- Panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program Updated: Feb-10-16 6:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities' obligations to pay into the state's renewable energy program.
- Lawmakers push committee to review John Doe investigations Updated: Feb-10-16 6:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow them access to documents from closed John Doe investigations involving Gov. Scott Walker.
- Panel approves $15.8 million for mental health institutes Updated: Feb-10-16 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee overwhelmingly approved state health officials' request Wednesday to pump millions of dollars more into upgrades at Wisconsin's mental health institutions.
- Lawmakers decry ban on county executives in Legislature Updated: Feb-10-16 4:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A bill that would bar county executives from serving concurrently in the Wisconsin Legislature is being criticized as hard-core partisan politics.
- Senate approves online voter registration bill Updated: Feb-09-16 11:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow Wisconsin residents to register to vote online, putting the state on track to join 30 other states that offer online registration.
- Assembly approves water development, property rights bills Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Shoreline property owners would have more leeway to dredge and build structures on bodies of water under legislation the Wisconsin Assembly advanced Tuesday despite concerns from minority Democrats that the proposals would harm the state's waters.
- University of Kansas touts projects, defends bonding deal Updated: Feb-09-16 6:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas turned to a Wisconsin agency to secure financing for new student housing and new science labs because it needed to move quickly, university officials said Tuesday, as the school sought to answer Republican lawmakers' allegations that it went rogue.
- Senate approves bill allowing new special license plates Updated: Feb-09-16 5:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would create a new process for groups to obtain special license plates.
- Assembly approves wrongful conviction compensation Updated: Feb-09-16 5:12 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin legislators took a step Tuesday toward dramatically increasing compensation for the wrongly convicted, unanimously passing a bill in the state Assembly that would boost exonorees' payouts and grant them state insurance and job training benefits.
- Assembly OKs bill making spitting on prosecutors felony Updated: Feb-09-16 4:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Spitting at prosecutors would carry a felony charge under a bill the Wisconsin Assembly has approved.
- Wisconsin Assembly OKs pushing back wolf hunt date Updated: Feb-09-16 3:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume.
- Assembly approves CPR training bill Updated: Feb-09-16 3:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would require Wisconsin schools to provide CPR training in seventh- and eighth-grade health classes.
- Trooper back at work 2 years after being struck along road Updated: Feb-09-16 8:27 am
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who suffered severe injuries and the loss of part of his right leg two years ago is back on the job after a grueling recovery.
- Wisconsin Senate to vote on managed forest overhaul Updated: Feb-09-16 5:05 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate is set to vote on a bill that would re-shape Wisconsin's managed forest program.
- TV ads hit airwaves ahead of Wisconsin Supreme Court primary Updated: Feb-08-16 4:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Television ads are hitting the airwaves as Wisconsin's Supreme Court race heads into its final week before a primary whittles the three-candidate field down to two contenders.
- GOP to defendants: Don't spit on the prosecutor Updated: Feb-07-16 12:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg was delivering his closing argument in the prosecution of a man accused of spitting on prison guards when he heard a crumpling noise behind him. Moments later, a wad of paper hit his shoulder - filled with the inmate's saliva.
- Prosecutors allowed to appeal Walker recall probe ruling Updated: Feb-06-16 11:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed three district attorneys to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a closed, secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.
- Walker to sign bill legalizing concealed switchblades Updated: Feb-05-16 5:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives.
- Legislative committee pulls amendment limiting school taxes Updated: Feb-05-16 10:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - An Assembly committee has postponed a vote on a plan to limit school districts' taxing authority to offset lost state aide when voucher students leave.
- Lawmaker aims to ban late-night budget votes Updated: Feb-04-16 7:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature last year passed the state budget in the middle of the night, a practice Democratic Rep. Beth Meyers of Bayfield wants to halt.
- Finance committee OKs dementia bills Updated: Feb-04-16 6:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers moved closer Thursday to passing a bipartisan package of legislation to help people cope with Alzheimer's disease and dementia after the Legislature's budget committee signed off on the last half of the proposals.
- Gov. Walker signs bill upping penalty for hiding corpses Updated: Feb-04-16 1:27 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill increasing the penalty for hiding a corpse.
- Gov. Walker signs law allowing hunters to wear blaze pink Updated: Feb-04-16 1:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill allowing hunters to wear fluorescent pink instead of the traditional blaze orange.
- Wisconsin attorney reinstated after overturned conviction Updated: Feb-04-16 11:30 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated the license of a Kenosha lawyer two years after a federal court overturned his conviction for money laundering.
- Elections committee backs bill limiting local photo IDs Updated: Feb-03-16 5:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's Senate elections committee backed a bill Wednesday that would hinder efforts in Milwaukee to provide local photo IDs to the homeless and immigrants in the country illegally.