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UPDATE: Finance committee OKs money for winter maintenance

Posted: 05/06/2014 - UPDATE: The Legislature's finance committee has agreed to give the Department of Transportation an additional $27.4 million to help county governments cover higher than expected winter road maintenance costs and salt purchases.

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Republicans nix secession resolution

Updated: 05/03/2014 - Wisconsin Republicans have defeated a tea party-backed resolution demanding legislators pass bills affirming the state's right to secede from the union and nullifying federal laws.

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GOP presidential hopefuls met with donors on sly

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Far from public scrutiny, Republican presidential hopefuls and high-powered donors met last month at a five-star resort in Georgia to discuss the midterm elections, foreign policy and the economy.

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Walker doesn't disclose total book payment

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker's statement of economic interest discloses that he received payment of more than $1,000 from book publisher Penguin Sentinel for his book released last fall, but he does not reveal the total he was paid.

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Democrat Bomhack to run for Schultz's seat

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Democrat Pat Bomhack, of Spring Green, is dropping out of what would have been a competitive state Assembly race to instead run for the state Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Dale Schultz.

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UPDATE: Reaction to voter ID ruling

Updated: 04/29/2014 - Democratic legislative leaders are praising a federal judge's ruling striking down Wisconsin's voter identification requirement law as unconstitutional.

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Republicans, veterans urge Walker to issue pardon

Posted: 04/29/2014 - Veterans and Republican supporters of Gov. Scott Walker are among the dozens of people who have asked that Walker pardon a decorated Iraqi War veteran who wants a pardon from a felony conviction he got for fighting after he returned from his second combat tour.

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Wisconsin congressional candidate leaves race

Posted: 04/23/2014 - A Republican running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he is backing out of the race so voters can line up behind a single challenger.

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Stroebel: Campaign will focus on Congress' issues

Posted: 04/22/2014 - State Rep. Duey Stroebel says he respects both of the other Republican candidates in Wisconsin's 6th District congressional race and he expects the primary to focus on the problems in Congress, not opposition between them.

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UPDATE: Leibham joins 6th District race as 3rd Republican

Posted: 04/22/2014 - UPDATE: Republican state Sen. Joe Leibham says he's joining the race to replace longtime 6th District Congressman Tom Petri, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election.

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UPDATE: Indiana Gov. Pence to speak at 2 GOP conventions amid 2016 talk

Posted: 04/22/2014 - Gov. Mike Pence is heading south to rally Alabama's Republicans. The Alabama Republican Party announced Tuesday that Pence will keynote its convention June 20. Pence is heading north next month to speak at the Wisconsin Republican Party's convention.

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