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Wis. GOP Proposes Unemployment Benefit Changes

Posted: 04/02/2013 - A group of Republican legislators has forwarded a package of changes to Wisconsin's unemployment benefit rules to a state council for consideration.

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20 Percent Turnout Expected for Tuesday Elections

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Turnout is projected at 20 percent for Tuesday's elections across Wisconsin, which includes statewide races for Supreme Court justice and state education chief.

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Bill Changes Public Worker Retirement Calculation

Posted: 03/22/2013 - Pension payments to public workers in the Wisconsin Retirement System would be based on the average of their last five years' salary instead of three under a bill being circulated in the state Assembly.

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Former Walker Aide Due for Restitution Hearing

Posted: 03/21/2013 - Timothy D. Russell pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from a nonprofit group that Walker appointed him to lead back when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive.

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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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