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Tommy Thompson joins Bipartisan Policy Center

Posted: 07/24/2013 - Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center to work on a project recommending ways to contain health care costs.

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Health groups want to require newborn heart tests

Posted: 07/24/2013 - Health advocates in Wisconsin are pressuring the state Legislature to pass a bill requiring hospitals to screen all newborns for critical congenital heart disease.

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Walker signs bill affecting WEDC contracts

Posted: 07/23/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that bans Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees and board members from negotiating contracts that might benefit them.

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Democrat Schaber to challenge Ellis for Senate

Posted: 07/23/2013 - Democratic state Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber is challenging Republican Senate President Mike Ellis for the seat he has held in the Wisconsin state Senate since 1982.

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Dozens gather along State St. to protest abortion restrictions

Updated: 07/15/2013 - Chanting, "our body, our choice," dozens gathered along State St. and at the Capitol Monday afternoon, picketing and rallying. The event was in response to abortion-restricting legislation in a number of states from down in Texas to here in Wisconsin

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Ex-governor's jibe may become Wis. capital's motto

Posted: 07/12/2013 - The mayor of Wisconsin's capital city is proposing it adopt its first official motto: 77 square miles surrounded by reality. The phrase is a take on former Republican Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus' jibe that "Madison is 30 square miles surrounded by reality."

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Walker comments on mine protesters

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says activities of protesters at the site of proposed iron ore mine near Lake Superior "has no place in Wisconsin."

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UPDATE: State won't appeal order on Capitol access

Updated: 07/15/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker's administration says it will not challenge a federal judge's order forcing changes to the policy governing who has access to the state Capitol.

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Gov. Walker signs abortion bill

Updated: 07/05/2013 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a contentious Republican bill that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus before the procedure and prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless they have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Wis. DNR wants more info on mine sampling plan

Posted: 07/03/2013 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants more data from a company planning to open a huge iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin before approving bulk sampling activity.

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Walker sides with those seeking eased immigration

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the country must remake a "cumbersome" immigration system in comments that land him closer to a U.S. Senate-passed plan than a harder line pursued by House Republicans.

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Wis. governor vetoes online spending reports

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has vetoed provisions in the state budget that would have required municipalities to disclose their spending to the state Department of Administration.

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Wis. gov vetoes tobacco surcharge

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has vetoed his own plan to charge state workers more for health insurance if they smoke.

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