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Wis. Budget Panel Approves $9.3m for Prisons

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The Legislature's budget committee has approved an additional $9.3 million for the Department of Corrections because prison populations haven't declined as expected.

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Walker's Income Tax Cut Helps Rich More

Posted: 02/22/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposed income tax cut would give more money back to the rich than it would the poor, despite his billing it as targeting the middle class.

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Walker Aims to Remove Residency Law in State

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a removal of state residency laws, saying municipal officials should not tell where their employees should live.

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Gov. Walker Releases Budget

Updated: 02/20/2013 - Wednesday night, Gov. Scott Walker delivered an address on his budget proposal.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Passes Transportation Amendment

Posted: 02/20/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that prevents lawmakers from diverting money from the state transportation fund to pay for other expenses.

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State Superintendent Blasts Walker's Voucher Plan

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers says he is "deeply disappointed and saddened" by Gov. Scott Walker's education budget proposals that include an expansion of the voucher school program and a small increase in aid for public schools.

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Assembly Republicans Lift Fundraising Ban

Posted: 02/15/2013 - The Wisconsin state Assembly has agreed to lift a ban that had kept most of its members from raising money during the budget period.

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UPDATE: Advocates for Poor Question Walker's Medicaid Plan

Posted: 02/14/2013 - UPDATE: Advocates for the poor in Wisconsin are questioning whether Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move more people off of state Medicaid plans and onto a federal marketplace where they will purchase private insurance will work as promised.

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GOP Leader Opposes New Tax on Wis. Iron Mine

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The state Senate's top Republican says he's against imposing a so-called tonnage tax on a company looking to open an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.

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Less Than 10% Turnout Predicted For Primary

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Less than 10 percent turnout is being predicted for Tuesday's primary election in which the field of candidates for the state Supreme Court will be reduced by one.

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Assembly Votes to Protect Transportation Fund

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment designed to prevent lawmakers from raiding money from the state transportation fund to pay for other items.

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