August 19, 2011 Russ Feingold, the former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin knocked out of office as part of the 2012 Republican wave, has decided against running for governor or the Senate.
August 10, 2011 For the state's Democrats and their union supporters, Tuesday's results were just the latest setback. Earlier in the year, state senate Democrats fled Wisconsin in an ultimately failed effort to prevent passage of the anti-union laws. Then Wisconsin Democrats lost a court challenge to the new anti-union legislation They also lost an effort to unseat a Republican on the state Supreme Court.
May 24, 2011 Try as he might, Wisconsin's Russ Feingold in 2010 couldn't hang onto the Senate seat he occupied for three terms, so strong was the mid-term election wave. Now, in a reversal of fortune, he may be the Democrats' best hope for keeping Sen. Kohl's seat in Democratic hands.
May 17, 2011 Ryan's decision doesn't mean Democrats won't be able to nationalize the race. They just won't be able to use him as effectively to do it. They'll still be able to argue that Wisconsin is important nationally because of the slim majority Democrats hold in the U.S. Senate.
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.