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Republican wants to impound cars if drivers lack license

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A Republican legislator has introduced a bill that would require drivers who lack valid licenses to immediately surrender their vehicles to police.

Gov. Walker fails to bag deer

It looks like Gov. Scott Walker's gun deer hunt is a bust, at least so far.

2016 county budget will increase average taxes by $34

The 2016 Dane County budget will increase taxes for the average homeowner by $34, and includes funding for mental health services, protection for area lakes…

Republicans propose term limits for Wisconsin lawmakers

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Wisconsin state lawmakers and the governor would be term limited under a long shot proposal being circulated by Republicans in the Legislature.

Lawmaker wants ban on smoking in car with child

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Smoking in a car with a child would be prohibited under a bill being circulated at the state Capitol.

Wisconsin's embattled jobs agency hires 6th CFO in 4 years

Wisconsin's embattled economic development agency has hired its sixth chief financial officer in just over four years.

Minnesota governor names pardoned turkey after Aaron Rodgers

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has renamed a pardoned turkey for Aaron Rodgers after the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the Green Bay Packers over the weekend.

Legislature focuses on reporting school crime data

Wisconsin legislators are putting forth bills that would require data about crimes committed on school grounds to be more readily available for parents and…

Audit: State insurance fund $6 million in red

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A new report shows the state fund that insures local government property finished the last fiscal year in the red.

Walker elected VP of GOP Governors Association

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association for the next year.

Hearing considers bill restricting transgender bathroom use

Transgender students, parents and advocates packed a state Capitol hearing to offer emotional testimony on a bill outlining which bathrooms students would be…

WEDC may have awarded tax credits without authorization

A newspaper is reporting that Gov. Scott Walker's troubled economic development agency may have awarded $21 million in tax credits to companies it wasn't'…

Gov. Scott Walker's job approval numbers haven't rebounded

Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating hasn't rebounded nearly two months after he dropped out of the presidential race.

Democrats introduce medical rights bill

Democratic lawmakers are drafting a sweeping bill they say would boost access to reproductive care, including abortions.

State costs for John Doe lawsuits top $1.2 million

The Wisconsin Department of Administration says taxpayer costs for private lawyers defending state officials from lawsuits stemming from a secret investigation…

Wisconsin legislator pleads guilty to drunken driving

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A southeastern Wisconsin legislator has pleaded guilty to first-offense drunken driving.

Bill would give adoptees more information about birth history

Adoptees would be able to find out more about their birth parents under a new bill at the state Capitol.

Lawmaker brings back bill legalizing raw milk sales

A Republican lawmaker is trying again to legalize raw milk.

Sen. Johnson to hold hearing on heroin trafficking

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and a senior federal official are among officials scheduled to testify next Monday during a U.S. Senate hearing in Phoenix on heroin…

40-foot Christmas tree arrives at Capitol

The 2015 Christmas tree to be displayed in the Capitol building was delivered Wednesday morning.

Bill Clinton in Madison for fundraiser on Wednesday

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Former President Bill Clinton will be in Madison Wednesday for a fundraiser for his wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Walker to Obama administration: Please don't send Syrians

Gov. Scott Walker is asking President Barack Obama's administration to "please respect our desire" not to relocate Syrian refugees in the state.

Walker to Obama administration: Please don't send Syrians

Gov. Scott Walker is asking President Barack Obama's administration to "please respect our desire" not to relocate Syrian refugees in the state.

More limited bill to track school crime introduced

A second proposal to track crime in Wisconsin public schools has been introduced.

Assembly committee OKs hunting anti-harassment bill

The state Assembly's natural resources committee has approved a bill prohibiting people form harassing hunters in the woods.

Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing case over education powers

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering whether to overturn a nearly 20-year-old ruling that protected powers of the state superintendent of schools from…

Ryan calls for pause in Syrian refugee resettlement

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, House Speaker and Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan is calling for a pause in the settlement of Syrian refugees in…

Consultant recommends state move to self-insurance model

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A consulting firm says the state should phase in a self-insurance model for health care for public workers.

Dane County Board passes budget with raise for employees, tax increase

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved a 2016 operating budget Monday night that includes a pay raise for county workers and a tax increase, according…

Assembly approves self-insurance oversight bill

The Legislature's budget-writing committee would have to approve any contract moving Wisconsin public workers into a self-insurance model under a bill approved…

Assembly passes bill eliminating elections board


The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill dissolving Wisconsin's nonpartisan board overseeing elections, campaign finance and ethics laws.

Walker: ‘Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees’

Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement Monday the state of Wisconsin “will not accept new Syrian refugees.”

Assembly sends campaign finance overhaul to Walker

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The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill doubling campaign contribution limits and allowing candidates to coordinate with shadowy special interest groups…

Assembly plays France, US, national anthems

The Wisconsin state Assembly is playing both the French and U.S. national anthems to begin its session day.

Lawmakers propose Iran business prohibition


Republican legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit the state from investing in companies that do business in Iran.

Judge: DNR can't impose requirements on factory farm's wells

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An Appleton judge has ruled that state officials can't impose monitoring requirements as a condition on high-capacity wells at an Adams County factory farm.

Democrats, advocacy groups make final push to stop bills


Democrats and advocacy groups are making a final push to stop bills that would do away with Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections board and rewrite state…

'5 strikes and you're out' OWI bill considered

A Democratic legislator is trying to convince the Assembly's judiciary committee to approve his bill requiring state officials to revoke repeat drunken drivers…

Bill aims to fix hit-and-run loophole

Drivers would be required to stop and see what they’ve hit under a bill aimed at fixing a loophole in hit-and-run laws.

Push for changes at economic development agency grows

The push to overhaul Wisconsin's beleaguered economic development agency is growing.

Lawmaker urges committee to OK license revocation bill

A Democratic legislator is trying to convince the Assembly's judiciary committee to approve his bill requiring state officials to revoke repeat drunken drivers…

Former president Clinton coming to Madison for fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Madison to raise money for his wife's presidential campaign.

Reality Check: Claims from the Milwaukee GOP debate

The fourth Republican debate in Milwaukee Tuesday night featured a host of claims from the candidates over two hours.

Governor signs bill imposing sentences for gun felonies

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Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that imposes mandatory minimum prison sentences for violent felons who illegally possess a gun.

Vouchers awarded to city will house 25 homeless vets

Twenty-five homeless veterans will be placed in permanent housing thanks to over $135,000 in vouchers received by the city of Madison, according to a release.

Walker's presidential campaign manager gets new job

The manager of Gov. Scott Walker's failed presidential campaign has landed a new job that will keep him involved with Wisconsin politics.

Walker signs bill making upskirting a felony

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill making it a felony to take a picture of someone under their clothes without their permission.

Governor signs online driving courses bill

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Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would allow students at private driving schools to learn the rules of the road online rather than in the classroom.

Walker signs pair of bills expanding concealed carry law

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a pair of bills expanding and simplifying Wisconsin's concealed carry law.

Walker honors veterans at state Capitol ceremony

Gov. Scott Walker says the best way to celebrate Veterans Day is to try harder to reach out to fellow citizens and stand up for everyone's rights and freedoms.

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