In a surprise move, state Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, announced Monday he would seek the state Senate seat presently held by state Sen. Lena Taylor.
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In a staggering decision Friday, a Dane County judge threw out Wisconsin’s year-old right-to-work law, saying it violated Wisconsin’s constitution.
Three federal judges ruled Thursday that a legal challenge to Wisconsin’s 2011 legislative redistricting will move on to the trial phase, in a case that could set a legal standard nationwide for gerrymandering.
Despite fears of long lines and unprepared voters, for the most part UW-Madison’s first major election under the state’s new voter ID laws went smoothly.
As election day eve is upon us, candidates are scrambling to make their final appeals to Wisconsin voters. Read on to hear what each candidate thinks about college affordability, jobs and criminal justice issues.
In one of his final appeals before Wisconsinites head to the polls, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke before an estimated crowd of 4,400 at the Kohl Center, days before what could be his final stand in his quest for the White House.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday designed to increase reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses.
President Barack Obama named federal judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning, despite firm pushback from a Republican-controlled Senate that they will not confirm a nominee.
The state Senate approved dozens of bills in their last session of the year Tuesday, including most of Gov. Scott Walker’s college affordability package.
It’s not exactly a state secret that Madison is politically liberal.
City, county and state officials are locked in a battle over whether more should have been done to prevent the closing of Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant last year.
Cheeseheads across Wisconsin can rejoice, as Fitchburg-based Emmi Roth USA took home top honors in the World Cheese Contest Wednesday.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Tuesday that would remove requirements for hiring vocational teachers, despite arguments by critics that the legislation waters down the quality of teaching.
Business mogul Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each won seven states Tuesday, as they continue to make their case to be their party's presidential nominee. Trump won the Republican primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Sen. Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma and Alaska. And Florida Senator Marco Rubio won his first state of the campaign, triumphing in Minnesota and finishing a close second to Trump in Virginia.
Democratic leaders renewed their calls Monday for an audit of the state Department of Corrections after allegations of abuse at the Lincoln Hills juvenile facility in Irma.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday that would streamline bureaucratic hurdles for Medicaid patients with chronic mental illness and create pilot programs for alternate mental health care.
Current members of the UW System Board of Regents have given more than $258,000 to political candidates over the past 25 years, according to campaign finance documents.
UW-Madison experts and policymakers gathered Tuesday to discuss what potential changes to the state’s insurance rules could mean for university faculty and staff.
They came in thousands, from the dairy farms of Oshkosh, from the city centers of Milwaukee and Eau Claire and from high schools in Madison, all in an attempt to give Wisconsinites a glimpse at what their state would look like without Latinos.
The state Assembly passed Gov. Scott Walker’s college affordability package early Wednesday in a marathon session, despite the concerns of some lawmakers that the bills do not go far enough.