Wisconsin prosecutors on Sept. 9 tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what constitutes constitutionally-protected political activity.
In more than 90 minutes of questioning, three judges on a panel at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago didn't give a clear indication of which way they might be leaning. But two of the three repeatedly broached questions about whether federal judges should intervene in what appeared to be a state matter.
Cudahy on Sept. 2 became the fourth city in Wisconsin to adopt a fully-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance that bans bias based on gender identity and expression.
The vote was unanimous, according to Fair Wisconsin, the statewide LGBT civil rights group.
The Walker Administration — for the second consecutive year — is withholding the rates for the health insurance marketplace, according to Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
The group says the administration is leaving consumers, health advocates and policymakers in the dark and it called on the Wisconsin Office of the Insurance Commissioner to promptly release the figures.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Sept. 9 was filing petitions asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review — and uphold — a federal appeals court ruling striking down Wisconsin and Indiana bans on same-sex marriage.
The ACLU is representing same-sex couples in both states, as well as gay and lesbian couples seeking marriage rights in other states.
Breaking news: The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the bans against same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin are unconstitutional.
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is calling on the state to reject an application from an out-of-state frac sand mining company that is seeking status as a green company.
The environmental group is calling on Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp, who was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker, to reject the application for "Green Tier" status from Smart Sand, Inc. The Green Tier program was created in 2004 to reward companies for superior environmental performance. To qualify, companies must have a demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Sept. 12 in a challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law.
The measure was enacted after Republican Scott Walker took the governor's office and the GOP took control of the Legislature.
Fast-food worker Tim Roach has been doing some arithmetic and the numbers don’t add up to fairness.
Roach works at a Wendy’s in West Allis for $7.45 and gets 40 hours a week if he’s lucky.
The Wisconsin music venue tucked away in the rolling hills of Walworth County that has hosted such musical greats as the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and the Grateful Dead is for sale.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre is also the place where guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and four others were killed in a helicopter crash following a performance on Aug. 27, 1990.