State News

UW System Asking Board Of Regents For 3% Pay Hikes For Employees

The president of the University of Wisconsin System will recommend three-percent pay hikes for system employees to go into effect next July.  President Ray Cross says it’s important to keep pay levels in line with other systems so high-quality faculty and staff can be hired and retained.  Those workers have received no pay hikes in More >

Dodge County Authorities Look For Talking Reindeer Light Display

For the second time in two holiday seasons a display at the Beaver Dam Rotary Lights presentation has been stolen.  This time the thieves took an animated talking reindeer light display from Swan Park.  Last year, thieves made off with the projector which created a light show at the band shell.  Organizers say they are More >

Incoming Governor Vows To Do What He Can To Retain His Power

Governor-elect Tony Evers vows he will do what he can to keep his power.  Members of the Republican-controlled Legislature are meeting in a lame-duck session starting today (Monday) to pass a series of proposals to weaken his authority.  After a Monday public hearing at the Capitol, a vote is expected Tuesday.  This is the first More >

Legal Challenge Promised If GOP Limits Early Voting

The former general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president says Republican lawmakers will face a fight if they pass a limit on early voting.  A lame-duck legislative session is being held today (Monday) and Tuesday at the state Capitol.  Among the issues which could be approved is a new, two-week limit on early More >

Packers To Announce Paul McCartney Concert At Lambeau

The Green Bay Packers will hold a Tuesday news conference to announce details of a major concert date for Lambeau Field.  Former Beatle Paul McCartney will perform at an event next summer.  Tuesday’s announcement will reveal the concert date and when tickets will go on sale.  Music fans got a hint earlier this year when More >

Republican Lawmakers To Vote On Protecting Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions

When Wisconsin lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a special session, Republicans say they will work to pass a bill protecting health care coverage for pre-existing conditions.  Leaders don’t have a final version yet.  Senator Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald indicates a meeting will likely be held Monday and a vote is possible in More >

Former Johnsonville Sausage Worker Sentenced For Tampering With Product

A federal judge has given a former Johnsonville Sausage worker a four-year prison sentence for tampering with the company’s product.  Prosecutors had told the court 28-year-old Jonathan Tilman Lane put a wire in one sausage on a processing line and later put a cigarette paper in another sausage.  The company says none of the sausages More >

UW-La Crosse Chancellor Reprimanded For Inviting Porn Star To Speak

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says the chancellor at U-W-La Crosse exercised poor judgment when he paid a porn actress to speak on campus.  Chancellor Joe Gow has apologized for the November 1st appearance of Nina Hartley.  She was paid five-thousand dollars of out Gow’s discretionary fund.  Cross says he’s ordering an audit More >

Former White House Chief Of Staff To Review Wisconsin Election Results

The 2018 Wisconsin election results will be reviewed to determine what steps should be taken by the state’s Republican party.  Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is also a former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party.  U-S Senator Ron Johnson notified party officials about the Priebus review before a weekend meeting in Stevens More >

Kangaroo Killed In Shawano County Hit-And-Run Accident

Shawano County authorities are looking for the driver of a truck involved in the hit-and-run accident which killed a kangaroo and injured a man trying to help Tuesday night.  The kangaroo named Lulu had gone missing from her home a few days ago.  A man was trying to get her to come closer when the More >