monk out on bail in Illinois case
Ill. — A Benedictine monk from Wisconsin who faces charges
he tried to abduct four Illinois girls has been released on
McCoy campground summer season set to open
— Fort McCoy's campground's summer hours will take effect
raises bag limits for walleye spearfishing
— Wildlife officials increased daily walleye bag limits
for anglers on Thursday as Wisconsin Chippewa spearfishing
committee erases governor's GPS plan
— The Legislature's finance committee has erased a plan in
Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow
judges across the state to order GPS monitoring for people
under restraining orders.
committee reduces handgun background fees
— The Legislature's finance committee has voted to reduce
the handgun purchaser background check fee by $3.
deletes DOJ solicitor general spot
— The Legislature's finance committee has deleted
provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would create a
solicitor general's office within the state Justice
zones to close during Memorial Day weekend
— Wisconsin motorists won't have to worry about possible traffic
delays when traveling during the Memorial Day weekend.
improves in nearly all Wis. counties
— Unemployment rates improved in nearly all 72 Wisconsin counties
Crosse's Oktoberfest to scale back to 4 days
CROSSE — La Crosse's Oktoberfest is scaling back from nine days to
four days in 2014.
committee to weigh in on proposed UW funding
— The Legislature's budget-writing committee is expected to
approve Gov. Scott Walker's plan to freeze University of Wisconsin
System tuition for two years and slash a planned spending increase
for system schools.
committee to again tackle DOT deficit plan
— The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to renew
discussions over a proposal aimed at closing a $63.5 million deficit
in Wisconsin's roads fund.
home sales increase 9 percent in April
— Housing sales increased 9 percent last month, continuing a
rebound that now includes 22 consecutive months of growth.
core education standards to be discussed
— Advocates and opponents of common core standards for teaching
math and English in Wisconsin were gathering for a joint hearing
before the Legislature's education committees.