State Treasurer Godlewski sees green in climate-friendly investments

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski views her role overseeing Wisconsin’s oldest state agency--the obscure and vaguely named Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL)--as a natural avenue to pursue her green progressive vision for Wisconsin.  The...

Tackling prescription drug costs: ‘It’s like taking on the NRA’

Gov. Tony Evers and other Wisconsin leaders announced this week that they are taking aim at high prescription drug prices. Evers on Tuesday signed an executive order creating a task force to study the development,...

WEDC chief defends agency in low-key ‘exit interview’

Outgoing Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) secretary and CEO Mark Hogan made his final appearance before the state legislative audit committee Tuesday, once again defending WEDC’s performance in the face of another audit reporting...

Teacher of the year shuns textbook, teaches real world civics

Eighth-grade social studies teacher Erin McCarthy, the 2020 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year, found out on the second day of school this week that she will be the Badger State’s nominee for...

For some dairy farmers, the future is smaller

One afternoon, when he was 2 years old, Michael Monthey wandered off to the dairy barn at his uncle's farm near Portage. He got happily stuck there.  His mother liked to tell the story. Fascinated...

Podcast for political junkies in Wisconsin and beyond

“It’s very clear that the eyes of the world are going to be on Wisconsin for the next 18 months, and we intend to draw some conclusions about who is going to win,” Scot...

Milwaukee’s latest ICE controversy

A flurry of controversy has erupted over artwork that appeared on buses in Milwaukee County last week. The words, “Milwaukee is immigrant strong,” and, “celebrating over 160 years of Dreamers,” accompanied images of crying...

Gov. Evers, activists tackle climate change

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signaled his support for tackling climate change with an executive order. The recent action sets a goal for Wisconsin to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. It also...

‘Troublemaker’ inspires new generation of activists

The March on Washington in August 1963 is best known as the scene for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech, a touchstone of the civil rights movement in the 1960s: "I have a dream..." Far...

The voices behind driver’s license reform

Until 2007, undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin could obtain driver’s licenses. But after the passage of the federal REAL ID Act, authored by Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls), states were forced to deny driver’s...
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