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Republicans indicate no school funding deal yet

May. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders indicated Wednesday that they have not yet reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on K-12 school funding following a rare closed-door meeting. The roughly 30-minute meeting came a day before a key vote in the Legislature's budget-writing...

The Latest: Evers says he can work with GOP on education

May. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin budget negotiations (all times local): 11:57 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he sees a "lot of opportunity to make progress" with Republicans on education, transportation and criminal justice reform. Evers issued a statement Wednesday after a roughly...

Education advocates, business group expect funding increase

May. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Advocates for K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin System were optimistic Tuesday that Republicans will spend more money on education, but they don't know how much to expect other than something less than what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed. Republican lawmakers were...

GOP approves $37m in pay raises for prison workers

May. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee signed off on a Republican plan Tuesday that would give prison workers nearly $37 million in raises in an effort to retain and recruit more guards. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' state budget had earmarked about $23.7 million for prison...

After long journey, bear spared by governor returns home

May. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire's governor has returned to her home turf near Dartmouth College after traveling thousands of miles since her relocation last June. The state's Fish and Game Department had decided to euthanize the female black bear and three...

Evers: 'Connect the dots' to see if GOP leaders are sexist

May. 20, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers had this to say on whether Republican legislative leaders are sexist: "You connect the dots." Evers released a statement Monday, after earlier refusing to answer questions, about whether he agreed with his spokeswoman's claims that Republicans won't negotiate...

The Latest: Evers weighs in on sexism claims against GOP

May. 20, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders (all times local): 1 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has this to say on whether Republican legislative leaders are sexist: "You connect the dots." Evers spokeswoman on Saturday accused Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and...

Republicans, Gov. Evers spar over working with women

May. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless." The back and forth came after Assembly Speaker...

Johnson says wife's preference is he not run for third term

May. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't know whether he will seek a third term, but if it was up to his wife he would retire. Johnson spoke with reporters Saturday during a break in the Wisconsin Republican Party convention. Johnson promised in the 2016 election...

Wisconsin budget panel approves technical college increase

May. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved more money for Wisconsin's technical colleges on Thursday, but fell $11 million short of what Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats wanted to spend. The Joint Finance Committee is working on making changes to Evers' budget...