Gov. Scott Walker used 99 partial vetoes to appease a handful of senators who were stalling the passage of the state’s 2017-’19 budget but some critics are saying Walker’s negotiations went so far as to break state laws.A state court ruling on the type of negotiations officials in the Legislature can and can’t make is unprecedented.
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Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice will launch a website designed to keep the public updated on the status of the state’s sexual assault kit backlog.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, just announced she is launching a campaign for governor. It’s not off to a great start.
The Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial primary is scheduled for Aug. 14, 2018. That distant date hasn’t stopped a flurry of Democrats from jumping in to challenge Gov.
Without Horizon High School, a recovery high school for teens with substance abuse, 17-year-old Ken Adams says he wouldn’t be alive.“It saved my life,” the high school senior said.Although Adams attends the school sculpted for teens recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, he’s never had an addiction problem.
Horizon High School, located just a couple miles west of UW-Madison's campus, is the only recovery high school in Wisconsin. A new piece of legislation recently passed by the State Legislature would create a charter for a second recovery school located somewhere in the state.
It’s finally that time of year; freshmen are flooding the campus, football ticket prices are soaring, house fellows and TAs are dusting off their favorite icebreaker games, and students everywhere are attempting to make new friends. In these first few weeks, these new students will be forced to participate in many icebreakers and answer get-to-know-you questions.
A state Democratic senator said Wednesday that Wisconsin Republicans aren’t going far enough to protect students from the burden of student loans.
As uncertainty looms over a federal student loan program’s potential expiration this month, U.S.
Democrats introduce bill to automatically register citizens to vote amid study that found the state’s voter ID law prevented thousands from voting
Between 17,000 to 23,000 registered voters were prevented from casting a ballot in Madison and Milwaukee during the last presidential election, according to a recent study. On Tuesday, Democratic state legislators introduced a bill to enact automatic voter registration across the state to boost political participation.The study, conducted by UW-Madison Political Science Professor Kenneth Mayer, concluded that between approximately 17,000 and 23,000 registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee counties, both heavy Democratic strongholds, were prevented from casting ballots in the election due to current state law.Wisconsin’s voter ID law had been held up in court for years, but was in effect last year, when President Donald Trump won the state by about 23,000 votes.“While the total number affected in Milwaukee and Dane Counties is smaller than the margin of victory in the 2016 presidential election, that is the wrong measure,” Mayer stated in a press release.
Amid GOP congressmen trying to reach a bipartisan decision to end the DACA program, also known as the Dreamer proposal, one of Wisconsin’s senators requested to extend the program’s deadline in the wake of the recent hurricanes that have affected the country.
Game days generally unify the state of Wisconsin behind the Green Bay Packers. But this past Sunday, football divided state legislators along party lines.
Another Democratic face is in the 2018 race for Gov. Scott Walker’s seat.
As Senate Republicans consider new legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., held a press conference Sunday to criticize the effort, and encourage continued public pressure in opposition to it.The bill, sponsored by U.S.
In an attempt to end partisan divides and craft policy in technology, entrepreneurship and other areas, Democrats and Republicans under the age of 40 created a “millennial caucus” Wednesday.Lead by state Reps.
The 2017-19' budget adds in over $100 million in new funds for the UW System.
Here's how the 2017-19' budget affects programs and employees at UW Madison and other UW System schools
State Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, called for local law enforcement to take action against UW-Madison student Eneale Pickett, who released a video earlier this week promoting his clothing line that Nass says is racist and anti-police.Pickett owns a clothing line called Insert Apparel, which he says is meant to initiate conversations about social justice by printing controversial messages on clothing.His newest line is centered on police brutality on black Americans.
Gov. Scott Walker issued 99 partial vetoes of the state’s two-year budget on Wednesday, rejecting several highly-anticipated additions to the bill, which was written by the Republican-held Wisconsin Legislature.
The Republican Governors Association, led by Gov. Scott Walker, is getting heat from both sides of the aisle.The RGA runs a website called “The Free Telegraph” that presents itself as a media outlet but is paid for and controlled by the association.