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.
Representative Evan Goyke says now’s the time for criminal justice reform. If lawmakers don’t act fast, he says the first prisoner in Wisconsin’s system since 2001 will be forced into a private prison out of state in 2018. “The prison system is designed to hold about 17.5 thousand inmates, and yet … [it has] about […]
Twenty additional Wisconsin counties are now suing pharmaceutical companies for expenses they’ve had to burden to deal with the opioid crisis. That brings the total number of counties suing to 48 in Wisconsin. They say companies that make painkillers like percocet and oxycotin have engaged in fraudulent marketing of those drugs — and that that’s […]
All Assembly representatives and staff were required to attend a training today to review the chamber’s sexual misconduct guidelines. Assembly speaker Robin Vos says there’s nothing new about the procedures, but leaders in the chamber are focusing in on making sure everyone’s on the same page. New staff are already briefed on the Assembly’s sexual […]
Mahlon Mitchell is the head of the Wisconsin firefighters’ union. He launched his campaign this week. This comes after an unsuccessful run in the 2012 recall elections. He joins over a dozen others who have declared in the Democratic primary for 2018, including Eau Claire state Representative Dana Wachs, head of the state Department of […]
The bill would make body cam footage not subject to public records law unless the video involves injuries, arrests, deaths or searches. However, footage taken where someone has reasonable expectation of privacy — like their home — law enforcement would need permission from victims or witnesses in the shot, as well as landlords or property owners. […]