Gov. Scott Walker signed 21 new bills into law Thursday at the state Capitol, covering issues ranging from children in the foster care system, criminal penalties and transportation. The most prominent bill is one allowing hunters to wear blaze pink in addition to traditional colors like hunter orange and blaze orange, authored by state Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, and state Sen. Terry Moulton, R-Chippewa Falls.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., announced Sunday he would not seek re-election, prompting a scramble among state and local politicians who could vie to replace the three-term congressman. The 60-year-old Sherwood resident defeated Democratic incumbent Steve Kagen in 2010 to win the seat.
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold braved Monday night’s thick snowfall to preach college affordability to a receptive group of College Democrats. Feingold finds himself locked in a pivotal race with incumbent Ron Johnson, the tea party favorite who rode a conservative wave in 2010 along with Gov.
Madison Police arrested two white males for assaulting a black man who was sitting at a downtown bus station Tuesday night, according to an incident report.