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Tracking Doe: Investigative proceedings, though one of a kind, have deep historical roots

Tracking Doe: Investigative proceedings, though one of a kind, have deep historical roots

Critics of the John Doe investigations that have dogged Gov. Scott Walker since he took office in 2011 often make much of the fact that Wisconsin is the only state to have a law allowing the frequently secret probes.

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Debate over Walker’s budget to begin with judicial issues (UPDATE)

The first votes to be taken Wednesday on Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal include whether to give the state Supreme Court authority over an independent commission that investigates judges, eliminate a panel that provides research on judicial issues and further cut the already greatly diminished secretary of state's office.

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ON THE DEFENSIVE: Walker’s ‘conflict offices’ solution misses mark

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Walker’s ‘conflict offices’ solution misses mark

Gov. Scott Walker’s recently unveiled biennial budget proposal outlines a measure to create “conflict offices” that would result in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office retaining more criminal cases.

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Federal court: Walker campaign probe a state issue

Federal court: Walker campaign probe a state issue

A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign.

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