Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate -- in 2016

Democrats sound eager about 2016 chances in Wisconsin, Illinois, elsewhere

Republicans are planning to use their newfound Senate majority to challenge President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats come January.

Absentee ballot application lists who to vote for

GAB: Absentee ballot applications with political messages are legal

When Kurt Petersen looked at an application for an absentee ballot he got in the mail, he assumed it had been sent by the municipal clerk in the town of Oxford.

Democrats blast Republicans' budget plans

Dems. say budeget bad for middle class

Democrats say ongoing secret budget negotiations among Republicans who control the Legislature will result in a plan that is bad for the middle class.

GOP move gives state more control on construction

Dems. say move takes away more local control

Democrats say a move to standardize erosion control rules for commercial construction sites is simply another Republican effort to take away local authorities' power.

Wis. Dems delay vote on injunction bill

Minority Democrats in the state Assembly have delayed a final vote on a Republican bill that would allow attorneys to nullify injunctions blocking state laws.

Committee signs off on Wis. venture capital bill

Fund passes hurdle despite WEDC controversy

A bill that would put $25 million in state money into Wisconsin startups passed its first hurdle in the Assembly despite controversy surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's jobs-creation agency.

Democrats call for committee on WEDC

Emergency WEDC meeting set for Wednesday

Democratic lawmakers are calling for the creation of a special bipartisan committee to investigate ways that Gov. Scott Walker's flagship job creation agency can be improved.

Democrats say budget will decimate education

Walker's budget also calls for expanding private school vouchers

Democrats said Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that freezes spending for public education will severely harm those schools that are still reeling from deep cuts over the past two years.