Less than a year ago, Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law went back into effect after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
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Jobs Return to Pre-Pandemic Numbers, but the Workforce Is Shrinking
Wisconsin now has almost as many jobs as it did before the COVID-19 pandemic three years ago, according to the latest numbers from the state labor department, but fewer people are working or available to work than even one year ago.
UW System President Proposes 5% Tuition Increase
University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman has proposed a 5% increase in tuition for in-state students, potentially raising the cost of public higher education in the state for the first time since lawmakers instituted a freeze on tuition more than a decade ago.
Wisconsin Should Restore Driver’s Licenses for Immigrant Workers | Opinion
No one could possibly favor putting thousands of unlicensed and uninsured drivers on the road. Yet the Wisconsin Legislature did just that back in 2007 when it passed a law taking away driver’s licenses from people who don’t have valid Social Security numbers.
A Secret Weapon in Preventing the Next Pandemic: Fruit Bats
More than four dozen Jamaican fruit bats destined for a lab in Bozeman, Montana, are set to become part of an experiment with an ambitious goal: predicting the next global pandemic.
New State Plan Emphasizes Root Causes Behind Public Health Conditions and Outcomes
A new state plan to improve public health calls for addressing broad social and economic problems and emphasizes making institutions and social systems in Wisconsin fairer to everyone.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court Has an Open Seat. Here’s Who’s Running.
Four candidates so far have announced their campaigns for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, an election that has huge implications for the state.
Wisconsin Unemployment Drops in December
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from 3.3 percent in November to 3.2 percent in December.
Protasiewicz Outraising Opponents in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz raised more money in the most recent campaign finance reporting period than her three opponents combined.
What Is the Farm Bill and Why Does It Matter? Here’s What To Know.
About every five years, members of the U.S. Congress negotiate to renew a sweeping bundle of legislation: the Farm Bill.