Yes. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has proposed to earmark $600 million of Wisconsin’s large surplus for tax relief. The state Department of Administration’s latest projections place Wisconsin’s surplus at around $6.58 billion. Evers’ plan includes a 10% tax cut for “working families.”
Yes. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is discouraging travel on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, due to “potential blizzard conditions” including “snow, high winds, reduced visibility and frigid temperatures.”
Yes. Official results, certified by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, show Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won about 69.8% of the vote in the city of Wauwatosa, compared to Republican Tim Michels’ 29.5%.
Yes. During the winter of 2021-22, there were 91 deaths and at least 2,200 emergency room visits in Wisconsin due to extreme cold, according to a press release from ReadyWisconsin.
Yes. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, chloride concentrations in 26 of Wisconsin’s largest river systems increased from 600,000 tons in the early 2000s to 800,000 tons in 2018. The department said the rise is “partly due to road salting” but also cited water softeners and fertilizers as factors.
Yes. While running to become Milwaukee’s mayor in 2022, Cavalier Johnson said he wants the city to reach one million people. “In this future I envision, we will have one million residents and many more peaks to our skyline,” Johnson said in a document posted to his campaign website.
Yes. A report from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau said the Department of Administration should “increase the transparency and clarity” about how the state allocates federal funding.
No. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services estimates that about 90,000 people would become eligible for BadgerCare Plus coverage through Medicaid expansion.
Yes. Elected officials in Wisconsin must hold their office for at least one year before a recall is initiated, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
No. Local governments in Wisconsin do not have the authority to enact rent control.
Under state law, “No city, village, town or county may regulate the amount of rent or fees charged for the use of a residential rental dwelling unit.”
Yes. The minimum wage in Wisconsin covers 29.9% of the living wage for a family with two working adults and two children — the lowest percentage in the nation, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator.
Yes. According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, flu shot rates in Wisconsin have fallen in the past couple seasons.