Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jason Stein

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Madison, WI, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

UW System campuses face a defining crisis as COVID-19 compounds longstanding challenges

From two-year technical colleges to the flagship University of Wisconsin-Madison and the urban campus of UW-Milwaukee, COVID-19 threatens further harm → Read More

MPS is proposing to raise taxes to fund educational programs. Here's what to know before you vote April 7.

Milwaukee Public Schools has little control over its key revenues and faces increased challenges. Has it done enough to cut costs? → Read More

Paul Ryan says Congress must protect people's privacy rights on social media but cautioned about going too far

Paul Ryan Friday made his first public appearance in Wisconsin since deciding not to run for re-election, speaking to the state business lobby. → Read More

Sign-up for $100-per-child tax refund begins on May 15 with payments made by August

As he gears up his re-election bid, Scott Walker will sign a bill giving parents a $100-per-child tax refund and providing a sales tax holiday in August. → Read More

Paul Ryan announcement has Republicans scrambling to replace him as Democrats cheer

Democrats promptly claimed victory as news broke that the Janesville Republican would be retiring after 2018. → Read More

Dallet win amid spring snow raises Wisconsin Dems' hopes of icing Republicans this fall

One week after Republicans lost a battle to block two special elections, voters reminded the GOP how much they have to lose in those upcoming races. → Read More

Voters by a wide margin keep Wisconsin's 170-year-old state treasurer's office

Wisconsin voters Tuesday came out strongly against eliminating the 170-year-old office of state treasurer. → Read More

Gov. Scott Walker removes most abortion coverage for Wisconsin public workers

Most abortions for state and local workers would not be covered by public insurance plans, under legislation signed by Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday. → Read More

Gov. Scott Walker calls special elections; Senate chief drops bill to sidestep court order

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called two special elections Thursday after suffering a setback in his efforts to block them in court. → Read More

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs $100 million school safety legislation

Gov. Scott Walker signed a $100 million plan Monday that would help schools make their facilities more secure but would not put limits on guns. → Read More

Wisconsin GOP will aim to block judge's order to Gov. Scott Walker to call special election

One day after a judge dealt Republicans a setback on special elections, Gov. Sott Walker and GOP leaders said they want legislation to block it. → Read More

Tammy Baldwin seeks Twitter troll hearing after Russians spread Obama noose image

Sen. Tammy Baldwin called for a hearing Wednesday as new cases emerged of Russian Twitter trolls using racially charged incidents to foment tension. → Read More

Russian Twitter trolls stoked racial tension in wake of Milwaukee rioting before 2016 election

When the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee burned, Twitter trolls sought to stoke the racial unrest and exploit it for political gain. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates differ on how to fight heroin, meth

The candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court say courts should do more to fight the state's heroin epidemic, but they differ on how to do it. → Read More

Eric Holder group sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for not calling special elections

A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Gov. Scott Walker over his refusal to call special elections for two legislative seats. → Read More

Eric Holder's group sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over not calling special elections

A group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued Gov. Scott Walker over his refusal to call special elections to fill open legislative seats. → Read More

Milwaukee cops would get seat on police and fire commission, under Assembly bill

Milwaukee police would get a seat on the city's Fire and Police Commission, under a bill passed by the state Assembly Tuesday. → Read More

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to hold down Obamacare prices is likely to pass Assembly, Senate this week

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to hold down Obamacare premiums is poised to pass the Senate and Assembly this week as lawmakers rush to finish their work. → Read More

Closing time for Wisconsin alcohol czar bill? Committee cancels vote on proposal

A senator canceled a vote on a controversial bill to create a Wisconsin "alcohol czar," leaving the proposal with little apparent chance of passing. → Read More

Wisconsin would pair one-time $100 per child tax credit with weekend sales tax holiday, under deal

Wisconsin would give parents a one-time $100 per child tax rebate this year and then pair that with a sales tax holiday for all consumers, under a new deal. → Read More