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Fort McCoy, Others Brace for Federal Spending Cuts

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker continues to take a wait and see approach as to what looming federal spending cuts will mean for Wisconsin, while others prepare to scale back budgets, lay off workers and take other steps to deal with a loss of millions of dollars in funding.

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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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