On November 19th, the Senate Committee on Education held a public hearing on a Senate Bill 527, relating to the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils. Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) testified that the bill would make "improvements in the way our schools utilize emergency safety m…

On November 14, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters interviewed the Department of Natural Resources Big Game Ecologist Kevin Wallenfang on the 2019 deer hunting season. They discussed how Wisconsin's deer hunting season has changed over the last 10-20 years. Wallenfang cited several c…

On November 12, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters sat down with two veterans of law enforcement and the criminal justice system - retired Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and former Dane County Sheriff Rick Raemisch, who also ran prison systems in Wisconsin and Colorado - to discuss …

On November 15, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discussed Gov. Tony Evers saying, "don't let the bastards keep you down," when talking to DATCP employees after the Senate voted no to Secretary-Designee Brad Pfaff's appointment. During a recent ne…

On November 7, the "Toasting Tony Earl" event was held to honor the 50th anniversary of the Democrat's election to the Assembly, his service as secretary of the state Natural Resources and Administration departments and his 1983-86 tenure as governor. Tommy Thompson, governor from 1987 - 200…

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All of this presidential election talk got us thinking about past trips to the polls. Wisconsin has one of the longest traditions of holding presidential preference primaries in the United States. Here is every primary winner the state has produced in the modern political era.

  • RILEY VETTERKIND rvetterkind@madison.com

The governor sent a letter to the Legislature's budget committee requesting it approve more than $3 million in annual funding for programs meant to curb homelessness. 

  • AMIE RIVERS amie.rivers@wcfcourier.com

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker released his economic plan Nov. 6, saying those policies are particularly geared toward smaller cities and rural areas, like Waterloo and Northeast Iowa more broadly.