WILL challenges new Dane County mask mandate

Citing a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that says public health officers do not have unlimited authority, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to issue an injunction against Dane County’s new indoor mask requirement.

Take Five: Leveling the playing field for small businesses

President Biden’s executive order on competitiveness has been lavished with praise from those who think it’s long overdue and criticism from those who don’t believe that federal agencies can be trusted to regulate big business without harming the economy.

Spectrum subsidiary agrees to $95K EPA fine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that United Industries Corp. of Vinita Park, Missouri — a subsidiary of Middleton-based Spectrum Brands Inc. that makes herbicides and pesticides — has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $95,000.

PFAS clean up grant bill comes with a catch

A bill put forth by Republicans to help local communities clean up PFAS contamination, otherwise known as “forever chemicals,” would also protect polluters from lawsuits and prevent the state from enforcing its pollution laws.

Governor signs tax-cut budget, new school funding

In signing the new state budget, Gov. Tony Evers has signed one of the largest tax-cut bills in Wisconsin state history. Evers further announced more than $100 million in new funding for public schools.

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