As we mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, Wisconsinites are confronted with a stark reality: The rights we cherish are fragile and must be actively defended and enshrined in law.
Nearly a year and a half after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban went back into effect, it may be easy for some to forget the harm that the ban has been inflicting. But as anti-abortion lawmakers in our state continue to pass legislation to obstruct and stigmatize abortion, I can’t forget what these restrictions do to women like me.
Wisconsin, like every other state, is facing an uncertain future due to a shifting climate and diminishing natural resources, and instead of working towards climate solutions, our representatives are busy dismantling the very policies that are proven to work.
Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui is not the first U.S. city to be laid waste by wildfires.
Wisconsin is Ground Zero for attacks on democracy, which generated a tsunami of news from the Capitol this week.
Broad public engagement, or the lack of it, has been a long-running challenge in assimilating emerging technologies, and is key to tackling the challenges they bring.
The stakes are high again for Republicans and their allies this year, with a challenge to Wisconsin’s gerrymandered maps, which have locked in disproportionate Republican control of the state Legislature for more than a decade.
After a long, bitter, and record-breakingly expensive state Supreme Court race, Protasiewicz takes her seat this week, tilting the bench on the state’s highest court to the left for the first time in 15 years.
Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is an affable guy, a progressive Democrat with a reputation for getting along with conservative Republicans. His long-term friendship with Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is a matter of puzzlement for many of Pocan’s supporters. So it was particularly dramatic to see him rise to chastise his GOP colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee this week for behavior he described as “bigoted” and “insane.”
Wisconsin’s biennial budget battle effectively ended Tuesday when the Milwaukee Common Council voted to raise the city’s sales tax.