Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Governor Scott Walker says he will turn down a full expansion of the
(AP) Gov. Scott Walker says his executive budget will include about $11 million to for two domestic abuse shelters.
The governor's office issued a statement Wednesday saying the budget will include $10.6 million for the Family Justice Center in Milwaukee. The center will provide shelter and social services for families trying to recover from domestic abuse.
The budget also will include $560,000 to help the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Center in Madison build a larger shelter facility
(AP) A poem that serves as a tribute to the state of Minnesota is in line for a tribute itself.
A bill that would designate Cordell Keith Haugen's ``Minnesota Blue'' as the official state poem surfaced Wednesday. It would add the poem to a pantheon of state symbols recognized in law. Hockey is the state sport, the loon is the state bird, the walleye is the state fish, blueberry is the official state muffin flavor. In all, Minnesota has a dozen official symbols.
The poem bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Bruce Anderson of Buffalo.
The 45-line poem starts and ends with a ``Minnesota, how I love you'' verse. Here's a link to the entire poem: http://bit.ly/YraXql
(AP) The state Senate's top Republican says he's against imposing a so-called tonnage tax on a company looking to open an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said during an address at a Madison business convention Wednesday some Republican senators have been talking about including the tax in a massive bill that would overhaul Wisconsin's mining regulations. The tax would require iron mining companies to pay taxes according to how much iron they extract.
Fitzgerald says the tax would signal mining isn't welcome in Wisconsin and Gov. Scott Walker almost certainly would veto any bill that contains it.
The bill is designed to ease the regulatory path for Gogebic Taconite's plans for a massive iron mine just south of Lake Superior.
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin chimed in after the