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Madison first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists

As the current common council met for the last time Tuesday, members unanimously voted to make discriminating against atheism, and others who do not believe in…

Madison council passes regulations on ridesharing apps

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The Madison Common Council passed new regulations on ride sharing apps, like Uber and Lyft, Tuesday night.

Oversight sought to fix pain medication problems at VA Hospital

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has heard the stories and says it is time to act on the problems at the Tomah VA Hospital.

State considers impact of Indiana religious freedom law

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Indiana's governor is backing changes to a controversial religious freedom law after a nationwide backlash.

UW-Oshkosh joins 2 campuses with retirement offer

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is the third campus to offer voluntary retirement buyouts for faculty and staff as the UW System faces possible budget cuts.

Gov. Scott Walker believes Bucks arena will move forward

Gov. Scott Walker says he believes stakeholders hoping to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team will be able to find a feasible financing…

Daley boosts coffers in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful James Daley boosted his cash over the last two months but incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley still has the edge on him in the…

Study: Inflated pay rates on public projects cost $200M

A study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the state's mandated inflated pay rates on public projects cost taxpayers more than $200 million in 2014.

Voters to decide how Wisconsin chief justice is chosen

Wisconsin voters will decide April 7 whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader.

Wisconsin Supreme Court race marked by cries of partisanship

Wisconsin Supreme Court races are officially nonpartisan affairs, but don't tell that to high court hopeful James Daley and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

Madison considers future restrictions of tobacco, vaping businesses

The city of Madison is considering an ordinance that would restrict the future locations of stores that primarily sell tobacco products and vaping supplies and…

Mining company withdraws application

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The state Department of Natural Resources says a company that was looking to open a huge iron mine in northern Wisconsin has officially withdrawn its plans.

Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid

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A new state audit shows Wisconsin state agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal dollars during fiscal year 2013-14.

Bradley, Daley to face off in live televised debate

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Ann Walsh Bradley and James Daley are facing off for a live, televised debate just over a week before the April 7 election.

Janesville school board candidate fights hit-and-run ticket

Less than two weeks away from Election Day, a Janesville school board candidate is fighting a ticket she received for a hit-and-run violation earlier this…

Gov. Scott Walker immigration position under fresh scrutiny

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's position on immigration is facing new scrutiny.

DNR proposes daily 3 walleye limit

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to continue a three-walleye limit for lakes and rivers within the state's ceded territory, rather than…

VA officials testify at Senate about prescription policy

A VA medical center in Tomah accused of rampantly overprescribing painkillers is the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing at which several Department of Veterans…

Republican says Walker's proposal for SeniorCare is dead

The Republican co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee says Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to require enrollees in the popular SeniorCare prescription…

Wisconsin chamber of commerce backs eliminating tax

Wisconsin's chamber of commerce is backing a Republican plan in the state Legislature to repeal the personal property tax on business equipment.

Scott Walker's team picks up a top Romney staffer

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added a senior member of Mitt Romney's former team as his political operation grows ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run.

Mayoral candidates debate racial disparity, crime, homelessness

Madison mayoral candidates Paul Soglin and Scott Resnick debated topics including racial disparity, crime, job creation and homelessness in Tuesday night's…

Fees paid by barbers, boxing judges and nurses unchanged

Fees paid by everyone from nurses to boxing judges in Wisconsin will not change over the next two years.

UW president vows to resign if he can't shrink cuts

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says he'll quit if he can't convince legislators to reduce a $300 million cut that Gov. Scott Walker wants…

State Supreme Court candidate blames justice for dysfunction

A judge trying to unseat Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says she has contributed to the high court's dysfunction.

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those…

Federal appeals court says no dispute remains on voter ID

A federal appeals court said that since Wisconsin does not plan to enforce a photo identification requirement for the April 7 election, it does not need to…

State lawmakers discuss regulation of drones

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Wisconsin lawmakers are considering what type of regulation is needed for unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones.

Fired Milwaukee officer to appeal dismissal

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A Milwaukee police officer who was fired for improper procedure in the lead-up to a fatal shooting will go to court to get his job back.

Mayoral candidates debate racial disparity, crime, homelessness

Madison mayoral candidates Paul Soglin and Scott Resnick debated topics including racial disparity, crime, job creation and homelessness in Tuesday night&rsquo…

Walker dismisses report of big Menard donation, tax breaks

Likely presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday dismissed a report that he helped steer tax credits and eased up on environmental…

State senator tells committee he's carrying gun

A Wisconsin state senator says he brought a concealed gun to a committee hearing.

State tells court it doesn't want voter ID until April 8

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling a federal appeals court that he does not want the state's voter identification law to take effect until…

Authors say GPS anti-tracking bill would protect privacy

The authors of a bill that would outlaw using GPS to track someone without their consent are telling a legislative committee the proposal would protect…

Former sheriff: Let off-duty, retirees carry guns in schools

A former sheriff is telling lawmakers they need to allow off-duty and retired officers carry concealed weapons in schools.

Lawmakers hone in on campaign finance changes

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Wisconsin lawmakers are hearing from experts as they look at rewriting state campaign finance laws in light of recent court rulings finding key parts…

GOP proposal eliminates business equipment tax

Opponents of a Republican proposal to eliminate the tax on business equipment say Wisconsin homeowners would see their property taxes increase to make up for…

DOJ: Too late to implement voter ID for spring election

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the voter identification law will not be in effect for the April 7 election.

20 percent turnout predicted for Supreme Court election

Wisconsin's elections chief says he expects 20 percent turnout for the April 7 election.

UW System: Local districts to pay for college credit program

The University of Wisconsin System will no longer cover the cost of a dual-enrollment program for high school students to earn college credit.

Opponents to changing chief justice selection speak out

Opponents to a constitutional amendment on the April 7 ballot changing on the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is selected are urging rejection of…

Photo ID may be needed at Wisconsin polls later this year

The head of elections in Wisconsin says he anticipates that there will be special elections later this year where photo identification will be required for…

Walker, Republicans hail voter ID decision

Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear a challenge to the state's voter identification law is "great news for Wisconsin voters."

ACLU asks appeals court to block voter ID in election

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal appeals court to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter identification law for an election that's…

Justices turn away challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

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The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law, after having blocked the state from requiring photo IDs in November's…

Resnick outlines affordable child care plan

Calling affordable child care a top campaign priority, Madison mayoral candidate Scott Resnick pledged using both capital and operating budget dollars to…

Troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah gets new leadership

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The director of the troubled Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah has been reassigned.

Walker to speak at Arizona Chamber of Commerce event

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be the headline speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

Ex-Wisconsin Rep. Kastenmeier, early Vietnam critic, dies

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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was 91.

Lawmaker wants more money for officer-involved death probes

A key Republican on the Legislature's budget committee says he supports giving the state Justice Department more resources to investigate officer-involved…

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