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Wisconsin budget allows for return of bail bondsmen and bounty hunters

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney doesn't "think we need Dog the Bounty Hunter here in Wisconsin kicking down doors." But bail bondsmen and bounty hunters will soon be opening shop in Dane County, due to a provision inserted into the Legislature's budget repair bill without public notice or debate. >More
 Dane County, Madison law enforcement worried about concealed carry law

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray hopes that if city residents are eventually permitted to carry concealed guns into places like bars, as a new law allows, that they won't drink while armed. "No matter how you look at it, alcohol and firearms don't mix," he says. >More
 Wisconsin Senate passes 2011-12 budget amidst arrests, civil disobedience

The Wisconsin Senate passed its biennial budget bill along party lines late Thursday night, amidst shouts of "I want my democracy back!" from the gallery and repeated commotions from a small group of protesters outside the chambers. >More
 Live-blogging the Wisconsin Senate's 2011 budget bill Extraordinary Session

The Wisconsin Assembly passed Gov. Scott Walker's 2011-13 biennial budget on a straight party line vote shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday morning. The bill now moves on to the state Senate, scheduled to convene later in the morning. Follow the action here, and please add your own observations and questions. >More
 UW-Madison students surprised, saddened by Biddy Martin's departure

Hannah Ball, a biochemistry and Spanish double major, says she was surprised and saddened by Martin's announcement. "She was highly respected," says Ball. "She's very modern, and students could relate to her." >More
 Wisconsin Assembly passes 2011-2012 budget in early morning party-line vote

At the end of an "extraordinary session" that ran into early Thursday morning, the Wisconsin Assembly passed the state's 2011-2012 budget, advancing the long-debated legislation to the Senate with amendments from Republicans on school choice and WiscNet. Just after 3 a.m., following 13 hours of heated debate, the Assembly voted to pass the bill 60-38, with all Republicans and the Assembly's one independent in favor, and all Democrats opposed. >More
 Live-blogging the Wisconsin Assembly's 2011 budget bill Extraordinary Session

The Assembly is taking up the budget today, and a long session with numerous amendments is expected. Follow the action here, and please add your own observations and questions. >More
 Wisconsin municipalities brace for 'budget repair' bill changes

Now that the state Supreme Court has validated Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill, what does that mean for local municipalities? "We're trying to figure that out too," says Curt Witynski, assistant director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. >More
 Extraordinary Session and sing-alongs: Highlights from Tuesday's protests at the Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters gathered to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's budget and the legislature's Extraordinary Session in the Capitol Square on Tuesday, June 14. The day ended with a rally on the State Street side of the Capitol, with musical acts and speeches from union leaders. Protesters then joined hands, encircling the Capitol and singing "We Shall Overcome." >More
 Live-blogging the Wisconsin legislature's 2011 budget bill Extraordinary Session and protests

Downtown Madison will once again be buzzing with political energy as the Wisconsin state legislature addresses the state's 2011-2013 biennial budget this week. Demonstrations both inside and outside the Capitol have been organized against Gov. Scott Walker and the legislative Republicans' plan. Follow the action here, and please add your own observations and questions. >More
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