State

Thu
19
Oct

Fiscal Facts: School enrollment numbers raise questions about missing students

Total enrollment at Wisconsin’s public and charter schools sharply declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and has continued to fall since.

Thu
19
Oct

Fiscal Facts: As other states go dry, Wisconsin’s water use plummets

Wisconsin seemingly swims in an abundance of fresh water. Unlike some western states that struggle with empty reservoirs and limits on growth imposed by water shortages, our municipal water supplies facing little threat, even during summer droughts.

Thu
12
Oct

Law of the Month: Be careful as daylight diminishes

As fall settles in and the days get shorter, the Wisconsin State Patrol reminds motorists that driving at dusk or in the dark requires extra attention. While only one quarter of driving is done at night, 50 percent of traffic deaths in the U.S. happen at night, according to the National Safety Council.

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.

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