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Thu
12
Oct

Stay safe during fall harvest

As the annual fall harvest season gets underway, Alliant Energy reminds farmers of the vital importance of staying safe when operating farm equipment near power lines. 

Thu
12
Oct

DMV road test waiver pilot program to end Dec. 31

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that the Road Test Waiver pilot program will end on December 31.

Thu
21
Sep

FISCAL FACTS: Locally assessed property values fail to keep up with booming real estate market

With real estate values rocketing upward during the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap between local property tax assessments and market values in Wisconsin is now the largest in recent memory.

Thu
21
Sep

Agriculture Tourism Week runs Sept. 21-Oct. 2

For the third year running, Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed the last week of September as Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Week.

Thu
21
Sep

FISCAL FACTS: Revolving classroom doors: Recent trends in Wisconsin’s teacher turnover

Teacher turnover surged in Wisconsin in 2023 as record numbers of teachers moved between districts, and the most teachers since 2012 left public school classrooms altogether.

Thu
21
Sep
Thu
14
Sep

September Law of the Month: Rail crossing safety

A safe rail industry relies on road users to avoid serious crashes and keep trains moving smoothly through more than 4,000 public rail crossings across the state.

Thu
14
Sep

FISCAL FACTS: Student absenteeism rises again, test scores remain below pre-pandemic levels

Rates of chronically absent students continued to increase in Wisconsin schools in the 2021-22 school year, with the reported data rising even more sharply than during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu
14
Sep

FISCAL FACTS: Property values increase by second-most in nearly 40 years, levy hikes lag inflation

Wisconsin’s 13.1 percent increase in total equalized property values in 2023 was the second-largest percentage increase since at least 1985, topped only by slightly higher growth in 2022.

Thu
07
Sep

President Biden’s EPA proposes tougher lead dust rules. Here’s what it means in Wisconsin.


A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal would lower the threshold of lead considered hazardous — and therefore requiring abatement — on floors and window sills. Here, a Milwaukee rental home is investigated for lead during a 2015 inspection. (Matt Campbell/Wisconsin Watch)

Aiming to reduce childhood lead exposure, the federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a rule that would require property owners to clean up any reportable amount of lead dust detected on floors and window sills at pre-1978 homes and child care facilities.

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