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This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. A week after the Nov. 3 election, Wendy Helgeson said she still was being jolted awake by dreams of sorting through ballots. The head of the Wisconsin Municipal...
The Mount Horeb Village Board last week confirmed its appointees to the newly-formed Extraterritorial Zoning (ETZ) Committee that will work to come to terms with the neighboring Town of Blue Mounds on matters of land use. Mark Rooney, Dave Hoffman and Mark Nortman were appointed to the committee....

Election day in Mount Horeb.

Mount Horeb’s ballots were tallied again on Sunday, during Dane County’s official recount. When it was over, the results were identical to those following the Nov. 3 Presidential Election. No votes were changed and none were thrown out in the village.  “We went through everything and it came out...
The Mount Horeb Village Board on Wednesday, Nov. 18 approved the annual budget and tax levy, following a public hearing at which no citizens spoke. The village’s board’s votes in favor of the budget’s components were all unanimous.  “We got the final numbers in and everything came in and everything...
In the weeks after the presidential election, ample misinformation has circulated on social media and political websites raising rumors about the integrity of Wisconsin’s election results. Now, election officials are speaking out.  “Wisconsin’s election was conducted according to law and in the...
In a statewide address on Tuesday night last week, Gov. Tony Evers asked Wisconsin residents to unify against COVID-19 before issuing Executive order #94, advising people to stay home. Evers gave statistics on COVID-19 infections in the state and on the day of the address, 7,000 new cases were...
It was a huge symbolic victory for what supporters say are fair voting maps and non-partisan redistricting reform in Wisconsin on November 3 as referendums in all 11 counties (and three municipalities) it was on the ballot in - passed with margins as high as 77 percent. Every time it has been on...
Last week, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi signed the 2021 Dane County Budget. His office said the $696 million-dollar spending plan “works to address the impact of COVID-19 on the Dane County community, while continuing to prioritize human services, equity, renewable energy, conservation, and...
Gov. Tony Evers last night delivered a primetime address, calling for unity and working together in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s address comes as Wisconsin had yet another record-breaking day in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. On Tuesday, Wisconsin reported more...
In the week after the presidential election, misinformation has circulated on social media and political websites raising unfounded rumors about the integrity of Wisconsin’s election results. “Wisconsin’s election was conducted according to law and in the open,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief...

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