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Reality Check: Kloppenburg ad attacks opponents

In the race for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat, ads are now touting the credentials of some candidates while attacking others.

Local family asks for bill requiring coroner licensing, training

A Rock County family is pleading for a bill that would require licensing and training for coroners and medical examiners in the state.

Panel approves bill relaxing sulfur dioxide regulations

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The Legislature's budget committee has approved a bill that would relax Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations.

Lawmakers decry ban on county executives in Legislature

A bill that would bar county executives from serving concurrently in the Wisconsin Legislature is being criticized as hard-core partisan politics.

Lawmakers propose committee to oversee law enforcement

Some Republican lawmakers want to create a law enforcement oversight committee with the power to review new surveillance technologies, use of military weapons…

Feingold avoids Democratic presidential pick

U.S. Senate hopeful from Wisconsin Russ Feingold is trying to stay neutral in the ongoing Democratic nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie…

Panel approves $15.8 million for mental health institutes

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The Legislature's budget committee has approved state health officials' request to spend more on Wisconsin's mental health institutes.

Lawmakers to vote on WIAA open records laws

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An Assembly committee is slated to vote Wednesday on a bill that would subject Wisconsin's high school athletics association to open records and meetings laws.

UW-Milwaukee preps for Democratic presidential debate

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee planners, grounds crew and students have been putting in some long days to make sure everything is set for the Democratic…

Feingold to skip Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee

Russ Feingold is skipping the Democratic presidential debate in his home state of Wisconsin.

Political science instructor discusses presidential candidates post N.H. primary

Maurice Sheppard, political science instructor at Madison College, discusses the Republican and Democratic candidates campaigning for president post New…

Senate approves online voter registration

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to register to vote online.

Assembly approves bill allowing Christmas trees in churches

The state Assembly has passed a bill prohibiting government officials from banning live Christmas trees in churches and the state Capitol rotunda.

Mothers, disability rights group call for changes to student restraint rules

Disability rights groups are calling for changes in a law governing the seclusion and restraint of students in public schools.

Assembly approves wrongful conviction compensation

People wrongly convicted of crimes in Wisconsin could claim up to $50,000 for each year spent behind bars under a bipartisan bill Wisconsin's Assembly has…

Senate approves managed forest overhaul

The state Senate has approved a bill that would re-shape Wisconsin's managed forest program.

Senate approves bill allowing new special license plates

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The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would create a new process for groups to obtain special license plates.

Assembly OKs uniform sex offender restrictions

The Wisconsin Assembly has signed off on a bill creating uniform restrictions on where violent sex offenders can live.

Senate OKs bill expanding library collection powers

The state Senate has approved a bill that would give libraries more power to collect overdue fines.

Assembly OKs bill making spitting on prosecutors felony

Spitting at prosecutors would carry a felony charge under a bill the Wisconsin Assembly has approved.

Assembly approves CPR training bill

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would require Wisconsin schools to provide CPR training in seventh- and eighth-grade health classes.

Assembly OKs pushing back wolf hunt date

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume.

Assembly approves sexual assault victim amnesty bill

The state Assembly has passed a bill ensuring that sexual assault victims and others who report such crimes can't be cited or disciplined for underage drinking.

Popular tourist attraction in Milwaukee deteriorating

Deferred maintenance has driven a long-term fix for Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Domes to $65 million to $75 million.

Assembly to vote on water development, property rights bills

The state Assembly is poised to vote on a pair of bills that would ease water body development regulations and expand property owners' rights.

Homicide reopens debate over handgun waiting period

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A recent homicide is re-opening the debate about the repeal of a 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun in Wisconsin.

GAB on new photo ID requirements for upcoming election

Kevin Kennedy, with the Government Accountability Board, talks about the new photo ID requirements for the upcoming election.

Report: Kloppenburg leads Donald in cash

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New campaign finance reports show state Supreme Court hopeful JoAnne Kloppenburg is outpacing rival Joe Donald in fundraising.

Kloppenburg attacks rivals in Supreme Court ad

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg is coming out swinging in her first television ad.

Donald readies Supreme Court TV spot

Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful Joe Donald is about to launch his first television ad.

Walker creates commission to study families' future

Gov. Scott Walker has signed an executive order creating a commission to study how to strengthen families.

Gov. Walker signs bill legalizing concealed switchblades

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill legalizing concealed switchblades and knives.

GOP to defendants: Don't spit on the prosecutor

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Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature want to make spitting on prosecutors a felony.

Prosecutors allowed to appeal Walker recall probe ruling

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed three district attorneys to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a closed, secret investigation into whether Gov.…

Walker to sign bill legalizing concealed switchblades

Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives.

Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is framing his re-election as a matter of security -- both military and economic.

Regents committee OKs new tenure policy

A University of Wisconsin System regents committee has approved a new tenure policy that would allow chancellors to lay off faculty for financial reasons and…

Legislative committee pulls amendment limiting school taxes

An Assembly committee has postponed a vote on a plan to limit school districts' taxing authority to offset lost state aide when voucher students leave.

US Sen. Ron Johnson likely to discuss security at town hall

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is likely to discuss national security and other key issues in his campaign against Democratic challenger Russ Feingold.

Lawmaker aims to ban late-night budget votes

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A Wisconsin legislator is seeking to keep her fellow lawmakers from approving the state budget in the middle of the night.

Finance committee OKs dementia bills

The Legislature's budget committee has signed off on five bills to help people cope with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

135 private, religious schools register for voucher students

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The state Department of Public Instruction says 135 private and religious schools in Wisconsin have registered to accept voucher students.

Budget committee approves spending more on drug treatment

The Legislature's budget committee has approved a bill that would boost funding for drug treatment programs.

Hunters can wear blaze pink; Governor signs law

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill allowing hunters to wear fluorescent pink instead of the traditional blaze orange.

Walker plans to pay off debt by end of year

Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year.

Elections committee passes bill limiting local photo IDs

Wisconsin's Senate elections committee has passed a bill that would hinder efforts in Milwaukee to provide local photo IDs to the homeless and immigrants in…

Electronic voter registration bill clears election committee

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A Republican bill that would allow Wisconsin voters to register online has passed the Senate's elections committee.

Bernard Schaber joins pool considering 8th District run

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Former Democratic state Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber has added her name to a growing list of possible candidates for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District.

Charles Franklin recaps winners, losers at Iowa Caucus

Charles Franklin recaps the winning and losing campaigns at the Iowa Causus.

Bradley, outside group post identical footage despite pledge

An outside group has posted an online campaign ad using footage prepared by Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, raising questions about whether Bradley…

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