Rep. Bob Gannon, R-West Bend, passed away from natural causes Tuesday night at the age of 58.The Allenton Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call around 9 p.m.
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The electronic display manufacturing plant that will be larger than 11 Lambeau fields will be located in Mount Pleasant in Racine County, Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday.The $10 billion plant will be located off of Interstate 94 between Highway 11 and Highway KR.Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave expressed his optimism of the Taiwanese technology plant coming to the southeastern county, stating the campus “will establish the foundation for unparalleled economic development, job growth and enhanced quality of life for current and future County residents.”This sentiment was echoed by Village President Dave DeGroot who said he believes Foxconn will create thousands of new jobs for Racine County.Mount Pleasant won the location in part for its “talented and hard-working workforce” said Louis Woo, special assistant to the chairman and CEO of Foxconn.The decision to place the plant in southeast Wisconsin stems from the easy access to Interstate 94 to transport Foxconn products to consumers.
Republican lawmakers are looking for co-sponsors on a bill that would overturn previous wetland environmental protections across Wisconsin that they say hinder economic growth.The bill precedes the arrival of Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics industry company that is currently constructing a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin that is expected to create 13,000 jobs.One of the bill’s sponsors, state Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, says the legislation is unrelated to Foxconn’s new manufacturing campus.Part of the state’s $3 billion incentive package to bring the company to Wisconsin included environment exceptions for the construction of Foxconn’s facilities.
The U.S. Supreme Court began deliberating Tuesday to decide whether the engaged in unconstitutional gerrymandering when they created new legislative districts after the 2011 election.Republicans took control of both houses in the state Legislature in 2011 and redrew district lines shortly after.
A state lawmaker who represents much of the UW-Madison campus area has been named to the Joint Finance Committee, the committee tasked with writing and editing the state’s budget.
After news that Foxconn Technology Group eliminated thousands of jobs at Chinese factories in favor of robots and automated technology, some are concerned that the 13,000 jobs Foxconn promises to bring to Wisconsin will meet the same fate.
Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation were among those who expressed condolences to the 58 people killed and more than 500 injured in the massacre in Las Vegas Sunday.
Although Gov. Walker signed the two-year state budget into law over a week ago, the UW System is still figuring out how the budget affects one of its programs targeted at non-traditional students.
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.
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.