People / Policy

The state of Wisconsin's efforts to attract and retain a younger workforce are coinciding with a growing public reckoning in Madison and surrounding Dane County with the fact that many of its minority residents don't necessarily experience the city as welcoming or inclusive
Elected officials looking to get reelected or climb the political ladder or have a degree of leeway that most other public employees and private-sector workers don't.
Wisconsin officials say they have taken multiple steps in recent months to guard against the type of attack that Russian hackers unleashed on neighboring Illinois when they allegedly stole data about hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters before the 2016 election.
A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing. A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results. An email address is compromised, giving bad actors the same access to voting software as a local elections official.
If a student-athlete is eager to get back on the field after a blow to the head, who is holding them back and how are they held accountable?
The politicians' effort — ultimately blocked by judges — demonstrates the power of secret contributions to reshape state law while the public is kept in the dark.
Wisconsin may be known as the Dairy State, but its status as a bastion of beer is just as legendary.
School-lunch programs have developed over the course of many decades, and their specific shape and intentions have not always been a matter of political consensus.
Limited access to reliable, high-speed internet services is an issue facing rural Wisconsin that generates a lot of attention and calls for action, yet may seem to be moving at a crawl.
As farms and other agricultural businesses around Wisconsin struggle to find and retain employees, many turn to seasonal worker programs to hire workers from outside the United States to fill empty positions.