Loading

59°F

55°F

62°F

57°F

61°F

57°F

62°F

59°F

61°F

57°F

59°F

62°F
Search
TOP STORY

Vos says prevailing wage hearing could derail reform Submitted: 05/26/2015
MADISON - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says efforts to take up prevailing wage repeal could hinder attempts to reform the program.

A Wisconsin state Assembly Labor Committee has scheduled a public hearing and vote Wednesday on a bill to repeal the prevailing wage.

Vos says there isn't enough support in the Republican-controlled Legislature for a full repeal of the law that that requires construction workers on certain government projects be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.

Republican Senate Majority Scott Fitzgerald said last week he doesn't have the votes for a full repeal, but he hopes to make changes in the state budget.

The budget-writing Joint Finance Committee hopes to complete its work this week.

Story By: Associated Press

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story



 LOCAL NEWS

MADISON - The state lawmaker who authored a measure that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities says he drafted the proposal to give children more options.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Prosecutors hope evidence from a garbage bag will help convict a 48-year-old Rhinelander woman of trying to make meth. Andrea Healy was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing in Rhinelander on Tuesday.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - State lawmakers will make a decision on whether blaze pink hunting clothing is as good as blaze orange apparel.

On Tuesday, members of the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus introduced a bill that would allow hunters to wear blaze pink.

If it passes, the bill would likely make Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow blaze pink.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA - Lakeland Union High School will undergo a major renovation project this summer.

The school's auditorium will be completely updated starting in June. Many organizations that use the auditorium had input on what they would like to see improved.

+ Read More
+ More Local News



 REGIONAL NEWS

WAUKESHA - Defense experts say one of two Wisconsin girls charged as adults with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character has a very low risk of future criminal behavior and a high likelihood of success in treatment.

+ Read More
Woman drowns in Marathon CountySubmitted: 05/26/2015

EDGAR - Marathon County authorities say a woman has died from drowning in a pool in Edgar in central Wisconsin.

Lt. Tim Burkholder of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says it happened some time after midnight Monday.

 While the investigation is ongoing, he says the drowning appears to be accidental.

 The department is withholding the victim's name and other details for now.



+ Read More

MADISON - Many visitors to Wisconsin want to learn more about the native people who live here.

The head of tourism for Wisconsin's 11 American Indian tribes is trying to develop a series of TV shows that will highlight the reservations as attractive places to visit.

+ Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Documents are revealing new details about a Minnesota man authorities say tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 







Click Here