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Walker looks to eliminate long-term care waitlist for children

Gov. Scott Walker today said his next budget will look to eliminate the waitlist for a long-term care program that helps children with developmental...

School advocates praise Walker’s plan to boost K-12 funding

School advocates are praising Gov. Scott Walker's boost to K-12 public education, even while some are uncertain about the guv's methods for allocating per-pupil aid.

UpFront: Kooyenga optimistic, Hintz skeptical about Walker’s budget proposal

Lawmakers in both parties have different expectations for the two-year budget Gov. Scott Walker will roll out Wednesday. "We know that there's going to be...

Walker wants $649 million boost to K-12 education

Rolling out a key plank of his budget, Gov. Scott Walker called for a $649 million boost to K-12 education as part of a...

NRSC targets Baldwin on Supreme Court in new TV ad

The National Republican Senatorial Committee today announced a new TV ad knocking U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to the nomination of Neil...

Democrats knock Republican move to hire outside counsel for redistricting lawsuit

Democratic lawmakers are slamming a move by GOP leadership to hire outside lawyers to represent them in an ongoing redistricting lawsuit, warning Republicans are setting up taxpayers to be fleeced.

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...
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