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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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Third Proposed Wisconsin Budget Solution Pending

Posted: 03/20/2008 - A third proposed solution to the state's $527 million budget shortfall has been introduced. The Democratic plan expected to be voted on in the Senate next week would include a tax on hospitals that Assembly Republicans do not want.

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President Gives Wisconsin Money for Feb. 5-Feb.6 Snowfall

Updated: 03/19/2008 - President Bush has decided to give Wisconsin money to help pay for measures taken during record or near-record snowfall at the beginning of last month. Wisconsin Emergency Management spokeswoman Lori Getter says this is only the third time the state will receive federal money for snowfall.

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Farmer From Rudolph Announces Bid to Challenge Obey for Congress

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A farmer from Rudolph has announced his plans to run as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Dave Obey for the seventh Congressional district seat. Daniel Mielke says on his Web site that after 38 years in office, it's time for Obey to retire.

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Doyle Signs Human Trafficking Bill

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Governor Doyle signed into law Wednesday a measure that outlaws human trafficking. Anyone caught trafficking an adult will face up to $100,000 in fines and 25 years in prison. Anyone caught trafficking a child could face an additional 15 years.

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Doyle's Campaign Web site Seems to Indicate He'll Seek Third Term

Posted: 03/14/2008 - The new address of Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign Web site seems to indicate he will be seeking a third term in 2010. Doyle's campaign finance director Mike Edmondson said Friday the governor still has not made a decision on whether he will run again.

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Doyle Hopes for Budget Compromise, but Signs Aren't Good

Updated: 03/14/2008 - The governor says he's hoping Republicans and his fellow Democrats will work together with him on a compromise to repair the state's $527 million budget shortfall. But signs aren't the greatest for that to happen.

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Obama Picks Up Another Superdelegate in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/14/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has picked up another superdelegate vote in Wisconsin. Obama's campaign has released a statement saying Melissa Schroeder will back the Illinois senator.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Fire-Safe Cigarette Bill

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Wisconsin businesses would have to sell fire-safe cigarettes that automatically extinguish when they're not being smoked under a bill that has passed the state Senate. The measure now heads to Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.

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