State News

Wisconsin Attorney General Pulls State Out Of 2 Cases

Wisconsin’s Democratic attorney general says he is withdrawing the state from two cases because they seek to restrict reproductive rights.  The cases were filed by former Attorney General Brad Schimel, a Republican.  Kaul says similar laws have been struck down as unconstitutional by courts in the past.  He says he agrees with those decisions.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Milwaukee County Workers

The Wisconsin Supreme Court comes down on the side of a group of Milwaukee County workers with a 5-2 decision Tuesday.  The Justices decided those employees could take advantage of early retirement benefits, even though county officials said they weren’t supposed to be eligible.  Attorneys for the county argued those union employees didn’t qualify for More >

Dairyland Power Cooperative Ready To Move Forward On Solar Farm

The Dairyland Power Cooperative says its 149-megawatt solar energy facility in Jefferson County will generate enough power to light more than 20-thousand homes.  Officials say work on the Badger State Solar Project will mean dozens of construction jobs when it starts next year.  The company thinks it green energy source of electricity will come online More >

Dane County Judge Promises Ruling Over Lame Duck Laws, But Doesn’t Say When

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess has promised a decision on the law passed during the Legislature’s lame-duck session, but he hasn’t said when.  Niess heard two hours of oral arguments Monday.  Liberal groups argue lawmakers convened illegally in December — and violated the Wisconsin Constitution.  The attorney for the Legislature warning a ruling the More >

Madison Zoo Workers Don’t Know If They Will Have A Job Next Month

Dozens of workers at Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo don’t know if they will have a job April 1st.  Dane County is severing its partnership with the nonprofit organization which has been running the zoo.  Negotiations for a new contract finally fell apart after nearly a year of talks.  The county wants changes in the way More >

Presidential Hopeful Makes Stops In Wisconsin

Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke tells a Madison crowd he has issues with the detaining of immigrant children at the U-S border with Mexico.  O’Rourke brought his presidential campaign to Wisconsin Sunday.  It was his second visit to Madison, but his first since making his campaign for the White House official.  After speaking at a coffee More >

Lt. Governor Joins Eau Claire Gathering To Hear About Female Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor joined small business owners at a weekend gathering to hear how the Red Letter Grant has helped female entrepreneurs.  The grant provides start-up capital and the help of a network to guide them to success.  Barnes pointed out that women own about 31 percent of the businesses in Wisconsin and they make More >

Johnson, Baldwin Split Votes on Resolution Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration

Wisconsin’s U-S senators split the vote on a resolution today blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund a border wall.  Democrat Tammy Baldwin voted in the favor of the measure that passed the GOP-controlled U-S Senate while Republican Ron Johnson opposed it.  Johnson said that he will always choose to support border and homeland More >

Darlington Flooding Expected To Be The Worst Since 1993

Several roads in downtown Darlington are already under water.  Local officials say they expected the flooding in the community of about 25-hundred people to be the worst in that part of southwestern Wisconsin since 1993.  The Pecatonica River has topped the 16-foot major flood stage.  This is the third time Darlington has had to deal More >

Governor Says Budget “Pretty Close” To His Promise Not To Raise Taxes

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says there might be some small tax increases, but he feels the budget he is backing is “pretty close” to his campaign promise not to raise taxes.  The plan includes one-point-three-billion dollars in new taxes and higher fees.  The Democrat says he believes Republicans can work with him to find a More >