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Advocates largely praise Walker’s rural schools plan

Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to pump more money into rural schools as he begins to roll out key parts of the two-year state...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...