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Posted inGovernment, News & Announcements

Evers pushes to repeal Wisconsin abortion ban ahead of court election

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and his fellow Democrats worked Tuesday to keep the spotlight on abortion ahead of next month’s state Supreme Court election, resurrecting a bill that would repeal the state’s 1849 ban on the practice. Democrats introduced the bill in June days before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark […]

Posted inNews & Announcements, Opinion

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names ‘Opee’ winners

A group of residents concerned about the impact of a local park redevelopment, a school board member who blew the whistle on his colleagues for being too secretive, and a longtime city official who has made a habit of accessibility are among the winners in this year’s Openness Awards, or Opees, bestowed by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

Posted inGovernment, News & Announcements

Wisconsin GOP to block new student vaccination mandates

Wisconsin Republicans are preparing to again block a new policy from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that requires students to get vaccinated twice against meningitis and tightening student chickenpox vaccination mandates. The Legislature’s GOP-controlled rules committee held a public hearing on the policy Tuesday. A committee vote to block the policy could soon follow, perhaps within […]

Posted inBeyond Hunger, News & Announcements

Wisconsin Watch’s ‘Beyond Hunger’ series examines food insecurity in America’s dairyland

Beyond Hunger, a new series by Wisconsin Watch produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, examines how pandemic-related programs alleviated a lot of hunger — and what it means for Wisconsin now that those support systems are fading.