appoints new Medicaid director, deputy chief of staff
Scott Walker has appointed a new state Medicaid director.
Heather Smith will take over for
Michael Heifetz, who is leaving Walker's administration to
work in the private sector.
set hearing on GOP bill to end wetland permits
legislative committees have scheduled a joint hearing on a
Republican bill that would allow developers to build on
state wetlands without a permit.
would create state-certified Wisconsin beer label
A bill circulating in the Legislature would create a new
state-certified Wisconsin beer label.
panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline
A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary
shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac
until their operator can finish inspections and repair
coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a
recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc.
state attorneys favor walling off Great Lakes to stop carp
Mich. Attorneys general from three states say a $275
million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating
into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most
of girl killed in 1973 tries to stop killer's release
FOND DU LAC
The family of a young eastern Wisconsin girl who was killed
on Halloween night more than four decades ago is trying to
stop her killer from being let out of prison.
Goodwill finds WWII veteran's historic documents
employee at a Goodwill outlet store in eastern Wisconsin
retrieved a three-ring binder from the store's sorting area
that was packed with historic documents.
governor to sign bill lifting mining moratorium
Scott Walker plans to sign a bill lifting Wisconsin's
moratorium on gold and silver mining. The
Republican governor is scheduled to sign the "Mining
for America" bill Monday in Rhinelander.
Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands
- A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case "a profound miscarriage of justice."
Partisan divide deepens over Walker investigation
- The deep partisan divide over a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall reignited this week after the release of a Department of Justice investigative report that said those who seized personal emails from scores of Republicans and didn't keep them secure should be held in contempt.
Walker outlaws soliciting sexual photos of children
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Republican bill that makes soliciting sexually explicit photographs from children illegal.
Evers' allies try to block WILL lawsuit in Madison court
MADISON - Wisconsin public schools Superintendent Tony Evers' allies want a Madison judge to reaffirm that Evers doesn't need Republican Gov. Scott Walker's permission to write regulations.
Wisconsin milling company will fight explosion citations
MADISON - A Wisconsin milling company will challenge at least some of the citations federal regulators filed against it following a fatal plant explosion earlier this year.
regents approve new online degree oversight
University of Wisconsin System leaders have approved
President Ray Cross' proposal to bring an associate degree
program under control of a four-year institution rather than
lawmaker on sex misconduct charges: 'It happened'
The Democratic state lawmaker accused of kissing two
women against their wishes is admitting for the first
time that he did what they alleged. Milwaukee
Rep. Josh Zepnick tells WTMJ-TV in a Wednesday interview
that "It happened and I regret it and it wasn't
intended to cause anybody any harm."
state senator's accuser torn on complaint release
A former legislative aide who accused then-state Sen.
Spencer Coggs of sexual harassment eight years ago says she's
torn over whether lawmakers should release sexual misconduct
crossing guard struck by hit-and-run driver dies
Milwaukee police say a 71-year-old crossing guard has died
after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver last month.