Meeting over near east side BBQ restaurant turns contentious

Residents complain over noise and smell from restaurant

For a lot of people, the smell of low-and-slow barbecue smoking is an appetizing one.But for some residents of Madison's Marquette neighborhood on the city's near east side, the smells of fresh barbecue from That BBQ Joint on Williamson Street were upsetting enough to require a neighborhood meeting at the restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Thanks, Jerry Glanville: No joint practices for Packers

If coach Mike McCarthy is disappointed that his Green Bay Packers don't get together with another NFL team for joint practices, he could blame the importance of each training camp day to the franchise's bottom line and the Northeastern Wisconsin economy. Or, he could blame Jeff Donaldson and Jerry Glanville.

Democrats renew call for changes to Walker budget

Democrats are renewing their call for significant changes to Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal, including reducing a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System and spending more money on public schools.

Republicans pass budget in Joint Finance Committee

Republicans reach agreement on tax cuts, vouchers

The state budget is on its way to the state Assembly for debate, after the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved the plan on Wednesday morning after an all-night session.

Walker's GPS monitoring plan eliminated

Finance committee sets up grant program for counties instead

The Legislature's finance committee has erased a plan in Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges across the state to order GPS monitoring for people under restraining orders.

Lawmakers to consider rent-to-own budget plan

Plan would exempt businesses from consumer protection laws

The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide whether to exempt rent-to-own stores from Wisconsin's consumer protection laws.

Legislative committee review of budget begins

The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to begin dissecting Gov. Scott Walker's two-year spending proposal with a review of the governor's proposed $343 million income tax cut.

Vikings WR Harvin To Have Minor Shoulder Surgery

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will have minor shoulder surgery soon to address a nagging injury he played with last season.Harvin revealed the news via Twitter on Monday night, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed it on Tuesday while…