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Government

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.

Wed
29
Jul

As Gov. Evers calls for $250 million in cuts, Tommy Thompson seeks to limit impact on UW System

By WisPolitics.com

UW System President Tommy Thompson and a coalition of shared governance groups are seeking to limit cuts to the state’s university system following Gov. Tony Evers’ call for $250 million in state agency budget cuts for the current fiscal year.

Tue
30
Jun

Department of revenue releases latest Wisconsin economic outlook

The Wisconsin Economic Forecast Update provides an overview of the state's current economic conditions and a forecast of critical economic metrics. Last week, the Wisconsin Economic Forecast Update: June 2020 was made available.  

Tue
30
Jun

Gov. Evers releases statement on Madison protests

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers released the following statement regarding last week’s protests in Madison:

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