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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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Proposal to Sell State Properties up for Vote

Posted: 05/21/2013 - A wide-reaching change that would allow the state to sell off properties ranging from prisons and power plants to University of Wisconsin dormitories and state highways is up for approval before the Legislature's budget committee.

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UPDATE: Wis. Candidates got $758K from Sand, Gas Industry

Updated: 05/22/2013 - A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 since 2007, with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the state.

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GOP move gives State More Control on Construction

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Democrats say a move to standardize erosion control rules for commercial construction sites is simply another Republican effort to take away local authorities' power.

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State Budget Committee to Consider DNA Expansion

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin lawmakers are set this week to consider Gov. Scott Walker's plan to take DNA from anyone arrested for a felony and anyone convicted of any crime.

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Committee to Consider Double Dipping Changes

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Gov. Walker to Headline Iowa GOP Event

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will visit Iowa this week to deliver a speech that may bolster speculation that he will run for president in 2016.

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Cost of Walker's Medicaid Plan Increases

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The cost of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion and instead tighten income eligibility for the program has gone up.

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Redistricting Case Settled, No Malicious Intent

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A group of Democrats and an immigration rights organization which sued the state over redistricting have dropped their efforts to determine why Republicans failed to turn over records in the case.

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White House Releases Benghazi E-mails

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The White House is releasing 100 pages of e-mails and notes related to the Obama administration's response to the attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, last September.

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Poll Shows 51 Percent Approve of Gov. Walker's Job

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A Marquette University law school poll released Tuesday says 51 percent of respondents approve of the way Gov. Scott Walker is doing his job, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Wis. Assembly Passes Underage Drinking Bill

Posted: 05/14/2013 - The state Assembly has approved a Republican bill that would allow bars and liquor stores to sue underage patrons or their parents for $1,000.

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Work Searches for Unemployed up for Vote

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double their searches for work from two to four a week or lose their benefits under a proposal up for a vote.

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Walker to Meet with Dalai Lama Next Week

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker will meet privately with the Dalai Lama during the Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to Wisconsin next week.

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