Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison and Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton held a news conference on Oct. 3 to announce a new bill, saying marijuana can provide pain relief other medication doesn't.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a challenge to the state’s domestic partner registry.
The registry give same-sex couples a host of legal rights. Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates a 2006 state constitutional amendment barring gay marriage and anything similar.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is criticizing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's letter telling Medicaid recipients they're likely to lose coverage at the end of the year.
Walker's administration was sending the letters to an estimated 92,000 BadgerCare recipients starting on Sept. 23, informing them know that they or someone in their family may be earning too much to remain on the program that he has dramatically cut.
Just what would happen in Wisconsin if House Republicans succeed in defunding the Affordable Care Act?
Immigrant families and organizations in rallies on Oct. 5 will call on the president to use his executive authority to end deportations and on Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to introduce an immigration bill with a path to citizenship this month.
Ryan previously said that he expected movement on legislation in October.
The Outagamie County Board voted 19–14 on Sept. 24 to extend employment benefits, including health insurance and bereavement leave, to the registered domestic partners of county workers. The new benefits go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
County Executive Thomas Nelson proposed the resolution in July, saying the city must provide equitable benefits to same-sex couples in order to compete for high-quality workers. More than 300 private com
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2012 and a rumored presidential contender for 2016, has a book deal.
The Wisconsin Republican has an agreement with Twelve for a book about the state of conservatism. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, told The Associated Press that the book is called "Where Do We Go From Here?" and is scheduled for publication in August.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak traveled to Milwaukee and Madison earlier this month to deliver wedding invitations to Wisconsinites.
The Enough Project and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student chapter of the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative will host a rally for students featuring NFL star Aaron Rodgers, actor Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Congolese rapper Omekongo Dibinga to raise awareness about the war in Congo and American’s connection to it.
The event will take place on Oct. 7.
New federal jobs data released today rank Wisconsin 37th in the nation in job growth since Gov. Scott Walker took office on Jan. 3, 2011, pledging to add 250,000 jobs in the state before his term ends at the start of 2015.
Walker, who is nowhere near on track to fulfill that promise, has backpedaled on it recently, saying he never meant that his goal was “to hit a magic number.” If the most recent data from The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages is an indicator, there’s little chance the governor will have time to make up for the momentum he’s lost.
Lambda Legal has filed a brief on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five same-sex couples asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to uphold the state’s domestic partnership law as constitutional.