More than a quarter of incumbents not running for their seats in 2022, a number not seen since World War II
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A nonpartisan journalism nonprofit that investigates the powerful in Wisconsin.
“Housing First” cut homelessness in Milwaukee. Can it work across the state?
As Wisconsin faces affordable housing shortage, campaigning Evers puts $200 million in federal funds toward the problem
GOP redistricting separated Fitzgerald brothers – who live 13 miles apart – into different congressional districts. Democrats put them back together again.
It’s a subtle but potentially significant result of the fierce redistricting battle that wrapped in April with a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision giving the GOP significant political victories.
The Badger Project wins gold at Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards
Investigative story on police officers awarded gold for best public service story in the online category.
INTERACTIVE MAP: See how Wisconsin’s congressional districts changed in the redistricting process, down to the municipality
Ryan Weichelt, a professor of geography at UW-Eau Claire who specializes in redistricting, built this interactive map that shows the changes.
Democrats’ sole redistricting victory: Paul Ryan’s old congressional district in southeastern Wisconsin
The changes might shake things up in a district Paul Ryan represented for 20 years, and one Republicans have held since 1995.
Little change to 3rd Congressional District that includes La Crosse, Eau Claire as GOP blocked from undoing gerrymandering blunder
But it’s still trending red as Republicans look to flip a district the retiring Ron Kind held for 25 years.
REDISTRICTING RECAP: More Republican gerrymandering for now. But hope remains for pro-democracy proponents, Democrats
While the Wisconsin Supreme Court gave state Republicans major wins, an election in 2023 could reverse them.
After receiving tens of millions from federal government for internet upgrades, big telecom companies ask state for millions more
Local companies and co-ops have done more for rural broadband expansion in Wisconsin, experts say
Better ways to do elections are out there, critics say. Other countries use them. Why not here?
Different, and some would say more effective, election frameworks exist. Some are starting to emerge in the U.S. One is proportional representation.