With the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court — succeeding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — the future…
Dear Editor: Our ability to meet the challenges we face is limited by the gerrymandered Legislature, which thwarts the will of the majority of…
Two candidates are running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 11 for a two-year term representing the state Assembly's 78th District.
How can we have a free and fair election if our citizens are afraid to go vote on Election Day? And how can we justify putting the health and lives of the public on the line when a simple act of the Legislature could prevent it?
A handful of Democrats joined all Republicans in supporting the resolution during the Assembly's final floor session on Tuesday.
About 30 advocates, business leaders, lawmakers, service providers and media representatives attended a symposium on homelessness Tuesday sponsored the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
The bills range from one that would impose a life sentence on a doctor who intentionally allows the death of an aborted child born alive, to another that would attempt to thwart abortions undertaken for selective reasons.
If the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature refuses once again to consider a statewide referendum, there could be only one reason why: They like getting all those unregulated corporate donations.
Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly held leadership elections this week and last, following legislative elections that gave Republicans a 19-14 majority in the Senate and a 63-36 majority in the Assembly.
But for their plans for education in Wisconsin to come to fruition, Wisconsin Democrats acknowledge they have to perform well on Nov. 6.
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.
A group of six Madison-area elected officials sent a letter Tuesday to Dane County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke criticizing the three-year prison sentence he gave former UW-Madison student Alec Cook as "a slap on the wrist."
A mother of young children works full time at a fast food restaurant. She is proud to have worked her way up at the restaurant to the position…
Advocates of the changes argue by directing public assistance recipients to worker training programs, government dependence will be reduced. But opponents say when adults lose eligibility for these programs, children suffer most.
Financial literacy and consistent income are critical to maintaining housing and mitigating situations that pull people back into homelessness, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness says.
Walker and Republican lawmakers have touted the bills as a way to help people transition from government assistance to self-sufficiency when the state's unemployment rate is at a historically low 3 percent, but Democrats say the package is an election-year ploy that would harm the needy in an effort to appeal to a conservative base.
On a recent episode of the Sunday political talk show “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” Rep. Lisa Subeck and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke both claimed the moral high ground for their opposing views on welfare.
Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart Stores, announced the closure of 63 stores nationwide earlier this month. Of those, up to 12 will be converted to eCommerce fulfillment centers, which could include the 7050 Watts Rd. location.
The lawmakers wrote that given the state's voter ID requirement, "reduced accessibility to the DMV is particularly alarming,"
The state Senate on Tuesday voted 32-0 to create an Interagency Council on Homelessness -- to be initially chaired by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefish -- that would contain the secretaries of eight agencies and others.
Republicans have turned back the clock on women’s rights in Wisconsin. We must renew our commitment to fight for equal pay and full equality for women.
People who oppose the state's proposed deal with Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn will come around once it yields results, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday.
With protests scheduled throughout the country this week in opposition to congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, labor groups and liberal activists will hold a rally Wednesday in Madison.
Let’s celebrate National Gun Violence Awareness Day by standing up for common-sense gun safety legislation and by being vocal opponents to harmful bills such as the permitless carry bill.