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State of confusion during Article V vote

Thursday — when the Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations met to discuss a resolution calling for a convention of the states with...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law —...

Frostman confirmed as Workforce Development secretary

Amid sometimes contentious battles over aid to combat homelessness, PFAS “forever chemicals” and the so-called dark-store loophole that has cut taxes of big box...

Bipartisan bickering and blame begins before the State of the State ...

Before Gov. Tony Evers entered the Assembly chamber to give his second State of the State address on Wednesday evening, the debate around the...

DNR begins PFAS rule-making process Agency's work will focus on addressing...

Updated, 12:15 PM, 1/23/2020 As concern continues to grow about PFAS contamination, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced plans Wednesday to institute rulemaking procedures...

Impassioned debate and limited action in the state Senate Democrats' broader...

There was a running pattern to the state Senate’s first floor session of the year on Tuesday.  Time after time, a bill would come up...

Citizens United and the Big Picture

As this week’s floor sessions began in both the Senate and the Assembly on Tuesday, a group of legislators and campaign finance reform advocates...

The Assembly dabbles in bipartisanship — then gets derailed Steps...

Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) offered his take on the theme of Tuesday’s Assembly floor session an hour before it even began, describing “a...

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and...

Sen. Mark Miller won’t run again

Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in November. Miller served in the state Legislature 22 years, first...
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