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Walker political group to reimburse travel costs

Gov. Scott Walker's nonprofit political group says it will reimburse the state for costs related to the likely presidential candidate's political travel.

Republicans want to end lawmakers' unpaid sick leave benefit

A pair of Republican lawmakers wants to do away with a perk for Wisconsin state senators and representatives.

Bill to fix problem with marijuana byproduct law circulated

A Republican state senator is circulating a proposal designed to help make a marijuana byproduct available to treat people with seizures a year after it was…

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds drunken driving conviction

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the drunken driving conviction in a case where Justice David Prosser withdrew after he or his staff apparently contacted…

State gives final approval for high-voltage power line

Wisconsin regulators have given final approval to a $580 million high-voltage power line that will run between Madison and La Crosse.

In visit, Walker discounts idea Wisconsin lagging Minnesota

Visiting Minnesota, likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is discounting the idea that Wisconsin's economy has performed worse on his watch…

Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees

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Fifty-seven Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources workers have been notified that they may lose their jobs under cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.

Walker says there won't be 'huge amount' of new revenue

Gov. Scott Walker says new tax collection forecasts coming out in May will not provide a windfall, but any additional revenue should first be directed to help…

Walker heads to Minnesota for lawmaker meet-up

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is heading west to make connections in Minnesota.

Online renewal of Wisconsin driver's licenses scaled back

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Gov. Scott Walker's proposal allowing Wisconsin driver's licenses to be renewed online one time has been scaled back by the Legislature's budget committee.

Budget committee approves funding for dead deer removal

The state Department of Natural Resources would continue to get funding to pay for removal of deer struck by motorists on Wisconsin roadways under a vote by…

Committee allows 'personal use' of un-registered tractors

Un-registered tractors could be driven on Wisconsin state highways for "occasional personal use" under a provision added to the state budget.

Budget panel to discuss Wisconsin hunting, fishing fees

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The Legislature's budget committee is set to discuss whether to keep hunting and fishing fees at their current levels.

Budget panel to discuss Wisconsin hunting, fishing fees

Whether to keep hunting and fishing fees at their current levels is scheduled to be discussed by the Legislature's budget committee.

Allowing online renewal of driver's licenses up for vote

Wisconsin driver's licenses could be renewed online one time under a proposal in Gov. Scott Walker's budget up for consideration by the Legislature's Joint…

Senate OKs eliminating gun waiting period

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The state Senate has approved a Republican bill that would eliminate Wisconsin's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.

State Senate OKs regulations for ride-hailing companies like Uber, Lyft

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The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill that would create statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Senate approves 2 union contracts

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The state Senate has signed off on raises for two public worker unions.

DNR may get out of the dead deer business

The co-chairman of the Legislature's budget committee says he wants to ensure that "decaying, disgusting deer along the side of the road" continue to get…

Segways may soon be illegal in downtown La Crosse

The City of La Crosse is putting a stop to personal electric mobility devices on downtown sidewalks.

Family continues push for cannabis oil treatment after losing daughter

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One year after a law to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes passed in Wisconsin, there still isn’t a single provider in the state who will legally…

Baldwin's former state director files ethics complaint

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A former state director for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat saying Baldwin placed blame about problems at…

Same-sex couple wants both names on birth certificate

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A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both gay parents' names appear on their children's birth…

UW-Stout announces worker buyout plan as cuts loom

Another University of Wisconsin System school will offer employee buyouts to help cushion massive cuts looming in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget.

Republican Dorow to run for state Senate

A former Waukesha police officer who now helps train current and prospective law enforcement officers is running for the Wisconsin state Senate.

Lawmaker: Waste haulers need to promote 2013 law

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Mark Friend says he's frustrated two years after losing part of his leg when a car pinned him to the back of his garbage truck.

UW-Madison says 400 jobs to be cut under Walker budget

The chancellor of the flagship Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin says it will have to cut about 400 positions, close and merge programs and reduce…

Budget committee ties more tech college aid to performance

The Legislature's finance committee has approved a plan that would tie a greater portion of technical colleges' state aid to performance.

Lawmakers put off discussion on erasing education board

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The leaders of the Legislature's budget committee decided Friday not to consider approving language in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would…

Lawmakers to decide whether to erase higher education board

The Legislature's budget committee is set to decide whether to eliminate a 71-year-old state board that regulates for-profit colleges.

Rock County could be first to require CPS agents to wear body cameras

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Alicia Gazapian, a Beloit mother, said she is living a parent's worst nightmare as she’s been struggling with Child Protective Services for months to get…

Charles Franklin on the latest Marquette Law School Poll

Charles Franklin talks about the results of the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

Walker approval rating at 41 percent in new poll

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is at 41 percent, the lowest ever in the three-year history of the Marquette University Law School poll.

Senate committee approves ride-hailing regulations

A bill that would impose statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft has cleared a state Senate committee.

Farrow says Legislature may take no action on accountability

The Senate Education Reform Committee's chairman agrees with his Republican colleague in the state Assembly that the Wisconsin Legislature may do nothing on…

Poll finds widespread opposition to Walker budget ideas

A new poll shows strong opposition to key provisions of Gov. Scott Walker's budget to cut funding for K-12 public schools and the University of Wisconsin.

Walker meets with business leaders in Spain

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Gov. Scott Walker has meet with business executives in northern Spain as his weeklong European trade mission is nearing an end.

Super PAC formed to help Gov. Walker

Scott Walker's likely campaign for the White House is getting a boost from some former staffers, who have set up a political group able to raise and spend…

Judicial advisory council would be saved under vote

A 64-year-old council that makes recommendations about court practices and procedures in Wisconsin would be able to continue operating under a vote by the…

Republican says school accountability deal appears dead

The chairman of the Assembly Education Committee says it appears unlikely that a deal can be reached with the state Senate to pass a school accountability bill…

Budget panel removes $250,000 for wind power study

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The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to remove $250,000 for a new study on the negative effects of wind power.

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

The top Senate Republican's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New…

Secretary of state's office cut by budget committee

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The Legislature's budget committee has decided to cut Secretary of State Doug La Follette's budget by more than half a million dollars and eliminate two of…

Republicans plan to keep judicial panels unchanged

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Republican leaders of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee say they plan to reject Gov. Scott Walker's proposals eliminating a judicial advisory panel…

Proposal making DATCP board advisory removed from budget

Gov. Scott Walker's proposal reducing the power of a citizen board that sets policy for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has…

Walker proposed change for assessors removed from budget

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Gov. Scott Walker's proposal changing who does property assessments in Wisconsin has been removed from his budget.

14 of 49 policy items removed from Walker budget

The Republican co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee have removed 14 of 49 policy items from Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal.

Proposal shielding UW research records removed from budget

A proposal that would have hid University of Wisconsin research from public view has been removed from Gov. Scott Walker's budget, making it more difficult to…

Judge denies voters' attempt to intervene in Abrahamson case

A federal judge has denied an attempt by voters to intervene and stop a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson challenging…

Lawmakers approve regulations for ride-hailing services

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Wisconsin lawmakers have advanced a bill that would regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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