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2015-07-08

Wisconsin Senate deletes open records budget language

The Wisconsin state Senate voted Tuesday to ax controversial budget language that would have gutted the state’s open records law. The action came after the dramatic changes ran into a buzz saw of opposition from both ends of the political…

posted 2015/07/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-07

National Weather Service confirms four Wisconsin tornadoes

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes touched down in the state on Monday night. According to a preliminary analysis, the NWS said Tuesday that the twisters hit along a line stretching from outside Marion in northern…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Effects of Canadian wildfires being felt in Wisconsin

A cold front following Monday’s storms brought down smoke generated by massive wildfires currently burning in Canada from the upper atmosphere, raising particulate levels in many areas of Wisconsin and creating hazy conditions. Gail Good with the state Department of…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senate approves trooper pay hikes

The Wisconsin state Senate has approved compensation plans for state employees. The vote was unanimous, on a bill that provides state patrol troopers with a 6 percent pay increase. A second bill, a two-year compensation package for other state workers,…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Waupaca County mother saves children as tornado hits

A family escaped harm when a sudden tornado hit their home in Waupaca County, thanks in part to the quick action of the mother. Waupaca County officials say a mother and her three children were inside a house in Dupont…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Open records advocate still wary of Wisconsin law’s future

Even though Republicans say they will drop changes to Wisconsin’s open records law, one advocate of public disclosure is still wary about what the future may have in store. Governor Scott Walker and Republican leaders announced over the weekend that…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Finance committee holds hearing on Bucks arena

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin urged legislative approval of a funding deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, during an informational hearing before the Joint Finance Committee on Monday. Feigin told committee members that the new arena to replace the…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senate to take up budget

In an unexpected move, the Wisconsin state Senate will take up debate on the state budget on Tuesday, before the two year spending plan is taken up by the Assembly. The Senate action follows on the completion of the budget…

posted 2015/07/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-05

Democrats call for new rules on policy items in Wisconsin budget

Sparked on by a now-abandoned plan to restrict public access to legislative records, Assembly Democrats are calling for new rules on including policy items in the state budget bill. The proposal from Assembly Assistant Democratic Leader Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point)…

posted 2015/07/05 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Toddler tossed from car in Dodge County crash

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says he’s never seen anything quite like a two-car crash Sunday that injured three people. Police say 33-year-old Amy Galica of Oshkosh was traveling south on Highway 151 near the Town of Calamus, when Schmidt…

posted 2015/07/05 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-04

Wisconsin open records law changes coming out of budget

In the face of harsh criticism, Governor Scott Walker and Republicans leaders announced Saturday that controversial changes to Wisconsin’s open records law will be removed from the state budget. The provisions, which would restrict public access to most records generated…

posted 2015/07/04 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-03

Walker wants ‘changes’ to open records proposal in Wisconsin budget

Governor Scott Walker’s office said Friday that he plans to work with legislative leaders to “make changes” to a controversial set of proposals aimed at Wisconsin’s open records law, before the full budget bill makes its way to his desk.…

posted 2015/07/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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