A Tuesday release from the Department of Public Instruction that showed Milwaukee and Racine students in the state’s school voucher program scored lower on last year’s standardized achievement test than public school students raised questions among state legislators over the necessity of private school voucher expansion.
Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to expand Wisconsin’s school voucher program could cost nine different school districts more than $1 million each in state aid, according to a new Legislative Fiscal Bureau report released Monday.
Total campaign spending in Wisconsin tripled from the 2006 and 2008 election cycles to 2010 and 2012 largely due to a major Supreme Court decision and recall contests, according to a new report released Monday.
Following criticism from fellow legislators, state Rep. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, amended his bill Tuesday that would limit when voters can cast in-person absentee ballots.
Gov. Scott Walker met with President Barack Obama and five other governors at the White House Tuesday to discuss the impact on the states of the ongoing budget negotiations in Washington.
Just one day after the Republicans retook control of the statehouse Tuesday night, state Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller, D-Monona, said he will step down as the Democratic leader at the end of the legislative session.
State Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, will take Democratic U.S. Rep. and newly elected Senator Tammy Baldwin’s seat in Congress after handedly defeating his Republican opponent Chad Lee in the 2nd Congressional District election Tuesday.
State Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, will take U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s seat in Congress after handedly defeating his Republican opponent Chad Lee in the 2nd Congressional District election Tuesday.