- UW System could create charter schools in Madison, Milwaukee Updated: May-29-15 9:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin System would be able to authorize independent charter schools in Madison and Milwaukee under a proposal by Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee.
- 20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound Updated: May-29-15 10:58 am
MINERAL POINT, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.
- Memo: Eliminating DNR positions could take more jobs with it Updated: May-28-15 5:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate about 30 scientist and educator positions in the Department of Natural Resources could result in the agency losing dozens of additional positions his proposal doesn't account for, according to a report from state fiscal analysts.
- Wisconsin contestants eliminated from national spelling bee Updated: May-28-15 8:56 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties Updated: May-27-15 1:23 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas.
- Madison college students create algae-removal system Updated: May-27-15 12:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes.
- 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.
- Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices Updated: May-25-15 11:44 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A variety of businesses could soon keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to be used in case of life-threatening allergic reactions under a Republican bill moving through the Legislature.
- 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.
- Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents Updated: May-22-15 5:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
- 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.
- Former deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law Updated: May-22-15 1:59 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:48 pm
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- 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.
- More than 700 miles of interstates in Wisconsin to be 70 mph Updated: May-20-15 5:53 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The speed limit will be going up soon on more than 700 miles of rural stretches of interstate in Wisconsin.
- Brett Favre playing football again - for charity Updated: May-20-15 3:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field.
- Budget panel debates takeover for some Milwaukee schools Updated: May-20-15 12:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget-writing committee is debating a Republican-backed plan that would place the worst-performing Milwaukee Public Schools under control of a commissioner appointed by the county executive who could convert them into private voucher schools or independent charter schools.
- 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.
- Group files lawsuit against Walker over records Updated: May-19-15 4:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A liberal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker, saying he is illegally withholding records related to his proposal to rewrite the mission statement of the University of Wisconsin known as the "Wisconsin Idea."
- Black clergy say Madison officer who shot teen should resign Updated: May-19-15 4:02 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Black religious leaders in the Madison area are calling for the resignation of a white police officer who fatally shot a biracial teenager in Wisconsin's capital city.