When two State Capitol statues were removed by protesters of police brutality this summer, a new statue was proposed–one of trailblazer Vel Phillips. Phillips broke barrier after barrier during her life. Now, she is poised to be the first statue of a person of color on capitol grounds. Vel Phillips was the first African American […]
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
(WORT) — This week 132 years ago, a deafening crash was heard in downtown Madison. Horrified onlookers rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol where a great cloud of dust hovered over the new south wing.
MADISON (WORT) — In response to Wisconsin Republicans fast-tracking a Right-to-Work bill, a coalition of labor groups have organized rallies at the Wisconsin State Capitol this week.
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of people from the Menominee Nation filled the Wisconsin State Capitol Wednesday to urge Governor Scott Walker to change his mind on the tribe’s Kenosha casino project.
Protesters will no longer have to apply for a permit to gather in the Capitol rotunda but they will have to notify the Wisconsin Department of Administration.