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You may think that our state government needs the treasurer as an official financial office, but in Wisconsin the state treasurer simply does not manage financial duties because these duties have been delegated to other agencies. For example, since 1968, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has ...
The federal government began encouraging states to push against underage drinking in the late 1990s, said Julia Sherman, coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. The project is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and provides services to improve the community alcohol ...

“Representative government and the election of our representatives are never 'unnecessary,' never a 'waste of taxpayer resources,' and the calling of the special elections are as the Governor acknowledges, his 'obligation' to follow by virtue of (state statute),” read the court order from Judge Reilly, which ...
Speaking at a Wisconsin Women of Politics luncheon at Rock Garden in Howard, Michael Screnock says he offers something the Wisconsin Supreme Court has never had before. “I worked for nearly 12 years in local government, so I understand the workings of local government at every level and every aspect of the work ...
So rest assured, Wisconsin voters: Eliminating the do-nothing and wasteful state treasurer's office in Tuesday's spring election won't compromise good government or harm your right to know what state government is up to. Instead, it will save a little money and further the noble efforts launched a ...
It's what Wisconsin's government hopes for — and environmentalists fear. If given the go-ahead by Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, which is based in Taiwan, would make liquid crystal displays, more commonly known as LCDs, in a ...

"In the process of trying to fix a problem that existed, Congress tipped the scales in the other direction and actually created a new problem, that is that farmers who sell to cooperatives are now at a disadvantage," said Kara O'Connor, government relations director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union. O'Connor ...
One of the great things about Wisconsin democracy is the infrastructure of local government, which gives grass-roots candidates a chance to shape not just the makeup of town boards, village boards, city councils, school boards and county boards but the debate about issues that can — and must — be ...
It will undoubtedly lead to voter confusion and electoral chaos. Also, holding the special elections after the conclusion of the regular session is a waste of taxpayer dollars and local government resources." In his own statement, Walker blamed Holder's group for forcing Wisconsin "to waste money on special ...
MADISON - Wisconsin voters on April 3 will have to decide on whether to eliminate the 170-year-old office of state treasurer, but many of them don't even ... the Legislature and governor's office from January 2009 to January 2011 and that Republicans have controlled all of state government since then.
Lest we forget, let's take a moment to remind ourselves once more of the extraordinary subsidies Foxconn Technology Group is in line to receive in return for building a $10 billion factory in southeast Wisconsin. From state government alone, it's as much as $3 billion. Then there are the hundreds of millions ...
“It was deliberately slipped in when everybody's back was turned,” said Amber Meyer Smith, government relations director for Clean Wisconsin. “The stink on this process is pretty bad.” The Natural Resources Development Association, a pro-business group representing the Georgia timber company, ...
The national unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent. The workforce agency reports that a record of more than 3,068,000 people were employed in February. That's 7,400 more people working than in January. The private sector lost a total of 300 jobs in February, but the government sector added ...
The previous record was 3 percent unemployment in July 1999. The national unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent. A record 3,068,200 people were employed in February. That's 7,400 more people working than in January. The private sector lost a total of 300 jobs in February but the government ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections to fill a pair of legislative seats vacated by fellow Republicans, handing a victory to Democrats who have pushed for the elections to be held. A national Democratic group led by former U.S. Attorney ...
Waukesha County hosted a roundtable Wednesday featuring Eric Hargan, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Advertisement. "We're here to learn so we can transmit what you're learning, what works and what doesn't work, to other states that are as hard-hit or worse ...
"Open government is good government," Schimel said. "Since I established the Office of Open Government in 2015, we have worked hard to respond to records requests faster and found new ways to make government more transparent. I am proud that local and state officials count on our office for advice ...

"It's heartbreaking to hear that this is going on and our government isn't doing anything about it," Saleh said. The demonstration comes as Walker and his fellow Republican lawmakers are privately writing legislation to help pay for school safety improvements. Walker wasn't present for the statehouse ...
Lueders, who is president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, asked for the documents in an electronic form, such as a flash drive, email folder or compact disc. Krug's staff responded by offering to let Lueders review more than 1,500 printed pages of emails in person or take home copies for ...
It's part of what may be the state's most expansive election-security efforts to date, following the events of 2016, when hackers linked to the Russian government unsuccessfully targeted election systems in Wisconsin. The state's IT agency thwarted the 2016 hacking attempts, and no voting information was ...
The assessment will be conducted nearly two years after Russian agents targeted — but did not access — systems in Wisconsin, according to federal officials. The efforts in the summer of 2016 were aimed at a Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development system as Russian government actors looked ...
Your Right to Know is a monthly column distributed by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council (www.wisfoic.org), a group dedicated to open government. Council member Mark Pitsch is an assistant city editor at the Wisconsin State Journal and president of the Madison chapter of the Society of ...
Wisconsin State Journal, March 11. Stop playing games with public records. Two state lawmakers are being cute in responding to requests for government emails under Wisconsin's open records law. They're refusing to deliver the public documents electronically, as the requesters have sought. Doing so ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin candidate for governor has posted an online campaign video that includes a brief passage showing her breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter. Former state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys appears in the video touting her efforts in the Legislature to pass legislation to ban the ...
It was funny in its bitter little way because it parodied what conservatives in Wisconsin government seemed to want from their university system—basically, a network of low-cost vocational training centers, as opposed to what was then a system of thirteen more-or-less real-deal regional comprehensive ...
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has sued a Wisconsin county that operates a senior living community, alleging that the community discriminated against an employee by not granting her a religious exemption to its flu vaccination requirement. The Ozaukee County government, which ...


 

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