Politics & Government

The Republicans’ Marie Antoinette moment How gerrymandering, Donald Trump and the...

As the November election approaches, there is reason to believe the Republicans have gone too far. That’s hard to imagine, I know, in the era...

Dane County, Madison officials fight over reopening too soon, decision-making process...

A fight over coronavirus response in Wisconsin has broken out between executive leadership and legislative officials. But it’s not between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers,...

State rolls out directory of local businesses online

Wisconsin launched a new directory Tuesday listing small businesses that offer online service, as part of the state’s response to the business impact of...

Work-Share takes off with federal COVID-19 changes Program keeps workers on...

A state program that allows Wisconsin employers to keep more people working during business downturns, with the help of the unemployment compensation system, has...

Memorial Day: Time to reflect on the true costs of war

Today is a subdued Memorial Day, with virtual ceremonies and fewer, smaller gatherings. Perhaps the pandemic will give Americans some extra time for reflection...

Librarians, national guard recruited for states’ new contact tracing armies  Evers...

As states seek to loosen wide-ranging restrictions imposed to constrain the novel coronavirus, they’re also looking to deploy a huge new fleet of workers...

Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change holds third meeting

As Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes points out, “climate change was here before the pandemic, it’ll be here after and there are ways that these...

States urge Trump not to cut National Guard COVID funding

On the cusp of Memorial Day, states are being pushed to confront the Trump Administration over the continued funding of local National Guard COVID-19...

Worker safety takes center stage in pandemic Advocates urge lawmakers to...

COVID-19 infections continue to dog workplaces, challenging local and state health officials while sickening employees. In Kenosha, an unconfirmed number of infections among workers at...

Evers: Bad news and good news on COVID-19 in Wisconsin The...

Gov. Tony Evers began his Thursday press briefing on COVID-19 with some bad news.  “This week we reached an unfortunate milestone — every county in...
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