A new bill aims to quell violent students with new reporting requirements. But some administrators, teachers and student advocates say it won’t solve violence in schools, and actually might make it worse. Those critics — along with some supporters — packed a Capitol hearing room today to express their concerns. The bill would require police […]
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced his run for governor today. He joins a crowded field of Democrats vying for governorship: among them, Eau Claire-area state Rep. Dana Wachs and Department of Public Instruction head Tony Evers. Today, the Madison leader joined the pack. Soglin focused in on his elect-ability at a Q&A in Madison today, […]
A bill working its way through the Capitol would weaken Madison’s legacy of non-discrimination, the city’s civil rights department says. The measure would prevent local governments from enacting ordinances covering worker employment issues such as hours, overtime, discrimination, benefits and wages. That would, among other things, prevent municipalities from upping their own minimum wages. Authors […]
The bill gives the Department of Natural Resources three years to repeal any air pollution regulations that go beyond federal regulations. A Republican author of the bill Sen. Duey Stroebel notes the bill would allow the DNR to reinstate regulations it deems necessary. “It really just seems to be a common sense way to make […]
Twelve more counties sued pharmaceutical companies late last week. They join nearly 50 other Wisconsin counties, all of them suing drug manufacturers that make opioid painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. They say those drug makers’ fraudulently marketed their products which led to the state’s opioid epidemic, an epidemic that has cost those counties thousands. Meanwhile, […]
Dave Heaster is running with an ambitious campaign promise: he won’t be raising any money. The Democrat says supporters can donate their time instead. He’s one of over a dozen candidates registered as Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Scott Walker next fall.