Gov. Scott Walker blasted faculty opposition to UW System President Ray Cross in a statement Tuesday, just hours before the state’s second largest public university took a vote on a “no confidence” measure on Cross. UW-Milwaukee faculty voted without opposition to approve the “no confidence” measure Tuesday afternoon.
In a historic night for American politics, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced he will suspend his presidential campaign Tuesday after business mogul Donald Trump all but secured the Republican nomination with a win in the Indiana primary.
On May 30, 2015, in Baltimore’s Federal Hill Park, Martin O’Malley announced his candidacy to run for president.
State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, moderated a Capitol panel Thursday designed to address opioid addiction and treatment options, coming after bills addressing heroin abuse were signed into law earlier this year.
Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday state funding to complete almost 50 town road and municipal street improvement projects throughout the state. Projects set to be financed are selected by recommendations from the statewide discretionary improvement committees, whose members were nominated by the Wisconsin Towns Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
Controversy surrounding a bill requiring transgender K-12 students to use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex has resurfaced after comments made by the bill’s author Wednesday.
State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser announced Wednesday that he will retire this year, effective July 31. Prosser said in a letter that he was stepping down to “begin a new chapter” in his life. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Wisconsin in various capacities for more than 40 years.
Wisconsin, along with several other states, filed a brief Friday to oppose current Environmental Protection Agency ozone emission standards.
State Democrats called for the state Legislature to fund a campaign to educate voters about the voter ID law in a Thursday press conference. Under controversial 2011 legislation, Wisconsin voters are required to provide ID in order to participate in elections.
Challenger Russ Feingold is leading U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., by 10 points in the U.S. Senate race this fall, according to a poll released Wednesday by St. Norbert College.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced Wednesday he plans to introduce a bill prohibiting the federal government from denying federal dollars to a tribe because of their marijuana policy. The bill, dubbed the Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act, would liberalize the application of marijuana legislation for tribes.
Gov. Scott Walker said at a news conference in Wauwatosa Wednesday he will support the Republican Party’s nomination for president, despite previous wrangling with GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Walker has been reluctant to tout the possibility of a Trump presidency but made it clear he would stand behind him as the party’s nominee.
Talk of Gov. Scott Walker running for re-election in 2018 circulated Tuesday after he said in an interview with a conservative website he was “strongly inclined” to pursue a third term. Walker told Townhall.com that he is “strongly inclined to seek re-election,” though the governor has not officially announced his decision and said he will not publicly announce such a decision until next year.
State Attorney General Brad Schimel filed an appeal Monday on a Dane County judge’s decision to remove Wisconsin’s right-to-work law.
As more and more people nationwide are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Wisconsin lawmakers, activists and researchers are working to ensure the state remains a leader in supporting families touched by the diseases. An estimated 115,000 Wisconsinites suffer from some form of dementia, according to the state Department of Health Services, but that number is expected to more than double by 2040 as the state’s population grows.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Thursday that would expand the state’s teacher loan program to include rural areas.