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NEW INFO: Gov. Doyle Says He Has Answer to Wisconsin Budget Woes

Posted: 03/11/2008 - Governor Jim Doyle is hoping for quick action from the Legislature on a plan to fix a state budget shortfall. But that would be a big change from last year, when the Legislature got hopelessly bogged down for months before finally getting a budget in place.

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Wausau Mayoral Candidates Meet in First Debate

Updated: 03/06/2008 - Incumbant Mayor Jim Tipple and City Council President Deb Hadley, the challenger, squared off in a debate broadcast live over WSAU radio Wednesday night. They tackled many issues, including how polarized the city council is right now.

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Doyle Calls Special Session for March 13 to Deal with Budget

Posted: 03/05/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle has called a special legislative session next week for lawmakers to deal with a projected $350 million budget shortfall. Doyle is calling for lawmakers to take up the budget starting on March 13.

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Just What Wisconsin Needs ... a New `Brand'

Posted: 03/05/2008 - As a brand, Wisconsin has a lot to offer, according to the latest promotional move by the state Tourism Department. Governor Jim Doyle unveiled the new brand at a tourism convention in Lake Geneva.

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Armstrong Speaks to More Than 1,000 at Rally for Wisconsin Smoking Ban

Updated: 03/04/2008 - More than 1,000 people showed up in Madison to hear cycling champion Lance Armstrong urge the Legislature to vote on a statewide smoking ban. The bill is being bottled up in both the Senate and Assembly under opposition from bar owners and the powerful Tavern League lobby.

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Statement of Governor Doyle Regarding Brett Favre

Posted: 03/04/2008 - Governor Jim Doyle says in a statement released Tuesday that he is disappointed to hear of Brett Favre's retirement, and that he thanks Favre on behalf of Packers fans, the city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin.

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Convicted Wisconsin Killer Hangs On to Generous State Pension

Posted: 03/03/2008 - A former state employee who recently confessed to killing his wife in 1976 will continue receiving a generous taxpayer-funded pension. Retirement benefits will continue flowing to Eugene Zapata because there is no law that allows the state to take pensions when people commit crimes.

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Wisconsin Considers Lifting Ban on Nuclear Power Plants

Posted: 02/28/2008 - Wisconsin lawmakers are debating whether to lift the state's 25-year moratorium on new nuclear power plants. The Republican-controlled Assembly is advancing a bill that would repeal a 1983 law and allow the Public Service Commission to again consider plans to build nuclear power plants.

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Wisconsin Senate Votes to Outlaw Human Trafficking

Posted: 02/26/2008 - The state Senate has passed a bill that would make human trafficking a felony in Wisconsin. Anyone convicted of trafficking a person for labor, services or commercial sex would face up to $100,000 in fines and 25 years in prison.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Requiring Autism Coverage

Updated: 02/27/2008 - Insurance companies would be required to cover autism under a bill that passed the state Senate but probably will not go any further. Gov. Jim Doyle has been a strong advocate for the bill, which passed Tuesday under a 25-8 vote.

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Advocacy Group Says Madison, Appleton Doing Fine Without Smoking

Updated: 02/26/2008 - A new report by an advocacy group pushing for a statewide smoking ban says the economies of Madison and Appleton have been doing just fine since the cities banned smoking in public places. The report finds that requests for liquor licenses there have actually increased since the smoking bans took effect.

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Gableman Won't Retract Fundraising Letter Butler Calls 'False'

Posted: 02/25/2008 - The two candidates running for the state Supreme Court sparred over a fundraising letter that says the incumbent's ruling in a case resulted in the release of a sex offender. Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman's campaign sent the letter. Gableman is running against Justice Louis Butler.

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Doyle Urges Wis. Legislature to Approve Great Lakes Water Compact

Posted: 02/22/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle is urging the Wisconsin Legislature to approve the Great Lakes Compact designed to prevent thirsty regions from tapping the area's valuable water supply. Great Lakes governors signed the pact in 2005, but it needs approval from all eight of the region's legislatures and Congress to take effect.

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Feingold Says He's 'Inclined' to Support Obama

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Sen. Russ Feingold says he is "inclined" to support Barack Obama for president because of the candidate's victory this week in Feingold's home state of Wisconsin. He says that in making a final decision, he'll take into account whether a person is the right person for president and can win.

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Lawmakers Consider Psychological Exams for Police

Posted: 02/21/2008 - A bill that would require pyschological testing for police officers in Wisconsin is getting a lukewarm reception from a legislative committee. The bill comes in response to last fall's mass shooting in Crandon. Tyler Peterson, an off-duty police officer, killed six people with his SWAT assault rifle before killing himself.

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NEW INFO: Obama Has Resounding Victory in Wisconsin's Democratic Primary

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Illinois Senator Barack Obama won Wisconsin's Democratic primary Tuesday night over rival Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by a margin far wider than any poll predicted. Obama says that he's still got "months and miles" to go for the Democratic nomination and it won't be easy.

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