- Rebecca Bradley applies for Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy Updated: Oct-02-15 7:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State Appeals Court Judge Rebecca Bradley has applied to be appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the only one of three candidates for a full 10-year term to do so.
- High court to hear former DOJ detective's whistleblower case Updated: Oct-02-15 5:04 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in a former state Justice Department investigator's whistleblower case.
- Longtime Wisconsin union leader Marty Beil dies at 68 Updated: Oct-02-15 4:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Marty Beil, the burly and sometimes brusque leader of the Wisconsin state employee labor union for 30 years, has died. He was 68.
- Legislators propose raising conviction cap to $1 million Updated: Oct-01-15 5:35 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is moving to dramatically restructure compensation rules for people wrongly convicted in Wisconsin, introducing a bill Thursday that would raise the maximum payout from $25,000 to $1 million and remove exonerees' cases from the state's public court database.
- Democrats demand Walker call transportation session Updated: Oct-01-15 4:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republican Gov. Scott Walker call a special legislative session to deal with a shortfall in road project funding.
- Legislative task force begins study of urban education Updated: Sep-29-15 7:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attracting and retaining teachers would be easier if Wisconsin policymakers created a more stable environment, the superintendent of Madison public schools told a legislative task force studying the issue Tuesday.
- Walker sends signals he may appoint Bradley to Supreme Court Updated: Sep-29-15 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is sending signals that he may appoint state Appeals Court Judge Rebecca Bradley to a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
- GOP proposes giving Legislature health insurance oversight Updated: Sep-29-15 4:51 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The leaders of the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee announced Tuesday that they've drafted a bill that would give their panel the ability to sign off on changes to the state's health insurance program.
- Duchow only candidate on ballot to fill Assembly seat Updated: Sep-29-15 5:01 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Cindi Duchow is the only candidate on the ballot to fill a vacant seat in the Wisconsin state Assembly.
- Wisconsin State Patrol honors fallen trooper Updated: Sep-28-15 7:57 pm
MIDDLETON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker and State Patrol officials are honoring a rookie trooper killed in a shootout with a bank robber.
- Scott Walker not endorsing after leaving presidential race Updated: Sep-25-15 3:44 pm
BEAVER DAM, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker doesn't yet want to endorse any of his fellow Republicans who remain in the race for president.
- Assembly passes bill stripping Planned Parenthood money Updated: Sep-24-15 6:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would take away $3.5 million of federal funding for Planned Parenthood despite objections from Democrats who said it would limit access to women's health care services in Wisconsin.
- Inmate challenges use of risk-assessment tool in sentencing Updated: Sep-24-15 11:39 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court could decide whether judges are violating the rights of criminal defendants by using a sentencing software program that assesses their potential risk to reoffend.
- Walker to hold first public appearance since leaving race Updated: Sep-23-15 4:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker plans to attend an anniversary celebration for a Wisconsin business on Friday, his first public appearance since abruptly dropping out of the Republican race for president.
- Things to know about Wisconsin GOP's fetal tissue ban bill Updated: Sep-22-15 4:24 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republicans moved forward with a bill that would outlaw research on tissue from aborted fetuses, holding another public hearing on the measure Tuesday even though lawmakers have yet to announce a compromise that would win the votes to get the proposal through both the state Assembly and Senate. Here are things to know about the measure:
- Wisconsin Supreme Court holds moment of silence for Crooks Updated: Sep-22-15 11:04 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held a moment of silence for Justice Patrick Crooks who died in his chambers at the Capitol on Monday afternoon.
- Supreme Court Justice Crooks, 77, dies in chambers Updated: Sep-21-15 6:51 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, a stoic and neutral presence on a bitterly divided high court, died Monday in the state Capitol. He was 77.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court considers open records case Updated: Sep-19-15 4:06 pm
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering whether some common public records like traffic accident reports and tickets should be off-limits to journalists in a case that could affect the state's long-standing open records law.
- Court reinstates license for lawyer in Blagojevich scandal Updated: Sep-18-15 10:34 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - One of former Gov. Tommy Thompson's aides who was convicted of corruption in Illinois has his Wisconsin law license back.
- Wisconsin to roll out new driver's licenses, ID cards Updated: Sep-18-15 4:43 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state of Wisconsin is introducing new driver's licenses and identification cards later this month that officials believe are more secure.
- Rebecca Bradley kicks off Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign Updated: Sep-17-15 7:25 pm
MILWAUKEE - State appeals court Judge Rebecca Bradley kicked off her campaign for an open Wisconsin Supreme Court seat on Thursday in downtown Milwaukee with an event featuring endorsements from several Republican law enforcement officials.
- State superintendent calls GOP proposal attack on democracy Updated: Sep-17-15 6:14 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican effort to make Wisconsin's state superintendent position a partisan appointment is an "attack at the heart of our democracy and our state's history," the current officeholder, Tony Evers, said Thursday.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court justice won't seek third term Updated: Sep-16-15 6:00 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks said Wednesday that he won't seek a third 10-year term, choosing to end his nearly 39-year career as a judge.
- New home-school sports law benefits legislator's nephew Updated: Sep-16-15 2:00 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The author of a new Wisconsin law that allows home-schooled children to play sports for public school teams has a young relative benefiting from the legislation.
- Lawmakers want to keep kids in rear-facing seats until age 2 Updated: Sep-16-15 1:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating a bill that would require children to ride in rear-facing car seats until they're two years old.