Former longtime state Senate President Mike Ellis, a well-known figure in Wisconsin politics remembered for his tinted glasses, bad toupee and encyclopedic knowledge of the state budget, died on Friday.
There seemed to be no doubt about it: The conduct that state Senate President Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, was recently caught on tape discussing – creating an outside group to attack his Democratic opponent – is against the law.
Most of those who shared the stage with Gov. Scott Walker as he delivered as State of the State address Wednesday wore the typical suit and tie, but there was at least one hardhat and pair of work gloves.
Officials from Appleton and nearby cities said Thursday that being able to raise a local sales tax to pay for public transportation would prevent them from regularly going hat in hand to the federal government.
A legislative committee has scheduledFive groups of unionized state workers that negotiated their pay raises with Gov. Scott Walker's administration are poised to receive the same 1 percent raise that non-union workers got in July.a meeting to vote on proposed contracts for five smaller Wisconsin unions.