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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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No Sign of Undecided Superdelegates Picking Obama or Clinton

Posted: 05/07/2008 - None of the five remaining undecided superdelegates from Wisconsin committed Wednesday to supporting Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton. The focus on undecided superdelegates is sharpening after Obama's North Carolina win on Tuesday moved him closer to securing the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Poll: Majority of Wis. Residents Support Leaving Iraq

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A new poll shows that 63 percent of Wisconsin residents support a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. The poll released Wednesday also shows 55 percent support decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. Only 15 percent support an immediate withdrawal.

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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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Wis. Capitol Hearing Room Prepared for Filming of Depp Movie

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Furniture is being removed from a state Capitol hearing room in preparation for filming of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies." The state has given the filmmakers a permit to shoot in and around the second-floor hearing room, in a ground floor hallway, inside a staircase and outside the Capitol near State Street.

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Wis. Governor Says He Hopes Meeting Gets Budget Deal

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says he would like a meeting with legislative leaders to result in an end to the stalemate over how to solve a $527 million budget shortfall. But Doyle says he doesn't know if a Thursday meeting he is having with leaders of the Senate and Assembly will result in a deal.

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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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Former Top Detective: Year Under Van Hollen Was Terrible

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Wisconsin's former top detective says he couldn't stand working for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's administration. Jim Warren led the Division of Criminal Investigation in the state Justice Department for 10 years. He resigned in January.

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Wisconsin Governor Leaving for Ireland, UK Trade Mission

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle is embarking on a six-day trade mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom. Doyle will leave on Wednesday and return April 28. He says the trade mission is designed to build relationships with business and government officials.

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NEW INFO: McCain Touts Economic Plan to Business Leaders in Milwaukee

Updated: 04/17/2008 - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is in Milwaukee pitching his plan for the nation's economy. McCain told a meeting of business leaders at Bucyrus International that the government has to act fast to help the nation's economy.

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GOP Presidential Candidate McCain Coming to Milwaukee Wednesday

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain is planning a visit to Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Arizona senator plans to stop at heavy-duty mining equipment maker Bucyrus International to take part in two discussion panels with business leaders about the economy.

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Wausau Official Steps Down Amid Controversy at City Hall

Updated: 04/14/2008 - Kristen Fish has resigned as Wausau's Assistant Community Development Director. Fish's resignation comes during allegations she sent personal text messages using city-issued cell phones to CDA Executive Director Mike Morrissey.

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Permanent VHS Rules Get Green Light in Wisconsin

Posted: 04/10/2008 - State lawmakers have given the final go-ahead for permanent rules to control a deadly fish virus - by doing nothing. That means the rules will go into effect as soon as they're published.

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Poll: Obama Would Beat McCain, But Clinton Would Lose in Wis.

Updated: 04/10/2008 - A new poll indicates that Wisconsin voters have no clear favorite in the presidential race. The poll shows that Democrat Barack Obama would beat Republican John McCain 46 percent to 42 percent but Hillary Rodham Clinton would lose to McCain by the same margin.

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