March 11, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two local labor unions on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit challenging the state's newly enacted "right to work" law. The International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1061 and the United Steelworkers District 2 filed the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court to ...[read more]
March 9, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Monday signed a "right to work" bill, making Wisconsin the twenty-fifth state with such a law on the books. The legislation was approved by the Senate last month and given final approval by the Assembly last week. The new law provides that workers cannot be ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and banning doctors without admitting privileges at local hospitals from performing the procedures. The law goes into effect Saturday. Within hours of the signing, Planned Parenthood of ...[read more]
January 19, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Act 10 was signed into law by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in March 2011. Wisconsin's largest ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District II on Wednesday declined to hear a request to overturn a temporary injunction against the state's controversial voter ID law, which requires that all voters present a form of photo identification at the polls. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the ...[read more]
April 8, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Thursday and Friday signed 51 pieces of legislation, including controversial bills regarding employment discrimination, sex education and abortion. Walker raised the ire of opponents by quietly signing the various bills, then announcing the legislation the next ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) on Friday signed legislation limiting the collective bargaining rights of state employees, ending a three-week stalemate over the issue. The bill requires state employees to contribute a percentage of their salaries to their pension and health care premiums, and ...[read more]
March 2, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A Wisconsin circuit court judge extended an ex parte restraining order on Tuesday that the Wisconsin capitol building must be made open to the public during business hours, sought in light of recent protests that have caused officials to regulate entrance into the building. The Wisconsin State ...[read more]

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