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Government

Wed
08
Sep

WEDC launches $10,000 Main Street Bounceback Grant application period

The Wisconsin Economic Develop-ment Corporation has launched the Main Street Bounceback Grant program with a goal of reenergizing Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors by providing $10,000 grants to a business that moves into a vacant commercial space.
Wed
08
Sep

In Wisconsin, some cuts to police predate calls for defunding

In recent years, police budgets have faced heightened public scrutiny — a trend that only intensified after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. This has included a push by some activists to “defund” local police departments.
Wed
28
Jul

Wisconsin legislative races already taking shape for 2022

 
Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin who narrowly won their seats are gearing up for 2022 campaigns as they face Republican opposition and the uncertainties of redistricting.
Wed
23
Jun

Young Kimberly soccer team finishes one game shy of state

After beating rival Appleton North 1-0 in a sectional semifinal the day prior, the Kimberly girls’ soccer team — which starts more than a handful of freshmen and sophomores — made its way to Saturday’s sectional final, played on North’s home turf, against fellow No. 1 seed Hudson.
Wed
16
Jun

Unprecedented aid: Federal assistance to state and locals shatters previous levels

State and local governments in Wisconsin are on track to receive nearly $20 billion in federal aid from COVID-19 relief measures enacted in the last 13 months, more than double what the state received from the 2009 federal stimulus amid the Great Recession, according to a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report. 
Wed
16
Jun

Democratic field grows in 2022 U.S. Senate race

While Republican Sen. Ron Johnson keeps everybody waiting on his 2022 plans, Democratic activists are eyeing a growing field of declared and potential candidates to take him on next year.
Wed
09
Jun

Eight-year UW tuition freeze may be ending

 
The University of Wisconsin tuition freeze that’s been in place for the past eight years would expire under a Republican motion the Joint Finance Committee approved in late May.
Wed
19
May

GOP looks to federal money to boost school districts with in-person instruction

 
As Republicans push to reward school districts that have provided in-person instruction over the past year, using federal funds from the latest COVID-19 package has emerged as a possible path to that goal, according to multiple sources.

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