State

Thu
18
Jan

Wisconsin reached highest enrollment ever on HealthCare.gov

Gov. Tony Evers announced that, according to new enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as of Dec. 23, 254,482 Wisconsinites have signed up for health insurance on the individual marketplace. This marks the highest enrollment Wisconsin has ever reached.

Thu
18
Jan

Apply now for agricultural grants

The Food, Faith and Farming Network has grants available for producers in Sauk County.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 30 and maximum awards are $1,500. Winners will be announced Feb. 27.

Thu
11
Jan

Officers work to stop human trafficking on highways

The Wisconsin State Patrol’s January Law of the Month encourages all Wisconsinites to learn about human trafficking and help stop the crime in our state.

Thu
11
Jan

Fiscal Facts: Our top 5 research findings for 2023

Forum researchers churned out 54 reports and interactive data tools in 2023 that covered a wide variety of timely issues. It wasn't easy to choose our top five from our dozens of in-depth reports, policy briefs, and interactive data tools. But here is the year’s top five list in order of publication.

Thu
11
Jan

Appreciating snowplow drivers


It’s important to leave plenty room for snowplows to do their job. (Photo from Wisconsin State Patrol)

In partnership with the Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA), the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) urges drivers to slow down and be alert on Wisconsin roads this winter.

Thu
04
Jan

Fiscal Facts: Property taxes shoot up, but tax credits cushion blow

On bills being mailed out this month, gross property taxes in Wisconsin will climb by the largest amount since the Great Recession. This comes in spite of the current state budget, which delivered historic aid increases to municipalities and counties.

Thu
04
Jan

Fiscal Facts: Wisconsin’s teacher pay predicament

Median teacher pay in Wisconsin has fallen on an inflation-adjusted basis over the last decade, with retirements and limited pay increases both playing key roles.

Thu
04
Jan

Wisconsin’s ‘Smart Growth’ law requires planning to meet housing needs, but enforcement is lax

This story was originally published by Wisconsin Watch.

Robin Palm lives in Milwaukee and works for the village of Mount Pleasant, but he’s willing to metaphorically die on a hill in Wauwatosa in the name of affordable housing. Or more precisely, on a 10-acre plot of land in the Milwaukee suburb.

Thu
04
Jan

Pandemic brings telehealth boom to rural Wisconsin, but barriers linger

Marshfield Medical Center family nurse practitioner Brianna Czaikowski says telehealth appointments are a game-changer for some patients. But in serving a mostly rural community, Czaikowski often fights spotty connections and miscommunication when providing virtual care.

Thu
04
Jan

Fiscal Facts: States look to child tax credits to boost family budgets

The number of states offering income tax credits to families with children has doubled in the last three years, after the federal child tax credit was expanded twice since 2017.

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