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Doyle, Lawmakers Express Optimism with Budget Talk Progress

Posted: 04/07/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle and staff for legislative leaders continue to be optimistic that a fix to the state's budget shortfall can be found soon. Doyle said Monday that the talks are ongoing and he's pleased that lawmakers have said progress is being made.

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Marshfield Overwhelmingly Passes Smoking Ban

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Marshfield is the latest place in Wisconsin to ban smoking. Tuesday voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum banning indoor smoking in public places, including bars and taverns.

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Gableman Knocks Off Butler in Supreme Court Race

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Justice Louis Butler has publicly conceded defeat to Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman in the state Supreme Court race. Gableman completed an amazing race with a narrow victory over Butler, becoming the first candidate to defeat a sitting justice in 41 years.

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Jim Tipple Wins Second Term as Wausau Mayor

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple has won a second term in office by defeating challenger Deb Hadley. Unofficially, with 100 percent of the vote counted, Tipple picked up 4661 (58 percent) to Hadley's 3329 (42 percent).

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Partial Veto Limit Referendum Approved

Updated: 04/01/2008 - Wisconsin voters have approved a plan to scale back the veto power wielded by their governors. A majority of voters agreed in a statewide referendum Tuesday to amend the constitution to ban what critics call the "Frankenstein veto."

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20 Percent Turnout Predicted in Wisconsin's Spring Election

Updated: 04/01/2008 - One in five Wisconsinites who are old enough to vote could head to the polls Tuesday for the spring election. The Government Accountability Board bases its prediction on the turnout from similar elections over the past decade.

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Doyle to Campaign for Obama in North Carolina This Week

Posted: 04/01/2008 - Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle will campaign for presidential candidate Barack Obama two days this week in North Carolina. Obama's campaign says Doyle will focus on economic issues during stops on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Gableman Says Voters Have Clear Choice in Tuesday's Election

Posted: 03/31/2008 - Supreme Court challenger Michael Gableman says voters have a clear choice to make in Tuesday's election. During a campaign stop at Wausau's downtown airport Monday, Gableman says he is proud of the campaign he has run against incumbent Louis Butler for a 10-year seat on the state's highest court.

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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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