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Wis. Awaiting Budget Cuts Details

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Even with massive federal spending cuts impending, Wisconsin officials say they need to know more before deciding how to deal with it.

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Republicans offer School Spending Plan Increase

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The Republican president of the state Senate is proposing an alternative plan to Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow public school spending to increase $150 more per student in each of the next two years.

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Local Organizations Brace for Sequester Cuts

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The federal sequester is less than 24 hours away and with no deal between Republicans and Democrats in sight, across the board spending cuts will take affect as early as Friday. This news has many organizations in our community bracing for cuts.

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Walker to Push for Vouchers on Report Cards

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he will support legislation requiring that private voucher schools be included in the same accountability system that applied to public schools, including annual report cards rating performance.

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Walker's Smoking Surcharge Faces Opposition

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Anti-smoking advocates say a $50-a-month health insurance surcharge for state workers who smoke is the wrong approach to getting smokers to quit.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Approves Mining Bill, 17-16

Updated: 02/27/2013 - The state Senate has approved a Republican bill that would dramatically overhaul Wisconsin's mining regulations. The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Assembly for a vote.

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Fort McCoy, Others Brace for Federal Spending Cuts

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker continues to take a wait and see approach as to what looming federal spending cuts will mean for Wisconsin, while others prepare to scale back budgets, lay off workers and take other steps to deal with a loss of millions of dollars in funding.

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Special Report: A Day in the Life with Local Lawmakers

Updated: 02/26/2013 - It's 6:45 a.m. on a Tuesday, and like many parents, Representative Mandy Wright is getting her kids ready for school. They eat a quick breakfast together, before Wright helps them into their snow gear, gives them a kiss on the cheek, and sends them on their way to school.

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Governor Unveils Budget to Legislature

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Governor Scott Walker is proposing a $68 billion budget, or an increase in spending of 5.1% in the next two years.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Passes Transportation Amendment

Updated: 02/20/2013 - The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to vote on a constitutional amendment that prevents lawmakers from diverting money from the state transportation fund to pay for other items.

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Wis. Senator to Headline Minn. Democratic Event

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Minnesota Democrats are looking across the border to Wisconsin for the headline speaker for the party's major fundraising dinner, which is being held in April.

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AP NewsBreak: Walker to Expand Voucher Program

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that he is proposing Wisconsin's voucher school program expand in such a way that nine districts would immediately qualify, including Madison and Green Bay.

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