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Wisconsin State Patrol troopers will have a higher vantage point to spot dangerous driving behaviors in July thanks to a partnership with the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Troopers will be … more
The switch from conservative to liberal rule on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is still being felt. The latest episode: a renaming of the State Law Library. Yes, even that is steeped in … more
The higher education landscape in Wisconsin is rapidly changing. Two more higher ed dominos have recently fallen at private and public institutions -- and there's probably more to come because … more
Local businesses, such as The Garage Bikes + Brews in River Falls and The Barns of Lost Creek wedding venue in Beldenville, are struggling to interpret new alcohol laws in Wisconsin which make things … more
Let the spring 2025 state Supreme Court race begin! You may be a bit confused, given that we're still in the midst of the big 2024 election season that will decide the races for president, the … more
Two years ago, GOP U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil of Janesville cruised to victory in the redrawn 1st Congressional District over an underfunded Dem opponent, Ann Roe, a Janesville businesswoman. This … more
Democrats are again counting on the abortion issue to help their candidates in the fall. And Republicans are trying to blunt the power of the issue. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who barely survived … more
"To everything there is a season…" Ecclesiastes 3:1 After much prayer and thought, and numerous conversations with family, friends, colleagues, and mentors, I have decided to announce my … more
Back when GOP Gov. Scott Walker was governor, the Foxconn project in Racine County was announced with soaring rhetoric. Then-President Donald Trump predicted it would become the eighth wonder of the … more
The number of lawmakers retiring or running for other offices is poised to fall short of what it was two years ago, despite the uncertainty caused by the new maps. As of May 3, 20 members of the … more
We are a divided state and country. But maybe there are things the major parties can agree on. One thing, for sure: Wisconsin, at the center of the political universe, will see record … more
To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed an $846,790 contract with prime contractor Pheifer Brothers Construction Co. of Neenah for the rehabilitation of the … more
The Wisconsin campaign finance case with ties to Donald Trump has suffered another setback. First, a series of local prosecutors said they had a conflict of interest and couldn't handle the … more
The U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin is well underway. Ads are running. And money is flowing. GOP U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde loaned his campaign $8 million during the first quarter while … more
Voters across Wisconsin approved 62 of the 103 school district referenda held in this year’s spring elections, the February primary and April general election. If fall 2024 referenda fare … more
The spring election of 2024 was another winner for school spending issues, showing voters are willing to spend on education in their local districts. Voters approved more than $956.5 million of the … more
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has received $500,000 to support construction of affordable workforce housing in Pierce County, thanks to efforts by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D). In this … more
St. Croix County and Pierce County have been awarded federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security under Phase 41 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. St. Croix County … more
The strange election-year recall effort targeting the longest serving speaker in Wisconsin history has gotten stranger. The group seeking to recall Robin Vos has now launched a new attempt targeting … more
Lots of incumbent state legislators are having to make some tough decisions these days. Those decisions will help determine who controls the Assembly after the November elections. Since Democratic … more
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