State legislators and governors from Wisconsin and Ohio are teaming up to tackle changes that will affect the country at a state level under President Donald Trump’s administration.
Roughly 500 constituents gathered at what was termed an “empty chair town hall” for Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., at the First Congregational Church in Madison Wednesday night.
Wisconsin Democrats held a teleconference Wednesday to introduce and discuss a new report from a non-profit organization on the potential economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The state’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee proposed a bill Tuesday that would hold Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation accountable for factoring in inflation when estimating highway project expenses.
Multiple UW-Madison building project requests have been deferred, according to Gov. Scott Walker’s capital budget proposal. The Department of Administration released the proposal Tuesday, which outlines the 2017-2019 spending on public buildings.
In keeping with his tough-on-crime reputation, Gov. Scott Walker is hoping to change the way parole is determined in Wisconsin.
Friends of Scott Walker launched a digital ad campaign Monday urging people who support the biennial budget proposal to write to their representatives about its benefits. Wisconsinites can send form letters to their legislators by visiting the website WalkerBudget.com.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan held a town hall Saturday to field questions and concerns over President Donald Trump’s agenda from more than the 500 estimated constituents in attendance.
Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., announced Thursday that he will not run against U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin for her senate seat in 2018.
Alongside his budget proposal, Gov. Scott Walker is recommending the passage of a companion bill that would legally require university officials to act in defense of offensive speech.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., joined a group of 10 senators on Wednesday calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a special investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn resigned Monday amid allegations of possible illegal phone calls between himself and officials in the Russian government that he had earlier denied.
Gov. Scott Walker expressed support for a bill introduced Tuesday by Republican legislators that would limit state and local candidate’s ability to call for an election recount. The bill requires candidates to be “aggrieved,” meaning they would have to lose within one percent of the winner’s vote total in an election with at least 4,000 votes, according to the Associated Press.
Hoping to increase funding and expand high-speed internet access in rural school districts, state Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, proposed a collaborative rural broadband expansion bill Tuesday.
Late last month, a child was found unconscious in his Milwaukee-area home. The boy had accidentally swallowed an oxycodone pill from his mother’s purse while she slept.
State Republican lawmakers reintroduced a bill this week that would ban the sale, circulation and research of fetal tissue, which could affect ongoing research at UW-Madison starting in 2018. The bill would allow the attorney general to prosecute the sale of fetal tissues in Wisconsin, which is currently not allowed, forbid fetal tissue research from a for-profit entity, abortion clinic or entity that exists to collect fetal tissue to sell. If signed into law, those who violate the ban would face a $50,000 fine and potentially nine months in prison.
After weeks of releasing bits and piece of his executive budget while traveling throughout Wisconsin, Gov.
Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget proposal includes a 5 percent tuition cut for all in-state undergraduates in the UW System and $42.5 million more in funding that is tied to performance. The tuition cut would take place during the 2018-’19 academic school year, while the in-state tuition freeze continues for the first year of the new biennial budget.
Democratic lawmakers seized the opportunity to move toward the legalization of medical marijuana in Wisconsin after a prominent state Republican expressed openness to the legislation.
Three days before his official budget address, Gov. Scott Walker boasted Sunday that his 2017-’19 budget will invest more money into K-12 education than any other budget in Wisconsin history.