Gov. Scott Walker declared two states of emergency Monday in an attempt to contain an outbreak of a deadly bird flu virus and elevated drought levels.
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The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would regulate rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft at the state level, paving the way for expansion of those services.
Assembly Democrats failed to bring a resolution to the floor today that would prevent the Legislature from discussing any bill similar to an Indiana law passed last month that allows businesses to deny services to individuals when serving them would go against their religious beliefs.
A federal judge denied state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s request to block implementation of a constitutional amendment that would change the selection process for her position.
Representatives from the Wisconsin Innocence Project presented before roughly 40 state legislators and staff members Wednesday, emphasizing the need for law enforcement to wear electronic surveillance devices, as well as a need for an increase in the compensation for Wisconsinites who are wrongly convicted of crimes.
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State senators heard public testimony Tuesday on a bill that would allow off-duty and retired law enforcement to carry concealed firearms on school grounds.
In 1980 a gallon of gas cost $1.08, a dozen eggs were priced at 89 cents and, according to Mike McCabe, former head of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a state Senate candidate needed to raise $40,000 to be competitive in an election.
County supervisor accuses Madison police chief of 'bullying' elected officials over Tony Robinson responses
Dane County Supervisor Leland Pan responded Thursday to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s comments that he acted irresponsibly by allowing protesters to enter the City-County Building hours after 19-year-old Tony Robinson was shot by one of Koval’s officers March 6.
Both houses of the state Legislature passed a number of bipartisan bills in session Tuesday. Party leadership also addressed the proposed creation of a public authority model for the UW System following an Associated Press report that the notion had lost widespread support.
The state agency charged with investigating the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson last week is expected to complete its work in the next two weeks, state Attorney General Brad Schimel said Thursday.
After chaotic public hearings, a 24-hour floor session and numerous protests over two weeks, Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work state as Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill into law Monday.
As a redshirt senior, Frank Cousins has seen the best and worst of Wisconsin wrestling. In his redshirt freshman year, the Badgers turned in a strong season with four All-Americans and a 10th place finish in the NCAA Championships only to turn around and go winless in Big Ten competition the next year.
The fast-track on Wisconsin’s right-to-work bill appears to be nearing its end, as the Assembly voted 62-35 Friday morning to adopt the measure after 24 hours of debate.
Representatives from five state agencies, including the University of Wisconsin System, testified before the state’s budget committee Tuesday.
Proponents and critics of a proposed right-to-work bill sparred at a public hearing Monday, as the bill cleared another hurdle on its way to the Assembly floor.
The state Senate voted 17-15 to pass the right-to-work bill Wednesday amid two days of protests. The state Assembly is now poised to debate the proposal.
The state Senate passed a right-to-work bill over impassioned pleas from Democratic senators and cries of “shame” from gallery onlookers Wednesday at the state Capitol.
A fast-tracked right-to-work bill came one step closer to passage Tuesday while protesters rallied and gave testimony at a public hearing before its abrupt end.
State Republican leaders announced Friday that the Legislature will meet in a special session to pass right-to-work legislation. Despite urging his colleagues to delay a vote on the issue in previous statements, Gov. Scott Walker indicated Friday he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.