- Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in September to fill a vacant southeastern Wisconsin state Assembly seat.
- Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal Updated: Jul-29-15 12:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.
- Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.
- Wisconsin Republicans seek to ban sale of fetal body parts Updated: Jul-24-15 4:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills being circulated by a pair of Republican state representatives.
- Assembly speaker asked for open records changes Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.
- Wisconsin Assembly to vote next week on Bucks arena bill Updated: Jul-20-15 2:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote next week on a public financing deal to pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
- Governor OKs raises for state troopers Updated: Jul-20-15 10:11 am
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that gives state troopers a 6 percent raise.
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs state budget with changes Updated: Jul-12-15 10:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday, brushing aside complaints from his own party about the $73 billion spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget signed by governor Updated: Jul-12-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the $73 billion state budget into law Sunday, a day ahead of announcing his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
- Wisconsin a step away from 20-week abortion ban Updated: Jul-09-15 5:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Thursday of banning non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy after the state Assembly approved the prohibition and sent the measure on to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.
- Republican opposition to budget largest ever for Walker Updated: Jul-09-15 10:26 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - More Republican state lawmakers voted against the budget this year than has ever happened under Gov. Scott Walker.
- Group of Wisconsin Democrats sue over 2011 redistricting Updated: Jul-08-15 4:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of Democrats is asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin's legislative Assembly district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans and therefore are unconstitutional.
- Wisconsin Senate wipes open records rollback from budget Updated: Jul-07-15 7:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to erase a dramatic rollback of the state's open records law that Gov. Scott Walker's office helped add to the state budget.
- The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):
- Walker says he'll change government records exemptions Updated: Jul-03-15 4:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A spokeswoman for Gov. Scott Walker says he will work with Republican leaders in both chambers to change budget provisions that would exempt nearly all government records from the state's open records law.
- Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session.
- Public school sport participation rules scaled back Updated: Jul-02-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - An expansion of who can play sports and participate in extracurricular activities in public schools in Wisconsin is being scaled back.
- Panel votes to add 7-day work week to budget Updated: Jul-02-15 10:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee has voted to allow factory and retail employees to work seven straight days without a day of rest.
- Panel wants records test on officer-involved reports Updated: Jul-02-15 10:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee has voted to apply the open records balancing test to reports documenting officer-involved deaths.
- Loosening of teacher licensure requirements rejected Updated: Jul-02-15 10:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Highly criticized teacher licensure changes that would have allowed some people without high school degrees to be licensed to teach in Wisconsin have been removed from the state budget.
- 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.