- Budget panel authorizes borrowing for building projects Updated: May-27-15 8:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.
- 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.
- Committee rejects new emergency government office Updated: May-27-15 8:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans who control the Legislature's finance committee have rejected Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new office to ensure the government continues following a disaster.
- Panel plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud Updated: May-27-15 8:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee has imposed stiffer civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrapped plans to create harsher criminal penalties.
- 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.
- Abrahamson appeals order allowing her to be replaced Updated: May-27-15 6:39 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her attempt to remain as chief justice.
- 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.
- Walker asks for supporters' opinions on national issues Updated: May-27-15 11:58 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - In another sign of his likely presidential campaign, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday asked his supporters to fill out a survey seeking their opinions on a variety of national issues and foreign policy.
- Wisconsin lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill Updated: May-26-15 2:48 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers have formerly introduced a bill that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.
- Frenzied week of Wisconsin state budget votes awaits Updated: May-26-15 10:59 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A frenzied week of backroom deals, lobbying and votes on the Wisconsin state budget awaits as a legislative committee looks to finish its work on the two-year spending plan.
- Critics blast legislators over surprise sports measure Updated: May-24-15 1:14 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Critics are blasting legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities.
- Wisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal Updated: May-22-15 5:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Real men - and women - could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way.
- Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board Updated: May-22-15 11:44 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.
- Finance committee leaves SeniorCare program alone Updated: May-21-15 10:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee has rejected Gov. Scott Walker's cuts to Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:48 pm
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- Wisconsin Republicans mulling possible bike tax Updated: May-21-15 2:14 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - One of the leaders of the Legislature's finance committee says his colleagues are pondering imposing a new tax on new bike sales.
- Construction zones will slow holiday travel Updated: May-21-15 11:13 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Highway construction work will be halted during the busy Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin, but motorists will likely encounter delays on some major roadways, transportation officials said.
- Milwaukee, other large school districts face takeover Updated: May-20-15 6:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A sweeping proposal giving control of the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee to a commissioner who could fire all the teachers and administrators also applies to other large, racially diverse school districts in Wisconsin.
- Democrats decry police video hearing as political hit Updated: May-20-15 5:59 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers got no closer Wednesday to figuring out how the Milwaukee Police Department's data storage system crashed after most city leaders skipped a hearing on the matter.
- Disability advocates rail against special needs vouchers Updated: May-20-15 11:47 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin disability advocates say the Legislature's finance committee move to approve a special needs voucher program amounted to a "budgetary sneak attack."
- 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.
- Highlights of education proposals in Wisconsin budget Updated: May-20-15 12:28 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee on Tuesday unveiled its long-anticipated funding plan related to education issues in the state for the next two years.
- Lawmakers to consider alternatives for teacher licenses Updated: May-19-15 9:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin schools would be able to hire people who don't have a bachelor's degree to teach subjects like math, science, technology and engineering under a proposal backed by Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee.
- Forget grades: Wisconsin report cards may have stars Updated: May-19-15 9:11 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Forget grades.
- Proposal opens public school sports to private students Updated: May-19-15 8:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Home-schooled students and those attending private, virtual or charter schools would have to be allowed to play sports and participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school under a proposal backed by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature.