State

Mon
26
Sep

Fiscal Facts: Public sector work force takes hit

Amid a historically tight labor market, reports from Wisconsin’s largest public employee retirement systems show that between retirements and other exits, state and local employees left their jobs at record rates in 2021.

Mon
26
Sep

Should you eat fish from the Mississippi River? Depends on which state you ask

Danny Paccasassi, a lifelong Memphis resident, started fishing on the Mississippi River 40 years ago. Now he runs a fishing charter. But he rarely eats the fish he catches.

Mon
26
Sep

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Tart apple brings sweet memory


Eating too many unripe apples can cause digestive discomfort. (Photo by Chris Hardie)

 

I had a ghost memory the other day that took me back nearly 50 years.

Also known as involuntary memory, precious fragments, mind pops or a host of other names, ghost memories occur when the sight, smell or sound of something takes you back to a past memory or experience.

Thu
15
Sep

Law of the Month: Put children’s safety first on every trip in a vehicle

Crashes are a leading cause of death for children across the U.S. On average, about 2,000 children 12 and under are hurt in crashes in Wisconsin every year.

Mon
15
Aug

How Wisconsin’s ‘honor’ system for removing guns from domestic abusers failed Jesi Ewers

The attack came without warning and, as far as Jessica “Jesi” Ewers could tell, without provocation.

Mon
15
Aug

Fiscal Facts: Wisconsin school enrollment stabilizes but fails to recover prior year’s losses

Enrollment in Wisconsin public and charter schools stabilized in 2021 but failed to recoup any of the decrease of more than 25,000 students that occurred the previous year. Graduation and attendance rates declined statewide amid a slew of pandemic-related disruptions.

Mon
15
Aug

Vos could pick next elections commission chair

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos could be picking the next Elections Commission chair in the wake of the abrupt resignation of Dean Knudson.

And that could be a crucial decision given the high-stakes elections this fall for governor and U.S. Senate.

Mon
08
Aug

Economist: Focus on mom-and-pop businesses to help rural economy

An economist with UW-Madison argues the state should focus more on developing “homegrown” businesses rather than recruiting companies to move to Wisconsin.

Mon
08
Aug

Debate rages over absentee ballots

The debate over absentee ballots is far from over.

Mon
08
Aug

Bail jumping, evading police, sexual assault among legal troubles candidates faced, records show

State and federal candidates on the ballot have faced legal troubles for issues ranging from eluding police to bail jumping, according to a WisPolitics.com review of online court records.

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