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High Court Voids Key Part of Voting Rights Act

Posted: 06/25/2013 - A deeply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday halted enforcement of the federal government’s most potent tool to stop voting discrimination over the past half century, saying it does not reflect racial progress.

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Gov. Walker Signs ATV Senate Bills in to Law in Tomahawk

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bills 29 and 32 into law today at Erv's Sales and Service in Tomahawk. The bills are related to all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility terrain vehicles (UTV).

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Update: State Senate Passes Budget

Updated: 06/21/2013 - The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate passed the state budget shortly after midnight Friday.

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Wis. DHS Secretary Takes Medical Leave

Posted: 06/19/2013 - Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades is taking a leave of absence to have hip replacement surgery.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Venture Capital Bill

Posted: 06/18/2013 - The state Senate has passed legislation that would invest millions of dollars in public money in Wisconsin startups despite criticism that it only targets limited industries.

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Officials: Kerry Taps Ex-Senator for Africa Post

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Two officials say that Secretary of State John Kerry has chosen Russ Feingold, a former Democratic senator from Wisconsin, as the new U.S. special envoy for Africa Great Lakes region.

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Moderate Republicans Seek Changes to State Budget

Updated: 06/16/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Moderate Republican state senators are seeking major changes to the Wisconsin state budget, including undoing a statewide expansion of private school vouchers and accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion.

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Veterans Seek Changes to Property Tax Credit

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Veterans groups want the state Legislature to undo proposed limits on a popular property tax credit for disabled veterans and their spouses.

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Walker Withdraws Nomination of Student Regent

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has withdrawn the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents nomination of a UW-Platteville student whose name appears on the petition to recall Walker.

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UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill Requiring Ultrasounds

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Republicans abruptly shut off debate before a dramatic vote approving a bill that requires women seeking an abortion first have an abortion performed.

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Wis. Civil Litigation Provision Angers Attorney

Posted: 06/07/2013 - A Milwaukee attorney is angry over a provision adopted by the Legislature's budget committee that would further tighten Wisconsin's civil litigation rules.

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Wis. Assembly Passes Veterans Registration Bill

Posted: 06/07/2013 - The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bipartisan bill that would give veterans priority over other students when they register for University of Wisconsin System and state technical college classes.

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State Senate Won't Take Up Injunctions Bill in June

Posted: 06/04/2013 - The state Assembly is set to pass a Republican bill this week that would allow attorneys to block court orders nullifying state laws, but it looks like it's going to be a while before the Senate gets to it.

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Final Push for Wisconsin Budget

Posted: 06/02/2013 - Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders are nearing an agreement on the last three big pieces of the state budget.

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Governor Walker to Court Iowans, Stoking 2016 Talk

Updated: 05/23/2013 - Governor Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year. But the Wisconsin Republican's actions suggest he might be seeking a much bigger prize -- the presidency in 2016.

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Bargaining Over Health Benefits Narrowed

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Public safety workers could collectively bargain over their health insurance premiums but not other costs of their plan under action taken by the Legislature's budget committee.

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