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Government

Wed
28
Apr

As legalization stalls at state level, local governments tackle marijuana policy

 
Nearly a decade after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, the debate has spiked in Wisconsin as more states join the pro-marijuana ranks.
Wed
21
Apr

State budget drama presents dilemmas for major players

 
Every budget starts with a little drama. When will they finish it? Will they even get it done?
Wed
14
Apr

Evers’ budget plan big on climate change measures

 
Gov. Tony Evers’ budget includes some three dozen recommendations from his Climate Change Task Force, including tens of millions in new investments in green jobs, conservation efforts and renewable energy.
Wed
24
Feb

Wisconsin lawmakers ‘closer’ to legalizing medical marijuana, far from allowing recreational use


WisPolitics.com
 
The majority-Republican Legislature is likely to block Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Wisconsin, but a GOP senator suggests medical marijuana could advance.
Wed
10
Feb

Gov. Evers signs new Public Health Emergency

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #105 and Emergency Order #1 on Friday, establishing a statewide public health emergency and requiring face coverings in public places to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.

Wed
10
Feb

Gov. Evers proposes legalizing marijuana, investing portion of revenue in equity initiatives and rural schools

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Sunday his 2021-23 biennial budget proposes regulating and taxing marijuana much like Wisconsin regulates and taxes alcohol. Under the proposal, Wisconsin would join 15 other states, including neighboring Michigan and Illinois, in legalizing recreational marijuana.

Tue
26
Jan

Rep. Gallagher appeals to president the importance of keystone pipeline


Trevor Martin, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 400 business manager, introduces Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), who discussed President Biden’s executive order halting construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline at the Local 400 training center in Kaukauna/Brian Roebke photo

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Wed
20
Jan

DPI candidates call for more equality across school system

By WisPolitics.com

Wisconsin state schools superintendent candidates are arguing for a more equitable school system, more funding and less focus on standardized testing. But the seven candidates vying for the state’s top education job differ on how to achieve those goals.

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