- %headline(Panel votes to cut University of Wisconsin $250 million Updated: May-29-15 9:55 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget-writing committee voted Friday to cut the University of Wisconsin's budget by $250 million and eliminate tenure protections for faculty from state law - moves derided by Democrats who argued the changes would hurt both higher education and the state's economy.
- Memo: Eliminating DNR positions could take more jobs with it Updated: May-28-15 5:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate about 30 scientist and educator positions in the Department of Natural Resources could result in the agency losing dozens of additional positions his proposal doesn't account for, according to a report from state fiscal analysts.
- Panel OKs seeking office space outside Madison, Milwaukee Updated: May-27-15 8:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee has approved a Republican plan that calls for looking to lease state office space outside Madison and Milwaukee.
- Budget committee approves long-term care changes Updated: May-27-15 7:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers have tweaked Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the state's Family Care program and wrap the IRIS program into it.
- Budget panel co-chair postpones fundraiser after criticism Updated: May-27-15 2:26 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The co-chair of the Legislature's budget-writing committee has postponed a fundraiser after criticism over its timing.
- Republicans to increase school funding, expand vouchers Updated: May-20-15 12:35 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin public schools would get $100 more per student in the second year of the state budget but lose money when students opt to take a voucher to attend private school, under a Republican-backed proposal the Legislature's budget committee debated Tuesday.
- Lawmakers set to deal with growing female prison population Updated: May-17-15 9:53 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide this week how to handle the state's growing number of women prisoners after forecasts show the population likely will grow faster than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated in his budget proposal.
- Walker wants lawmakers to reform economic development agency Updated: May-15-15 5:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker called on legislators Friday to reform his economic development agency in the wake of another scathing audit that found the organization hasn't followed state law or tracked job creation.