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Operation Vaccination

Wisconsin stumbled early getting shots into arms. Here’s what happened.
By Ken Wysocky

Another $5.7 billion for Wisconsin governments is insane

An unnecessary second stimulus is an invitation for state, county and local officials to act irresponsibly with our tax money
By Mike Konecny

Floating the little guy

Federal dollars drove personal, small bankruptcies down, but Chapter 11s were flat and could spike
By Benjamin Garbedian

An artificial boom

Massive federal spending leaves many in the Badger State better off, but the bill is coming due
By Michael Jahr

Medicaid on Red Alert

As stimulus rules supercharge costs, pressure grows to expand the unaccountable program in Wisconsin
By Mark Lisheron

Vast majority of victims were elderly

Downplayed by the media, two very different COVID-19 outcomes for the old and young
By Richard Moore

A pandemic tipping point

A refusal by MPS and the teachers union to resume in-person classes is a boon to other schools
By Mike Nichols

Students bear brunt of COVID-19 inequality

Families turn to private schools as MPS ignores federal entreaties and keeps classrooms shut
By Julie Grace

A pandemic rivalry in the St. Croix Valley

Two very different COVID-19 responses produce different economic outcomes in Hudson, WI, and Stillwater, MN
By Kevyn Burger

Wisconsin’s PPP Loan Recipients Face Hundreds of Millions in Surprise Taxes

Thousands of small businesses that received federal PPP loans will face more than $450 million in state income taxes unless the Legislature acts.
By Katherine Loughead
January 29, 2021

Nearly 1,000 out-of-state health care providers help Wisconsinites during pandemic

Streamlined licensing reciprocity should be made permanent and extended to other professions
By Julie Grace
December 7, 2020

The pandemic and the UW System

With fewer students and huge deficits likely, the state should consider closing some campuses and following online model for certain courses
By Ike Brannon
June 18, 2020

Civil Society in a Time of Pandemic

We have a chance right now to renew civil society, strengthen our social fabric, revitalize localism and show our political elites that we can indeed govern ourselves.
By Michael Matheson Miller
May 26, 2020

Universal licensure recognition works

Accepting out-of-state credentials should continue after the crisis ends.
By Julie Grace
May 13, 2020

The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin’s Economy

A statewide and county-by-county analysis
By Andrew Hanson
May 2020

WMC unveils model for re-opening Wisconsin businesses

Plan would take into account regional risk factors and let consumers decide
By David Fladeboe
April 24, 2020

Timing important on compassionate release

Move would stress support and health care systems throughout the state
By Patrick Hughes
April 22, 2020

Less driving, less tax revenue

Highway funding, which relies on the gas tax, will be hard hit as fuel sales decline
By Robert W. Poole Jr.
April 14, 2020

Analysis: Crisis is no excuse for abandoning fiscal restraint

Wisconsin would be worse off had responsible budgeting not produced healthy surplus, rainy day fund
By David Fladeboe
April 6, 2020

Telemedicine to the rescue

In wake of COVID-19, telehealth regulations have been loosened; those changes should remain even after crisis is over
By Martha Njolomole and Julie Grace
April 2, 2020

Guidelines for addressing an emergency

These principles should guide Wisconsin lawmakers as they confront the current public health and economic crisis
By David Fladeboe
April 1, 2020

Analysis: Governor, courts shift virus risks, responsibilities onto county jails

Home detention one option for helping prevent virus’ spread while maintaining public safety
By Patrick Hughes
April 1, 2020

State licensing barriers hindering healthcare workers during crisis

Lawmakers should streamline regulations so more people can work
By Julie Grace
March 23, 2020

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