ends contracts with company after racist displays
Milwaukee officials are terminating two contracts with a
construction company whose employees were photographed
displaying a Ku Klux Klan sticker and openly brandishing
firearms in a majority black neighborhood.
candidate Flynn would pardon pot offenders
Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if elected
he would pardon everyone who has low-level marijuana
unveils $20M technology job training initiative
Wisconsin will spend $20 million on a job training program
with colleges and universities designed to prepare people
for electronics manufacturing jobs.
government watchdog groups defend embattled leaders
ACLU of Wisconsin and good government groups are defending
embattled administrators of the state agencies that run
elections and oversee ethics and lobbying laws.
disease discovered in Milwaukee County
MILWAUKEE The first case of chronic wasting disease has
been found in Milwaukee County.
Schachtner beats Jarchow to take Senate seat
Schachtner defeated Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow for
an open Wisconsin Senate seat Tuesday in an upset victory
for Democrats, signaling voter anger toward President Donald
Trump that could cost the GOP more legislative seats in the
says Foxconn cost to taxpayers could near $4.5 billion
MADISON A new
analysis from the Legislature's nonpartisan Fiscal Bureau
says the cost to taxpayers for a Foxconn Technology Group
manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin could near $4.5
warns retailers against synthetic marijuana sales
Wisconsin attorney general's office has warned Madison-area
retailers about the consequences of selling synthetic
launches ads to raise elder abuse awareness
Attorney General Brad Schimel has launched a new radio ad
campaign to raise awareness of elder abuse.
driver in pursuit could face charges
Officials say the driver of a Greyhound bus that failed to
pull over as deputies pursued the vehicle for 17 miles in
Racine County could face criminal charges.
relied on NAFTA for 2016 exports
Nearly half of Wisconsin's dairy, fruit and vegetable
exports went to Canada and Mexico last year, raising
concerns amid the uncertain future of the North American
Free Trade Agreement.
corn, soybean crops down, potato crop up in 2017
Wisconsin farmers produced smaller corn and soybean crops
last year than in 2016, while potato production was up
lawyers seek to increase public defender pay
Private attorneys in Wisconsin are again pushing for a pay
increase when they are appointed by the state public
defender to represent criminal defendants who can't afford a
would protect Wisconsin Indian burial mounds
bill moving through the Wisconsin Legislature would more
clearly define protections for Indian burial mounds.
convicted in scrap metal racketeering scheme
FOND DU LAC A
businessman has been convicted in a scheme that bilked a
Fond du Lac firm out of $14 million.
raises $2.8 million in fourth quarter
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's campaign says she
easily out-raised her two Republican challengers in the last
quarter of 2017.
schools closed for safety after perceived threat
Police say a perceived threat that prompted the closure of
schools in Platteville did not involve a social media post
about a potential active shooter, as previously reported.
DNR to up camping fees at most popular parks
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is unveiling plans
for a new pricing system for camping and daily admission at
picks new environmental protection director
Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has picked a new
director for the state Department of Justice's Environmental
health commissioner resigns over lead test issue
Milwaukee's health commissioner has resigned after his
department failed to follow up and provide services to
families of children who tested positive for lead.
raises $500,000 for Supreme Court run
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet says she has
raised more than $500,000 in her run for Wisconsin Supreme
14 percent of Wisconsin lobbyists may be unauthorized
than 14 percent of Wisconsin's lobbyists may be engaging in
unauthorized arm-twisting of lawmakers, according to an
audit released Thursday by the state Ethics Commission.
Wetlands bill should pass but could look different
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a bill that would allow
developers to fill state wetlands without a permit should
pass the chamber but the proposal could look different than
what lawmakers have presented so far.