Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu is wrestling with how to emerge from the political shadow of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
It's important to consider how state government spending priorities have changed over those 20 years.
Two Republican and Democratic leaders agree: State law should be changed to allow absentee ballots to be counted before 7 a.m. Election Day.
When you spend more than 30 years covering state officials and decisions they make, you learn the Capitol’s December traditions.
After all these years, to any who may have been joyous over the thought of purging me and my opinions from this page, apologies.
Legislators, now paid $52,000 a year, can make many, many times that as lobbyists or corporate executives.
United Way is always on the front lines of community problems, both every day and crises, and COVID-19 is no exception.
The court recently has received a record number of “original action” filings—pleas to take important cases and decide them directly.
WASHINGTON—Now that the presidential election is over, can we finally blame the Chinese communist regime for the covid-19 pandemic?
We need not just financial support but the active involvement of more individuals and businesses in our community to help keep the music alive.
The Federal Reserve estimated Wisconsin’s gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced in the state—at $346.4 billion in 2019.
The differing year-end responses of elected officials across Wisconsin to the Covid-19 pandemic that is sickening, hospitalizing and killing r…
I think of it as bookends.
Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year.
State Senate and Assembly committees overseeing election laws will hold a joint session this week on how Wisconsin's record 3.2 million votes …
WASHINGTON -- In the smoldering aftermath of an electoral outcome that the nation needed to avoid, but that the president and his party hoped …
The incumbent Assembly member from suburban Milwaukee shook his head in dismay.
Organizers of the petition drive to force recall elections of Democrats Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes must file 668,327 signatur…
Many have written about Donald Trump’s affinity for dictators. No one, though, has suggested connecting Trump with Hitler.
Run for a second term?
Though its purpose is to convey people safely to and from the Powerhouse, the pedestrian bridge over Pleasant Street has become something of a…
Warning: This column is deep-in-the-weeds wonky on redistricting—the process of redrawing Congressional and legislative district lines every 1…
There is little chance that Wisconsin legislators, who haven’t met since mid-April, will reconvene—in person or online—again this year.
Today is Monday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2020. There are 87 days left in the year.
Wisconsin’s last five governors issued 1,223 executive orders.
Today is Monday, Sept. 21, the 265th day of 2020. There are 101 days left in the year.
Today is Monday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2020. There are 108 days left in the year.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year.
Thankfully, the 43,598 residents of Polk County in northwest Wisconsin have not been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The unemployment insurance system (UI) that has been a lifeline this year for 22 million out-of-work Americans because of the Covid-19 pandemi…
In a scene from the movie “A Few Good Men,” the character played by Tom Cruise spars with Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Jessup over a hazing that k…
Today is Monday, Aug. 17, the 230th day of 2020. There are 136 days left in the year.
One year after Justice Shirley Abrahamson retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Gov. Tony Evers issued a proclamation recalling her remark…
Today is Monday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2020. There are 143 days left in the year.
Many Wisconsin residents may have lost their jobs, had their pay or work hours cut, visited food pantries or worried about paying the rent bec…
Indulge me, dear readers, as I take you on a journey into what normally is one of the more boring corners of American newsrooms.
Winter will mark the 10th anniversary of the Act 10 firestorm: Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators dismantled collective b…