Last year, Republicans sent a bill to Governor Tony Evers’s desk that would have lowered the number of required training hours for nursing aides, but Evers vetoed it. This Wednesday, Republicans will convene to try overriding the veto and pass the bill. If they succeed, it will be the first veto override in Wisconsin since […]
This Tuesday, as part of the NBA’s “Play for Justice” initiative, a little bit of the energy of a Bucks home game could be felt at the Racine Correctional Institution as players and coaches visited the men’s state prison. Incarcerated individuals and those completing their sentences shared their experiences before a pickup basketball game. Host […]
In a press release Monday morning, Wisconsin National Guard Major General Don Dunbar said that he and his team were in the process of reviewing a report about sexual assault in the Guard. By this afternoon, Dunbar — Wisconsin’s top commander of the National Guard— had announced his resignation. The report was completed by the […]
Following the firing of Department of Agriculture Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff earlier this month, Democratic Governor Tony Evers described the vote as “amoral and stupid.” Looking at a national picture, governors in a dozen states now face legislatures controlled by the other party. While some can reach compromises, policy fights and angry words, like Evers’, are […]
Wisconsin governor Tony Evers signed a bill yesterday that established a mandatory minimum of five years prison time for people convicted of homicide while driving drunk. The bill applies to both first-time and repeat offenders. In Wisconsin, the first drunk driving offense is treated as a civil violation. You can have your driver’s license suspended, […]
In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.