President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol

Biden in Jan. 6 speech decries ‘web of lies’ created by Trump about 2020 election

BY: - January 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday warned of the dangers of a collapse of American democracy, standing in a historic chamber in the U.S. Capitol that was besieged by an angry mob of pro-Trump supporters who attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential election. “We are in the battle for the soul […]

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Evers signs school transparency bill, vetoes reading assessments

BY: - November 5, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Friday regulating public access to schools’ financial information that requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to create an online portal, available for the 2023-24 school year, that displays financial data collected from all school districts and independent charter schools. The new law creates an 11-person advisory […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the Senate Chamber. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ron Johnson not swayed by fallen officer’s family, blocks commission to probe U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - May 31, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and during the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. The Senate vote was expected to occur on Thursday, but it was delayed when Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), and other conservatives raised […]

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CDC advisory panel signs off on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 to 15

BY: - May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal advisory panel is recommending that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, making it the first shot available to those under 16. The green light granted Wednesday afternoon by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory panel is expected to be affirmed swiftly by […]

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More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to states, cities, counties

BY: - May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House officials announced Monday. The Biden administration said the much-anticipated money, which was included in the massive relief law enacted earlier this […]

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Republicans to cut popular Evers’ budget plan, leaving behind a $3.4 billion hole

BY: - May 6, 2021

Republicans on the state’s powerful budget committee — the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) — are kicking off their work on Wisconsin’s biennial 2021-23 budget by tossing hundreds of items proposed by Gov. Tony Evers in his budget into the trash. The text of the motion, recently released by JFC co-chairs Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) […]

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Evers appoints three to UW Board of Regents, reshaping higher education in his vision

BY: - April 30, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers announced three appointments to the UW System Board of Regents Friday, solidifying a majority of his appointees on the important body as it elects a new board president next month and looks toward a second attempt at finding a new president to lead Wisconsin’s public universities.  These appointments by Evers move control […]

AMTRAK OPEN HOUSE ON PHILADELPHIA 30TH STREET STATION CSX, Capital Limited, Garret Park, Maryland, New Burnswich Line Southern Division, P42, Supperliner, train 29 The assignment was shooting a slow shutter shot of Amtrak passenger service speeding through

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a passenger rail renaissance

BY: - April 30, 2021

Stu Nicholson has been trying for decades without success to get Amtrak—or any other passenger rail service—to come to Columbus, Ohio.  As director of All Aboard Ohio, a passenger rail advocacy group, Nicholson helped explore possibilities, like creating a new route from Chicago to Pittsburgh, with Columbus in the middle.  But for now, Columbus, a […]

FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 13: United Auto Workers union members and their families rally near the General Motors Flint Assembly plant on Solidarity Sunday on October 13, 2019 (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

American Jobs Plan presents opportunity to rebuild Wisconsin’s manufacturing, labor, environmental legacy

BY: and - April 29, 2021

It seems like these days you can’t throw a rock without hitting a vacant manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. For generations, manufacturing jobs kept money in the wallets and food on the tables of working families across the state. But in recent years that legacy has been threatened. Offshoring, a lack of government investment and weak […]

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Racial disparities task force divides over statewide use of force standard

BY: - April 21, 2021

Members of the Wisconsin Assembly task force on racial disparities went back and forth for hours on Tuesday trying to come to a consensus on a meaningful and forceful definition of reasonable use of force by a police officer — dividing over the inclusion of the word “proportional.”   The task force was formed by Assembly […]

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This Racine voter asked Biden to cancel student debt. She’s not giving up.

BY: - March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joycelyn Fish drove through several feet of snow that blanketed Wisconsin one February night so she could get to a nationally televised town hall and question President Joe Biden about the crush of student debt. The blunt reply she got from Biden — that he wouldn’t take action to eliminate $50,000 in debt […]

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Walker administration’s BadgerCare work mandates blocked by Biden

BY: - February 16, 2021

A work requirement for some Wisconsin Medicaid recipients has been put on hold and will likely be scrapped following action by the Biden administration. The decision was welcomed Monday by health care advocates, who said that the requirement violated the underlying objectives of the federal Medicaid program, which in Wisconsin is called BadgerCare. “The purpose […]