Wisconsin's budget-writing committee approved a two-year extension for the state's stewardship fund that purchases land for outdoor recreation and environmental protection. Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Jason Stein discusses the program's funding.
Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.
Declining enrollments and complicated funding streams are making it harder and harder for rural schools to keep the lights on. Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance director Kim Kaukl discusses this seemingly inescapable pattern and shares his own story in Spring Valley.
In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to ratify the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. A celebration at the state Capitol 100 years later recalled that history and its legacy.
The city of Madison's water quality manager, Joe Grande, voluntarily tested for PFAS chemicals in public water wells that aren't regulated. Grande discusses what is known and remains unknown about these pollutants.
Wisconsin courts have suffered from a dearth of attorneys to hire when public defenders are unavailable. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Pat Roggensack says a budget measure increasing pay for these attorneys is "absolutely critical."
The Wisconsin Legislature voted to postpone a proposal to increase fees on concentrated animal feeding operations. Wisconsin Dairy Alliance president Cindy Leitner and Wisconsin's Green Fire executive director Fred Clark discuss the scope of the proposal.