Tens of Thousands of Fish Travel by Truck Between Great Lakes States

“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.

Foxconn in Choppy Waters Over Plan to Drain the Great Lakes

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.

Repeat Lottery Winners Raise Eyebrows in Wisconsin

The Badger State isn’t alone when it comes to people who seemingly have really good luck.

Where the Work-for-Welfare Movement Is Heading

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.

Wisconsin's Welfare Overhaul Is Almost Complete

The Trump administration could soon approve a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to drug test food-stamp recipients.

Amid Attacks, Teachers Weigh Their Safety Against Student Privacy

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.

Wisconsin Mayor Fears Concessions on DACA Could Threaten Other Immigrants

“We’re not willing to trade DACAs for their parents, DACAs for their siblings, DACAs for a wall,” according to Madison’s Paul Soglin.

Manufacturing Won’t Bring Workers to the Midwest

Wisconsin shouldn’t expect an influx of residents from upstate New York.

County in Wisconsin Looks to Partner With Neighboring Jurisdictions on Vital Services

“It’s something that will be an evolutionary process, not revolutionary,” according to Washington County administrator Joshua Schoemann.

Multiple States Court Taiwanese Manufacturer, But Is It Worth the Concessions?

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.

In Madison, a Low-Tech Idea to Use Buses as a Traffic Enforcement Tool

Should law enforcement piggy-back on moving transit vehicles to get a bird’s-eye view of adjacent driver behavior?

Measuring Local Criminal Justice Systems Ahead of Reform

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.

Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff Joins the Trump Administration

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.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wisconsin State Capitol

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.

Undermining the Middle Class in Wisconsin

Strangling public-sector unions in the Badger State has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?

In the Battle Over Voting Rights, What Happens Next?

Court challenges to redistricting in North Carolina and Wisconsin could bring national changes in elections.

Impacts of ‘Teacher Free Agency’ in Wisconsin’s Schools; Oklahoma Quake Causes Minor Damage

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.

Navigator Award Finalist: Joshua Schoemann, Washington County, Wis., Administrator

Before diving head-first into a local government’s budget season, it’s important to establish priorities first.