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 80 news outlets across the state and beyond:


The Monroe Times
Mount Horeb Mail
Northwoods Star Journal in Rhinelander
The Osceola Sun
Oconto County Times Herald
The Platteville Journal
The Pierce County Journal
Portage Daily Register
The Press Times in the Green Bay area
Price County Review
The Plymouth Review/The Sheboygan Falls News
Reedsburg Times-Press
Republican Journal in Lafayette County
The Richland Observer in Richland Center
RiverTowns.net in St. Croix County
Shawano Leader
Sauk Prairie Eagle
The Star News covering Black Earth, Mazomanie, Sauk City, and Prairie du Sac
StarTribune in Minneapolis
Sun Prairie Star
Superior Telegram
The Tomah Journal
Tri-County Press in Cuba City
Urban Milwaukee
Valders Journal
Valley Sentinel in Spring Green
Waterloo/Marshall Courier
Watertown Daily Times
Waunakee Tribune
Wittenberg Enterprise & Birnamwood News
Wisconsin Dells Events
Wisconsin State Farmer
Wisconsin State Journal
Wrightstown Area Spirit