President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Thursday, authored by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, intended to protect whistleblowers reporting on illicit activities within government agencies. The bill, created by Johnson with support from U.S.
To decrease the number of untested sexual assault kits in Wisconsin, then-Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen formed a team in 2012 to address the issue.
Although Gov. Walker signed the two-year state budget into law over a week ago, the UW System is still figuring out how the budget affects one of its programs targeted at non-traditional students.
Without a clear idea if the state Senate has enough votes to pass the state’s two-year budget, the overdue spending bill lurched forward with passage in the state Assembly Wednesday. The $75.7 billion budget is more than two months late due to several disputes between Republican leaders over transportation funding and tax levels.
As Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma, Gov. Scott Walker signed an executive order on Friday which called on the Wisconsin National Guard to assist in emergency services and response efforts in the south.
State politicians and community members met Monday to discuss concealed carry on UW System schools’ campuses, with a bill allowing for so-called campus carry potentially looming next year. At times, the panel became very tense as state Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum—the only Republican panelist present—disagreed with state Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, College Democrats Chair Augie McGinnity-Wake, UW Madison professor Lisa Cooper and Samara Safarik from the group Moms Who Demand Action.
Paul Ryan addressed rumors that he would step down as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, calling for unity from the Republican party before voters head to the polls Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., called on FBI Director James Comey in a letter Friday to release more information about the new developments with Hillary Clinton’s private email server.