- Budget committee set to approve road funding cuts, tax plan Updated: Jul-02-15 12:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans hope to kick-start the stalled state budget by voting Thursday on plans that cut $450 million for road projects and reduce taxes for married couples - moves that would get the two-year spending plan out of committee and ready for debate next week in the Assembly.
- Wisconsin married couples to benefit under tax package Updated: Jul-01-15 6:47 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Married couples would benefit the most under a Republican-authored tax plan that's to be added to the state budget on Thursday.
- Senate leader promises vote on Bucks arena plan next week Updated: Jul-01-15 11:41 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate's Republican leader says he plans to vote on a bill to fund a new Milwaukee Bucks arena next week.
- Wisconsin Assembly to take up budget first next week Updated: Jul-01-15 11:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans who control the state Assembly plan to vote on the state budget next week along with a bill that would repeal prevailing wage requirements for local governments.
- Prevailing wage, Bucks arena won't be in budget Updated: Jun-30-15 8:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Details of an agreement on major budget issues reached by Republicans on Tuesday:
- Bucks arena, prevailing wage may come in special session Updated: Jun-30-15 8:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature may vote on a financing deal for a Milwaukee Bucks arena and changes to the prevailing wage law in a special session.
- Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
- Vos says he has votes to pass Bucks deal in Assembly Updated: Jun-29-15 3:53 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has enough votes to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena that relies on $250 million from state and local taxpayers.
- Coalition says rent-to-own exemptions could come in budget Updated: Jun-29-15 11:41 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A coalition of faith leaders, low-income advocates and consumer groups is warning against a possible budget provision that could limit transparency about rent-to-own products.
- The Latest: Bishop says marriage is always 1 man, 1 woman Updated: Jun-26-15 5:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The latest reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states (all times are local):
- Walker says framework of budget deal coming soon Updated: Jun-24-15 2:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker says the framework of a budget deal to break a nearly monthlong impasse is likely in the next few days.
- State Rep. Kapenga wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary Updated: Jun-24-15 12:13 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - State Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield is headed to a general election to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow, who is leaving his seat to work as Waukesha County executive.
- Panel OKs new state trooper raises, no increases for others Updated: Jun-23-15 5:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The legislative committee that handles state workers' contracts approved a raise Tuesday for state troopers but decided to give thousands of other state employees no increases over the next two years.
- Johnson waiting to respond to Feingold's pledge request Updated: Jun-16-15 5:26 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Ron Johnson says he won't decide whether to take a pledge to keep third-party money out of his U.S. Senate race against Democrat Russ Feingold until more details emerge about Feingold's political action committee.
- 70 mph speed limit signs going up in Wisconsin Updated: Jun-15-15 12:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - New 70 mph speed limit signs are being posted this week on interstates and highways in Wisconsin this week.
- Wisconsin Senate approves 20-week abortion ban bill Updated: Jun-09-15 9:23 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After three hours of debate, the Wisconsin state Senate approved a bill Tuesday night that would ban non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- Assembly OKs bill phasing out SAGE program Updated: Jun-09-15 7:53 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has passed a bill that would end Wisconsin's SAGE program.
- Wisconsin lawmakers pass emergency allergy treatment bill Updated: Jun-09-15 5:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to combat life-threatening allergic reactions.
- Assembly OKs bill to help police to carry concealed Updated: Jun-09-15 5:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has passed a Republican bill making it easier for former police officers who worked in other states to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Assembly OKs ending gun waiting period Updated: Jun-09-15 4:23 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly has approved a bill that would eliminate the state's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
- Assembly OKs bill barring wood stove rule enforcement Updated: Jun-09-15 3:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has passed a Republican bill that would prohibit state environmental officials from enforcing new federal pollution limits on residential wood heaters.
- Senate approves Grebe's appointment to UW Board of Regents Updated: Jun-09-15 2:45 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate has voted to confirm Gov. Scott Walker's appointment of Michael M. Grebe to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.
- UW-Madison pushing for change in tenure language Updated: Jun-09-15 1:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Madison is asking the Legislature to reconsider proposed changes to job protections for tenured faculty that have come under fire from professors and others who see it as putting academic freedom at risk.
- Legislature to OK off-duty officers with guns in schools Updated: Jun-09-15 5:07 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to pass a proposal that would allow off-duty and retired officers to carry guns in schools.
- New chair promises to unite Wisconsin Democratic Party Updated: Jun-07-15 3:56 pm
MILWAUKEE - The newly elected chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is promising to pull the party together after big defeats in the governor's race and both chambers of the Legislature.