January 29, 2015 - 9:02pm
UW-La Crosse custodian Paul Lacoste cleans a vent on campus. He's one of the thousands of back-office staff within the UW-System. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR.
UW System President Ray Cross recently laid out a number of proposals for the university, included an analysis of “back-office” operations. It's a call for reform that has left UW staff workers — including payroll employees, IT technicians and maintenance workers — worried about their future.
January 29, 2015 - 6:51pm
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State Sen. Paul Farrow said the legislature may look into switching standardized tests in the future for elementary and junior high school students.
January 29, 2015 - 6:23pm
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross said he's not sure how the UW can avoid layoffs if Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget becomes law. Cross told Wisconsin Public Radio Thursday morning that UW leaders would work with legislators and the governor to try to reduce the $300 million cut...
January 29, 2015 - 6:19pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. on Thursday during the confirmation process for U.S attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. Clarke said he has good wishes for Lynch. However, he spent some time at the hearing asking that the Justice Department listen...
January 29, 2015 - 5:39pm
Supporters of Eau Claire’s proposed Confluence Performing Arts Center are praising Governor Walker for allocating $15 million in his next budget for the project.
January 29, 2015 - 5:14pm
A religious and social justice coalition is questioning Gov. Scott Walker's plan for the state to borrow more than $200 million to help pay for a new basketball arena in Milwaukee.
January 29, 2015 - 2:40pm
Ray Cross, left, talked about Walker's budget cuts on Wisconsin Public Radio Thursday morning. Photo: Ray Cross (CC-BY-NC).
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross said he's frustrated with Gov. Scott Walker's suggestion that faculty could work more and teach more classes to offset budget cuts.
January 29, 2015 - 1:58pm
Gov. Scott Walker said he won't reconsider his decision to reject federal funds to expand Medicaid, even as yet another Midwest Republican governor has announced plans to accept the money.
January 29, 2015 - 1:45pm
A Republican lawmaker argues that public project wages are artificially inflated.
January 29, 2015 - 1:30pm
Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll try to keep funding for K-12 public schools “largely intact” in the budget he unveils next week.