With all the attention focused on the Most Expensive State Supreme Court Race in U.S. History, Wisconsin voters have not had much of a chance to absorb the ballot measures — including two that would amend the state constitution — they are expected to ratify or reject in the April 4 election.
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Enslaved Workers Are Making Your Breakfast: Wisconsin Confronts Labor Trafficking | Opinion
On Friday, a coalition of advocates for migrant workers and state officials announced a $5.1 million grant to fight labor trafficking in Wisconsin.
Is It Time for Teachers To Get a Raise? | Opinion
Michael Addonizio, an education policy expert at Wayne State University, provides insight on the current state of teacher salaries, whether a collective raise is in order and how one might be achieved.
Restoring Funding for Wisconsin Public Schools Should Be a No-Brainer | Opinion
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to use part of the record-breaking $7 billion state budget surplus to restore funding for Wisconsin public schools should not be a partisan issue.
Wisconsin Budget Debate: What Kind of State Do We Want? | Opinion
Evers wants to fund our schools, support small businesses, address the mental health crisis, and beat back the scourge of PFAS “forever chemicals” in drinking water in communities all over Wisconsin.
How To Save Wisconsin’s Health and Environment | Opinion
Wisconsin’s Green Fire, a nonprofit group that says its mission is “to protect Wisconsin’s conservation legacy” by “promoting science-based management of natural resources,” recently issued a report that says the Legislature and state agencies are in the vice-like grip of powerful lobbyists led by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Green Jobs and the New Wisconsin Economy | Opinion
Addressing climate change will drive new economic opportunities and create jobs as traditional industries are reshaped.
Tecumseh and the War for the Northwest Territory | Opinion
Last week marked the 209th anniversary of the killing in battle of Ohio Shawnee chief Tecumseh, born near Chillicothe in 1768.
Records Reveal State Officials’ Response to Elder Eviction | Opinion
The head of a state agency charged with enforcing Wisconsin’s rules regarding nursing homes and other residential care facilities was blindsided to learn that unknown others in state government had rescinded citations issued to a Milwaukee-area provider regarding the unlawful eviction of my then-97-year-old mother, Elaine Benz.