The 1st Congressional District's new representative has an idea that would put an end to governmental shutdowns.
All five Janesville City Council candidates will hold an informal listening session Friday, March 22, ahead of the spring election, according to a press release.
The Albany School District is asking residents for permission to borrow $2.75 million for a building addition that would create a secure school entryway and a new community commons.
A forum featuring Janesville’s five city council candidates remained tame and ran smoothly Tuesday night at Hedberg Public Library.
Wisconsin counties could see a slate of funding increases over the next two years, including $15 million for child welfare, more levy limit flexibility and a 10 percent spike in transportation aid.
Two local legislators have jointly proposed a constitutional amendment limiting the scope of lame duck sessions, which occurs after the November election and before officials are sworn into office.
State Sen. Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville, called on Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, to act on a proposal last week that would close the so-called "dark store loophole."
Analiese Eicher pointed to her education in Janesville schools, where both of her parents worked, and her employment at Riverside Golf Course as having an influence on her political beliefs.
Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, will serve as the lead Democrat on three state Assembly committees, according to a news release.
As the partial federal government shutdown turns 2 weeks old, locals say there has been little effect on Rock County and the surrounding area—for now.
Rep. Bryan Steil of Janesville said ending the federal government shutdown is at the top of his agenda as he begins his two years of service.
Three candidates are vying to be Milton's next mayor. Mayor Anissa Welch is running for re-election against Loren Lippincott and Daniel Loofboro.
Rick Mullen, Harvey Smith, Rick Ehle and Mike Pierce will seek two spots on the Milton School Board in April, according to paperwork filed Wednesday.
A former Democratic state Assembly candidate is calling campaign fliers assailing her for playing "fast and loose" with campaign finance laws during the 2018 general election "shady and disgusting."
An ethics complaint filed against the campaign of former 31st Assembly District candidate Brittany Keyes and a slate of Wisconsin Democrats was dismissed last week.
Three Rock County Court judges whose seats are up for election next year have filed nomination papers with the state to appear on the spring ballot.
National Wildlife Federation officials are urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund after a poll in the 1st District showed overwhelming support for it.
State Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, has been re-elected as Assembly Democratic Caucus chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.
Several local lawmakers have stiffened their support for legalizing marijuana following the Tuesday passage of all marijuana advisory referendums statewide, including Rock County.
Local Democratic lawmakers were optimistic that Tony Evers’ electoral victory would pave the way for bipartisanship in state government despite Republican legislative majorities.
Sixty-nine percent of Rock County voters said Tuesday they supported legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Wisconsin.
Voters passed a $2.8 million nonrecurring operational referendum for the Delavan-Darien School District on Tuesday night, and the superintendent called it a “huge step forward" for the district.
Rep. Don Vruwink, D-Milton, will have a second term in the state Assembly after beating out challenger Gabriel Szerlong on Tuesday.
Sugar Creek voters agreed to raise the town's tax levy by $240,000 annually for five years to support road maintenance.
Voters in the Big Foot Union High School District on Tuesday approved two referendums—one to build new athletic facilities and a second to pay for a school resource officer and various upgrades.
The Evansville School District will begin planning construction projects in coming weeks after two referendum questions passed Tuesday.
Voters Tuesday chose to re-elect the No. 2 Republican in the state Assembly to continue representing the legislative body’s 32nd District.
The district passed a $40.6 million capital referendum with 70 percent of the vote. The district's $1.25 million recurring referendum passed with 68 percent of the vote.
Voters in Rock and Walworth counties overwhelmingly passed advisory referendums calling for an end to the dark store legal theory.
Voters in the Beloit Turner School District approved a $26 million facilities referendum.
Village of Darien voters made it clear Tuesday that they are in favor of splitting off from the Delavan-Darien School District.
A town of Delavan advisory referendum to build a new fire station passed overwhelmingly.
Voters picked Jacki Gackstatter to be Rock County Clerk of Courts.
Whitewater Unified School District voters on Tuesday approved an operational referendum to preserve district programs and class sizes.