October 16, 2014 - 8:02pm
New monthly estimates show Wisconsin added 8,400 private-sector jobs in September while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent.
October 16, 2014 - 7:45pm
Marc Kornblatt during an appearance on Wisconsin Public Television's "Director's Cut" earlier this year. Image courtesy of WPT.
The Wisconsin Film Festival isn't until next April, but the festival is accepting submissions for a category of movies it calls “Wisconsin's Own.” The category is for films or movie makers with Wisconsin ties. They can be short or feature-length, and have to be turned in by Dec. 1 Marc...
October 16, 2014 - 6:51pm
Julian Bradley, left, and Doug La Follette. Photos courtesy of Julian Bradley's Facebook page/WisPolitics.
While some have called for eliminating Wisconsin's Secretary of State Office, candidates in both major parties want to see the position take on more roles.
October 16, 2014 - 6:23pm
The state of Wisconsin ended the last fiscal year with $517 million in the bank — $207 million lower than what budget forecasters initially predicted.
October 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
Susan Happ, left, and Brad Schimel. Images courtesy of WPT.
A new Marquette University Law School poll shows that the race for Wisconsin attorney general remains very close, and that a lot of people still don’t know much about the candidates. The poll found that Republican Brad Schimel and Democrat Susan Happ are tied at 41.5 percent among likely voters,...
October 16, 2014 - 1:35pm
The town of Potosi has 340 students enrolled in its schools. Photo: Meg Lauber (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The two main candidates in the gubernatorial race have both said that if elected, they plan to pay special attention to the needs of rural schools — many of which are struggling thanks to a lack of funding to help address issues like declining enrollment, rising poverty, and and burdensome transportation costs.
October 15, 2014 - 10:46pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said that Republican allegations that she copied her jobs plan slowed down her campaign, but she says she handled the situation appropriately.
October 15, 2014 - 10:36pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said on Wednesday that she wants to roll back the statewide expansion of Wisconsin's publicly funded private school voucher program, but she won't try to stop the program in Milwaukee.
October 15, 2014 - 9:59pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke distanced herself from former Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday, saying she disagreed with decisions Doyle made on taxes, transportation and higher education.
October 15, 2014 - 9:27pm
UW-La Crosse Student Veterans Association Vice President Dani Jo Schiro and President Rob Thoen in the school's Veterans Lounge. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to better understand veterans’ needs across the state through a survey it’s conducting.