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State hasn't spent yet on literacy program

Posted: 09/28/2013 - A new audit says the state has spent none of the $400,000 set aside as part of Gov. Scott Walker's program aimed at boosting literacy and early childhood education.

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Gov. Walker wants more rigorous education standards

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he is in favor of Wisconsin adopting more rigorous academic standards than the uniform national ones for public school testing, called the Common Core.

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Rep. Petri of Wisconsin says shutdown unlikely

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Republican Rep. Tom Petri says he thinks a government shutdown is unlikely, even as debate continues in Congress over a GOP proposal for enabling the government to pay its bills through next year.

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Gov. Walker believes Pres. Obama could delay health overhaul

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he now believes there's a chance President Barack Obama could delay implementation of his signature federal health care law in response to political pressure from both Republicans and Democrats.

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Marshfield schools say union law is saving money

Posted: 09/24/2013 - School administrators in Marshfield say Gov. Scott Walker's legislation eliminating most public employees' union rights is saving their school district money.

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Domestic abusers' gun possession would be verified

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A bipartisan bill expected to get a speedy hearing in Madison, would better verify whether domestic and child abusers covered by restraining orders have guns in their possession.

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UPDATE: Money, new positions at prison system approved

Updated: 09/18/2013 - UPDATE: The Legislature's budget committee has approved sending more than $5 million to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to spend on information technology and a new office of special investigations.

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UPDATE: Planned Parenthood urges public to watch debate

Posted: 09/18/2013 - UPDATE: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is not directly addressing claims made by a nonprofit cable network that the group misused footage of Republican Senate President Mike Ellis taken from debate over an abortion bill.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs concussion forms bill

Posted: 12/13/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires parents to sign only one concussion information sheet a year for a child who participates in school and club sports.

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UPDATE: Senate passes lemon law changes

Posted: 09/17/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin state Senate has voted to tighten the state's lemon law, which covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.

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Ryan renews call to delay health care law

Posted: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans in the House are trying to make the case to Democrats in the Senate that it's in their interest to delay further implementation of the health care overhaul law.

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