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  • The Latest: Senate eliminates open record changes

    After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $70 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):
  • Senate leader: Gov. Walker's office helped records rollback

    Gov. Scott Walker's office had a hand in drafting a budget amendment that dramatically scales back Wisconsin's open records law, the state Senate's leader said Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, told WISC-TV in an interview...

    Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

    In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws. Walker announced...

    Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session

    The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session. Kit Beyer,...

    Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff. The 24-...