March 31, 2014 - 6:45pm
Hurley, the county seat of Iron County. Royal Broil (CC-BY-SA).
With 10 seats contested on the Iron County Board and groups like Americans for Prosperity weighing in on the race, the county clerk expects voter turnout as high as 40 percent on Tuesday.
March 31, 2014 - 4:15pm
Americans United For Change is taking their bus tour around the country, advocating for an increase to the federal minimum wage.
A bus full of advocates in favor of a minimum wage hike made a stop in Milwaukee Monday afternoon. They're asking Republican lawmakers to vote in favor of raising the wage to $10.10 an hour.
March 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
An oil rig in North Dakota. Photo: Tim Evanson (CC-BY-SA)
Unions in the Dakotas have begun trying to attract workers who are willing to commit to living in the region. Said one spokesperson: “We want the Wisconsin and the Minnesota workers to go back home.”
March 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
Backers of a bill to loosen regulation on charitable raffles say they're disappointed that Gov. Scott Walker vetoed it, but they plan to tweak the bill and try again next year to get it passed.
March 28, 2014 - 10:30am
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for $250,000 more from Gogebic Taconite for expenses. That's from work done by DNR staff on the proposed open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Last July, GTAC sent the state $100,000 to the DNR to cover expenses for evaluation and monitoring of...
March 27, 2014 - 3:15pm
State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, is warning that Wisconsin's state employee retirement system is at risk of being privatized. Hansen worries that a move may arise in the Legislature to at least partly privatize the system. He says Gov. Scott Walker's budget floated the idea of letting, or...
March 26, 2014 - 7:15pm
Mary Burke, the sole Democratic candidate for governor, says that while she can donate some to her own campaign, she will not be able to spend as much other self-funded candidates like Herb Kohl or Ron Johnson.
March 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
The president of the union that represents state correctional officers says he's outraged by the news that six wardens will be getting substantial salary increases.
March 26, 2014 - 11:15am
Great Harvest Bread Company employee Robert Stack (center) kneads bread and is a jack-of-all-trades at the new restaurant. He says the job has built up his confidence. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR
The state is ramping up efforts to help jobseekers that have a disability. It's part of a national initiative called the "Better Bottom Line" . Robert Stack was the first employee hired at Great Harvest Bread Company in La Crosse. He assembled all the tables and chairs before the restaurant opened...
March 26, 2014 - 10:45am
Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to meet this weekend with a billionaire casino magnate who spent millions trying to influence the last presidential race.