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State Assembly exempts Foxconn from employment law changes

The State Assembly is moving to exempt electronics maker Foxconn from portions of a bill barring local governments from creating certain ki… Read more

State Assembly passes bill to curb use of air-pollution data from Lake Michigan state park

The monitoring station is located in Kohler Andrae State Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Read more

Assembly approves incentive deal in effort to keep Kimberly-Clark plants open in Wisconsin

Wisconsin could offer paper company Kimberly-Clark tax incentives similar to the ones given to electronics manufacturer Foxconn under a bill approved Thursday evening by the state Assembly. Read more

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Gun-control advocacy group sees surge in attendance following Florida school shooting

Local Moms Demand Action leader Jennifer Rosen-Heinz said she doesn't think this recent surge of support for gun control will fade away. Read more

State Assembly passes bill giving paper giant Kimberly-Clark tax breaks modeled on Foxconn deal

Gov. Scott Walker announced the plan earlier this month, aimed at halting the planned closure of two Kimberly-Clark factories in Neenah and Fox Crossing.  Read more

Assembly OKs stricter parole revocation, $350 million more for prisons

Democrats decried the proposal as being the opposite of what Republicans in other states are doing to address crime. Read more

Assembly passes bill to extend winery hours in Wisconsin

Extending closing hours has been a longtime priority for wineries in Wisconsin that must close by 9 p.m. under current law. Wineries have said that limitation has curbed business and hampered their ability to host weddings and other functions. This is the third time the bill has been floated in the Legislature.  Read more

Parent hands cardboard with 'gun' written on it to teacher at Madison school, police say

Police said there was no threat to anyone when the Shorewood Hills Elementary School parent entered the school and handed the piece of cardboard to a teacher. Read more

No contest plea for woman involved in Chippewa Falls opioid overdose death

Nastaja E. Dubois, 19, has been charged with manufacturing/delivering Schedule I or II narcotics-party to a crime and second-degree recklessly endangering safety. She made an initial appearance in Chippewa County court Wednesday, pleading no contest to both charges, court records say. Read more

State Assembly passes pared-back teacher bill

The Assembly voted 58-36 to pass the bill Thursday.  Read more

Business briefing

Orange's retail Bible gets its fourth edition

Carol Schroeder, the co-founder of Orange Tree Imports, comes out with another edition of her book on retailing that dives into the minutia of the industry. Read more

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Entertainment and leisure

Oscars fashion through the years: The great and the puzzling

From Grace Kelly to Lupita Nyong'o, here's a look at some of the best, and sometimes confusing, Oscar looks through the years. Read more

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