March 8, 2014 - 9:00am
No building within a two-mile radius of the state Capitol could be taller than the base of the Capitol dome under a measure being considered by Wisconsin lawmakers.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Officials with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa said they're losing hope of working with the state in dealing with a proposed iron mine near their reservation. The tribal chairman said he hopes they'll have better luck with the federal government.
March 7, 2014 - 5:30pm
(r-l) Homeowners Richard Hurst and Teresa Secord, Doug Kerns with La Crosse's Engineering Department, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat, and Congressman Ron Kind discuss the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR
Residents living in floodplains will get some relief from sudden flood insurance rate hikes. Teresa Secord lives on the north side of La Crosse, which happens to be in the floodplain. Even though she's never had water damage, Secord has to pay for flood insurance with each mortgage payment. She was...
March 7, 2014 - 3:45pm
Governor Scott Walker won't say whether he supports the latest version of a Republican bill that would make it harder for local governments to regulate the frac sand industry. The plan that passed a Senate committee on a party line vote would grandfather in existing frac sand operations so that...
March 7, 2014 - 11:15am
Tired of hearing from robots via the phone? The Assembly is considering legislation that could help that. Photo: Free Press (CC-BY-NC-SA)
The state Assembly is considering restricting political robocalls using Wisconsin's Do-Not-Call list.
March 6, 2014 - 11:15am
State senators heard conflicting testimony Wednesday on two campaign finance bills. Supporters say the bills only codify existing rules for disclosing contributions, but opponents say they will make it easier for large contributors to remain anonymous.
March 5, 2014 - 5:15pm
The leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for understanding about a proposed $25-million cut in Great Lakes restoration funds.The leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for understanding about a proposed $25-million cut in Great Lakes restoration funds.
March 5, 2014 - 5:00pm
Democrat Mary Burke is preparing to run her first TV ad in the race for governor to counter an ad launched against her by the Republican Governors Association. Both commercials make dubious claims about job numbers in Wisconsin.
March 5, 2014 - 4:30pm
A bill limiting local regulation of sand mines passed a state legislative committee on a party line vote. That clears the way for the full state Senate to take it up.
March 5, 2014 - 3:45pm
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and state Rep. Pat Strachota, just after she was designated to serve out the remainder of state Rep. Bill Kramer's term as Majority Leader. Photo: Shawn Johnson / WPR News
Wisconsin's Democratic Party is calling on GOP lawmakers to officially expel state Rep. Bill Kramer from the Assembly after allegations of sexual harassment, even though Democrats are not yet prepared to take that stand themselves