State of Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget allows 0.5% increase in sales tax, addresses concerns from municipalities

Counties will be allowed to increase sales tax to diversify local revenue sources, empower local governments

Features

The New Normal: Students and experts share difficulties, lasting effects of restricted social life

As health guidelines continue to persist, students struggle to form strong, lasting relationships

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin hunters exceed quota by double for fourth ever wolf hunting season

Season comes after controversial wolf deslisting from Endangered Species Act

City of Madison

BIPOC community of Madison less likely to get mental health support despite higher COVID-19 rates

'The cultural stigma in discussing and addressing mental health illnesses is also prevalent, particularly among communities of color,' state rep. says

City of Madison

Wisconsinites vote for state superintendent in spring primary election

'State superintendent has the opportunity to advance important values like racial equity and help uplift public schools,' Young Progressive representative says

State of Wisconsin

GOP lawmakers create resolution to terminate statewide mask mandate

'Regardless of whether state or federal laws require it, respect for the health of our families, neighbors and ourselves should compel us to always wear masks in public settings until the pandemic is under control,' dean says

City of Madison

Madison featured as ‘climate-haven’ in CBS segment on climate refugees

'Dane County and the City of Madison have stepped forward and have laid out plans that can serve as models for other local governments,' UW professor says

City of Madison

Madison Public Library’s 2.1% budget cut to impact houseless individuals, community members

Madison seeks to improve computer access to all residents despite COVID-19 restrictions

UW-Madison Campus

UPDATED: UWPD announces distancing from ‘thin blue line imagery’

'We must consider the cost of clinging to a symbol that is undeniably and inextricably linked to actions and beliefs antithetical to UWPD’s values,' UWPD Chief says

City of Madison

Common Council votes to ban MPD from using facial recognition technology

'These technologies have pretty well established and serious flaws in their capacity to accurately identify Black and Brown faces,' registrant says in support of ban

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