Politics & Government

Still fighting for $15 Twelve years after the last minimum-wage increase,...

Years ago when he was working for the discount retailer Kmart, Gary Lemke saw the cost of low wages: high employee turnover. Lemke estimates...

Booted from role in the Catholic Church straight to the CPAC...

Getting the boot from higher-ups in the Catholic church for inflammatory rhetoric didn't stop a La Crosse priest from joining a bevy of like-minded...

Chuck Schumer: Congress should legalize weed on the federal level

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate says decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level is a change that’s “long overdue,” and that he’s...

Experts warn against ‘sham audits’ movement The Badger State has so...

Experts for three different organizations came together this week to discuss the latest in the undermining democracy trend: illegitimate election recounts. They warned that...

Overcoming authoritarianism Our democracy is in real trouble

Our democracy is in real trouble. And I’m not even talking about some of the usual things I discuss, like big and dark money in...

Biden meets with mayors and governors on infrastructure package

WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden met with a group of governors and mayors on Wednesday as he seeks to build support for a massive...

U.S. House moves to expand PFAS regulation, state bill moves backward...

WASHINGTON—Members of Congress and Biden administration officials at a conference on Wednesday outlined how they’re attempting to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water—including...

Who’s got Evers fever? The governor is campaigning on a tax...

State Democrats are crowing about Gov. Tony Evers re-election chances. In an email this week with the subject line “Evers Fever,” the Democratic Party...

Bid for Verso Paper could stall proposal to buy closed Wisconsin...

A preliminary offer to buy out Verso Paper has brought new uncertainty to an effort by timber-industry businesses that have formed a cooperative to...

State puts $130M into projects to provide worker training, address hiring...

Wisconsin will use $130 million from the state’s federal pandemic relief funds to pay for new programs that aim to help employers find new...
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