September 9, 2014 - 4:38pm
Mary Burke with members of an electrical workers union in Milwaukee during an August campaign stop. Photo: Wis. AFLCIO (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Mary Burke is excoriating Gov. Scott Walker for his handling of the state's budget — saying that in the business world "he'd be fired" — in wake of new projections showing that the state faces a structural deficit of $1.8 billion.
September 9, 2014 - 3:53pm
This Wisconsin Chapter of the American Cancer Society is pushing for state legislation that requires more physical education for elementary students, following the society’s prediction that obesity could one day overtake tobacco as the leading cause of cancer.
September 9, 2014 - 3:26pm
USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon. Photo: USDA (CC-BY-ND).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging states to become more innovative when helping people who receive food assistance find work.
September 9, 2014 - 2:40pm
A consulting firm has declared that based on recent survey findings, Wisconsin has one of the best three-month jobs outlooks in the nation.
September 9, 2014 - 12:46pm
The Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago. Photo: Ken Lund (CC-BY-SA).
Federal court judges will consider arguments in Wisconsin Club for Growth's lawsuit against prosecutors that were leading a now-halted John Doe Probe, in a hearing slated for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Chicago's Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
September 8, 2014 - 10:46pm
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that Wisconsin's structural deficit has grown to $1.8 billion, due to revenues coming in at a slower rate than what was expected. Gov. Scott Walker, however, says that he isn't worried, and that revenue collections should pick up shortly.
September 8, 2014 - 10:23pm
Milwaukee is joining two other cities in a new criminal justice research project designed to pinpoint bad decisions by law enforcement agencies that led to tragic crimes.
September 8, 2014 - 9:53pm
The initial stages of the expansion of the Rodefeld landfill. Photo: Shamane Mills/WPR News.
Construction is underway to expand a Dane County landfill that's bursting at the seams.
September 8, 2014 - 9:19pm
Bascom Hall on the UW-Madison campus at night. Photo: Richard Hurd (CC-BY).
A task force addressing sexual violence on University of Wisconsin campuses will be meeting later this month to strengthen campus policies on sexual assault.
September 8, 2014 - 6:35pm
The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, where the hearings will take place. Photo: Matt Watts (CC-BY-SA).
A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear oral arguments in two cases this week that hold major implications for Wisconsin: a legal challenge to the “John Doe 2” investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign activities, and a legal challenge to the state's voter ID law.