MADISON (WKOW) -- Civilian deaths caused by law enforcement officers will soon be reviewed by outside agencies after Gov. Walker signed a bill making that state law Wednesday morning. More>>
Wisconsin Chief Investment Officer David Villa got the largest chunk of the $13.3 million in bonuses awarded to state pension fund managers as a reward for strong investment returns. Wisconsin Investment Board approved the bonuses, which are 66% higher than the $8 million awarded last year.
MADISON -- An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker said Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths. More>>
MADISON -- Democratic attorney general hopeful Jon Richards is promising to re-establish the public intervenor office within the state Department of Justice. The position was created in 1967 to act as an advocate for the state's natural resources. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Online voter registration is already a reality in nearly 20 states and experts on the issue made their case for why Wisconsin should consider adding itself to that list at a Tuesday hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris announced his run for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to join the race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in Wisconsin's Republican-leaning 6th District. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Brett Hulsey's entry into the Governor's race could shake up the Democratic field. But political scientist Ken Mayer said it's not likely to. "I dont think this is a serious challenge for the nomination," said Mayer, a professor of political science at the UW-Madison. Hulsey announced his candidacy for Governor on Monday. Mayer said Hulsey is among the most liberal members of the state assembly, where he was first elected in 2010. But he said Hulsey lacks name recognition ar... More>>
Former state Rep. Roger Roth says he is running for the state Senate seat now held by retiring Senate President Mike Ellis. More>>
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has announced plans to expand a state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled to seven more Wisconsin counties.
The Wisconsin Historical Museum is presenting the first exhibition of works by Wisconsin folk artist Paul Seifert. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican congressman Tom Petri says his party is likely to propose an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system ahead of this November's elections.
MADISON (AP) -- A bill revamping officer-involved death investigations would mean a culture shift for Wisconsin's largest police departments. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Earlier this week, Scott Walker declined an opportunity to confirm that he would serve all four years of a second term as Governor. Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) says that should absolutely be a campaign issue for Democrats.
A Republican state senator says he'll announce next Tuesday whether he'll make a run for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. More>>
Both politicians and veterans service professionals are expressing concerns that a new online claims system being initiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could result in longer wait times for veterans in Wisconsin. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker is still comitted to the lofty campaign pledge of creating 250-thousand jobs during his first term in office. Walker made the promise during his 2010 run for the Governor's mansion. "We're still aiming for that," Walker said Wednesday outside a Wisconsin Hospital Association event at Monona Terrace. More>>
Among them, a bill legalizing the use of a marijuana by-product to help treat children's seizures. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) will not commit to fulfilling all four years of a second term if he is reelected in November. More>>
John Mellencamp wants Governor Scott Walker to think about supporting union rights.
Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery filed the suit Wednesday, bypassing the trial and appellate courts. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has identified the two agents terminated for allowing child pornography cases to languish as former Special Agent In-Charge Willie Brantley and Special Agent Anna King, both assigned to the Department of Criminal Investigation's Milwaukee office. More>>
Supervisor Sharon Corrigan of Middleton is the new Chair of the Dane County Board, with outgoing chair John hendrick choosing not to seek another term in that position. More>>
ROTHSCHILD (WKOW) -- On the day Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his reelection campaign by highlighting his accomplishments, his Democratic challenger was attacking him for failing to keep Wisconsin competitive among other states. More>>
DANE (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) kicked off his 2014 reelection campaign Tuesday morning by emphasizing lower spending and reduced taxes during a speech at Dane Manufacturing Co.
Petri has held his seat representing Northeast Wisconsin since 1979 More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Republican Party of Wisconsin will vote on a resolution to support the state's right to secede from the rest of the United States at its annual convention in May. More>>
MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker wants to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System.One problem: There are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in. More>>
A former campaign manager has announced he'll run for the state Senate seat held by retiring Senator Tim Cullen. More>>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The race to replace retiring Republican congressman Rep. Tom Petri just got a little more crowded. More>>
U.S. Representative Tom Petri will announce Monday that he will not run for re-election in November. More>>
Governor Scott Walker's office on Friday issued a news release saying the governor is calling for an additional two-year tuition freeze for the UW System in the next budget, since recent projections show the University of Wisconsin System will continue to carry a surplus of more than $1 billion. More>>
Republican Senate President Mike Ellis will not seek re-election following release of video. More>>
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Friday that's designed to help the Milwaukee Police Department quickly detect gunshots. More>>
The law creates a Silver Alert program that operates similar to the Amber Alert system for missing children, using the state's Crime Alert Network to quickly distribute information about missing adults. More>>
State Senate President Mike Ellis is defending himself after he was secretly caught on video talking about illegal campaign activity. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released results from the final Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) yesterday and now school districts are readying to offer a new standardized test next year. More>>
Assembly Democrats are demanding Republican Gov. Scott Walker call a special legislative session to resurrect dead bills they say would help the middle class. More>>