The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law.
The justices' decision on March 23 means that the law could be put into effect by Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration.
An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library this week sought to clarify her account of how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to handle a family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office.
Library registrar Jennifer Torres said a “simple misunderstanding” left the wrong impression that Walker personally sought to hold the book. A spokeswoman for the Reagan Foundation says Walker’s retelling of the moment is correct.
Martha Laning over the weekend announced her candidacy for chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Laning is a community leader, businesswoman and former candidate for Wisconsin’s 9th Senate District.
The environmental group Clean Wisconsin says it has many unanswered questions about the potential for water pollution, air quality, odor management and other health and environmental impacts of a proposed 26,000 pig animal feeding operation in Bayfield County.
The group says additional study — specifically an environmental impact statement — is needed.
At least 1,000 people attended the funeral of Tony Robinson in Madison yesterday, where friends and family remembered him as a friendly, funny person who liked to play basketball. Many said they hoped his death would bring change that might prevent other young men of color from suffering the same fate.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court currently has a 4–3 conservative tilt, but if right-wing Republican groups succeed in ousting two-term incumbent justice Ann Walsh Bradley from the bench on April 7, the state’s highest court will move farther rightward, with a solid majority of 5–2.
The Nature Conservancy on March 18 released a bipartisan statewide poll showing Wisconsin voters — across the political spectrum — overwhelmingly agree on the need to continue dedicated state funding for land, water and wildlife conservation.
The finding comes as state lawmakers consider Scott Walker's push to end public funding for land and water conservation through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
A mental health researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison won’t take newborn monkeys away from their mothers as part of an upcoming study.
Dr. Ned Kalin told the Wisconsin State Journal that complaints from animal rights groups weren’t behind the change in the study. Rather, he says other research found anxiety isn’t increased when newborn monkeys are separated from their mothers.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to rally Wisconsin Democrats as they look ahead to the 2016 elections.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced that de Blasio is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the party’s Founders Day gala. It will be in Milwaukee on April 25.