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GOP move gives State More Control on Construction

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Democrats say a move to standardize erosion control rules for commercial construction sites is simply another Republican effort to take away local authorities' power.

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State Budget Committee to Consider DNA Expansion

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin lawmakers are set this week to consider Gov. Scott Walker's plan to take DNA from anyone arrested for a felony and anyone convicted of any crime.

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Committee to Consider Double Dipping Changes

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Gov. Walker to Headline Iowa GOP Event

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will visit Iowa this week to deliver a speech that may bolster speculation that he will run for president in 2016.

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Cost of Walker's Medicaid Plan Increases

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The cost of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion and instead tighten income eligibility for the program has gone up.

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Redistricting Case Settled, No Malicious Intent

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A group of Democrats and an immigration rights organization which sued the state over redistricting have dropped their efforts to determine why Republicans failed to turn over records in the case.

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White House Releases Benghazi E-mails

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The White House is releasing 100 pages of e-mails and notes related to the Obama administration's response to the attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, last September.

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Poll Shows 51 Percent Approve of Gov. Walker's Job

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A Marquette University law school poll released Tuesday says 51 percent of respondents approve of the way Gov. Scott Walker is doing his job, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Wis. Assembly Passes Underage Drinking Bill

Posted: 05/14/2013 - The state Assembly has approved a Republican bill that would allow bars and liquor stores to sue underage patrons or their parents for $1,000.

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Work Searches for Unemployed up for Vote

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double their searches for work from two to four a week or lose their benefits under a proposal up for a vote.

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Walker to Meet with Dalai Lama Next Week

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker will meet privately with the Dalai Lama during the Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to Wisconsin next week.

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House Passes Bill to Prioritize US Debt Payments

Posted: 05/09/2013 - The GOP-controlled House has passed a bill to put U.S. bondholders and people on Social Security at the front of the line to be paid if the government hits its borrowing limit.

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Budget Committee to Vote on Residency Change

Posted: 05/09/2013 - The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to vote on whether to eliminate requirements on Wisconsin municipal workers to live in the cities where they work.

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Walker says There will be More Money for Schools

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says there will be additional money available for public schools and cutting taxes in his budget, but he doesn't know exactly how much yet.

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DOJ: Wis Must do More for Disabled Students

Posted: 05/02/2013 - The U.S. Department of Justice says the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction must do more to assist disabled students participating in the school voucher program.

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