Current members of the UW System Board of Regents have given more than $245,000 to political candidates over the past 25 years, according to campaign finance documents. The issue has come to light after it was reported that one of the most recent appointments to the 18-member board was a campaign contributor to Gov.
Due to rising numbers of drug overdose deaths in Wisconsin, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., introduced a new bill Wednesday to tackle the problem from prevention to recovery.
UW-Madison experts and policymakers gathered Tuesday to discuss what potential changes to the state’s insurance rules could mean for university faculty and staff. Wisconsin is considering paying health benefits for state employees directly instead of buy through health maintenance organizations, a system known as self-insurance. Gov.
A bill barring so-called sanctuary cities, the subject of a mass protest on the Capitol Square last Thursday, could be stalled in the state Senate. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said Friday that “no member has indicated it [Assembly Bill 450] is a top priority,” creating doubt about whether the body will take it up in its March floor session. The bill would ban state funding to local governments that don’t require law enforcement to question a person’s citizenship status.
The State Assembly met Thursday for what is likely its last floor session of the year. Among the bills voted for approval was a revision of the current strip search law, as well as an addition to the existing teacher loan program.
Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law Thursday that will cut funding for Planned Parenthood in the state of Wisconsin by an estimated $8 million dollars.
They came in thousands, from the dairy farms of Oshkosh, from the city centers of Milwaukee and Eau Claire and from high schools in Madison, all in an attempt to give Wisconsinites a glimpse at what their state would look like without Latinos. An estimated 20,000 protesters crowded the Capitol Square Thursday to protest two bills moving through the state Legislature they say are discriminatory. The first bill, approved Tuesday by the state Assembly, would cut state funding from cities, that don’t enforce immigration statutes in an effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.
City officials are preparing for protests Thursday, after two bills were passed in the Assembly that organizers claim relay anti-immigration sentiments in the community.
The state Assembly passed early Wednesday Gov. Scott Walker’s college affordability package late Tuesday night in a marathon session, despite the concerns of some lawmakers that the bills do not go far enough. The six bills would allow for full deductions of student loan interest on state income taxes, help students find internships to enhance skill development; and require colleges to provide more financial information to students. Walker introduced the bills in his state of the state address last month and pledged to work with legislators to ensure their passage.
State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley and state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg were victorious in the state Supreme Court primary Tuesday night. Bradley received 44.9 percent of the vote and Kloppenburg followed with 43.2 percent, with roughly 96 percent of the precincts reporting.
State Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Cedarburg, led a group of legislators in announcing their endorsement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz Monday for the GOP presidential nominee.
Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order Monday barring implementation of the controversial Clean Power Plan as the state waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of the law.
After months of campaigning, two votes and the quiet elimination of Martin O’Malley, the Democratic primary has finally boiled down to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ idealism against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s moderated liberalism. They collided at UW-Milwaukee Thursday in the sixth Democratic debate.
It was a heavyweight fight that would make Don King giddy. The mainstream favorite, Hillary Clinton, leading nationally, took on upstart challenger Vermont Sen/ Bernie Sanders, who beat Clinton single-handedly in the New Hampshire primary two days ago.
A Republican effort to ban legislators from concurrently holding office as county executive is moving quickly through the state Legislature, as both houses held a public hearing on the bill Wednesday. The legislation is a response to Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris running for the seat of state Sen.
Just minutes after Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were declared the decisive winners of the New Hampshire primaries, tucked inside Chamberlin Hall, Gov.
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The state Assembly approved Thursday a bill supported by UW-Madison that would eliminate drinking tickets for witnesses and victims of sexual assault on college campuses. Introduced by state Rep.