. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Climate Change Panel to Stay Active, Seek Legislative Action on Its Plan

Lt. Gov. Barnes calls it the most ambitious climate agenda ever seen in Wisconsin.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
‘Let’s Get This Done, Folks’—Evers’ Radio Address Supports Biden’s COVID Relief Plan

Economic stimulus package includes direct checks to Americans and new funding for combatting the coronavirus pandemic.

A shovel is set in place before the June 28, 2018 groundbreaking ceremony of what was originally planned as a Foxconn large flat-screen manufacturing facility. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto)
Something Else That Won’t Be Made by Foxconn: Robotic Coffee Machines

Reports says sometime in the months after the big announcement, the contract quietly fell through.

A sexual assault evidence collection kit.
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.

Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman
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.