Wisconsin legislature

Gov. Walker Unveils Job Creation Legislation

Sep 25, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker says bill proposed for the fall session will help him live up to his promise to create 250,000 jobs. Democratic leaders express skepticism.

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State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.


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Wisconsin has never required voucher schools to account for their operations as public schools must. Things would change under a bill up for a hearing Thursday at the State Capitol.

Advocacy Group: Don't Demonize Dog Breeds Like Pit Bulls

Sep 6, 2013
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Two weeks ago, President Obama came out against so-called breed-restrictive legislation – essentially policies against certain kinds of dogs.

State Republicans passed their big economic agenda in early 2011, but have not yet seen the desired results, according to JR Ross, editor of WisPolitics.com.

State Rep. Mark Honadel announced Tuesday that he’ll take a job in the private sector.

Wisconsin employers could not ask workers or job applicants for their personal social media accounts, under a bill before a state Senate committee.

It appears Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers have raised a lot more cash than their Democratic counterparts, for upcoming campaigns.

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A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to make it a felony for family members of criminal suspects to help their relatives.

Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon is circulating a bill for signatures.  He wants to make it a felony for anyone, including family, to help or hide a fugitive or destroy evidence in cases of the most serious crimes. 

A hearing is possible later this summer.  Different versions of the bill have repeatedly failed in past sessions.

A dozen other states make exceptions for family harboring relatives.  However, Wisconsin law exempts more relatives.

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Nearly 50 Wisconsin legislators are urging Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

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Another move is afoot in Wisconsin to change the state’s election laws. There will be a public hearing in Madison Tuesday at 10 am on the Republican plan.

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A group of GOP state lawmakers sent a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday, saying they cannot support the proposed state budget, in its current form.

Several bills under consideration in Madison would make it more difficult to get an abortion in Wisconsin.

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So far, during its state budget deliberations Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee approved:

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