April 27, 2011 University of Wisconsin physicians who gave government workers excuse notes so they could protest against Gov. Scott Walker at the state capitol in Madison earlier this year without losing pay or falling into other trouble are themselves in hot water.
April 7, 2011 The high court race took a bizarrer turn as the GOP judge went from behind to way ahead.
April 6, 2011 JoAnne Kloppenberg, a Democrat, said she defeated Republican incumbent Justice David Prosser to win a hotly contested supreme court seat. The race was seen nationally as a referendum on GOP Gov. Scott Walker's tough dealings with public-employee unions.
March 30, 2011 Wisconsin judge Maryann Sumi told state officials she meant it when she said they shouldn't implement a new law that reins in the collective bargaining rights of unions. Republican state officials had tried to do an end-run around her order. She threatened them with sanctions if they persisted.
March 25, 2011 An Indiana county prosecutor resigned after it was discovered he sent an e-mail to Gov. Scott Walker's office suggesting the Wisconsin chief executive stage an attack on himself to discredit his Democratic Party and union opponents.
March 18, 2011 She wants time to review whether the way it was passed violated the state's open meetings laws.
March 18, 2011 Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anti-collective bargaining efforts won a victory Friday. A Wisconsin judge said it appeared likely GOP actions violated the state's open-meeting laws.
March 11, 2011 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that removes the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. As a result, Walker withdrew the threat of a massive layoff, which he said would have been needed if the bill on bargaining rights had not been approved.
March 11, 2011 The day's major story is the earthquake in Japan and tsunami warnings across the Pacific. Other news includes the ongoing battle in Wisconsin over public employees' collective bargaining rights.
March 10, 2011 Wisconsin's state Assembly has approved a bill stripping nearly all of the state's public employees of their right to collective bargaining. Madison may see more excitement Friday, when it faces a Day of Tractors — or, more accurately, a tractorcade.
March 10, 2011 Wisconsin now appears to be a state of dysfunction with no trust between the GOP and Democrats. While lawmakers in the Democratic minority try to figure out their next moves, Republicans may have figured out how to make Democrats irrelevant.
March 8, 2011 The disclosure of the thawing came from e-mails between the governor's office and senate Democrats. While the governor publicly has taken the stance that a bill perceived as anti-union was non-negotiable, the e-mails suggest the governor is willing to deal to a certain extent.
March 7, 2011 Wisconsin's Senate Democratic leader wants to meet near the Illinois border. Sen. Mark Miller didn't say which side of the border. There's obviously the risk of being taken into custody on the Wisconsin side of the border since all Republicans need is one warm Democratic body to pass their bill.
March 4, 2011 Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker still gave the sides two weeks to reach an agreement that could avoid layoffs. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats continued their out-of-state holdout though talks were continuing between them and the GOP lawmakers.
March 3, 2011 Besides Walker's layoff threat, a GOP senate leader threatened the missing Democrats with contempt. For their part, the Democrats, still holed up in Illinois, said state senate majority leader, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, lacked the power to find them in contempt and drag them back to Wisconsin.
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