Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, is proposing a bill to eliminate an outdated state statute that criminalizes abortion.
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An Assembly committee heard testimony Wednesday on six bills Legislative Republicans say would help ease the burden of student loan debt and make college more affordable, although some say the bills don’t go far enough.
A bill that would forbid local Wisconsin governments from passing laws prohibiting law enforcement from questioning crime suspects about their immigration status drew hundreds to an initial hearing Wednesday and scorn from local immigration experts.
The state Senate approved Wednesday an overhaul to the state’s century-old civil service system, as well as bills designed to defund Planned Parenthood.
UW System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Regina Millner shared support in a Jan. 19 statement for Gov. Scott Walker’s emphasis on affordable higher education in the State of the State address.
Gov. Scott Walker gave his sixth State of the State address Tuesday, using the speech as an opportunity to tout workforce development in Wisconsin and roll out several policy plans, including a series of bills to reduce student loan debt. In his address, Walker lauded the improvements to the state economy, including a budget surplus and an increased labor force participation rate.
As students return from their holiday break, so do state legislators, who will wrap up their floor session in the coming months. Here are five things students should keep an eye on at the Capitol this semester.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., made his first speech Thursday since being elected to the position last month.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled a new policy agenda Thursday in his first major speech since being elected to the position last month. In addition, the U.S. Senate voted later in the day to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act, two major objectives of Congressional Republicans.
A Democratic legislator introduced new legislation Wednesday, freezing legislators' pay temporarily until it equals the average pay of a first-year, full-time teacher in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin (16-4 Big Ten, 24-6 overall) will make its third-straight NCAA tournament appearance as the No. 6 seeded Badgers take on Oregon (10-10 Pac-12, 16-13 overall) in first-round action Thursday night at the UW Field House.
The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to uphold a jury verdict ending a John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 campaign.
Assembly Democrats renewed calls Wednesday for an extraordinary session to address recent layoffs in the state, arguing the Legislature hasn’t done enough to create jobs.
The state Supreme Court moved Wednesday to deny a request to restart an investigation of alleged violations committed by Gov. Scott Walker in the 2011 recall elections.
Rights of property owners would be expanded to have a larger degree of control over areas of land on or near waterways under a package of proposals from Republican lawmakers.
State Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, has no desire for a streetcar in Milwaukee.
A Dane County judge dismissed Tuesday a 2014 lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker’s administration that attempted to raise the state’s minimum wage.
Wisconsin’s 2015 gun deer season resulted in three deaths and looks to be the deadliest in the past five years, with only one death having resulted in the prior five years’ hunting seasons combined, according to the Wausau Daily Herald.