Committee signs off on Wis. venture capital bill

Fund passes hurdle despite WEDC controversy

A bill that would put $25 million in state money into Wisconsin startups passed its first hurdle in the Assembly despite controversy surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's jobs-creation agency.

Bill would expand victim advocacy rights

Support would make offenders more likely brought to justice, lawmaker says

A new bill circulating in the Wisconsin state Legislature would allow victims of sexual assault to be accompanied by a trained advocate at any step during the criminal justice process.