“While the tens of millions of dollars are not there to do anything of any great size, there is the potential to start small and build an economy around local residents,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told Route Fifty.
“There has to be a cooperative spirit or it just flat-out won’t work,” according to Ed Eisch, fish production program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin courted the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer hard, but there are questions whether the state's economic development deal violates the Great Lakes Compact among eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces over water use.
The Badger State isn’t alone when it comes to people who seemingly have really good luck.
A proposal from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and many others are driven by the philosophy that government benefits should only be temporary, and that people should earn the benefits if they can.
The Trump administration could soon approve a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to drug test food-stamp recipients.
Sharing students’ criminal records with schools may violate their privacy, but some lawmakers think it will make teachers safer. Not all teachers are so sure.
“We’re not willing to trade DACAs for their parents, DACAs for their siblings, DACAs for a wall,” according to Madison’s Paul Soglin.
Wisconsin shouldn’t expect an influx of residents from upstate New York.
“It’s something that will be an evolutionary process, not revolutionary,” according to Washington County administrator Joshua Schoemann.
Foxconn Technology Group is promising $4 billion in investment and 5,000 new jobs, but not every suitor will get a piece of the pie despite cutting taxes, in some cases, to woo them.
Should law enforcement piggy-back on moving transit vehicles to get a bird’s-eye view of adjacent driver behavior?
An outbreak shows the slippery slope between benign and deadly.
With court data hard to come by, Measures for Justice is working with counties in six states to provide transparency at every step in the process—from arrest to post-resolution.
As indictments loom over Milwaukee County Jail after a high-profile death in custody, the county’s controversial sheriff, David Clarke, is moving into a role in the Department of Homeland Security.
PHOTOS: The Beaux-Arts building that dominates the Madison skyline came to be out of a mixture of disaster, bad luck and hubris—and it remains the Badger State’s most important public gathering point.
Strangling public-sector unions in the Badger State has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?
Court challenges to redistricting in North Carolina and Wisconsin could bring national changes in elections.
Also in our Weekend State and Local News Digest: Voting Rights Act ruling reverberates in southern states; big spending on Calif. prescription drug initiative; and Sacramento’s really bright lights.
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