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State Posts 'Checkbook' Online

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Administrators say they are ready to post the state's "checkbook" online, giving taxpayers a chance to scrutinize spending by Wisconsin officials.

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Pridemore Says he's Not Blacklisting Reporters

Posted: 03/18/2013 - A candidate for state superintendent of schools says he is not blacklisting five reporters in Wisconsin, despite a memo from a former staffer that said he would not grant interviews with those on the list.

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Affidavit: Wis. GOP Files Not Preserved as Ordered

Posted: 03/14/2013 - An affidavit filed in federal court says documents were deleted from state redistricting computers last year even after lawmakers' aides were told to preserve all records.

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Wis. Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Union Law

Posted: 03/12/2013 - A Wisconsin appeals court has refused to put on hold a judge's decision repealing major parts of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

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Hearings Being Planned for State Budget

Updated: 03/12/2013 - Four public hearings by the Legislature's budget committee are in the works to give people a chance to comment on Gov. Scott Walker's two-year state spending proposal.

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Wis. Tribe Begins Fundraising to Fight Mining

Updated: 03/11/2013 - The Bad River Band of Lake Superior's leader says the tribe plans to immediately begin raising money for a possible lawsuit challenging Republicans' polarizing mining changes.

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Congressional Democrats Seek to Raise Minimum Wage

Posted: 03/05/2013 - House and Senate Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, more than a dollar higher than President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address.

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Democratic Party Spokesman Removed over Tweets

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Wisconsin's Democratic Party spokesman has been removed from his position after comparing Republican Gov. Scott Walker with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Wis. Assembly Gears up for Mining Fight

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Assembly Republicans are preparing for what promises to be the last, brutal debate on their divisive mining bill this week.

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Democrat Baldwin a Liberal Skeptic on Weapons Ban

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a supporter of gun control for a decade in the House, has shied away from talk of a proposed ban on assault weapons, disappointing some gun control advocates.

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Sen. Jerry Petrowski Announces Hmong Legislative Website

Posted: 03/01/2013 - State Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) announced today that his legislative website will now include pages translated into Hmong to assist in providing access for Hmong speaking people in the 29th Senate District.

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Wis. Awaiting Budget Cuts Details

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Even with massive federal spending cuts impending, Wisconsin officials say they need to know more before deciding how to deal with it.

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Republicans offer School Spending Plan Increase

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The Republican president of the state Senate is proposing an alternative plan to Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow public school spending to increase $150 more per student in each of the next two years.

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Local Organizations Brace for Sequester Cuts

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The federal sequester is less than 24 hours away and with no deal between Republicans and Democrats in sight, across the board spending cuts will take affect as early as Friday. This news has many organizations in our community bracing for cuts.

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Walker to Push for Vouchers on Report Cards

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he will support legislation requiring that private voucher schools be included in the same accountability system that applied to public schools, including annual report cards rating performance.

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