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Obama Unveils $500M Gun Violence Package, Signs 23 Executive Actions

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

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Dems: State of State Speech Short on Detail, Full of Fluff

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State speech is short on details and full of fluff. They say even though Walker promised in the Tuesday speech to focus on creating jobs, he has shown no urgency to do so over the first two years of his term.

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Full Text of Gov. Scott Walker's 2013 State of the State Speech

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Governor Scott Walker says job creation will be the top priority in the next year. He's also calling for quick passage of the mine permit bill and says he'll introduce a tax reduction in the next budget. Here's the full text of the 2013 State of the State

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Records Show Death Threats Made to Walker

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Newly released emails and other documents show that Gov. Scott Walker and his family received numerous death threats over his first two years in office, none of which have resulted in criminal charges being filed in Madison.

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Minneapolis, Milwaukee Mayors Hold Gun Summit

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the Upper Midwest say greater access to data on firearms purchases and strong community partnerships are just a few initiatives that could prevent future gun violence.

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Deal or no Deal? Assembly to Tackle Late Debate

Posted: 01/10/2013 - It will be clear soon whether Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Assembly were able to reach a deal with Democrats to cut down on debating and taking votes in the middle of the night.

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Lawmakers Reach No Agreement on Changing Rules

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Republican and Democratic leaders have not reached any agreement on changes to how the state Assembly operates designed to curtail all-night debates.

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GOP Leaders Favor Lower Income Tax Rates

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The new Wisconsin Assembly leader says Republicans plan to push for a reduction in the state income tax during the 2013 legislative session.

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Gov. Walker Stops in Schofield to Promote Mining Bill

Updated: 01/03/2013 - A new year means a new legislative session in Madison. Governor Walker was in Schofield today outlining his plans for the new year. One of his top priorities this session, getting a mining bill passed.

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NY Area Lawmakers: House GOP Scraps Vote Sandy Aid

Posted: 01/02/2013 - New York area-lawmakers in both parties are erupting in anger, saying the House Republican leadership has decided to let Congress adjourn without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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Kohl, Johnson Support Senate Fiscal Cliff Deal

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Wisconsin's two U.S. senators both voted for a compromise bill meant to avert the fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts.

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