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.

Rep. Ryan reacts to Cantor's loss

Source: Ryan not interested in leadership spots

U.S Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville called Rep. Eric Cantor a good friend and great public servant the day after Cantor lost a Virginia primary in a stunning upset.

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.

WEDC funding may be held in reserve

Plan would require proof of improvement prior to spending

Gov. Scott Walker's beleaguered jobs-creation agency would have to meet several tough new requirements before it gets money to operate under provisions the Republican-controlled budget committee has approved.

Republicans unveil changes to mining bill

Senate, Assembly committees to meet Wednesday on bill

Republican backers of a bill to make it easier to open a new iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin said changes to their proposal will better protect the environment by taking into account concerns raised by Democrats and others.