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Wis. Governor Finds Fault with Legislature's Budget Fixes

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says he hopes he doesn't have to veto the Legislature's entire proposed fix to the state's $527 million budget shortfall, but that is an option. Doyle said Monday he doesn't think it will come to that, but he does have problems with major parts of the plan reached by legislative leaders.

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NEW INFO: Wis. Budget Deal Delays School Payments, Cuts State Spending

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A deal to solve Wisconsin's $527 million shortfall relies on a $125 million delay in aid payments to schools but not a new hospital tax advocated by Gov. Jim Doyle and Democrats. The Legislature is to vote later this week on the deal announced Monday.

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Wisconsin Legislative Leaders Continuing Budget Talks

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Legislative leaders are still trying to find a solution to the state's $527 million budget shortfall. They were scheduled to continue talks by phone Friday, but Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch and Democratic Minority Leader Jim Kreuser were not planning on being in Madison.

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Wis. Democratic Leader Says to Prepare for Budget Deal

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The leader of Democrats in the state Assembly is telling lawmakers to prepare for debate Tuesday of a bill fixing the state budget shortfall. Assembly Minority Leader Jim Kreuser of Kenosha sent an e-mail to other Democrats a day after he blasted the budget plan being negotiated.

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Poll: Majority of Wis. Residents Want Universal Care

Posted: 05/06/2008 - 61 percent of those who responded to the University of Wisconsin Survey Center's Badger Poll say they favor replacing the current health care system with one that covers everyone and is run entirely by the state.

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Wisconsin Teacher Benefits Pegged at Higher Than National Average

Posted: 05/02/2008 - A Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance analysis of census figures puts Wisconsin's teacher benefits at 50 percent higher than the national average, or sixth-highest among all states. But the group's director, Todd Berry says teacher salaries in the state are slightly lower than the national average.

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Union Says Many Kenosha Chrysler Workers Sign Up to Retire

Posted: 04/30/2008 - A union official says more than 30 percent of workers at the Chrysler Kenosha Engine Plant are slated to retire this year under a buyout program from the firm. A United Auto Workers president says 272 of the approximately 800 members of local have signed up.

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Stevens Point Strives to Save Downtown Economy

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Stevens Point's Mayor says it's time to bring life back to the downtown area. On Monday, Mayor Andrew Halverson proposed the revitalization plan of downtown and says making changes will help boost the dwindling downtown economy.

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Wis. State Employees Union Reaches Tentative Deal with State

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The union representing more than 23,000 state employees says it has reached a tentative two-year labor contract with the state. No details of the deal were released on Tuesday pending approval by members of the AFSCME union. Votes were to be counted on May 12.

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Wis. Governor's Costsaving Plan Fell Short

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Governor Doyle said in 2005 his administration would save up to $200 million over four years by better managing the state bureaucracy. Three years later, that hasn't happened and the program known as the ACE initiative is dead.

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Survey Shows Wisconsin Residents Pessimistic About Economy

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Record-high gas prices, increasing energy costs and fears about a national recession all have Wisconsin residents on edge. A poll released Tuesday shows record-high concerns over the direction of the nation's economy and the perception of how things are going in Wisconsin.

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Wis. Governor Promises Help for GM Workers

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle promised to help 750 workers at the Janesville General Motors plant who will be laid off due to sagging sales. Doyle promised Monday to send a rapid response team to help the workers expedite unemployment claims and give them access to job training and placement services.

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Rising Food Prices Impact School Lunch Costs

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Rising food prices are having an effect on the cost of school lunches. Bangor School District administrator Roger Foegen says families are feeling the financial pinch all over, but schools have no choice other than to raise prices.

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Suring Stations Selling Gas Below Market Prices

Posted: 04/25/2008 - We've seen gas prices soar around the state and country, but one place those prices aren't soaring is Suring. The BP and Citgo gas stations have a mini-price war of sorts. The stations, side-by-side in Suring, are selling regular unleaded for $3.29 - about 30 cents less than the statewide average.

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Unstable Economy Causing Spike in Crime in Wausau?

Updated: 04/24/2008 - Many believe that crime flourishes when wages are low and prices are high. Wausau police say armed robberies have spiked throughout the area in the last year and a half.

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Health Care Company Denies Personal Data Was Ever at Risk

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The chief executive of the company that controls a database containing sensitive information about senior citizens and disabled people in Wisconsin says the data was never at risk of a breach.

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'Significant Security Hole' Found in Database

Posted: 04/23/2008 - A state health official says in an e-mail obtained by The Associated Press that a computer program housing personal information about Wisconsin senior citizens had a "significant security hole."

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Menominee to Expand Casino in Keshena

Updated: 04/23/2008 - The Menominee Indian Tribe plans to invest $80 million to expand its gaming facility, which generates 80 percent of its annual revenue. The project includes a new casino, which a Menominee chairwoman says is long overdue.

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Microsoft to Partner with UW on Database Lab in Madison

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Microsoft plans to open a laboratory in Madison this spring as part of a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science department. Retired UW-Madison computer scientist David DeWitt will run the lab in downtown Madison.

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Oshkosh Counts $4 Million Boost From Filming

Updated: 04/22/2008 - Tourism officials say filming of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" in Oshkosh last week brought in an estimated $4 million in visitor spending and local production costs.

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