History

The length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking, records and interviews show.
In the 21st century, nearly a century after its founding in the 1930s, the institution balances Wisconsin's tradition of ecological research with public outreach, citizen-science projects and hosting visitors.
One of Milwaukee's socialist projects was the Garden Homes district, a housing project modeled after the British "garden city" movement that provided working class people with well-built homes, yards, and easy access to a local park.
For nearly 30 years up to 1994, Tommy Thompson was the only Wisconsin governor to issue executive orders to lower flags.
Though the passenger pigeon went extinct a century ago, could its absence have repercussions that are being felt in the 21st century?
Wisconsin's popular identity owes quite a bit to cows, their milk and culinary staples like cheese and ice cream.
Slavery was present in pre-statehood Wisconsin, and the institution writ large shaped attitudes that would impede efforts by African Americans in the state to secure their right to vote.
How often do flags fly at half-staff in Wisconsin? More than they used to.
From the the rights of runaway slaves in to the modern debate over school vouchers, Wisconsin has played a significant role in shaping American law.
As the U.S. dairy industry continues to struggle in the face of ongoing low prices, federal policies intended to support farmers are attracting more attention.