Politics & Government

All aboard! Wisconsin and Minnesota on track for improved passenger rail...

A variety of railroad projects are coming together to greatly improve passenger service in Wisconsin, including “higher speed” rail. They include: doubling daily service between...

Republicans swap the Evers farm agenda for their own Instead of...

In advance of Tuesday’s special session on agriculture that Gov. Tony Evers called for in January, Republican lawmakers on Monday offered five bills and...

What Wisconsin could show the nation

Editor’s note: Today, together with our sister publications in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania we are kicking off a series of news stories and commentary to bring...

Will Wisconsin be the first state to kill sexual assault prevention...

The large committee meeting room in 412 East of the Capitol features a semi-circular raised dais. The 15 members of the Assembly Health Committee...

The cost of separation As lawmakers make it easier to terminate...

Tara van Wormer battled her dependence on opioid medications for years. As she worked toward her recovery, she had another struggle on her hands...

Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The...

New bills added to “tougher on crime” package A $5 million...

Republican legislators continue developing their “tougher on crime” bill package, adding new bills focusing on reckless driving and car theft. Another bill, introduced by...

Gov. Evers calls special session to reduce property taxes, fund schools...

Gov. Tony Evers held a news conference on Thursday at the state Capitol surrounded by schoolchildren, teachers and public school advocates to sign an...

First case of coronavirus detected in Wisconsin

The first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin has been confirmed by the Department of Health Services (DHS), in cooperation with UW Hospital...

Evers on board with bigger and bolder approach to farm crisis

Gov. Tony Evers welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) that Republicans are interested in emphasizing bills to help farmers and agriculture in...
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