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

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Los Angeles straw rules; N.Y.C. mayor stumbles on commissioner’s botched firing … and chronic wasting disease cleanup.

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.

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Wisconsin City's Snow Pile Finally Melts

A snow pile in Appleton, Wisconsin lasted until July 9, attracting attention from residents and local media.

A Federal Court Will Deal With the Latest Flashpoint in the E-Scooter Wars

As Bird and other companies feel local regulatory heat across the nation, a recent legal action in Milwaukee is worth watching.

What a Wisconsin Mayor Learned From a Disaster Recovery Trip to Puerto Rico

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.