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.
Green Bay Correctional facility would close its doors under a bill that calls for selling the prison to a private company, paving the way for a new jail in Brown County. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep.
Student activists organized Friday in opposition to a controversial Republican bill that would prohibit UW medical students from performing abortions or receive training at medical centers that do so. The proposal would end a decade-long partnership between the university and Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion-related training and work opportunities to medical students. The state Senate heard testimony on the legislation Tuesday, months after a state Assembly committee considered a nearly identical measure.
UW-Madison joined 800 other universities Thursday in a letter calling upon key congressmen to advance legislation to protect Dreamers. The letter, compiled by the American Council on Education, urged the leaders to implement a “long-term legislative fix” that would protect Dreamers — individuals protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act.
A state Senate committee heard public testimony Thursday on three bills that would make rioting a felony and prohibit certain actions.
To decrease the number of untested sexual assault kits in Wisconsin, then-Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen formed a team in 2012 to address the issue.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin continued Wednesday to call on the Department of Education to crack down on fraudulent student debt schemes.
Gov. Scott Walker released a video on his Twitter account Wednesday to visually promote his upcoming run for re-election. WI’s future is bright, but there is more work to be done.
A super PAC that supports former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon endorsed a GOP candidate for Wisconsin Senate Tuesday, in what is expected to be one of the most expensive races of the 2018 midterm election.
A state Assembly committee met Tuesday for a hearing on two bills that emphasize a greater focus on health-orientated consumables for food stamp recipients and standardizes the quality of nutrition that must be covered for the use of food stamps. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Rohrkaste, R-Neenah, and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform held a public hearing on the proposed bills. One provides a 50 percent discount towards healthy foods for FoodShare members and the other initiates a pilot program that places restrictions on certain foods deemed insufficiently nutritional by the Department of Health Services.
Industrial hemp can’t get you high, but it's still outlawed. Lawmakers think legalizing it could help farmers.By Nina Bertelsen | Oct. 16, 2017
State lawmakers are circulating a proposal to legalize industrial hemp in the state. While previously outlawed, supporters say legalizing the crop could create opportunities for farmers.
Gov. Scott Walker thinks NFL players should stop their “divisive” protesting and focus on speaking out against domestic violence.
Almost a year after the 2016 election, UW-Madison students heard Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez’s take on how to win Wisconsin back.
A state Senate committee held a public hearing Thursday on a bill that would ensure so-called sanctuary cities follow federal immigration enforcement laws, specifically when it comes to questioning the immigration status of an individual arrested for committing a crime. The state Senate Committee on Regulatory and Labor Reform met to discuss Senate Bill 275 generated a crowd of over a hundred people. The bill prohibits federal and state authorities from allowing certain cities and towns to enact policies that would protect undocumented immigrants from potential deportation.
The daughter of a leader in the state Assembly, as well as a former state Democratic Party chair, are separately facing legal trouble surrounding their relationship to victims of fatal opioid overdoses. Cassandra Nygren, daughter of John Nygren, R-Marinette, and a leader on policy solutions to the state’s opioid crisis, was held in the Brown County Jail Wednesday. The younger Nygren and her fiance were arrested in relation to an unnamed person who died from overdosing.
Officials at King’s Veteran Home and lawmakers from both parties are speaking out against one of Gov.
In a series of visits to Wisconsin schools, Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday his plan to increase aid for education in rural areas. Resurrecting efforts previously rejected in his state budget, Walker backed a bill proposed by state Sen.