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.
geography experts to compete in national finals
— Ten young geography experts will field questions about history,
cultures, landmarks and climates from "Jeopardy!" host
Alex Trebek as they vie for the title of National Geographic Bee
get into Milwaukee Art Museum free all summer
— The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering free admission to veterans
and active military members all summer starting on Memorial Day.
candidates got $758K from sand, gas industry
— A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries
have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 dollars since 2007,
with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the
to sell state properties up for vote
— A wide-reaching change that would allow the state to sell off
properties ranging from prisons and power plants to University of
Wisconsin dormitories and state highways is up for approval before
the Legislature's budget committee.
DNR to waive fishing, trail fees for weekend
— The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to waive
fishing, hiking and all-terrain vehicle fees for the first weekend
ACT tests for 11th graders up for vote
— Every high school student in Wisconsin would take the ACT
college entrance exam during their junior year under a proposal up
for a vote in the Legislature's budget committee.
would require state to offer HSAs
— Government workers in Wisconsin would have to be offered a
high-deductible health insurance plan with a health savings account
under a proposal to be voted on Tuesday.
budget committee to review sand mining plan
— Wisconsin's budget-writing committee is scheduled to review
provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's spending plan that would pull
money from the state's environmental management fund to cover sand
to consider double-dipping changes
— Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of
time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for
another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's
move gives state more control on construction
— Democrats said a move to standardize erosion control rules for
commercial construction sites is another effort by Republicans to
take power away from local authorities.
Superior lighthouse free for the taking
Minn. — Wisconsin's historic Superior Entry lighthouse is free for
Pug Fest attracts 1,700 dogs
— Milwaukee Pug Fest, billed by organizers as the largest such
event in North America, had its best year yet.