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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Assembly Democrats applaud after Rep. Samba Baldeh (D-Madison) took the oath of office during their virtual inauguration on Monday officiated by Gov. Tony Evers. (Youtube screenshot)
Usually a Bipartisan Celebration, Inauguration Plans Get Caught Up in Pandemic Politics

Assembly Minority Leader says Democrats likely will not attend Monday's ceremony. Meanwhile, state senators came up with compromised, safer inauguration plan.

Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.

Trump’s “Reconnect” America program has garnered $1.6 billion in funding from Congress to expand broadband. Biden is calling for a $20 billion investment.