Gov. Scott Walker has announced a special election early next year to replace former state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, following her appointment to the post of agricultural secretary. The appointment comes after Ben Brancel’s retirement from the position in August after seven years on the job.
Gov. Scott Walker plans to name state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, as his agriculture secretary sometime this week, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Wisconsin's job agency board approved a $3 billion contract with Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, moving the deal forward for the governor’s signature after months of intense debate.
Wisconsin’s strict environmental protections against “toxic” sulfide mining would be repealed in a bill passed by the Legislature in an effort to boost economic growth.
More juvenile delinquents could wind up behind bars and face a greater range of punishments under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate, amid controversy surrounding the state’s youth prison.
A state agency announced Friday that its members will be able to review the state’s $3 billion contract with Foxconn before the agency votes on the matter this coming Wednesday.
Amid the ongoing opioid epidemic in Wisconsin and nationwide, new data shows the number of opioids dispensed in the state has decreased sharply.
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.
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 buildingsBy Noah Habenstreit | Oct. 30, 2017
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.