Politics & Government

Wisconsin voters surveyed say “Tax the rich!”

Nearly four out of five Wisconsin voters support raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, with three out of five “strongly” in favor, according to...

Corporate political money swings heavily to GOP groups

Republican state political campaigns raked in five times the amount of corporate money that Democrats did in the first half of this year, the...

Food stamp cuts harm low-income working families

Trump administration plans to cut nearly 10% of recipients from the federal food stamp program could hit school lunch programs and cut savings rates...

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban could come back in force

Back in 1849, construction began on a railroad running westward from Milwaukee. That same year,  the state’s first telegram arrived. Wisconsin also passed a...

The scourge of privacy Wisconsin lawmakers claim to be protecting people...

I like privacy as much as the next person. I don’t want anybody tapping my phone or peeking through my windows. I’m even irked...

Gonzo journalist who antagonized Scott Walker dies

Friends and colleagues of journalist and satirist Ian Murphy, former editor of the recently revived Buffalo Beast, an alternative online news site in Buffalo,...

Sen. Baldwin and Slinger teen ensure ‘Lasting Smiles’

Major birth defects affect around 3% of babies born in the United States and are a significant cause of infant mortality, according to the...

Some millionaires pay lower taxes than minimum wage earners in Wisconsin...

Thanks to a little-known big ‘MAC’ tax credit, a minimum wage worker serving Big Macs could pay more in state income taxes than a...

Year of clean drinking water off to dubious start High levels...

Although Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin in his 2019-21 budget veto message, that ambition won’t be...

Could Medicaid expansion get a second life?

It was a key plank in candidate Tony Evers’ campaign health-care platform during last year’s governor’s race: Reverse former Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of...
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