Stories tagged: "Biden’s First 100 Days"


Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Evers Adds $100 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Broadband in Wisconsin

Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.

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Biden’s Climate Policy Could Help Offset Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Environment Actions

The Trump administration and GOP control of the Legislature have hampered funding of initiatives to reduce pollution.

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Almost 1,000 Wisconsin Bridges Are In Dire Need of Repairs. A Federal Infrastructure Bill Could Help.

Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wisconsin’s Roads Need TLC and Lots Of Money. Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Could Be a Lifeline.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which sets aside $621 billion for transportation, would be a shot in the arm, but long-term needs remain at the state level.

Left: A sewer line under construction along St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee in 1920. Right: Victor Berger, co-founder of the Socialist Party of America, editor of the Milwaukee Leader, and the first Socialist elected to Congress. Lower: Construction of a Milwaukee sewer line in 1932. (Photos courtesy: Wisconsin Historical Society and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.)
Infrastructure Is Good Politics—Just Ask Milwaukee’s Sewer Socialists of 1904

Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.

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)
90% of Wisconsinites Are Likely to Get Direct Aid Through the American Rescue Plan

Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.

(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.