Wisconsin

Mystery lingers in Vietnam War murder of Wisconsin soldier

Written by PAUL SRUBAS
Press-Gazette
Monday, 28 December 2015 09:03

It wasn’t the enemy that killed Lt. Ronald Kielpikowski of Green Bay in Vietnam on Feb. 28, 1969.

It was a fellow G.I., and it was no accident.

On-campus food pantry to feed needy students at UW-Madison

Written by The AP Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:11

A group aiming to help hungry college students is opening a food pantry on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Donations of canned food are being collected in campus offices and dorms to stock the pantry, called the Open Seat.

Wisconsin’s year: Walker flames out, Ryan moves up, and more

Written by Todd Richmond,
AP writer
Sunday, 20 December 2015 07:48

A failed presidential bid, a new job for Rep. Paul Ryan and a capital city on edge were some of the most notable stories in Wisconsin in 2015. A look back at those and others:

Year in Review: Education funding slashed

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 17 December 2015 23:03

Wisconsin has led the charge for unprecedented cuts in education funding, and since taking office in 2011, Walker has upped the ante.

Between 2008 and 2016, Wisconsin cut state general funding for K-12 schools by 12.7 percent. Only Oklahoma, Alabama and Arizona have made deeper cuts per students.

2015: Another eventful year for Wisconsin

Written by Todd Richmond,
AP writer
Saturday, 26 December 2015 08:23

A failed presidential bid, a new job for Rep. Paul Ryan and a capital city on edge were some of the most notable stories in Wisconsin in 2015. A look back at those and others:

Gov. Scott Walker has repaid the state of Wisconsin what is billed so far for travel costs incurred by his taxpayer-funded security detail during his presidential run, according to new records. But a potentially bigger bill is coming.

Former cabinet members: Top Scott Walker aide ordered them to avoid state email, phones

Written by By Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:12

Two former cabinet members under Gov. Scott Walker say they were instructed by former Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch not to conduct important state business by state email or on state telephones. Huebsch said he merely warned fellow cabinet members to be careful because such communications could be made public.
John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal

Two former members of Gov. Scott Walker’s cabinet say the administration has had a policy of communicating official business through private channels.

Madison achieves perfect score on LGBT equality in national survey

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:53

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, on Dec. 17 released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 408 cities across the nation, including five in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin high court deadlocks on blacked-out police reports

Written by The AP Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:52

A Wisconsin Supreme Court left deadlocked by the death of Justice Patrick Crooks in September delayed a decision in a closely watched case about whether police must censor personal information on accident or crime reports.

Dark money: Many states are fighting it, but Wisconsin is ramping it up

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 21 December 2015 06:04
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One category of politically related spending is less regulated than others in the U.S., and states are moving in opposite directions when it comes to disclosure requirements. Here are questions and answers about the so-called dark money involved in political races.

At half the national average, job growth in Wisconsin lagged again in 2015

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 17 December 2015 17:51
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Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca

Wisconsin ranks 37th in private-sector job growth over the past year, according to figures released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Year in Review: Partisan Supreme Court ends John Doe II probe with a whimper

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:41

Republican-backed conservatives dominate Wisconsin’s Supreme Court and, during 2015, they handed several major legal victories to Scott Walker, who seemed undaunted by the stench of politics attached to the decisions.