State News
Bernie Sanders draws big crowd at Madison rally
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders had an appreciative audience in Madison Wednesday night, as the Democratic presidential candidate barnstormed at the Alliant Energy Center. Sanders touched on a variety of domestic policy issues, but focused on what he refered to as a “grotesque” level of economic inequality. He spoke for an hour before a near capacity […]
07/02/2015 01:15:34am
DPI estimates half of school districts to get less aid next year
Estimates from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction indicate more than half of Wisconsin school districts will get less general state aid in the coming school year, but Republican legislative leaders called those numbers into question. DPI released projections on Tuesday, showing that 234 of the state’s 424 public school districts are projected to receive […]
07/02/2015 01:01:27am
Middleton ready for a big pay day
Contracts can’t be signed until July 9, but ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Milwaukee Bucks and free agent guard Khris Middleton are close to a 5-year deal worth $70 million. According to the report, the deal would include a player option in the fifth year that would allow Middleton to return to free […]
07/01/2015 04:42:06pm
Audit shows positive balance for Wisconsin unemployment fund
A fund that pays for Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits ended the previous fiscal year with a positive balance for the first time in six years. A report from the state Legislative Audit Bureau shows the Unemployment Reserve Fund grew from negative $208.4 million at the end of June 2013 to $329.4 million as of June 30, […]
07/01/2015 04:16:44pm
John Doe target sues Milwaukee County district attorney
A former aide to Governor Scott Walker is filing a civil lawsuit against the Milwaukee County district attorney, accusing D.A. John Chisholm and several of his staff members of conducting a campaign of intimidation and harassment against Cindy Archer. In September of 2011, law enforcement raided Archer’s home as part of a secret John Doe […]
07/01/2015 03:05:35pm