Democratic state legislators held a public listening event on campus Thursday to air their concerns over Gov.
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While home on congressional recess, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., held a town hall Thursday in Dejope Hall to answer questions from students and community members alike.
With immigration policy being one of the cruxes of the Trump administration, six UW-Madison economic professors penned a letter along with professors nationwide to President Donald Trump, detailing the economic benefits of immigration.Of the 1,470 professors to sign the bipartisan letter, six are from UW-Madison, and an additional 10 are from other Wisconsin schools.The letter addressed concerns over the Trump administration’s isolationist immigration policy and outlined positive gains derived from immigration.
Fifty-five members of Congress—including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.—wrote a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump requesting him to clear his plans with Congress before deepening military involvement in Yemen.
In an effort to ensure all Wisconsin citizens have access to clean drinking water, two Republican legislators introduced a bill Monday that would provide more resources for residents who have contaminated wells or damaged septic tanks.State Rep.
Republican legislation that would end an agreement between the UW System and Planned Parenthood, and potentially impact the school’s training process for women’s health specialists, has sparked concerns from university officials.
The event will be held in the Lake Mendota Room of Dejope Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election chances are “mixed,” but Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is “in a more difficult place,” according to a UW-Madison expert.
Following a nearly year-long battle over late Antonin Scalia’s justice seat, U.S. Senate Republicans emerged victorious as Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday.
A burglary of a gun store Tuesday has escalated into a nation-wide search for Joseph Jakubowsky, a Janesville-area man who has reportedly threatened to carry out an attack on an undisclosed location.
Men's tennis: Wisconsin Badgers face struggling Michigan State Spartans; face huge test against Michigan Wolverines
This weekend the Badgers head East to Michigan to face off against the Spartans on Saturday and the Wolverines on Sunday.Coming off of a weekend that saw Wisconsin take down No. 19 Northwestern, in one of the biggest wins in program history, and then fall to No. 28 Illinois in a disappointing showing, the Badgers sit in second place in the Big Ten.Michigan State has had a rough season thus far.
The state’s powerful Joint Finance Committee eliminated Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal Thursday that would have allowed UW System students to opt out of paying segregated fees.
Rather than crying over spilled milk, state legislators decided to take action to address the steady price decline of Wisconsin’s dairy industry by writing UW System President Ray Cross urging university researchers to find alternative uses for the dairy product.Wisconsin, championed as the dairy state, is one of the largest producers of milk in the country.
One of the largest referendums in state history passed in the Verona School District Tuesday in large part due to tech corporation Epic.
Crime victims could receive greater protections in the courtroom under a proposal announced Tuesday by state Republicans.The proposal is part of an amendment that would also allow victims to speak out at a greater number of court hearings and to refuse interviews with attorneys for suspects.The legislation, dubbed as “Marsy’s Law,” is part of an effort to increase victims’ rights nationwide.
Incumbent State Superintendent Tony Evers will spend a third term leading Wisconsin’s public education system, after beating former School District Superintendent Lowell Holtz in the municipal election Tuesday.
Wisconsin came home empty handed from its Michigan road trip, after getting swept 4-0 by both the No. 9 Michigan Wolverines (5-0 Big Ten, 13-3 overall) Friday and the Michigan State Spartans (4-1, 14-4) Sunday.Friday, the Wolverines’ clinched the doubles’ point in dominating fashion to set the tone for the night.
As the GOP formulates its spending priorities into the new state budget, one proposal from Gov. Scott Walker would lift the sole mandate enforcing a minimum number of hours of instruction per year in Wisconsin schools.The plan would do away with the state law that ensures such criteria in both public and private schools, and also lift time requirements for one-on-one instructor availability for students enrolled in virtual charter schools.Walker’s proposal would make Wisconsin the only state in the country without laws to ensure minimum instruction time for students.“For us, it’s about eliminating the mandate,” Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Monday.
Two former school district superintendents and longtime educators are competing in Tuesday’s municipal election to head Wisconsin’s public education system.
A man stole three women’s wallets and hid them in a large flower pot in downtown Madison early Sunday morning, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.