The UW Center on Wisconsin Strategy released its 2019 State of Working Wisconsin report. Its associate director Laura Dresser discusses the report's findings, particularly long-term trends related to growing productivity and ongoing wage stagnation.
Wisconsin has an unusually large number of local governments. Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Jason Stein discusses how a complicated network of governments in the state to can lead to redundancy and inefficiency when it comes to serving their residents.
Technological changes — electricity and mechanization — in the mid-20th century would revolutionize the practice and business of agriculture in Wisconsin, and set into motion economic and demographic changes that continue well into the 21st century.
Farmers grow a whole lot of crops in Wisconsin, but the state's wild places, not to mention its sidewalk cracks, are also home to edible and handy plants for anybody enterprising enough to find and gather them.
The state Public Service Commission approved the proposed 100-mile Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission through southwest Wisconsin. RENEW Wisconsin executive director Tyler Huebner and Environmental Law and Policy Center attorney Howard Learner discuss the decision.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has faced prison overcrowding and staffing shortages for years. Sec.-Designee Kevin Carr discusses these and other challenges the agency hopes to tackle, including plans to close the embattled Lincoln Hills juvenile facility.
The city of Hayward owes its existence to the waters and woods of northern Wisconsin, but the same geography that sparked and sustained the community's growth likewise heralds an emerging menace to its future.
In the American system of checks and balances, the third branch is key. Made up of the supreme, appellate, circuit and municipal courts — the judicial branch — interprets the laws. But how are those interpreters, or justices, put on the bench?
Repeated flood damage is bleeding budgets in northwest Wisconsin. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the cycle of storm damage and infrastructure repair, and how communities in the region are dealing with it.