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Kaufert considers bill targeting 'knockout game'

Posted: 11/27/2013 - A Republican state lawmaker says he is considering introducing a bill targeting the violent "knockout game" in which youths sucker-punch innocent bystanders for kicks.

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Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

Posted: 11/26/2013 - The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

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UPDATE: Wis. officials decide to continue union votes

Updated: 11/25/2013 - UPDATE: Wisconsin labor relations officials have decided to move ahead with re-certification elections for school district worker unions in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling.

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UPDATE: Supreme Court vacates contempt order in union case

Posted: 11/21/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has vacated a contempt order that had been issued against a state commission for moving ahead with implementing key portions of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

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UPDATE: Walker defends record, touts success at event

Updated: 11/21/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker continues to use the release of his book "Unintimidated" to tout the leadership of governors as the future of the Republican Party, talk up his own political victories and outline a platform that could be testing the waters for a 2016 presidential run.

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Panel wants more details on UW reserve plan

Posted: 11/20/2013 - The Legislature's Audit Committee wants more information from the University of Wisconsin System before it will vote on its plan for how much money it will keep in reserves.

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Bipartisan bill targets storing plate data

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A bipartisan bill in the state Legislature would curtail the growing practice by police in Wisconsin of recording and storing civilian license plate images.

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Feingold's group creates PAC for Wis elections

Posted: 11/20/2013 - Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's group Progressives United is starting a political action committee designed to defeat Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans in Wisconsin.

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Kulp, Rodriguez win Assembly seats

Posted: 11/20/2013 - Republican Bob Kulp has won the 69th Assembly seat vacated by Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder.

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Republican governors meeting in Scottsdale

Updated: 11/20/2013 - Nearly all the nation's Republican governors are set to be in Scottsdale for the next three days at the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association.

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UPDATE: Sebelius calls on Walker to accept federal funds

Updated: 11/15/2013 - UPDATE: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she hopes Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will change his mind and agree to accept $10 billion in federal funds to help expand Medicaid.

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State Assembly debates voter bills

Updated: 11/14/2013 - A marathon session is underway in the State Assembly on the last scheduled day this year. A series of Republican backed voter bills are up for vote.

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UPDATE: Officials: Healthcare.gov making strides

Updated: 12/01/2013 - UPDATE: The government claims more than 50,000 people can log on to its troubled health care website and more than 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage each day.

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UPDATE: Republicans defend voter ID proposal

Posted: 11/14/2013 - UPDATE: Republicans in the state Assembly say passing another requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls will increase chances the law will be in place for the 2014 elections.

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