Left: A sewer line under construction along St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee in 1920. Right: Victor Berger, co-founder of the Socialist Party of America, editor of the Milwaukee Leader, and the first Socialist elected to Congress. Lower: Construction of a Milwaukee sewer line in 1932. (Photos courtesy: Wisconsin Historical Society and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.)
Infrastructure Is Good Politics—Just Ask Milwaukee’s Sewer Socialists of 1904

Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Here’s Why Republicans Are Introducing Bills All Over the US for Things Nobody in Wisconsin Is Asking For

Legislators work on cookie-cutter proposals sent out by right wing groups because gerrymandering means they don’t need to get bill ideas from their constituents.

Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

Emily Shields
Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

This family was among about 200 people who attended a march Thursday evening in Madison to support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the wake of a shooting spree in Georgia that left eight dead, including six Asian women. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Wisconsinites Hold Vigils to Call Out Anti-Asian Violence in Wake of Atlanta Spa Killings

"What happened was racially motivated, and don’t let anyone else tell you that it’s not always about race."

The Wisconsin Capitol building dominates the skyline of downtown Madison in this photo from Jan. 28, 2021. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Legislature’s First Month of 2021 Came and Went With No COVID Relief

Assembly shoots down a compromise deal with Gov. Evers while the Senate nearly costs the state $50 million per month in a rushed vote.

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Green Bay Physicians Compare Vaccine Success to ‘Hail Mary’ Touchdown

Doctors from Green Bay-area hospitals endorse safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine.