Wisconsin's largest business lobby is opposing a bill to ban research on tissue from aborted fetuses, saying it would impede medical research.
The president of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Kurt Bauer says his group appreciates that backers of the bill narrowed its scope this week, but opposes it nonetheless.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison fundraising drive that began last fall with a $100 million pledge has generated a quarter of a billion dollars, university officials announced Tuesday.
Democratic Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said he “definitely” will not be running for governor in 2018, putting to bed rumors that he was considering mounting a bid after hiring a prominent party official.
Abele told The Associated Press he felt compelled to deny speculation he might run so it wouldn’t impair his ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans in Milwaukee. Abele also is running for a second term as county executive next year.
Dane County officials have given up on trying to force Enbridge Energy to provide stronger financial assurances for a proper cleanup of a spill from the company's crude oil pipeline across Wisconsin.
County zoning administrator Roger Lane told the Wisconsin State Journal that efforts to secure additional funding for cleanup are fruitless because of opposition from state lawmakers.
Hillary Clinton was due to make her first campaign trip to Wisconsin on Sept. 10.
High-speed police chases and injuries are becoming more common in Wisconsin, despite some police departments’ restrictions on chases over minor infractions, according to a recent analysis of Wisconsin Department of Transportation records.
Law enforcement officials were involved in 567 chases during the first six months of this year, accounting for a 33 percent increase from last year, the report by Gannett Wisconsin Media found. That’s the highest number of police chases since 2007.
A Republican lawmaker whose daughter has struggled with heroin addiction announced Tuesday he plans to introduce another round of legislation focusing on opiate prescriptions that can lead to heroin abuse.
The courts may have to resolve a tax dispute over the Kewaunee Power Station, which hasn’t generated a kilowatt of power in two years and is now being dismantled.
To Dominion Resources Inc., its plant is all but worthless. But to Carlton, Wisconsin, the Lake Michigan town where the plant pumped out electricity for four decades, it’s still worth $457 million. Those views put the two sides nearly half a billion dollars apart in valuing the facility for tax purposes, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this weekend.