(WORT) — This week state lawmakers made new headway on legislation that would dramatically increase compensation for people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Although historically Wisconsin was the first state to offer compensation to exonerees, its compensation standard is currently the lowest in the nation, at $5,000 per year with a maximum of $25,000. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — Governor Scott Walker announced Monday a new set of proposals that his party says will help make higher education more accessible and affordable. The legislative package includes measures to combat skyrocketing student loan debt, but some are questioning whether it goes far enough. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — Former State Senator Tim Cullen is out with a new book chronicling his experience during the tumultuous passage of Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10.
(WORT) — In response to the attacks in Paris this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday, “The State of Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees.”
In 2012, Kohl’s Corp. received a whopping $62.5 million tax credit package from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation earmarked for job creation and the construction of a new headquarters. Three years later, Kohl’s is headquartered out of its new building, but has struggled to meet its required jobs quota, landing at just 15 percent of […]
(WORT) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is no longer running for president, but there are still well over a dozen other GOP candidates seeking support from voters on Walker’s home turf. Prominent Wisconsin Republicans are already making endorsements, and political operatives are looking ahead to the state’s primary next spring. Kristian Knutsen talks to Capitol Reporter […]