Wisconsin

A State Could Become the First to Fund Searches for Remains of MIA Soldiers

State legislators hope to fund a University of Wisconsin program that identifies remains of missing soldiers, allowing researchers to focus on finding service members from the Dairy State.

The Legislative Push to Bring Back Cursive

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are seeking to mandate cursive handwriting education in schools—part of a growing state trend.

Enlisting Truckers to Fight Human Trafficking

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are hoping to add human trafficking curriculum to classes for commercial drivers' licenses.

A State Opts to Use Added Online Sales Tax Revenue to Offer Income Tax Cuts

Wisconsin will soon begin collecting sales taxes from companies that provide online marketplaces for other vendors.

‘I Do Wall’ Seeks to Change Perceptions of Local Government

The clerk of Washington County, Wisconsin, wanted to do something special for couples applying for marriage licenses.

Planting a Habitat for Pollinators on City Streets

A pollinator protection task force in Madison, Wisconsin led to a median-planting project designed to provide a friendly environment for bees and butterflies.

Wisconsin Legislators Push to Make Cash Tips Tax-Free

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Wisconsin Judge Blocks Laws Limiting New Governor's Powers

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‘If You Elect to Be on the Roads, You Must Make Good Choices’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida governor’s teacher bonus proposal … Louisville pension worries … and Pittsburgh’s mayor has an evening hobby.

Setting the Tone for Their Tenures as Governors

A sampling of 5 inauguration speeches from the newly sworn-in governors of California, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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Local Health Department Uses Holiday Theme to Warn of an ‘Unwanted Present’

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a brand new STD.”

Wisconsin’s Outgoing Governor OKs Bills to Limit Executive Powers of His Successor

Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers criticized the legislation as ignoring "the will of the people."

Meet the Craft Distillers of Native America

A new industry could emerge on reservations, as Congress moves to lift an archaic ban on distilleries on tribal lands.

Wisconsin Democrats Mull Litigation After GOP Lame-Duck Session

As Republicans move to preserve their political power in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina despite election losses, many anticipate legal challenges.

Wisconsin Legislators Burn the Midnight Oil on GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab

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Wisconsin Tackles the Opioid Crisis

COMMENTARY | State leaders prioritize expanding access to evidence-based treatment

Bringing Art to Public Utility Boxes

The city of Madison, Wisconsin is expanding a program that decorates utility boxes with designs by local artists.

Some Wisconsin Schools Installing Gunshot Detection Systems

The systems were financed through a state grant program established after a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Wisconsin City to Offer Mini-Bonds to Residents

Mini-bonds are similar to traditional municipal bonds, but on a smaller scale.