State

Thu
07
Mar

Fiscal Facts: Who’s driving the bus?

Wisconsin has seen a 17.7 percent drop in licensed school bus drivers over the past 15 years, creating challenges for school districts and the families they serve.

Thu
07
Mar

State department strives to protect consumers

Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed March 3-9 as National Consumer Protection Week in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is celebrating by promoting its many free resources and programs, including several that are new and improved.

Thu
22
Feb

Fiscal Facts: Higher education and Wisconsin's future job market

Amid a national debate about the value of higher education, a college degree would be required for a nearly two-thirds of higher-paying job openings that state officials project to exist in Wisconsin through 2030.

Thu
22
Feb

Students sought for Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council

The Reedsburg area has been represented in the past on the state’s Agriculture Youth Council. Applications are open now for ag students who want to be part of this volunteer opportunity.

The Council is open to students who will be high school seniors during the 2024-2025 school year.

Thu
15
Feb

Landlord-tenant disputes, telemarketing were top consumer complaints of 2023

As the state’s primary consumer protection agency, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) receives tens of thousands of requests for assistance and resources each year.

Thu
15
Feb

Fiscal Facts: Understanding technical college funding in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s technical colleges receive high per-student funding levels compared to other public two-year colleges nationally, previous Wisconsin Policy Forum research found. Our very latest research provides new findings and insights that provide greater context for that comparison.

Thu
15
Feb

Wisconsin bill would limit local control over animal welfare

Republican state lawmakers are proposing to restrict local authority to regulate Wisconsin farms and other animal facilities in agriculturally zoned areas.

Thu
15
Feb

Law of the Month: Change lanes carefully to avoid collisions

The Wisconsin State Patrol encourages motorists to brush up on their driving fundamentals with the law of the month: Safe merging.

Thu
15
Feb

Big changes in store for 2024 legislative maps

The action by the new liberal majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court was expected.

But that didn't diminish the impact of a late December 4-3 decision that GOP maps are unconstitutional.

The likely result, barring U.S. Supreme Court intervention: new legislative lines for the 2024 elections.

Thu
08
Feb

Mild temperatures cause end of frozen road declaration

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is ending the frozen road declaration for the entire state as of Feb. 3, and enacting Class II road restrictions for Zones 1 through 5.

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