Though failing to say whether he supports the bill or not, Gov. Scott Walker expressed concern over certain aspects of the recent federal health care overhaul bill Wednesday. Walker said the plan’s lack of a price tag was one of his main concerns.
Milwaukee County law enforcement officers may have the power to locally enforce new immigration orders from President Donald Trump, if their sheriff gets his way. David A.
Three Democratic lawmakers revealed a bill Wednesday that would legalize physician-assisted deaths for terminally ill patients, starting at 18-years-old.
The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make correctional officers in juvenile prisons mandatory reporters for child abuse and neglect. The legislation was prompted by a lengthy investigation into allegations of systemic problems at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, youth prisons for boys and girls, respectively, run by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Amid uncertainty of the level of support Gov. Scott Walker has in the state Legislature for his budget proposal, state Sen.
A provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal would cut funding for a program that helps supply Wisconsin schools with local food, a move experts and political leaders say would be detrimental to student nutrition and the area’s economy.
Republican legislators introduced a bill Friday that may result in UW System employees no longer being able to perform abortions or train others at Madison Planned Parenthood clinics.
The state Assembly Health Committee passed the Right to Try bill Wednesday which will broaden terminally ill patients’ access to experimental drugs.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., introduced a bill in La Crosse Wednesday to funnel any profit made from federal loan programs back to Wisconsin students and families by directing those profits into federal Pell Grants.
A report published Wednesday by the libertarian Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty found that charter schools in the Milwaukee area outperformed their public counterparts. The study specifically compared 2016 ACT and Forward Exam – the successor to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam – scores and controlled for different factors in student populations such as poverty levels, race and number of non-native English speakers. “This matters for parents. It’s not about building one sector up or tearing another down,” said the author of the report, Will Flanders.
In an attempt to grab President Donald Trump’s attention, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., is attending Trump’s congressional address Tuesday accompanied by a Mexican undocumented student who attends Edgewood College.
A Wisconsin nonprofit asked district attorneys in Milwaukee County and Rock County Tuesday to start an investigation of state superintendent candidate Lowell Holtz for allegedly using public resources for his campaign.
A well-known Republican state legislator and possible 2018 Senate candidate expressed opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut tuition across the UW System, instead suggesting tuition increases.
Following a court order to redraw the state’s election maps, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has appealed to the U.S.
On the same day President Donald Trump rescinded rules passed under the Obama Administration that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity, a Wisconsin Republican lawmaker said he will probably introduce a similar bill.
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.