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Jan 12, 2022

GOPs advance bill to count prior COVID infection as immunity

Republican lawmakers are advancing a bill that would require employers to count a prior COVID-19 infection as an alternative to vaccination and testing.

Apr 3, 2018

State settles sexual harassment complaints for $523,000

Wisconsin taxpayers have paid at least $523,000 over the last decade to settle sexual-harassment complaints against state employees, newly released records show.

Jul 18, 2012

State asks judge to end electronic poker at Dejope

The state of Wisconsin is asking a federal judge to enforce an arbitrator's ruling that prevents the Ho-Chunk from offering electronic poker at the former Dejope Bingo Hall.

Dec 16, 2011

Revisions made to Capitol access plan

Gov. Scott Walker's administration on Friday revised its policy covering gatherings at the state Capitol, making clear that families and lobbyists in groups of four or more would not have to get a permit when in the building and stressing that non-compliance would not automatically lead to arrests.

Oct 7, 2011

Wis. Attorney General Van Hollen supports guns in Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he doesn’t have a problem with people carrying concealed weapons in the state Capitol. A new law allowing Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons goes into effect Nov. 1. The state Department of Administration is still crafting a policy on whether people can carry […]

Jun 13, 2011

Protesters in Madison haven’t yet paid fines

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Since the protests over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal began in February, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated at the Capitol. Most of the protests have been civil. But, according to the Department of Administration, 41 people have been arrested a total of 59 times. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports […]

May 27, 2011

Judge to order mediator for Capitol access case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge plans to order a mediator to assist the parties wrangling over access to the state Capitol, while moving ahead with the rest of the lawsuit. Judge John Albert said Friday the previous plan for a special master to resolve security issues was “unworkable.” He suggested appointing a […]

Apr 10, 2011

Wis. public court record access may be threatened

JASON SMATHERS Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin court officials fear the court’s data management system, including a popular site that allows anyone to easily look up the criminal records of friends and neighbors, could be on shaky ground if the governor’s proposed budget breaks up its funding mechanism. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed […]

Mar 31, 2011

Governor halts plans to implement union law

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay. […]

Mar 29, 2011

Judge weighs whether union law took effect (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders had again outmaneuvered their opponents by using a legal loophole to achieve their goals. During […]

Mar 28, 2011

Top Walker aide says union law implementation ongoing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s top aide says the Wisconsin Department of Administration is moving forward with implementation of a new law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers. Department Secretary Mike Huebsch said Monday that work is moving ahead to deduct new health care and pension contributions from […]

Mar 11, 2011

Union: Lack of Capitol access is contempt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Public employee unions have accused state officials of restricting access to the Wisconsin Capitol building despite a court order opening it to the public. Three unions filed a motion in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday accusing the state Department of Administration of defying Judge John Albert’s order last week. The […]


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