State News
Dems want greater insurance rate oversight in Wisonsin
  Democrats in the Wisconsin legislature want the state insurance commissioner to give greater scrutiny to health insurance rate increases. State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) said Wisconsin residents currently have no recourse to health insurance rate hikes. “It comes down to cost, and that’s what we’re trying to focus on,” Larson said during a press […]
09/04/2015 01:01:13am
Walker appoints new chief executive for WEDC
Governor Scott Walker has announced the appointment of a new CEO for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Walker named Mark Hogan to serve as the new head of the job creation agency. He’ll replace outgoing WEDC Secretary/CEO Reed Hall, who plans to retire near the end of the month. Hogan spent almost four decades with […]
09/03/2015 02:05:42pm
Walker ties rise in anti-police rhetoric to President Obama
Governor Scott Walker is putting some of the blame on President Obama for a recent string of violent attacks on┬ápolice officers. In a column for the conservative Web site Hot Air, the GOP White House hopeful called Obama a “Divider-in-Chief,” and said we’ve seen a rise in “anti-police rhetoric” in his nearly seven years in […]
09/03/2015 01:03:27pm
Busy end to summer travel season expected
The upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend will likely mark a busy end to the summer travel season. The number of people hitting the road for the holiday is expected to be up just under two-percent this year, according to Nick Jarmusz with AAA-Wisconsin. Nationally, the auto club expects about 35 million people to take a […]
09/03/2015 07:47:27am
Lawmakers raise concerns about Great Lakes diversion
A request from Waukesha to take water from the Great Lakes has a broad group of lawmakers from across the region asking for a careful review of the plan. State Representative Cory Mason is one of more than 70 officials from Great Lakes states who recently sent a letter to the Department of Natural Resources. […]
09/03/2015 06:39:42am