Posted on April 01, 2012 by lkeapproth
in Money & Politics, Poverty
Occupy Madison has maintained a nominal presence eight blocks from the Wisconsin state Capitol, the site of protests that have drawn tens of thousands of people as recently as mid-March. The site’s leaders are optimistic they will find a new location and firmly believe in their movement’s staying power. Yet it’s clear the Occupy movement, including the Madison encampment, is struggling to maintain relevance.
Posted on August 15, 2011 by WisconsinWatch
in Government, Health & Welfare, Poverty
Advocates for Wisconsin’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program want the state to reconsider its decision not to seek nearly $9 million in federal grants to make the benefits more convenient and less open to fraud.
Posted on September 20, 2009 by WisconsinWatch
in Economy, Education, Poverty
Nearly four in 10 Wisconsin elementary students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch last school year, and the proportion of low-income elementary students has climbed every year of this decade, according to state Department of Public Instruction data analyzed by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.