Everyone knows that money and politics have overrun Wisconsin’s nominally nonpartisan election for the state Supreme Court — now the most expensive in U.S. history.
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Enslaved Workers Are Making Your Breakfast: Wisconsin Confronts Labor Trafficking | Opinion
On Friday, a coalition of advocates for migrant workers and state officials announced a $5.1 million grant to fight labor trafficking in Wisconsin.
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.
Is It Time for Teachers To Get a Raise? | Opinion
Michael Addonizio, an education policy expert at Wayne State University, provides insight on the current state of teacher salaries, whether a collective raise is in order and how one might be achieved.
Restoring Funding for Wisconsin Public Schools Should Be a No-Brainer | Opinion
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to use part of the record-breaking $7 billion state budget surplus to restore funding for Wisconsin public schools should not be a partisan issue.
Wisconsin Budget Debate: What Kind of State Do We Want? | Opinion
Evers wants to fund our schools, support small businesses, address the mental health crisis, and beat back the scourge of PFAS “forever chemicals” in drinking water in communities all over Wisconsin.
The Caregiver Crisis Hits LGBTQ Elderly and Disabled People Hardest | Opinion
Have you heard about the national personal care shortage? If you work in the aging and disability fields or have a friend or loved one who relies on these services daily, I’m sure you have.
Why Is the UW System Working With the Controversial Hillsdale Charter School Network? | Opinion
Controversy surrounding Hillsdale charter schools led the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University in Wisconsin to threaten to sever ties last month with Lake Country Classical Academy — Wisconsin’s first Hillsdale-affiliated charter school.
How To Save Wisconsin’s Health and Environment | Opinion
Wisconsin’s Green Fire, a nonprofit group that says its mission is “to protect Wisconsin’s conservation legacy” by “promoting science-based management of natural resources,” recently issued a report that says the Legislature and state agencies are in the vice-like grip of powerful lobbyists led by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Bees Face Many Challenges – And Climate Change Is Ratcheting Up the Pressure | Opinion
The extreme weather that has battered much of the U.S. in 2022 doesn’t just affect humans.