Wisconsin legislature

Marti Mikkelson

Wisconsin lawmakers may decide in coming weeks whether to add e-cigarettes to the state’s indoor smoking ban.

On Wednesday, Republican representatives unveiled a bill to hold schools accountable for educating students.

Justin Kern


Monday is Inauguration Day in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker will be sworn-in to a second term, while 99 members of the state Assembly and 33 Senators will also take the oath of office.


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State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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Now that the dust has settled after Tuesday’s election, Wisconsin Republicans are laying out their plans. 


November’s election will determine whether Republicans retain control of the Wisconsin Legislature. The GOP Assembly leader says he wants to hit the ground running.

Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.


A slew of people have announced plans to retire from the state Legislature.


The latest two representatives to announce they will vacate their seats are Democrat Sandy Pasch of Shorewood and Republican Dean Kaufert of Neenah.