The measure faces major obstacles given that the GOP controls both the state Senate and Assembly.
"Mike Ditka once gave us all a Christmas gift," said Brian McCaskey, senior director of business development for the team, at a ceremony on Friday. "It was a crystal bear, and on it was engraved the words, ‘Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.’
Business groups and local governments dominated the lobbying scene at the GOP-controlled Capitol this year, but even some of the traditional heavy hitters spent less than in the past.
With the revelation that Gov. Scott Walker's campaign spokeswoman had to resign because she was headed to 20 days in jail for a second drunken driving offense, we take a look back at some other regrettable alcohol-fueled incidents in Badger State history.
Caught up in voters' anger over Republican budget policies, the freshman senator faces a possible recall.
Gov. Scott Walker named Tuesday former Democratic lawmaker Jeff Plale the state's next railroads commissioner.
Protesters and union speakers accused the court of playing politics and pledged that the next battle against Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature would be at the ballot box, where nine senators (six of them Republicans) are facing recall elections.
I was a state employee until I was disabled on the job in a prison setting during a fight. If still employed, I could be working the furlough …
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This week one lone man, state Sen. Russell Decker, a member of the Democrats’ caucus and majority leader of his party in that chamber, at the behest of his members, called an extraordinary session of the state Senate for the purpose of considering and approving 17 contracts between the state of Wisconsin and the several labor unions that represent state workers.
Long legislative sessions are rarely dramatic, let alone melodramatic.
But this week a soap opera played out at the Capitol that was so full of intrigue it made "As the World Turns" look like watching a yule log burn on TV.
There was betrayal, conspiracy and unbridled anger. There was even a villain straight out of central casting — Sen. Russ Decker, D-Wausau.
Sen. Dave Hansen says he has been a close friend of former Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker for 10 years, but even he doesn't know what prompted Decker, a former bricklayer with union ties, to vote Wednesday against approving 17 state union contacts.
Dejected Democrats quietly ended a messy lame duck session to approve state contracts Thursday, hours after one of their key leaders unexpectedly turned on them and voted the deals down.
Unable to stop Gov. Jim Doyle from signing deals with the state's labor unions, Gov.-elect Scott Walker Monday asked outgoing legislative leaders to refrain from approving the contracts in a lame-duck session.
Legislators need to address the decay of our political process during the last days of the 2009-2010 session of the Wisconsin Legislature.
Democrat Kathleen Vinehout and Republican Ed Thompson, both contenders in the 31st District Senate race, deserved a place in the Senate because both broke with partisan politics.
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the new Senate majority leader, a title he held briefly in 2004. His younger brother, Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, was elected the new Assembly speaker.
Business as usual will not work for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Virtually all voters are holding their noses when they cast a ballot and feel doomed to choose between the lesser of two evils.
More furlough days for state workers, employee contributions to pensions, fewer people on BadgerCare, a challenge to federal health care reform and lower taxes for corporations are likely to be top agenda items in the wake of a Republican wave that swept Democrats out of power.
A state law that provides farmland property tax breaks has allowed developers to shift nearly $5 million in taxes to residential and commercial property owners in roughly a dozen Wisconsin municipalities, according to a study state auditors released Thursday.