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Wis. Justice Department Won't Face Sanctions

Updated: 08/22/2008 - Wisconsin employment officials say they won't sanction the state Justice Department for hiring one of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's campaign workers. A state workers group had asked the Office of Employment Relations to probe Tim Jennings' hire as a temporary gang analyst.

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Doyle to Address Democratic National Convention

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver. An early supporter of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Doyle has been selected as one of several governors and party leaders to speak next Tuesday.

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Hearings Set on Proposed Fee Increases in Wisconsin

Updated: 08/11/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The public will get a chance this week to comment on a proposal to increase fees on everything from operating a tattoo parlor to running a religious camp in Wisconsin.

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A Big Voter Drive in Milwaukee Runs into Problems

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Workers registering voters for a liberal group in Milwaukee turned in hundreds of fabricated registration forms and many more that were incomplete. That's raised fears among Republican Party leaders of an election fraud repeat.

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Doyle Declines to Wade into Favre Mess

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle knows when to take a pass on a hot political issue. Doyle didn't take a side Wednesday when asked about the Brett Favre soap opera. The Green Bay Packers quarterback came out of retirement this week and now appears to be a candidate for a trade.

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Wisconsin Voters Register in Record Numbers

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Three months before the November election, a top state official says Wisconsin residents are registering to vote in record numbers. Registration drives by outside groups and Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign are fueling the increase.

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DOJ to Release More Records in Fundraising Probe

Posted: 08/04/2008 - The public will get more insight into the two-year investigation into Governor Jim Doyle's decision to allow the sale of a nuclear power plant this week. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is expected to release 20,000 more documents related to its probe.

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McCain Meets with Former Clinton Backer

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain had coffee with a former Wisconsin Democratic Party delegate who wanted to vote for him at her party's national convention instead of Barack Obama.

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Wisconsin 6th in Campaign Advertisement Spending

Updated: 07/30/2008 - A report from the Wisconsin Advertising Project shows John McCain and Barack Obama's campaigns have spent more than $48 million combined so far. A lot of the money is being focused on the battleground states of the Upper Midwest.

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Global Warming Task Force Approves Final Report

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Wisconsin should reduce greenhouse gases to 2005 levels within the next six years and cut that by another 75 percent by mid-century. Those are among the final recommendations from Gov. Jim Doyle's global warming task force released Thursday.

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Fundraising Reporting Deadline Monday

Posted: 07/20/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Candidates for political office in Wisconsin have until the close of business Monday to report how much money they've raised in the first half of this year.

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Feingold: He will Do What it Takes to Save Lakes

Posted: 07/19/2008 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold says nothing should be off the table when it comes to saving the Great Lakes, even closing the St. Lawrence Seaway to ocean-going ships.

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Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Resigns

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Wisconsin's Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer is resigning effective Friday. Fischer's resignation announced on Wednesday comes just 10 days after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Fischer and a top aide billed taxpayers $21,282 for three international trips in less than three months this spring.

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NEW INFO: McCain Devotes a Day to Women Voters

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women, while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only present new economic obstacles for them.

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