- Republicans move to restructure Walker's job creation agency Updated: May-21-15 8:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers on the Legislature's finance committee moved Thursday to restructure Gov. Scott Walker's struggling job creation agency, approving a plan to remove the governor as chairman, dramatically reduce the agency's reserves and eliminate a program that would fund regional loans.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Committee plans to reject governor's Family Care plan Updated: May-14-15 1:30 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lawmakers plan to reject a proposal in Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would expand the state's Family Care program and end the IRIS program, the leaders of the Legislature's finance committee said Thursday.