The quarrelsome House couldn’t even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn’t stop Congress from taking five weeks off.
Democrats officially took control of the state Senate on Tuesday, electing Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, president.
Republicans in the state Senate won’t force state regulators to develop new siting rules for wind farms.
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former two-term Republican congressman Mark Neumann announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl. Neumann is the first to officially announce his candidacy in the 2012 race, but several other prominent Republicans and Democrats are [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s 14 Senate Democrats remain on the run. The Senate met on Friday for the fourth time without any of the Democrats who skipped town 10 days ago present. The Democrats left to avoid the Senate from having quorum, blocking a final vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to fix [...]
By Matt Pommer Old divisions among Democratic legislators bubbled up during the recent votes on new labor contracts for more than 35,000 unionized state workers. The Democratic-controlled Assembly narrowly approved the agreements, but the contract measures failed in the state Senate on tie votes. Democrats had an 18-15 margin in the now lame-duck Senate. The [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislative committee has approved new contracts for state workers, clearing the way for the full Assembly and Senate to vote on them. The Joint Committee on Employee Relations approved 16 contracts that cover the two years that end June 30. The committee also approved a 2011-2013 contract for home care [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican wave that swept the nation in Tuesday’s midterm election was particularly deep in Wisconsin, bringing into office conservatives who want to make dramatic changes in the state’s style of government. Republicans won the governor’s office, took both houses of the Legislature, captured the U.S. Senate [...]
By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — A businessman who sought support from the tea party toppled one of the Senate’s most prominent liberals Tuesday to become the state’s first Republican senator in 12 years. In his bid to bring down three-term Democrat Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson touted his accounting and business experience, [...]
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans were hoping to ride the national tide of discontent to big wins in Tuesday’s election, while Democrats counted on their traditionally strong history of getting voters to the polls to give them the edge. Top on the Republicans’ list was knocking off 18-year incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and [...]