Polls and referenda show Wisconsinites are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use. But not everyone is on board.
Wisconsin’s new hemp industry blooms; will marijuana be far behind?
Some growers, boosted by the recent legalization of hemp, say the rapidly expanding industry could pave the way for medical or recreational marijuana.
Secret cash aided politicians who rewrote Wisconsin law to block claims of lead-poisoned children
One advocate calls Wisconsin the ‘darkest of dark money states’ as millions in secret spending flows into races for governor, Legislature and state Supreme Court
After Gov. Scott Walker took office, bills moved faster through the Wisconsin Legislature
An analysis by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism shows the proportion of fast-tracked bills shot up to 26 percent in the first session of Walker’s term
Public, politicians pushing Wisconsin to enact nonpartisan redistricting to strengthen democracy
Most counties have approved resolutions calling for fairer way to redraw electoral districts; does Iowa offer an effective model?
High stakes for elections — and democracy — as U.S. Supreme Court nears decision on Wisconsin redistricting case
Justices consider: When does partisanship cross the line?
Is democracy decaying in Wisconsin? University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students investigate
A class led by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explores the role of citizens in this post-Citizens United, voter ID, gerrymandered world