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Wis. Senate President: Kramer Should Be Tossed

Posted: 03/29/2014 - The president of the state Senate says state Rep. Bill Kramer should be forced out of the Assembly if the Waukesha Republican is found guilty of pending sexual assault charges

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Audit Questions $520,000 in Federal Aid

Posted: 03/28/2014 - A new state audit is questioning the handling of about $520,000 in federal aid received by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Walker orders Investigation into Disability Group

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker has ordered an investigation into whether Disability Rights Wisconsin violated patient confidentiality by widely distributing a report about claims of substandard care at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.

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House Finalizing Bill to Stop cut to Medicare Docs

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their reimbursements from the government under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

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Ryan's Poverty Remarks Distract From Policy Push

Posted: 03/22/2014 - Rep. Paul Ryan is making poverty a signature issue as he tries to broaden his appeal ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016, but he's had to defend himself and his message against allegations of racism.

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Open Government Violations Draw Few Citations

Posted: 03/15/2014 - Public officials in Wisconsin can be fined hundreds of dollars for violating Wisconsin's open government laws, but court records show only seven citations have been imposed in the past five years for open meetings violations, and none for public records cases.

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Write-in Candidates Wouldn't have to be Counted

Posted: 03/11/2014 - Mickey Mouse, Aaron Rodgers and other famous people and characters entered as write-in candidates for public office would not have to be counted any longer under a bill before the Wisconsin state Senate.

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Obama 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy

Posted: 03/04/2014 - President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering peoples' incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits.

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Wisconsin Committees Consider New Mine Bill

Updated: 03/04/2014 - A Republican bill that would exempt existing sand mines from new regulations is getting a cool reception from minority Democrats on the Legislature's mining committees.

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No Decision yet on Whether Kramer will be Replaced

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Republicans who have majority control of the Wisconsin state Assembly plan to meet Tuesday morning to vote on removing Rep. Bill Kramer as majority leader, the second most powerful position.

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