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Butler Says He Likes His Chances in Tuesday's Election

Posted: 03/31/2008 - Justice Louis Butler says he feels confident voters will return him to a 10-year seat on the Supreme Court. Butler is trying to fend off a challenge from Burnett County Circuit Court Judge Michael Gableman in Tuesday's election.

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Lawton Will Run for Governor if Doyle Doesn't

Posted: 03/31/2008 - Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton tells The Associated Press she will run for governor in 2010 if Gov. Jim Doyle decides not to seek a third term. Doyle has not said whether he will run again but he continues to raise money as if he is.

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Denver Businessman Gave Gableman $10,000 for Supreme Court Race

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Denver businessman and voucher school advocate John Saeman has donated $10,000 to the campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman. Saeman's wife Carolyn also donated $10,000 to Gableman, which is the most allowed under state law.

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Turnout Predicted to be 20 Percent for Tuesday's Election in Wis.

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A mere 20 percent of Wisconsin's voting-age population is predicted to turnout for Tuesday's election. The race for state Supreme Court tops the ballot. Voters also will decide on a constitutional amendment to limit the governor's veto authority and thousands of local issues.

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30 Judges Say Gableman Ad Marks a New Low in Supreme Court Race

Updated: 03/28/2008 - More than 30 judges say a dishonest campaign ad by Judge Michael Gableman has tarnished the entire judicial system. The group includes four appeals court judges, former Justice William Bablitch and circuit court judges around the state.

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Feingold Says Personal Attacks Could End Up Helping McCain

Updated: 03/28/2008 - U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says personal attacks between the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination could end up helping presumptive Republican nominee John McCain if they continue.

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Assembly Speaker Says He Expects Budget Resolution Within Days

Posted: 03/27/2008 - The Republican speaker of the state Assembly says he expects a solution to the state's $527 million budget shortfall within days. Speaker Mike Huebsch of West Salem said Thursday in an interview with the WisconsinEye cable network that talks so far have been very productive and substantive.

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Wis. Governor Signs Heated Sidewalks Bill Into Law

Posted: 03/26/2008 - Just as winter begins to loosen its grip in Wisconsin, the state's unique ban on heated sidewalks is no more. Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill Wednesday that abolishes a state law prohibiting heated sidewalks, stairs, entrance ways and pedestrian walkways.

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More Than $2 Million Spent on TV Ads in Supreme Court Race So Far

Posted: 03/26/2008 - More than $2.1 million has been spent on television advertising in the state Supreme Court race that will be decided Tuesday. A new study shows that outside groups that don't have to report who supports them have spent nine times as much on ads as the two candidates.

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Monitoring Group Blasts Ad Attacking Gableman on Sex Offenders

Posted: 03/26/2008 - A group monitoring the Supreme Court race says a television ad attacking Judge Michael Gableman as soft on sex offenders is misleading. The political arm of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's largest teacher's union, started airing the ad on Monday night.

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Former Sen. George, a Felon, to Get His Law License Back

Posted: 03/26/2008 - A former state senator and convicted felon will soon be able to practice law again in Wisconsin. The state Supreme Court has declined a recommendation to revoke Gary George's law license for misconduct.

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Complaint Over Campaign Ad Marks Butler-Gableman Debate

Updated: 03/26/2008 - In the latest debate between candidates for state Supreme Court in Tuesday's election, Justice Louis Butler called an attack ad run by his opponent "disgusting and embarrassing." Butler says the ad made it sound like he did something that led to a man being freed from prison and allowed to commit another crime.

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Doyle: Wisconsin to Move Forward with Renewable Energy Program

Updated: 03/25/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says he is moving forward with a new renewable energy program despite the state's budget shortfall. Doyle says the Department of Commerce will start taking applications from businesses and researchers seeking grants and loans from the Wisconsin Energy Independence Fund on April 1.

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Wisconsin Senate to Take Up Budget Repair Bill

Posted: 03/24/2008 - The Wisconsin Senate will convene Tuesday to take up its version of a state budget repair bill to fix a $650 million shortfall. The plan differs significantly from the one drawn up by the state Assembly.

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Doyle Signs Bill Requiring Flags to be Made in the USA

Posted: 03/24/2008 - American flags displayed by any unit of government in Wisconsin, including schools, must be made in the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle. But there is no penalty for violators.

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Doyle Scheduled to Appear at Fundraiser for Butler

Posted: 03/24/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says he will do whatever the campaign to keep Justice Louis Butler on the state Supreme Court asks him to do. Butler is in a hotly contested race to keep his seat with Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman.

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Dodge County DA Withdraws Support for Gableman Over Ad

Updated: 03/21/2008 - Dodge County District Attorney Steven G. Bauer is pulling his endorsement of Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman for the state Supreme Court. Bauer says he's doing it because of a television ad Gableman ran that attacks his opponent Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler.

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Gambling Audit: Tribes Gave Millions to State

Updated: 03/20/2008 - A new state audit shows Wisconsin's American Indian tribes gave about $195 million in gambling revenue to the state over the last three fiscal years. About $76 million of that went to state agencies while $115 million went to the state's general fund.

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Complaint Filed Over Gableman E-mails

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A liberal interest group has filed a complaint claiming Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman refused to hand over e-mails using his official state account as requested by the group. The Burnett County judge has not fulfilled a similar request from The Associated Press made earlier this month.

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