Republicans Go After Local Control in Milwaukee

Two Republican legislators in Wisconsin are sponsoring a bill that would prohibit towns or counties from issuing photo ID cards for their residents.

GOP Bill Seeks Income Tax Deduction for Psychiatrists

A Republican lawmaker is circulating a bill that would create an income tax deduction on up to $200,000 of a psychiatrist’s annual earnings.

Ag's Big Money and Polluted Well Water in Kewaunee County

In Kewaunee County, cows outnumber people thanks largely to factory farms. According to a recent study, one in three wells in the county exceeded safety standards for drinking water.

Timber Industry, Environmental Group at Odds Over Forestland Tax Break Bill

The timber industry and an environmental group are at odds over GOP bills that could reduce public access and increase logging on forestland for which the owner gets a state tax break.

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the district attorneys of Dane, Iowa, and Milwaukee Counties have petitioned the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to join the John Doe II case investigating allegations that Gov. Scott Walker illegally coordinated with outside groups during the recalls.

Statement on Governor Walker Signing Bill Dismantling the GAB

Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 388 into law today, replacing the independent Wisconsin Government Accountability Board with bipartisan elections and ethics enforcement commissions.

WDC Testimony in Opposition to Creating a Legislative Office of Inspector General

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Testimony before the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations in opposition to creating the legislative office of inspector general (Assembly Bill 382).

Tourism Industry, Local Governments Oppose House Rental Bill

The tourism industry and local governments are lining up against a Republican bill that would prohibit communities from regulating homeowners who rent out their houses.

Open Records and Meetings Watchdog Files Complaint Against State Board

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council filed a complaint today against a state board, accusing it of violating the state’s open meetings law when it decided that state officials do not have to retain text messages and other so-called transitory records.

Real Estate Interests Back Restrictions on Local Government Property Laws

The powerful real estate industry is backing a GOP bill that would strengthen the rights of landlords in disputes with tenants, and for property owners who own historic properties.