Of the 48 guards who accepted transfers to take advantage of a pay increase for working in Wisconsin’s most understaffed prisons, fewer than 25% went to the two facilities with the highest vacancy rates.
A Wisconsin Elections Commission security official is expressing concern that outdated operating systems are being used by local elections clerks across the state.
Groups spent $17.8 million lobbying in Wisconsin during the first six months of 2019, a dip from the previous budget cycle as divided government returned to the Capitol for the first time in more than a decade.
Gov. Evers says the $75 million in general revenue set aside for transportation projects won’t help fund the Milwaukee streetcar. But Republicans say the issue isn’t over.
Joint Finance Committee Co-chair Alberta Darling is among Wisconsin state senators gearing up to seek re-election in 2020.
An influx of Latinos is helping some of the least diverse counties in Wisconsin rank among those in the country seeing the greatest relative increase in diversity.
Brown, Dane, Milwaukee and Racine counties have submitted applications to build detention facilities for less-serious juvenile offenders.
Speaker Robin Vos says he wants the Wisconsin State Assembly to look at legislation that would legalize medical marijuana when the body returns from its summer break in the fall.
Three additional suits against the controversial lame-duck laws remain even after the recent state Supreme Court ruling affirming the extraordinary session.
Republican legislators in Wisconsin racked up $1.5 million in legal bills over the first five months of the year as they relied on outside counsel to represent them in lawsuits.