- 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 approves prevailing wage repeal bill Updated: May-27-15 8:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, supported by the construction industry and opposed by conservative Republicans, would be repealed under a bill passed Wednesday by an Assembly labor committee.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lawmaker says goal is to announce Bucks deal Wednesday Updated: May-26-15 1:39 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Milwaukee officials, leaders of the Wisconsin state Legislature and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all said Tuesday they're close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:48 pm
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- Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show. Is event in jeopardy? Updated: May-21-15 4:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing - fewer candidates.
- Oklahoma GOP roiled by infighting as conference looms Updated: May-20-15 8:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - As Republicans prepare for some of the party's biggest names to descend on Oklahoma for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, the state party is being rocked by infighting over its new chairman's decision to retain a staffer who pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cannabis therapy bill heading to Texas Gov. Abbott Updated: May-19-15 4:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is nothing short of historic in Texas.
- Committee to reject charter school approval board Updated: May-19-15 3:30 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget-writing budget committee plans to reject Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new approval board to allow for more independent charter schools that operate outside the control of local public school boards.
- Correction: Senate-Wisconsin-Johnson story Updated: May-18-15 4:43 pm
MILWAUKEE - In a story May 15 about Sen. Ron Johnson's expected electoral rematch in 2016 with former Sen. Russ Feingold, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Johnson on their first race. He said Wisconsin voters "term-limited" Feingold in 2010, not that they "terminated" him.
- Lawmakers set to deal with growing female prison population Updated: May-17-15 9:53 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide this week how to handle the state's growing number of women prisoners after forecasts show the population likely will grow faster than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated in his budget proposal.
- Republican Sen. Johnson takes swipes at Democrat Feingold Updated: May-16-15 6:13 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson took swipes at his newly announced Democratic challenger Russ Feingold on Saturday, alleging the former senator is unwilling to face the biggest issues facing the country, his signature campaign finance law was an "abject failure" and that he will never hold a leadership position in the Senate.
- Warren lashes GOP 2016 field, warns of 'American nightmare' Updated: May-16-15 6:03 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations.
- Ryan tells Wisconsin Republicans to expand appeal Updated: May-16-15 3:47 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan tells Wisconsin Republicans that the party needs to expand its appeal in order to win the presidency.
- Memo: Voucher plan could mean $48M hit for public schools Updated: May-15-15 6:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Public school districts could face an additional $48 million hit over the next two years under the voucher program included in Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget, according to a new memo from state financial analysts.
- Walker wants lawmakers to reform economic development agency Updated: May-15-15 5:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker called on legislators Friday to reform his economic development agency in the wake of another scathing audit that found the organization hasn't followed state law or tracked job creation.
- 4 new schools added to Wisconsin voucher program Updated: May-14-15 4:47 pm
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- Wisconsin's Feingold to run for US Senate Updated: May-14-15 11:03 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago to Republican Ron Johnson, fulfilling the hopes of Democrats who have been pushing for the liberal to return to political office.
- Bush struggles to clarify stance on wisdom of invading Iraq Updated: May-12-15 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said Tuesday he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the nation's intelligence.
- Democrats put up billboards demanding Walker return home Updated: May-11-15 5:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Democratic Party has paid for a series of billboards demanding Republican Gov. Scott Walker return to Wisconsin.
- Ernst to host 2016 candidates at pig roast, motorcycle ride Updated: May-11-15 10:17 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Joni Ernst is going to treat Republican presidential hopefuls to a pig roast and a motorcycle ride.
- Walker visits Western Wall in Israel Updated: May-11-15 7:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Probable presidential candidate Scott Walker is in Israel on a five-day trip paid for by the governor's political organization and the Republican Jewish Coalition.