Latest reports

WPR News

Local governments would be banned from enforcing a wide variety of worker protections under a proposal passed by the Assembly early Friday morning.

WPR News

The state Assembly approved a number of crime-related bills Thursday, on what's expected to be its last evening of the 2018 legislative session.

WPR News

State government would cut checks to Wisconsin parents and a Fox Valley consumer products company under bills scheduled for votes in what could be the final session day of 2018 for the Wisconsin Assembly.

WPR News

State government would cut checks to Wisconsin parents and a Fox Valley consumer products company under bills approved in what could be the final session day of 2018 for the Wisconsin Assembly.

WPR News

Assembly lawmakers approved bills Wednesday to impose new minimum sentences for some crimes and increased penalties for others.

WPR News

A vigil and march Wednesday night in Madison honored the victims of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

WPR News

City leaders say Milwaukee will make a bid for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

WPR News

Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet have easily advanced in Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary. They will face off in the April 3 general election.

WPR News

The state Assembly passed major changes to Wisconsin's rent-to-own industry on Tuesday evening.

WPR News

Madison high school students joined Democratic lawmakers in the Capitol on Tuesday to call for changes to Wisconsin's gun laws, but Republican lawmakers ultimately blocked an attempt to take up a bill that would institute universal background checks for gun purchases in Wisconsin.

WPR News

It would be easier for developers to fill wetlands in Wisconsin under a bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Scott Walker's desk Tuesday. Senators also passed bills that would restrict abortions and limit the power of police to seize someone's property as part of a lengthy calendar on what could be their second to last session day of 2018.

WPR News

Wisconsin lawmakers are poised to give final approval Tuesday to major pieces of Gov. Scott Walker's 2018 agenda, including a plan that would send government funds to insurance companies in an effort to shore up the Affordable Care Act's private marketplace in Wisconsin. It's among several Walker called for in January that have since moved briskly through the Republican-controlled Legislature.

WPR News

The Shorewood Village Board passed a resolution Monday that urges smart gun technology to make firearms safer.

WPR News

Wisconsin lawmakers could soon require minors to have a prescription and show an ID to purchase common over-the-counter cold medicines. The state Assembly will consider a bill Tuesday to restrict teenagers from purchasing products containing dextromethorphan, or DXM.

WPR News

Officially, Tuesday's Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary features Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock, but President Donald Trump has been front-and-center in this officially non-partisan race.

WPR News

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating the Rural Economic Development Program under the USDA budget. The program issues loans and grants that are intended to spur job creation and economic development in rural areas.

WPR News

Democrats are lining up to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. There are now five announced candidates who say they will compete in the Aug. 14 Democratic Party primary.

WPR News

Under the bill, businesses could pool their money to "self-fund" employee health benefits.

Here and Now

WPT's Multimedia Journalist Marisa Wojcik previews Tuesday's Supreme Court primary with a comparison of candidates' statements.

WPR News

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell is getting the support of some 10,000 health care workers in Wisconsin.

Pages