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Third Proposed Wisconsin Budget Solution Pending

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A third proposed solution to the state's $527 million budget shortfall has been introduced. The Democratic plan expected to be voted on in the Senate next week would include a tax on hospitals that Assembly Republicans do not want.

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President Gives Wisconsin Money for Feb. 5-Feb.6 Snowfall

Updated: 03/19/2008 - President Bush has decided to give Wisconsin money to help pay for measures taken during record or near-record snowfall at the beginning of last month. Wisconsin Emergency Management spokeswoman Lori Getter says this is only the third time the state will receive federal money for snowfall.

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Weyerhaeuser Sale Includes Manitowoc Plant

Posted: 03/17/2008 - Weyerhaeuser said Monday it's selling its containerboard packaging and recycling business to International Paper Company for $6 billion in cash. The sale includes more than 80 packaging plants, including one in Manitowoc.

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Firms Sue Charter Communications Over Pay

Posted: 03/17/2008 - Two law firms say they're suing cable television giant Charter Communications for failing to pay certain employees for certain tasks. Lawyers for the Madison-based firms say they've been given the go-ahead to expand their lawsuit on behalf of one client into a federal class action lawsuit.

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Wisconsin Democrats Pass Economic Development Plan

Posted: 03/12/2008 - An economic development plan designed to spur job growth and close tax loopholes has passed the Democratic-controlled Senate. The proposal differs from what Gov. Jim Doyle wants and is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Assembly before it adjourns for the year.

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Wisconsin Legislators Balk at Idea of Extending Stadium Sales Tax

Posted: 03/11/2008 - A sales tax to support the Miller Park stadium is tentatively set to end in 2014, and now two state lawmakers are pushing to make that end date a reality. The 0.1 percent stadium sales tax is assessed in five counties in southeast Wisconsin.

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Stark Candy Plant That Made Conversation Hearts to Close

Posted: 03/07/2008 - The Stark Candy Company plant in Pewaukee that makes Valentine hearts and Candy Raisins is closing. New England Confectionery Company has told the state it will close the plant May 30. It says 137 jobs will be lost.

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Doyle Calls Special Session for March 13 to Deal with Budget

Posted: 03/05/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle has called a special legislative session next week for lawmakers to deal with a projected $350 million budget shortfall. Doyle is calling for lawmakers to take up the budget starting on March 13.

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Regents to Look Into Affordability of UW Education

Updated: 03/03/2008 - The affordability of a state university education is on the agenda of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents this week. A system spokesman says the regents will take a broad look Thursday at the UW System's tuition and financial aid programs.

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Special Report: Surviving a Recession

Updated: 02/27/2008 - Many experts are predicting we are headed for, or already in a recession. But there are a few simple things you can do to survive the tough economic times.

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U.S. Cellular Signs Deal with Brewers

Posted: 02/27/2008 - A visit to Miller Park this baseball season and you'll find a lot more signs for U.S. Cellular. The Milwaukee Brewers and the company announced a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal Wednesday.

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Neenah Paper Wants to Buy Out Small Stockholders

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Neenah Paper wants to eliminate thousands of its smallest stockholders. The paper company is offering to buy out more than 50,000 shareholders it inherited when Kimberly-Clark made Neenah Paper its own company in 2004.

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