State

Wed
03
Mar

People’s Maps Commission seeks public comment

The People’s Maps Commission will hold a virtual public hearing for the Second Congressional on Thursday, March 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to seek public input on the upcoming redistricting of legislative maps. All Wisconsin residents are encouraged to watch and participate. 

Wed
03
Mar

Wisconsin’s jobless pushed to brink as ideas swirl for mending torn safety net


Brandon Cacek, 40, stands outside of his home in Marinette on Feb. 3. (Angela Major/WPR photo)

Brandon Cacek filed for unemployment insurance in mid-March last year after losing his substitute teaching job due to the pandemic. He’s still waiting for that crucial aid 11 months later. 

Wed
03
Mar

Fiscal Facts: Wisconsin sees slow but significant shift in state, local spending

In recent decades, the distribution of spending between state and local government in Wisconsin has undergone a slow but profound shift, with the gap between the local and state shares nearly erased.

Wed
03
Mar

Fiscal Facts: Pandemic hits casino revenues — and state

While the pandemic’s impact on the entertainment industry has been widely reported, less attention has been paid to the significant fallout for tribal casinos and state and local revenues.

Wed
03
Mar

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

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
03
Mar

Applications sought for WI Agriculture Youth Council

Young residents with an interest in farming and related industries are invited to sign up for the 2021-2022 Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council.

The deadline for applications is March 31.

Fri
26
Feb

State seeks summer food sponsors

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is looking for sponsors for its summer food service program.

The program provides meals to children in economically disadvantaged areas.

Sat
20
Feb

Wisconsin state superintendent dedicates February to tech education

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education Month.

The proclamation recognizes the important role CTE programs have in preparing students of diverse careers.

Sat
20
Feb

Lottery credit lowers tax bill for Wisconsin homeowners

Wisconsin homeowners may have noticed a slight break on their tax bills.

The lottery credit has resulted in an average reduction of $161 per taxpayer.

If an owner pays their taxes in two or more installments, the credit is applied to the first installment. It appears as the Lottery Credit on tax bills.

Sat
13
Feb

Energy company explains how to stay safe during extreme cold

Alliant Energy says it’s able to handle demand for increased heat from the cold, and advises residents on what they can do to further remain warm during this bitter cold spell.

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