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City hopes public restrooms will resolve public urination issue

Committee looks at other cities to see what works

The renaissance of downtown Madison can be seen in the skyline and on the sidewalks. If you look up, you'll see construction cranes working to create downtown living spaces, and at ground level, you will find sidewalks crowded with residents and visitors.

Senate panel sets hearing on 7-day work week

Senate panel sets public hearing on 7-day work week bill

The state Senate's labor committee will take public comments this week on a Republican bill that would allow factory and retail employees to volunteer to work seven straight days without a day off.

Committee set to vote on gun transfer bill

Legislative committee set to vote on gun transfer bill

A legislative committee is set to vote next week on a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to purchase rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation.

Republicans pass budget in Joint Finance Committee

Republicans reach agreement on tax cuts, vouchers

The state budget is on its way to the state Assembly for debate, after the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved the plan on Wednesday morning after an all-night session.

Committee considers recall amendment

Republicans want to allow recalls for felony or ethics violations

Republicans are bringing a proposal to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to permit recalls of elected officials only if they've been charged with a felony or accused of an ethics violation to the Assembly's elections committee.

Walker's GPS monitoring plan eliminated

Finance committee sets up grant program for counties instead

The Legislature's finance committee has erased a plan in Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges across the state to order GPS monitoring for people under restraining orders.

Lawmakers to consider rent-to-own budget plan

Plan would exempt businesses from consumer protection laws

The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide whether to exempt rent-to-own stores from Wisconsin's consumer protection laws.