The Badger Project is a nonpartisan, citizen-supported journalism nonprofit in Wisconsin that investigates government, politics and related matters.

With the decline of local newspapers across the state, this project aims to try and fill at least a small portion of that gap.

Elected officials work for the people and do the people’s business. They don’t get to do it in secret.

To promote good government, we must promote transparency.

The Badger Project is a member of the Local Independent Online News Publishers, and a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

We partner with local newspapers and news organizations in Wisconsin to publish our stories and get our work to the people it affects most.

The Badger Project’s work has appeared in more than 120 news outlets across Wisconsin:


The Advance-Titan – UW Oshkosh student newspaper
The Amery Free Press
Antigo Daily Journal
Ashland Daily Press
Baldwin Bulletin
Baraboo News Republic
Barron News-Shield
The Beacon in Sheboygan
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Bloomer Advance
The Boscobel Dial
Buffalo County News
Burlington Standard Press
Burnett County Sentinel
Brillion News covering Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville & Wrightstown
Cambridge News/Deerfield Independent
The Capital Times
Chippewa Herald
City Pages in Wausau
Colfax Messenger
The County Line
The Country Today
The Courier serving Onalaska and Holmen
The Chronotype in Rice Lake
The Daily Reporter
Daily Jefferson County Union
DeForest Times-Tribune
Dodgeville Chronicle
Door County Pulse
Dunn County News
Duran Courier-Wedge
Edgerton Reporter
Epitah-News serving Viola, Readstown, and La Farge
Fennimore Times
Grant County Herald Independent
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Home News covering Spring Green, Arena, Plain and Lone Rock
The Independent Register in Brodhead
The Journal serving Monroe County
Juneau County Star-Times
Kenosha News
La Crosse Tribune
Ladysmith News
Lake Geneva Regional News
Lake Mills Leader
Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press
The Marion Advertiser

Middleton Cross Plains Times-Tribune
Milton Courier
Mondovi Herald-News
The Monroe Times
Mount Horeb Mail
Northwoods Star Journal in Rhinelander
O-W Enterprise in Owen and Withee
Oconto County Reporter
Oconto County Times Herald
The Osceola Sun
The Pierce County Journal
The Platteville Journal
The Plymouth Review/The Sheboygan Falls News
Portage Daily Register
The Press Times in the Green Bay area
Price County Review
Reedsburg Times-Press
Republican Journal in Lafayette County
The Richland Observer in Richland Center
RiverTowns.net in St. Croix County
Sauk Prairie Eagle
Shawano Leader
Spring Valley & Elmwood Sun-Argus
The Star News in Medford
Star News covering Black Earth, Mazomanie, Sauk City, and Prairie du Sac
StarTribune in Minneapolis
Sun Prairie Star
Superior Telegram
Times-Villager covering Kaukauna
The Tomah Journal
Tri-County News in western Wisconsin
Tri County Press in Cuba City
Tribune Press Reporter in Glenwood City
Tribune Record Gleaner covering Granton, Greenwood, Loyal and Spencer
Urban Milwaukee
Valders Journal
Valley Sentinel in Spring Green
Vernon County Times
Waterloo/Marshall Courier
Watertown Daily Times
Waunakee Tribune
Wausau Daily Herald
Wisconsin Dells Events
Wisconsin State Farmer
Wisconsin State Journal
Wittenberg Enterprise & Birnamwood News
Woodville Leader
Wrightstown Area Spirit