Politics


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Republican Lawmaker Wants to Stop UW System From Enacting COVID Rules

UW System president, former Gov. Thompson, says the proposal is “the biggest threat to in-person classes.”

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a press conference before an attempt to override 
Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill to prematurely end the $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.

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‘$15 is Just a Start’: Wisconsin Residents Push for a Minimum Wage Hike

Wisconsin's minimum wage has been a measly $7.25 for more than a decade. Most state residents say it's time for an increase.

Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Breaking Down Democrats’ Crowded 2022 Senate Field in Wisconsin

What you need to know about the five candidates declared and two others strongly considering runs against GOP Sen. Ron Johnson.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks at his US Senate campaign launch event July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Lt. Gov. Barnes Joins Senate Race, Shaking Up Crowded Field

The announcement also casts an uncertain shadow on the 2022 governor’s race, as Gov. Tony Evers needs to find a new running mate.

Foxconn campus in Mount Pleasant
Foxconn’s Plans Largely Fell Through. So Why Is Mount Pleasant Taking More Land?

The Village of Mount Pleasant is using blight ordinances to close an operating business despite diminished Foxconn plans.

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UW System Faces Uphill Battle After State Funding Freeze, Pandemic, Reports Find

Wisconsin needs strong schools to attract and maintain a healthy workforce, but the state’s top two research facilities face numerous struggles.