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Walker signs bill reforming MFL program into law
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday that one of its authors says will make the Managed Forest Law (MFL) program more user friendly and easier to administer. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lewis is starting second term on Marathon County Board
A third person from the Wausau area will run against two-term Republican Sean Duffy for the 7th Congressional District.

Joel A. Lewis, 34, made his candidacy official Thursday evening with a speech in front of the Oneida County Courthouse.

A lifelong Wisconsin resident and graduate of Wausau West High School and Northcentral Technical College, Lewis holds a double bachelor's degree in psychology and social work and has spent much of his time working with community members. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mann: Man-made climate change is real
The first in a series of interviews about climate change

The famous climate scientist Michael Mann has a simple, straightforward message for everyone: manmade climate change is real and significant, and the real debate should focus on solutions to problematic global warming, where he says a range of prescriptions should be on the table.

That said, Mann is not an alarmist. He doesn't fall in line with those who proclaim the sky to be falling tomorrow - the doom-and-gloom crowd - but he does believe steps should be taken and policies fashioned to get a handle on long-term greenhouse gas concentrations. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Voter ID law scrutinized on Election Day
Following Election Day, state and national media reported long wait times at the polls and even some voters who were turned away by new voter I.D. laws in some parts of the state.

But according to local clerks, things went smoothly in Oneida and Vilas counties. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Right-to-work decision faces a tough road in higher courts
News Analysis

Last week's ruling by a Madison circuit court judge that the state's new right-to-work law is unconstitutional wasn't entirely unexpected, and many who anticipated it are equally anticipating a different outcome in higher courts.

It's not without precedent, groups such as the National Right to Work Foundation say, pointing to a Dane County judge's similar tossing of Gov. Scott Walker's collective-bargaining reforms in 2011, only to have higher courts uphold the law. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hey infants, ante up: You owe the government $42,537
All things being equal, the nation's debt held by the public will swell from $13.1 trillion at the end of 2015 to $23.7 trillion at the end of 2026, according to updated figures from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and that's especially bad news for the youngest of Americans.

Expressed per capita, as calculated by the Heritage Foundation using government budget and population figures, an American child entering the world this year is born owing the federal government $42,537. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cruz, Sanders romp in Wisconsin wins
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont scored lopsided wins in their respective Wisconsin presidential primaries Tuesday, putting the frontrunners of both parties in vulnerable positions heading down the stretch of the nomination race.

In the state's Supreme Court race, justice Rebecca Bradley repelled a challenge by appeals court judge JoAnne Kloppenburg to win a full 10-year term on the bench. Gov. Scott Walker had appointed Bradley to the court last year after justice Patrick Crooks died. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Senate adjourns without addressing bureaucratic power
In a marathon one-day session to wrap up the legislative year, the state Senate passed eight measures last week to fight opioid addiction, but it didn't address its own addiction to the administrative state.

Gov. Scott Walker quickly signed the measures packaged as part of the state's HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention, and Education) agenda into law, but left to wither on the legislative vine was the state's version of the REINS Act. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Walker seeks far-reaching revisions in state regulations
The administration of Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to rewrite hundreds of regulations – and to eliminate two scores more – as the governor continues to act to reduce what he calls the state’s still onerous regulatory infrastructure.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Federal appeals court upholds Act 10 in its entirety
Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers scored a major victory Friday, as a federal appeals court rejected union challenges to the constitutionality of Act 10, the state’s controversial collective bargaining reform law.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Walker hits familiar themes in State of the State
Gov. Scott WalkerGov. Scott Walker
With a re-election campaign now less than two years away, Gov. Scott Walker delivered his third State of the State speech Tuesday night, waxing familiar on themes ranging from tax cuts to regulatory reform, and urging the Legislature to get a mining bill passed.
Friday, January 18, 2013

Vocke named chairman of state's Government Accountability Board
Judge Timothy VockeJudge Timothy Vocke
Judge Timothy Vocke of Rhinelander was named this week as the chairman of Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board for 2013.
Friday, January 18, 2013

New rules, and more, on horizon in the wake of the wolf hunt
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lands Division Administrator Kurt Thiede indicated there is a lot to do and watch for following the state’s first modern wolf season – permanent rules, for instance. 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cathy Stepp: DNR has become an entirely different agency
Cathy SteppCathy Stepp
As 2012 draws to a close, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary Cathy Stepp has surveyed the government landscape that is her agency, and, quite like a proud farmer viewing a full field of ripened crop, she says she is proud of her work these past two years.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Crabb ruling: Tribal night deer hunt won't go forward this year
Tribal hunting of deer at night in the ceded territory, authorized by the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) last month, will not be allowed to go forward for now.
Friday, December 21, 2012

Audit points to more oversight of state rehiring policy
During the past five years, thousands of former employees in the Wisconsin Retirement System took advantage of a state policy permitting them to retire, draw their pensions, then return to work and draw two checks, a new audit has found.
Friday, December 21, 2012

Proposed DNR, North Lakeland Discovery Center land swap put on hold
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wednesday was to discuss a possible agreement between the state and the North Lakeland Discovery Center, Inc. for a land exchange that would allow the center to own the property it currently leases from the state.
Friday, December 14, 2012

Industry: Obama's new forest rule violates federal law
It’s been seven months since the Obama administration formally released a new planning rule for the nation’s national forests, but an industry lawsuit to stop it is finally getting to the deliberative stages, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects on a variety of interests. 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hunting and Trapping of Wolves Closed in Wolf Zone 1, Effective Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at 5 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 1 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective 5 pm, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Night deer hunt on hold

Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District Federal Court ruled late Wednesday afternoon that the state may enforce the shining laws until Dec. 12 at which time a preliminary injunction hearing on the issue will be held.

“The state is pleased that shining will be prohibited until such time as we can adequately address these issues within the appropriate court setting. We will continue to try to work with the tribes to resolve this issue,” Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp said following Crabb’s ruling.

The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), the commission that oversees Chippewa Tribes’ hunting and fishing rights, announced Nov. 21 that a commission order authorizing night deer hunting by tribal members in the ceded territory was in place.

Night hunting for deer was to start Monday, Nov. 26, but had been postponed.

Friday, November 30, 2012

State opens budget season in strongest shape since 2001
The state of Wisconsin is kicking off fiscal year 2013 with a starting balance of $342.1 million, the largest opening balance since 2001, the Department of Administration announced last week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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