September 25, 2014 - 7:55pm
Mary Burke at the Outagamie County Fair this summer. Photo courtesy of Mary Burke Facebook page.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said on Thursday that she thinks an investigation involving Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups should be allowed to continue.
September 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
Gov. Scott Walker highlighted his record helping veterans on Wednesday in Milwaukee. Photo: Jack Guthrie (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Gov. Scott Walker spoke to veterans in Milwaukee on Wednesday about his record helping people who have served in the military — a point of contention among Democrats and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, who say that Walker has not done enough to address unemployment among veterans.
September 24, 2014 - 9:50pm
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, left, and Rep. Ron Kind hearing residents' concerns at the Wednesday meeting. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told La Crosse-area residents during a meeting with them on Wednesday that their concerns regarding rail safety in the region would inform revised rail safety rules that are currently being worked on in Washington, D.C.
September 24, 2014 - 1:05pm
The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. Photo: Olaf (CC-BY-ND).
The state Department of Justice has responded to a petition asking a federal appeals court to once again block Wisconsin's voter ID law, saying that such a move would give voters the “pinball treatment,” and that the previous ruling reinstating the law was perfectly on point.
September 24, 2014 - 11:50am
A Waukesha County judge has dismissed a Republican lawsuit challenging the fairness of the state's new model ballots.
September 23, 2014 - 5:35pm
Brad Schimel at a campaign event earlier this summer. Photo courtesy of Brad Schimel Facebook page.
Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for state attorney general, said on Tuesday that if he's elected he’ll make preventing violence against a women a top priority at the state Justice Department.
September 22, 2014 - 9:35pm
One Wisconsin Now Director Scot Ross during an appearance on Wisconsin Public Television's "Here and Now." Image courtesy of WPT.
One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group, has filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court that is currently considering the merits of Wisconsin's voter ID case, arguing that the state's DMV locations are too few in number and are too often closed for voter ID to be found constitutional.
September 22, 2014 - 11:55am
Judge Richard Posner speaking at Harvard in 2009. Photo: Chensiyuan (CC-BY-SA).
The petition for an entire federal appeals court to take another look at the reinstatement of Wisconsin's voter ID law is a longshot, but if the court does agree to an en banc session, it would give Judge Richard Posner a second chance to consider voter ID after his 2007 ruling upholding Indiana's law.
September 19, 2014 - 4:35pm
Above, Burke at a campaign event earlier this summer. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election campaign is accusing Democrat Mary Burke of plagiarism after the website Buzzfeed reported on Thursday that parts of her economic plan were lifted word-for-word from other Democratic plans in Tennessee, Delaware and Indiana.
September 18, 2014 - 2:55pm
Rep. Katrina Shankland introduced a bill last spring that would have enabled the state to stay in the program. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
Wisconsin is one of three states ending a program that provided increased food assistance benefits to low-income households.