Wisconsin legislature

Justin Kern

As the Legislature heads into the final days of its two-year session, both houses appear poised to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to cut property and income taxes, along with bills to tighten voting rules.

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A few years ago, Wisconsin voters banned same sex marriage. Now an effort to undo that decision is taking shape.

Justin Kern

Redistricting has become a hot topic across the country. Two Wisconsin legislators will talk about the issue Monday at the state Capitol.


Last year, state Republican leaders cut nearly a half million dollars from the Milwaukee Police Department's ShotSpotter program. Now, they would like to restore some of it.

Justin Kern

Two Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill that would allow manufacturing and retail employees to work seven days per week.

Current state law requires employers to give factory and retail workers at last 24 hours of rest every seven days.

Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend and state Rep. Mark Born of Beaver Dam are sponsoring the measure.

They say federal law doesn't impose limits on consecutive work days, as long as overtime and minimum wage requirements are met.

Opponents say the bill essentially eliminates the weekend.


The Legislature has only a few more weeks to help Gov. Scott Walker meet his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs.


Charters are public schools operated by private businesses or non-profits. They operate independently and have greater flexibility than traditional public schools.


The state Legislature is heading into the final weeks of its two-year session.  A few divisive issues apparently will not surface; among them, new restrictions on abortion.

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.