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Government

Thu
24
Sep

Wisconsin tax levies see biggest percentage increase in more than a decade

Wisconsin’s gross property tax levies saw their largest percentage increase in more than a decade on last December’s bills, but robust growth in property values caused tax rates to decrease statewide for the sixth straight year according to Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Wed
16
Sep

Gov. Evers announces judicial panel's selections for People's Maps Commission

Gov. Tony Evers has announced the members who will serve on the People's Maps Commission, a nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps based on 2020 U.S. Census data.

Wed
16
Sep

Fiscal Facts: State's share of public spending rises

In a gradual but far-reaching shift, the state government in recent years has accounted for a much larger share of public spending in Wisconsin than a quarter-century ago, increasing from 38.7 percent in 1993 to 47.6 percent in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Wed
16
Sep

Campaign visits demonstrate Wisconsin’s importance as swing state

By WisPolitics.com

The year 2020 is anything but normal.

But one thing that seemed normal on the recent Labor Day weekend: top national candidates visiting the Badger State to kick off the traditional campaign season.

Wed
09
Sep

Arts and culture in a pandemic: An existential threat

From WisPolicyForum.org

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing unemployment to increase sharply across Wisconsin’s economy, the arts and culture sector has been among the hardest hit.

Wed
02
Sep

Democratic counties outpace GOP strongholds in absentee voting for Aug. 11 primary

By WisPolitics.com

Voters in five of the state’s traditional Democratic counties were more likely to vote absentee than those in five key Republican counties in the Aug. 11 primary, according to a WisPolitics.com check of numbers available so far.

Wed
19
Aug

Incumbents win easily in most Wisconsin partisan primary contests

By WisPolitics.com

Incumbents fared well in the Aug. 11 partisan primary — except for one lawmaker.

Wed
12
Aug

Gov. Evers’ mask mandate likely to face similar legal challenges as stay-at-home order

By WisPolitics.com

Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to issue a statewide mask mandate could set up another legal bill over the extent of his powers to combat COVID-19. But it would be with different plaintiffs and a different composition on the state Supreme Court.

Wed
05
Aug

Legal tab for GOP lawmakers’ private attorneys nears $4.8 million

By WisPolitics.com

The tab for private attorneys hired by Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin has now hit nearly $4.8 million for this legislative session, fueled recently by fights over Gov. Tony Evers’ orders during the COVID-19 pandemic and a string of election lawsuits.

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