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It’s been a month since members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee met to take action on Wisconsin’s biennial budget. They have spent much of the past month in closed-door meetings, trying to hash out deals on transportation funding, the prevailing wage, and public financing for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. While there is […]

Two Wisconsin Badgers were selected in the 2015 NHL Draft over the weekend. Freshman goaltender Luke Opilka went in the fifth round, 146th overall, to his home town St. Louis Blues. Opilka is the first drafted goaltender on its roster since Brett Bennett wrapped up his UW career in 2011.  All-time, 12 Badger goaltenders have […]

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality is being hailed here in Wisconsin. “Social justice was advanced today,” said Chris Ahmuty with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. “People who previously had been disrespected by their government, had been harmed by actions taken by the government, will finally be treated with the equality […]

Governor Scott Walker says the U.S. Supreme Court made a “grave mistake” with a decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. Walker, who is currently considering a presidential run, released a statement shortly after Friday morning’s 5-4 decision by the nation’s high court. The Republican governor said “five unelected judges have taken it upon […]

The head of a group that helped defend Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is disappointed by Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling accused the majority of playing favorites with the law to advance a position it favors, while ignoring the will of […]