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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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ACLU Sues Over Wisconsin Capitol Sing-along Crackdown

Updated: 02/11/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker's administration alleging a police crackdown down on protesters in the state Capitol is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Candidates to Report Spending

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court and state superintendent of schools are required to file their latest campaign spending reports showing activity through Feb. 4.

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Wis. Gov Announces Deer Plans in Upcoming Budget

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says his executive budget will implement a number of deer hunting changes, including new mini-hunts, money for mapping technology and new funding for chronic wasting disease surveillance.

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Local Student Gets Opportunity to Serve as a Senate Page

Updated: 02/08/2013 - For more than one hundred years, Senate pages have served the United States Congress. Calvin Cottrell, a junior at D.C. Everest, recently had the opportunity to fill that role in Washington, D.C.

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State Job Growth Lags Behind other States

Posted: 02/05/2013 - A new report blames Wisconsin's aging population and lack of business start-ups for job growth that has lagged behind other states since the mid-1990s.

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Skyward Considers Next Move After Losing State Bid

Updated: 02/04/2013 - A Stevens Point company may be forced to leave the state after the WI Department of Administration's decision to hire a Minnesota company to track student information.

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Republicans Unveil Changes to Wis. Mining Bill

Updated: 02/04/2013 - Republican backers of a bill to make it easier to open a new iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin say changes to their proposal will better protect the environment by taking into account concerns raised by Democrats and others.

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WEDC Head asks for $200 Million in Pension Funds

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The board that oversees Wisconsin's pension funds has rejected a request from the head of Gov. Scott Walker's semi-private economic development agency to invest $200 million to help startup businesses.

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Stevens Point Mayor Halverson Responds to Lost Skyward Contract

Posted: 02/03/2013 - Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson calls the Wisconsin Department of Administration's decision to give a Minnesota company a $15 million education services contract over a Wisconsin company tremendously shortsighted.

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Walker Transfers Another $40,000 to Legal Fund

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has transferred $40,000 of campaign donations into his legal defense fund, bringing the total deposited into the account to $200,000.

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Little Fundraising Reported in Spring Races

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and state superintendent are reporting little fundraising activity so far heading into the April 2 election.

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Records Show Mining Company Worked on Wis. bill

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Drafting records show a company looking to open a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin made suggestions on language in a Republican bill that would streamline Wisconsin's mining regulations.

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Senate to Take up Change to Bill Publication

Posted: 01/29/2013 - Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette says it's ridiculous that the Republican-controlled state Senate plans to vote a proposal that takes power away from La Follette's office to delay publishing bills passed by the Legislature.

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