BREAKINGMar 3rd, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Wisconsin Senate Republicans go for a nuclear option to bring back the 14 wayward Democrats. Will this work?
Mar 2nd, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Scott Walker describes his budget "as a return to frugality" which will lead to economic freedom for millions of Wisconsin residents. Or will it?
Feb 28th, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
During appearances on national television and the local Sunday Insight, Walker stays consistent, defending the budget bill and telling the Wisconsin 14 to come home.
FEED CUTFeb 27th, 2011 by Jon Anne Willow
70,000 protesters believe the Capitol is their house. Will the police force them out? Will these so-far peaceful protests turn ugly? Watch here.
Feb 25th, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Protesters spread out across the upper Midwest against proposed budget cuts, union concessions, tuition increases and right to work laws.
UPDATEDFeb 25th, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
In a lightning-fast vote early Friday, AB 11 passes 51-17, with 4 Republicans voting against. In Illinois, the senators are staying put.
Feb 24th, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
The freshman senator has no regrets. Calling from somewhere in Illinois, Larson shared strategy, possible compromises and a constituent's care package with TCD.
WalkerFeb 22nd, 2011 by Jon Anne Willow
In his "fireside chat," Walker urged Democratic Senators to return to Madison and vote, or 1,500 state workers could receive pink slips next week.
Feb 22nd, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Democrats offer amendments, but Assembly GOP are mum. Down the hall, Senate Republicans pass a strict Voter ID bill while 14 Democrats remain in Illinois.
The devil is in the detailsFeb 21st, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Madison has been under siege for a week over the proposed weakening of employee unions. But what's in that bill that we're not talking about?
SurveyFeb 19th, 2011 by Jon Anne Willow
It may be too early to call, but if you had to predict the outcome of the current budget battle in Madison, what would it be? Vote here.
Feb 18th, 2011 by Patti Wenzel
Democrats told of 5:00 start: GOP calls order at 4:55 and tries to rush vote. Majority Leader Fitzgerald: "I didn't think you would come."