Nurses in Wisconsin may need less training to become certified, should a Republican-backed bill pass the state Senate and earn the governor’s signature.
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As Gov. Scott Walker launched his 2018 reelection campaign at an event in Waukesha, immigrant rights advocates protested just outside, demanding the governor publicly oppose a controversial immigration bill.
Wisconsin state Legislature considered two separate bills surrounding abortion Thursday, one that would prohibit state health insurance programs from covering workers’’ abortions and another that would restrict fetal tissue research.The state Assembly passed a bill 61-35 that would require the state only cover the cost of an abortion as part of a state worker’s health insurance program in cases that are “medically necessary,” such as rape, incest and life-threatening circumstances.The law, however, is unclear what exactly medically necessary means, which sponsors of the new bill aim to tighten up."This is really making sure essentially that state taxpayers are not paying for elective abortions, period," one of the bill’s sponsors, state Rep.
Democratic lawmakers came out in opposition to a bill considered Wednesday that would make it more difficult for the public to access police body camera footage.The bill, authored by state Rep.
A statewide council to fight homelessness would be created under a bill approved on a nearly unanimous vote Wednesday by the state Senate.The bill, one of two pieces of legislation targeting homelessness approved by the body, would create an Interagency Council on Homelessness and establish a pilot program that would give those experiencing chronic homelessness higher priority for federal housing choice vouchers.The council, chaired by Lieutenant Gov.
Wisconsin’s U.S. senators are requesting more information on an investigation surrounding the death of a 20-year-old Wisconsinite this summer in Mexico, amid multiple other reports of suspicious blackouts while drinking at resorts in the country.U.S.
Drug dealers could be eligible for harsher sentences for selling fentanyl analogs, a type of synthetic opioid with a high rate of causing fatal overdoses, under a bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday.
Following UW-Madison’s lead, state lawmaker wants to require free menstrual products in state buildings
After the successful introduction of a UW-Madison pilot program that put free menstrual products in university bathrooms, a state representative from Madison is once again attempting to implement a similar policy on a statewide level.
Even after the first indictments were handed down Monday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., believes special counsel Robert Mueller should resign his post.
Registered sex offenders could get a visit from the state Department of Corrections on Halloween night, as part of a program to keep young trick-or-treaters safe.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Thursday, authored by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, intended to protect whistleblowers reporting on illicit activities within government agencies.The bill, created by Johnson with support from U.S.
Upon gaining entry to a State Street establishment, officers were able to revive the individuals, who had apparently overdosed on heroin.
A group backed by the Koch brothers is funding two commercials that will run for three weeks in Wisconsin targeting U.S.
Twenty Democratic lawmakers expressed concerns about a recent proposal to merge Wisconsin four-year and two-year colleges in a letter sent to UW System President Ray Cross Thursday.The primary concern centered on planning and implementation of the potential merger that took many people by surprise.“Especially concerning to us is the complete lack of collaboration and deliberation in such a far reaching proposal,” the letter said.Cross originally introduced the proposal in a press release, stating that merging Wisconsin’s two-year schools and four-year schools would boost enrollment at two-year schools.
The terms of the $3 billion Foxconn contract will not be made available to the public until after the deal is signed, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said Tuesday.
State legislators asked a federal judge Tuesday to lift his ruling that limits the use of pepper spray at Lincoln Hills School for Boys following a violent inmate outburst earlier this week.
A bill that would aim to protect victims of domestic abuse by enforcing civil domestic violence protections issued by Canadian courts received a state Senate committee hearing Thursday.
In response to a report by a conservative radio host, a state legislator has introduced a bill Tuesday intended to protect Wisconsin teachers from physical assault from their students.State Rep.
College students in southeastern Wisconsin are already reaping the rewards of the state’s controversial mega-subsidy to the Taiwanese electronics group Foxconn.
After receiving intense — albeit predictable — backlash for referring to three GOP state Senators as “terrorists,” the top-ranking Republican in the state Assembly issued an apology Monday.“I now regret using the word terrorist because it goes against the guidelines I’ve set for our chamber, and myself,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, said in a statement.