A hastily conceived plan to close the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison and reorganize how young offenders are imprisoned in Wisconsin was moving ahead Thursday at a lightning-fast pace in the Legislature, with a hearing and vote scheduled for the same day.Read More »
The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill allowing low-spending school districts in Wisconsin to raise property taxes without a vote. The bill, passed 91-2 on Tuesday, would apply only to districts where votes have not rejected a property-tax increase in the past three years. The goal is to eliminate an inequity in the school aid formula that has penalized low-spending districts.
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The Legislature's budget committee has unanimously passed Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to invest $50 million a year in rural economic development projects.Read More »