Articles by Marisa Wojcik

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Correspondence between Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin show growing conflict over the company's contract and status of public tax subsidies. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan discusses the current status of the state's position on the agreement.
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The first of three proposals to change eligibility for food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has been finalized by the Trump administration. Here's what the finalized rule means for Wisconsin.
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High-paying jobs in Wisconsin are on the rise, according to a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The report's author, Joe Peterangelo, discusses the state's overall employment trends, how they're growing in metro areas, and what's happening with high- and low-wage jobs.
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DreamUp Wisconsin set a goal of raising the net income of 10,000 households by 10% by the end of 2022. Bridgit Van Bellegham, community relations coordinator for the Madison-based project, discusses its efforts to foster ideas centered around child care, legal services, debt and more.
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Wisconsin saw 60 fatal car collisions as a result of distracted driving in 2018. One family's tragic experience led a Hudson man to pursue laws that would restrict the use of smart phones by drivers, including a proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature.
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Milwaukee and Racine have been ranked the first and second worst places for African Americans to live in the U.S., according to a report from 24/7 Wall St. UW-Madison associate professor of sociology John Eason discusses these rankings what they mean for each community.
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Nearly nine out of every 10 unmet requests from domestic violence survivors in Wisconsin are for housing resources. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin policy and systems analyst Abby Swetz discusses the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.
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A UW-Madison homecoming video sparked outcry over its lack of representation of diversity in the student body. The Student Inclusion Coalition subsequently formed in response, and member Kingsley-Reigne Pissang discusses how the group hopes to help the campus move forward.
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How can livestock odors be measured and quantified in a systematic and fair way? Is it even possible to break down an odor into its component parts, or to identify an acceptable odor threshold? It turns out these questions are the subject of rigorous scientific research.
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Wisconsin has a law on its books that limits nuisance lawsuits against farmers. But as farms expand in size, the conflict with their neighbors grow as well. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the state's "right-to-farm" law and debates over how to regulate growing farms.