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Senate passes coronavirus relief aid; bill now returns to the House Baldwin: "People are still struggling in Wisconsin and I am supporting...
by Ariana Figueroa on March 6, 2021 at 11:38 PM
The U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan Saturday afternoon after wrangling over an amendment to trim unemployment benefits derailed the bill’s passage for nearly an entire day. The Senate version, […]
Standing in solidarity for a better future Voces de la Frontera, BLOC, YES! and other groups unite to push for COVID relief and criminal...
by Isiah Holmes on March 5, 2021 at 12:23 PM
Black and brown communities in Wisconsin are standing together in solidarity with immigrants as the Biden administration continues into its first 100 days. New bonds are being forged as members of Black and Latino groups highlight their shared […]
‘Spring is coming. It’s been a year of coping with COVID-19’ As the vaccine brings hope, health official urges attention to the...
by Erik Gunn on March 5, 2021 at 12:14 PM
With COVID-19 vaccinations soaring and new cases continuing to diminish, Julie Willems Van Dijk is urging Wisconsin residents to guard against one particular side effect: Covid fatigue. “We are all tempted to just be done, right?” Van […]
Researchers argue for strong state, local aid in federal COVID plan Claims that help isn’t needed are ‘a myth’ that ignores the depth...
by Erik Gunn on March 5, 2021 at 12:11 PM
Attacks on proposed new federal aid to state and local governments are based on misinterpreting the data and minimizing the depth of national need, according to two researchers. Republicans — including Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson — have […]
Sex crimes and holding public officials accountable Twice in recent months, Wisconsin government officials have been charged with sex...
by Henry Redman on March 4, 2021 at 12:50 PM
In recent months, two Wisconsin law enforcement officials have been charged with sex crimes stemming from the inherent power imbalance between government officials and civilians or supervisors and subordinates. Yet in neither case will the official […]
GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads toward vote on COVID bill Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson calls it a 'boondoggle...
by Laura Olson on March 4, 2021 at 2:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question of whether state and local governments need another infusion of federal aid. […]
Poetry for the people Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Wisconsin’s first Black poet laureate, shares a message of connection
by Catherine Capellaro on March 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM
On Inauguration Day, while the country was still on edge after the horrific violence of Jan. 6, Dasha Kelly Hamilton — Wisconsin’s newly inaugurated poet laureate — was half tuned in to the broadcast from Washington, D.C. She […]
Protecting women or a transphobic agenda in new sport participation bills? LGBTQ Caucus: Bills are "cruel and discriminatory and will...
by Melanie Conklin on March 3, 2021 at 12:49 PM
To kick-off March as Women’s History Month, three Republican lawmakers — Rep. Barb Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc), Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) and Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) — introduced bills purporting to […]
A financial transaction tax would hurt seniors Rein in Wall Street and hedge funds in a way that makes the market more fair for the rest of...
by Gary Mitchell on March 3, 2021 at 12:16 PM
Last week, Robinhood testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee. Not the bow and arrow wielding saint of Sherwood Forest, the stock market trading app a young person in your life has on their smartphone. Turns out, it was apps like […]
Johnson & Johnson vaccine gives a boost to educator vaccination plan Public health officials hope to see public willingness to get a shot...
by Erik Gunn on March 3, 2021 at 12:45 AM
The newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus will help Wisconsin boost vaccinations for educators, who became eligible for the shot this week. Wisconsin expects to begin receiving its first allotment of about 48,000 doses of […]
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