SIX OF SEVEN: Wisconsin Supreme Court has highest percentage of female justices on a top state court in the country
The April election could alter the gender makeup of the court. Research suggests the addition of female justices has little effect on court rulings, with one notable exception.
Judge sides with The Badger Project in public records lawsuit against Wausau Police Department
The police department had responded to a request by heavily redacting investigation documents into alleged misconduct of one of its officers.
For second straight year, Milwaukee Press Club nominates The Badger Project for journalism award
Managing editor Peter Cameron won gold last year for another investigative story on law enforcement.
At least 17 states require students to study financial literacy. Why doesn’t Wisconsin?
Many schools in the state offer it or even require it, but it’s not a requirement statewide. The governor wants to use $5 million to fund the class, but that’s not enough for every kid. Some Republicans want to require it, but aren’t funding it.
The Badger Project wins public records ‘Opee’ award from Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council
The Media Openness Award acknowledges The Badger Project’s use of – and fight for – records to investigate law enforcement.
Illinois and Michigan again earned hundreds of millions from weed taxes in 2022, even more than previous year
Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled legislature in #Wisconsin is still struggling to legalize medicinal #marijuana.
The top donors (so far) to Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Herb Kohl, Lynde Uihlein, Karla Jurvetson and several members of the Lubar family have all given the maximum.
The top donors (so far) to former Justice Daniel Kelly, right-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Billionaire conservative donor Diane Henricks of ABC Building Supply in Beloit and her daughter have both given his campaign the maximum donation allowed by law.
The top donors (so far) to Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, right-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Kwik Trip owner Donald Zeitlow has given her campaign $10,000.
The top donors (so far) to Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Mitchell is last in the field in total cash raised, but receiving lots of support from small-dollar donors.