The new law makes fentanyl a schedule 1 drug — which means prosecutors can charge people who make and distribute it. One of the bill’s authors, Republican Representative Joel Kleefisch says the bill will be a model for the rest of the country. “This is going to change opioid distribution in the state of Wisconsin, […]
Mayor Paul Soglin was one of the students who led the charge against Dow Chemical recruiting on UW-Madison’s campus. The protest against the company for manufacturing Napalm used in the Vietnam War marked a turning point in Soglin’s career, and he says, in Madison history. “I think the protest was successful in terms of changing […]
Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera provided transportation for people from across the state to testify at the hearing. The group’s leader, Christine Neumann Ortiz, worries it will open the floodgates for racial profiling and distrust of lawmakers in immigrant communities. “When you characterize an entire group of people as criminal, that’s racist,” Neumann […]
UW extension chancellor Cathy Sandeen supports the changes, even though it means her division wouldn’t exist after July of next year. UW extension currently operates the system’s thirteen two year campuses, which are designed to be affordable options for college students — many of whom go on to transfer to a four year UW school. […]
Work began on the city’s newest police station today. The project’s estimated cost is close $11 million and has been in the works for years. Funding was narrowly approved by the city’s operating budget two years ago. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says it’s a step in the right direction for community policing. He says […]
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill versus Whitford, a lawsuit that’s set to decide the fates of Wisconsin’s state legislative districts. Plaintiffs are arguing that Republicans gerrymandered the state Assembly’s map after the 2010 census. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley is covering the case in Washington D.C.