State Superintendent Tony Evers “fired” Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel from representing Evers in a lawsuit issued against him last week, stating that Schimel has a conflict of interest in the case.The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the suit after Evers superseded recent legislation that requires heads of state agencies to receive approval from the governor’s Department of Administration before passing agency rules through their respective departments.Evers, who heads the state Department of Public Instruction, claims that the previous legislation does not apply since the DPI is supposed to be independent from federal executive departments.A similar case against Evers appeared in the state Supreme Court last year, with a ruling of 4-3 in favor of Evers.
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Majority and minority leaders in the Wisconsin Assembly have both agreed not to release records regarding complaints or investigations into sexual assault allegations against legislators or their staff, even though many professionals argue that this is ineffective when it comes to protecting victims’ rights.The opposition came to light as a plethora of national reports has surfaced in the media in recent weeks exposing sexual harassment by men in high profile, public positions.The decision to maintain a hold of records on sexual harassment claims against legislators or their staff came from state Assembly Chief Clerk Pat Fuller and state Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Rank.
A Massage Envy located on McKee Road fired an employee last year after he sexually assaulted a client.
A homeless man was arrested after he attacked other homeless individuals near UW-Madison’s campus Friday night.
University of Wisconsin Police Department officials fielded questions from a small group of UW-Madison community members Monday in Union South — and communication was the main talking point.
With the Federal Communications Commission set to repeal Net Neutrality rules, Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators have weighed in with sharply different stances.
Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law Monday aimed at helping Wisconsin’s homeless population.
UW-Madison could have better faculty recruitment and retention numbers if a new bill allowing researchers to have a more accessible way to get funding from nonprofits and private companies passes.
Five years after graduation, just 10 percent of out-of state UW students retain an address in the state, according to figures from the system’s annual accountability report.
As sexual assault and harassment in the workplace gained national attention, UW-Madison is working to update its prevention and reporting of sexual harassment on campus.
A strip of bars near the UW-Madison campus has become a center for “criminal gang” activity, according to some city officials.
Researchers at the UW System will have an easier time privately funding and commercializing their discoveries under a new bipartisan bill in the drafting process.
While many UW-Madison students feasted with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday, some Badgers were struggling to avoid hunger.
The Associated Students of Madison passed a $1,388,230.04 budget for 2019 — overriding some changes made to the initial proposal by the finance committee. Repeatedly, representatives debated what level of involvement in ASM warranted a salary, and voiced concern that if positions weren’t paid they wouldn't be accessible to students who need a paying job to support themselves.
After about a decade-long saga surrounding what officials have called “dangerous” and “hazardous” local prison facilities, the Dane County Jail is finally slated for major renovations as part of the most expensive project in county history.
The Madison Police Department will not receive federal funding intended to hire 15 more officers, the U.S.
Just over two weeks after a campus climate survey revealed that marginalized groups feel less comfortable than majority students contacting the University of Wisconsin Police Department about issues on campus, UWPD Chief Kristen Roman responded to the concerns.
After the Wisconsin Law Review and REFORMA, which aims to serve the Latinx community, had their funding revoked, the two organization are suing the Associated Students of Madison Grant Allocation Committee Chair Rachel Widra.
Wisconsin teachers are less experienced and leaving the profession at higher rates since the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, according to a recent report from a left-leaning think-tank.
Tony Evers is being sued for allegedly overreaching on his authority to make rules as the state’s education superintendent — but he and his department are denying the claim, citing similar cases they’ve won in the past.