January 23, 2015 - 10:53am
Gov. Scott Walker — after months of delays and heated debate over gambling compacts, state revenue and job creation — announced on Friday that he has rejected the Menominee Nation's request to build a casino in Kenosha.
January 23, 2015 - 10:31am
Police-community relations are a hot issue in Milwaukee given the case of Dontre Hamilton and other black men over the decades who have died while in police custody. Results of a new study show a majority of Milwaukee residents are at least somewhat satisfied with the city's police, but the...
January 22, 2015 - 5:28pm
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission will meet Thursday night to review the results of a survey on citizens’ satisfaction with the city's police department. The survey comes at a time when some of the city's minority residents have been taking to the streets to protest the way their communities...
January 22, 2015 - 4:47pm
Food stamp assistance would be subject to drug testing under Gov. Walker's planned budget changes. | Photo: Dale Basler (CC-BY-SA)
Gov. Scott Walker told reporters on Thursday afternoon that his proposal to drug test food stamp recipients is designed to survive a legal challenge if the policy ends up in federal court. Similar drug testing requirements have faced pushback in other states. Georgia dropped a proposal to test food stamp...
January 22, 2015 - 4:43pm
“The 414s,” a short documentary slated to screen at this year's Sundance Film Festival, explores the legacy left behind by a group of Milwaukee teenagers who in 1983 managed to use their families’ home computers to hack into dozens of high-profile systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
January 22, 2015 - 1:04pm
Teachers would be able to take a competency test to gain a license under Gov. Walker's new proposal. Photo: Bart Everson (CC-BY).
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing an alternative pathway for people to become licensed as teachers in Wisconsin.
January 22, 2015 - 12:13pm
Gov. Scott Walker announced that his budget will cut the amount of time people can receive certain public benefits in Wisconsin and will require all benefit recipients to undergo drug testing.
January 22, 2015 - 10:33am
A state legislative committee is expected to pass a bill later Thursday that would give auditors more access to Wisconsin's elections agency. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau recently completed an audit of the Government Accountability Board, the state watchdog agency that oversees elections. The audit didn't include information about any...
January 22, 2015 - 12:55am
Republican state Rep. Paul Tittl has authored a bill which gives traffic safety experts at the Department of Transportation the ability to increase speed limits on interstate highways from 65 to 70 miles per hour.
January 21, 2015 - 7:16pm
An artist's rendering of what the Menominee casino in Kenosha would look like.
A Menominee Nation gaming official met with some state lawmakers in Madison on Wednesday, a day after the tribe and Walker Administration announced a new gaming compact.