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Attorney General Says Staff is Reviewing How Investigations Were Handled

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says his staff is reviewing whether criminal investigations were properly handled during his first year in office. Van Hollen says there is no evidence the Division of Criminal Investigation investigated allegations that Gov. Doyle's former top aide improperly influenced a building contract.

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Democratic Convention Comes to Stevens Point

Posted: 06/14/2008 - The State Democratic Convention was held Friday and Saturday in Stevens Point. Party leaders say the Democrats are united behind Barack Obama in his bid for U.S. President.

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Wis. Democrats Move to Dump Delegate Over McCain Support

Posted: 06/14/2008 - STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party is trying to strip a woman of her position as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. That's after she told a newspaper she would vote for Republican Senator John McCain for president in November.

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Obama: Wisconsin is Fortunate to Have No Deaths From Floods

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says it is fortunate that no one has died in flooding that hit Wisconsin this week. Obama made his comments Thursday in the northeastern Wisconsin city of Kaukauna at a town hall meeting.

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Obama Leads McCain in New Poll of Wisconsin Voters

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain by 13 percentage points in a new poll of Wisconsin voters. Half of the respondents say they would vote for Obama if the election was held now. 37 percent would choose McCain.

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Colleagues: Former Fire Marshal Not Serious About 'Hits'

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is sticking by his story. That's despite newly released records showing that two colleagues of the former state fire marshal say she wasn't serious when she sent e-mails talking about taking out "hits" on Van Hollen and his aides.

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Obama Starts Wis. General Election Campaign with Stop in Fox Valley

Updated: 06/11/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is starting his general election campaign in Wisconsin with a stop in the politically important Fox Valley region. Obama is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday in Kaukauna, about 20 miles southwest of Green Bay.

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Wis. Judge's Race May be Roadmap for McCain

Posted: 06/07/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A little-known country judge's road to the Wisconsin Supreme Court is being eyed by John McCain backers as a map for him to win the state.

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Wisconsin Reviewing $10 Million Given to GM

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Wisconsin officials are reviewing whether any of the $10 million given to General Motors for its Janesville plant can be recouped. The auto maker announced on Tuesday that it will close the plant in 2010. The state gave GM $10 million in grants in 2004 to help the plant with a $175 million upgrade.

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Governor Signs Wisconsin Worker Contracts

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle signed bills into law that ratify contracts for state employees. He says state workers are making real sacrifices in tough economic times. Under the contracts Doyle signed Monday, state employee contributions to health insurance will increase 15 percent starting in January.

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Rule Barring Judges From Joining Parties Remains in Place

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Wisconsin judges still can't join political parties or endorse a candidate for president. A federal judge on Monday denied a request that the rule governing Wisconsin judges' behavior be temporarily lifted while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality continues.

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Wis. Judge Upholds State's Ban on Gay Marriage

Posted: 05/30/2008 - A Wisconsin judge has upheld the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess says a referendum question put to voters in 2006 was not procedurally defective.

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Request for Restraining Order Against Wis. Lawmaker Denied

Posted: 05/29/2008 - A Marathon County judge has dismissed a request for a restraining order against a state representative. Rep. Scott Suder's ex-girlfriend, Lisa Brabazon, filed for the restraining order last week, claiming she was in imminent danger of physical harm.

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Lt. Gov. Lawton Apologizes for "Scabs" Comment

Posted: 05/29/2008 - The lieutenant governor is apologizing for using the word "scabs" to describe replacement workers at Kewaunee Fabrication. Barbara Lawton used the word a couple of times while visiting striking union workers outside the Kewaunee plant earlier this week.

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NEW INFO: McCain to Obama: Go to Iraq

Updated: 05/29/2008 - Sen. John McCain says his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, must go visit Iraq to understand what's happening over there. The Republican made those comments Thursday at a town hall meeting at Martin Luther High School in suburban Milwaukee.

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Wis. Assembly Fails to Override Governor's Budget Vetoes

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Three attempts to override vetoes Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle made to the state budget have failed in the Republican-controlled state Assembly. None of the three override attempts got the 64 votes needed to succeed. Two overrides got 57 votes, one got 60.

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