In Wisconsin, public officials generally must retain all public records, which includes emails. But state legislators have no legal obligation to do so.
State Sen. Patrick Testin accepted donations over the legal maximum from several donors
Nearly $1.9 million raised and spent for a $53,000-a-year-job
Political donations continue to accelerate after campaign finance laws relaxed in 2015
Governor asks legislature for $200 million for broadband expansion and aid; feds sending billions in help at some point
An end-around the governor? A recall of state Supreme Court justices? Primary challenges?
How far will the parties go to defend, or break, Wisconsin’s gerrymandered districts?
TWO MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS: This Year, Out-of-State Liberals Dominated Donations to Wisconsin Political Parties
That could have major ramifications for the next decade.
See the super-rich donors who are taking advantage of a big loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law.
The Badger Project’s Grady Gibson interviews Madison voters at the polls, many wearing protective gear.
Already, Wisconsin lags behind the national average in broadband coverage. An estimated 43% of Wisconsin’s rural residents lack access to high-speed internet, compared to about 31% of rural residents nationwide, according to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures.