The GOP lame-duck measures drew hundreds of protesters to the Wisconsin State Capitol last night and more today. For some, it was their first-ever political protest, while for others it evoked the historic Act 10 demonstrations in 20-11. Protesters returned today as lawmakers convened for sessions that could go until midnight or beyond. Some even […]
The Memorial Union Council voted Tuesday to remove the names of two men who belonged to a campus group which used the name Ku Klux Klan in the early 1900s from union facilities. The decision comes after a year of discussion by the council and a report from a subcommittee which was convened to research […]
The state’s ethics commission held a hearing today for public input on allowing bitcoin to be used to make political campaign contributions. Wisconsin could join the federal government, Washington D-C and Montana in allowing bitcoin campaign contributions. Phil Anderson, chair of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party, says the rules adopted in the last legislative session allow […]
(WORT) — Officials from the Montello School District in Marquette County are asking taxpayers for over $1 million a year for the next three years, just to keep their doors open. Cameron Bren reports.
(WORT) — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has vetoed a resolution for a new market study and master plan for the Alliant Energy Center. The Dane County Board of Supervisors could vote to override the veto on Thursday.
(WORT) — Chairman Mic Isham issued a stern critique of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s stewardship of natural resources and the environment. The Ojibwe leader also addressed persistent stereotypes and discrimination felt by tribal members in Wisconsin. Cameron Bren reports.