Evers creates $10M grant program for meat processors, continuing state investment in industry

The GOP-led state Legislature gutted Gov. Tony Evers’ plans for an annual grant program for meat processors in last year’s state budget process, allocating only a tenth of the funding originally proposed. But the governor Democratic has found a way around the cut by allocating federal pandemic recovery money for his own program. Evers announced … Read more

Hundreds gather at state Capitol to push for reproductive rights

Hundreds of supporters of abortion rights gathered at the state Capitol in Madison on Saturday afternoon to rally amid growing concerns that a US Supreme Court decision in the coming weeks will overturn legalized abortion. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin had organized the late-afternoon event. Gov. Tony Evers and US Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., were … Read more

Lizard Mound will be Wisconsin’s newest state park

Wisconsin will soon have a new state park. Kind of. While the 22-acre Lizard Mound Park in Farmington was first designated as a state park in 1950, the property has been owned and managed by Washington County since 1980. But earlier this month, the park was transferred back to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources … Read more