State Government http://wuwm.com en Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank http://wuwm.com/post/former-journalist-head-wis-think-tank <p>As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the <a href="http://www.wpri.org" target="_blank">Wisconsin Policy Research Institute</a> strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.</p><p>So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:01:30 +0000 Mitch Teich & Eleanor Peterson 6894 at http://wuwm.com Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank Lawmakers Cooperate on Bills to Help Domestic Abuse Victims http://wuwm.com/post/lawmakers-cooperate-bills-help-domestic-abuse-victims <p>There appears to be bipartisan consensus, when it comes to strengthening laws for victims of domestic abuse. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 5834 at http://wuwm.com Senate Approves Unemployment Changes Now Headed to Assembly http://wuwm.com/post/senate-approves-unemployment-changes-now-headed-assembly <p>The state Senate has approved major changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance program. Tuesday’s vote fell along party lines. Republicans approved the legislation; Democrats opposed it. The changes include higher weekly payments and a requirement that participants apply for four jobs a week, rather than two. The bill also eliminates instances when people can quit jobs and receive unemployment and gives the state access to personal bank accounts – if the fund pays an individual too much. Democrat Lena Taylor fought the banking provision.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:04:40 +0000 LaToya Dennis 5585 at http://wuwm.com