Policy

Problems related to an inability to pay cash bail, and a raft of lawsuits, have prompted numerous states including Wisconsin to question whether using the practice for minor offenses is cost-effective — or even constitutional.
Gov. Tony Evers carried Wisconsin's 2018 election for governor by a narrow margin of 1.1 percent, which accounted for just under 30,000 votes statewide.
Efforts to reduce the Wisconsin's prison population and implement changes in criminal justice policies will likely be an uphill battle.
Women vying for public office made historic waves across the United States in the 2018 midterm elections. Wisconsin, however, didn't quite follow that national trend.
Volunteers are an integral part of helping the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources keep track of the state's gray wolf population, which has grown in size and range over the past several decades.
WisContext 's in-depth looks at a variety of demographic, economic, environmental and policymaking issues in 2018 spanned the state.
Despite a lot of noise, there was little movement on health insurance policy across the United States in 2017. As a result, there was likewise little movement in terms of insurance coverage rates, including in Wisconsin.
As Americans prepare to cook and consume nearly 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, an ongoing outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to the poultry means food safety at home is more critical than ever.
Since 2010, when voters swept Republicans into power, Wisconsin legislators have increasingly used such secretive maneuvers to keep the public in the dark about major spending and policy changes, interviews and records show.
School referendums around Wisconsin have been steadily increasing in the 2010s, particularly years when a general election is held.