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‘UpFront’: Vukmir to seek audit of DOC’s offender supervision practices in Milwaukee Co.

Senate Assistant Majority Leader Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, said she would be seeking an audit of the Department of Corrections as part of a package...

Assembly GOP leaders to seek $300 million tax cut paired with revenue boost for...

A day after the release of new positive revenue projections, Assembly GOP leaders called Thursday for a $300 million tax cut as part of...

Audit: Price tag for highways skyrockets after DOT fails to account for inflation

The state underestimated by $3.8 billion the costs for major highway work completed over the past decade or still in progress, often because it...

Campaign: Baldwin had more than $1 million in bank to start 2017, raised $1.8...

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will report more than $1 million in the bank to start 2017 after raising $1.8 million in 2016, her campaign...

Committee assignments taking shape for Wis. congressional delegation

Committee assignments are starting to firm up for Wisconsin’s members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan announcing he’ll serve on Appropriations. The appointment, which...

Committee considers bill banning labor agreement requirements for public projects

Union backers during a public hearing Tuesday said the latest example of the GOP's attack on workers is a bill that bans the state...

Federal panel orders new Assembly district maps by Nov. 1

A federal panel today ordered lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to draw up and approve new Assembly district maps by Nov. 1. But the state...

Feingold outraised Johnson by nearly $3.9M

Dem Russ Feingold outraised U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson by almost $3.9 million in a losing effort, according to their post-election reports. But adding in outside...

LFB ups tax collection projections by $454.6 million

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau gave the budget a boost today, both in how much money the Capitol will have to play with in 2017-19...

State political leaders divided over Trump immigration restrictions

State political reaction to President Trump's new immigration restrictions is generally falling along party lines. Republicans generally supported Trump's executive order...

State superintendent candidate proposes education board to oversee DPI

State superintendent candidate John Humphries is calling for a state education board that would boost oversight of the state's top education official. Humphries said Thursday...

Thompson backs Walker’s welfare plan, calls for bipartisan support

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is recounting his welfare reform battles from two decades ago in voicing support for Gov. Scott Walker's "Wisconsin Works for...

Union membership in WI fell by 4,000 in 2016

Union membership in Wisconsin last year dropped by 4,000 from 2015, according to a report released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. In...

Walker calls for expanding work requirements in welfare programs

Gov. Scott Walker today called for expanding work requirements under the state’s food stamps program to able-bodied adults with school-age children as well as...

Walker postpones rural schools plan announcement due to illness

Gov. Scott Walker is putting off announcing a plan to "dramatically help rural schools in the state of Wisconsin" after coming down with a...

Walker promises to provide UW state aid to cover tuition cut

Gov. Scott Walker said today he would provide the UW System additional state aid to cover his proposed tuition cuts for resident undergrads. Walker declined...

Walker reached settlement with 10 vendors to reduce presidential campaign debt

Gov. Scott Walker reached settlements with 10 vendors paying them less than what he owed to help retire his campaign debt, according to a...

Walker’s campaign says he paid off presidential debt last month

Gov. Scott Walker paid off his remaining presidential campaign debt last month, meeting his promise to take care care of his outstanding bills by...

Ziegler may be unopposed in re-election bid

State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler may be unopposed this spring in her bid for a second 10-year term. No one had registered to challenge...

Ziegler to run unopposed for re-election to state Supreme Court

Justice Annette Ziegler will face no challengers in the upcoming spring election, the first Supreme Court incumbent in more than 10 years to run...
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