votes to add 7-day work week to budget
The Legislature's budget committee has voted to allow
factory and retail employees to work seven straight days
without a day of rest.
leaving US attorney's job in Milwaukee
The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
has announced his departure. James
Santelle said Thursday he will retire from his position in
the days ahead after 30 years of employment with the
Department of Justice.
Foods planning to expand in NE Wisconsin
Sargento Foods is planning to invest $30 million in its
facilities in northeastern Wisconsin and add 140 jobs.
AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months
Madison-based AnchorBank is cutting 14 percent of its
workforce as part of an effort to save money.
Wauwatosa detective goes home from hospital
The Wauwatosa police detective who was shot and
seriously injured while investigating a burglary has been
released from the hospital.
AP West editor, named Milwaukee correspondent
Greg Moore, an editor on The Associated Press' West
regional desk, has been named supervisory correspondent in
the cooperative's Milwaukee bureau.
OKs bill ending SAGE program
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to end Wisconsin's
classroom SAGE program. The
Student Achievement Guarantee Program provides aid to
schools that maintain an 18-to-1 or 30-to-2 teacher-student
ratio for poor students in kindergarten through third grade.
signs GPS anti-tracking bill
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to curb
using GPS devices to track people.
governor signs microbead ban
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that bans microbeads,
the plastic exfoliant in soap, toothpaste and other personal
signs emergency allergy treatment bill
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that permits
businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injections to
counteract life-threatening allergic reactions.
signs bill outlawing lies about military service
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes lying
about military service a crime. The
Republican bill makes falsely claiming military service or a
military award a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months
in jail and $10,000 in fines.
Unemployment fund back in the black
A new report says the state's unemployment benefits fund
finished the 2013-14 fiscal year in the black for the first
time in years.
than half of schools to see less general aid
More than half of Wisconsin schools will see a decline
in general aid in the next school year, according to
estimates from the state Department of Public Instruction.
aide sues prosecutor who conducted John Doe probe
A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who was caught up in
a secret investigation into illegal campaigning is suing the
prosecutor who conducted the probe, saying he and others
infringed on her civil rights by raiding her home and
seizing her personal emails.
leader promises vote on Bucks arena plan next week
The Wisconsin Senate's Republican leader says he plans
to vote on a bill to fund a new Milwaukee Bucks arena next
woman gets 15 years in older sister's death
A 51-year-old Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 15
years in prison for killing her older sister during an
argument in December.
officer cleared in shooting man holding knife to wife
A prosecutor says a Milwaukee police officer was
justified in fatally shooting a man holding a knife to the
neck of his estranged wife in March.