The number of Americans without health insurance would more than double if Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a study by the nonpartisan Urban Institute looking at the consequences of repealing the health care law with no immediate replacement.
Andrew Hopgood spent eight years going to sleep and waking up in a prison cell serving time for a robbery charge. When he was released in 2008, he lost the shelter prison provided him every night, and he faced the very real problem of where to stay.
Since 2014, about 9,500 people with disabilities have found employment through A Better Bottom Line, a program run by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation aimed at encouraging employers to hire those with disabilities.
Wisconsin saw a 9 percent increase in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in 2015, which was lower than the national rate. There were 23,945 cases of chlamydia, 5,253 cases of gonorrhea and 261 cases of syphilis in 2015.
The average student loan debt for 2015 Wisconsin graduates of four-year public or nonprofit private institutions was $29,460, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success.
Wisconsin's high school graduation rate stayed above the national average, which reached a record of 83.2 percent during the 2014-15 school year, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.