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Special Report: A Day in the Life with Local Lawmakers

Updated: 02/26/2013 - It's 6:45 a.m. on a Tuesday, and like many parents, Representative Mandy Wright is getting her kids ready for school. They eat a quick breakfast together, before Wright helps them into their snow gear, gives them a kiss on the cheek, and sends them on their way to school.

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Governor Unveils Budget to Legislature

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Governor Scott Walker is proposing a $68 billion budget, or an increase in spending of 5.1% in the next two years.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Passes Transportation Amendment

Updated: 02/20/2013 - The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to vote on a constitutional amendment that prevents lawmakers from diverting money from the state transportation fund to pay for other items.

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Wis. Senator to Headline Minn. Democratic Event

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Minnesota Democrats are looking across the border to Wisconsin for the headline speaker for the party's major fundraising dinner, which is being held in April.

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AP NewsBreak: Walker to Expand Voucher Program

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that he is proposing Wisconsin's voucher school program expand in such a way that nine districts would immediately qualify, including Madison and Green Bay.

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Report Puts $14 Million on Same-day Registration

Posted: 02/18/2013 - A new report says eliminating voter registration at the polls on election day would cost Wisconsin up to $14.5 million, nearly three times as much as initially estimated.

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Ribble Named Vice Chair of Highways Subcommitttee

Posted: 02/15/2013 - Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) announced that he has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Wis. GOP Wants High Court to Take Law Challenges

Posted: 02/15/2013 - The president of the state Senate is trying to gather support for a bill that would require the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take any lawsuit challenging state statutes directly and decide the matter within 150 days.

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Obama Delivers State of the Union Tuesday Night

Updated: 02/12/2013 - The American public will get rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The speech will contain a heavy dose on the economy and play out against a visual backdrop dominated by the nation's current debate over guns.

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Walker to Announce Decision on Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker plans to announce on Wednesday his much-anticipated decision on whether Wisconsin will expand its Medicaid services as allowed under the federal health care overhaul law.

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