PM Update

Bill to fully repeal prevailing wage gets split reaction at public hearing

The co-authors of a bill repealing the state’s prevailing wage laws said at a hearing today the requirements artificially increase the costs of construction...

Walker says he’s got no interest in raising vehicle registration fees

Gov. Scott Walker told reporters today he doesn’t have “any interest in raising vehicle registration fees,” clarifying comments from a media interview last week...

MON PM Update: Walker says he’s got no interest in raising fees; Baldwin, Johnson...

From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker told reporters today he doesn't have "any interest in raising vehicle registration fees," clarifying comments from a...

GOP leggies file amicus brief in redistricting case

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that struck down the Assembly map as a partisan gerrymander, warning allowing...

THU PM Update: State Supreme Court rejects petition to change recusal rules

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state Supreme Court has rejected a petition from 54 retired judges and justices to change...

Fitzgerald, lawmakers talk to Canadian officials over dairy trade dispute

Fitzgerald today expressed disappointment that Canadian officials haven't "demonstrated the sense of urgency" Wisconsin officials have shown over a dairy trade dispute. State officials have...

Nass, Nygren spar over UW tuition freeze in statements and tweets

Two GOP lawmakers took to Twitter and statements this afternoon to debate the UW System budget and the tuition freeze. It began when Sen....

Walker touts 3.4 percent unemployment rate as ‘latest sign of strength’ for economy

Gov. Scott Walker is touting the state dropping its unemployment rate to 3.4 percent, the lowest it's been since April 2000, as "the latest...

Assembly panel approves GOP-authored bills on homelessness

An Assembly committee today signed off on four GOP-authored bills to address homelessness, with two of them passing unanimously. One bill from Sen. Alberta Darling,...

Daniel Speckhard pops up as possible Dem guv candidate

Daniel Speckhard, a former ambassador who now works for Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, has emerged as another possible Dem candidate for guv, according...

Shilling appoints Wendelberger to Ethics Commission

Shilling today appointed Milwaukee attorney Jeralyn Wendelberger to replace former AG Peg Lautenschlager on the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. According to Shilling's office, Wendelberger's background includes...

Shilling slams Fitzgerald criticism over Sentry hiring Lassa as lobbyist

Jennifer Shilling today slammed Scott Fitzgerald's criticism of Sentry hiring their former Dem colleague Julie Lassa as a lobbyist, saying the Juneau Republican "can't...

State Supreme Court rejects petition to change recusal rules

The state Supreme Court has rejected a petition from 54 retired judges and justices to change its recusal rules, with the conservative majority voting...

WED PM Update: Former Sen. Lassa to lobby for Sentry Insurance; Stockbridge-Munsee suing state,...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today ripped Sentry's decision to hire former Dem Sen. Julie...

ACLU asks federal judge to halt ‘excessive’ use of solitary confinement

The ACLU today asked a federal judge to halt the state's "excessive" use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and physical restraints at the Lincoln...
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