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News in Dane County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin anti-union law: state Supreme Court ruling probably the final say
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:58:27 GMT

Ever since it became law in 2011, Act 10 in Wisconsin – which essentially ended collective bargaining for most public workers – has sparked countless court challenges, generated angry protests at the State Capitol, and fueled a recall campaign of the governor. A ruling Thursday by the state Supreme Court indicates the law will stand, leaving opponents with little choice but to move on. The 5-to ...

GovBeat: Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds state’s union, voter ID laws
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:14 GMT

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law and a law requiring voters to show identification at the polls.

Are Dane County racial disparities really worse than the rest of Wisconsin?
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:33:59 GMT

The widely-cited Race to Equity report, released last year, suggested so, but Madison Ald. David Ahrens says the statistics are misleading.

Wisconsin anti-union law: state Supreme Court ruling probably the final say (+ video)
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:54:45 GMT

Act 10 essentially ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparking court challenges and protests. But a ruling Thursday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court leaves opponents with little choice but to move on.

Wisconsin court upholds domestic partner registry
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:01:10 GMT

Wisconsin's domestic partner registry does not violate the state's ban on gay marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a unanimous decision that gay rights activists hailed as an important but intermediate step in legalizing same-sex marriage.

Madison alder skeptical of child poverty figure in Race to Equity report
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:04:25 GMT

The widely-cited report, released last year, says 75 percent of Dane County's black children live in poverty, but Madison Ald. David Ahrens says the statistic is misleading.

LETTER: Support Ozanne for state attorney general
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:15 GMT

Ismael Ozanne is seeking the office of state attorney general. A sixth-generation Wisconsinite, Ismael Ozanne knows Wisconsin values. He understands and values love of the outdoors, education,…

Wisconsin's domestic partnership law upheld by state Supreme Court
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:08:32 GMT

Frances Burns MADISON, Wis., July 31 (UPI) -- A law allowing same-sex couples to register as domestic partners does not violate Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.

Dane County voters could vote to urge Scott Walker to accept federal Medicaid funds
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:36:09 GMT

Dane County board votes Thursday night on the referendum, becoming the latest of dozens of counties putting the question to voters.

Dane County voters will vote on BadgerCare expansion in November referendum
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:20:54 GMT

Eight counties are now putting the question to voters in November, with two dozen more considering it.