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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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Convenience Store Gets Thumbs Down from Wausau City Council

Updated: 02/26/2014 - The Wausau City Council voted down a plan to build a convenience store on the city's west side Tuesday night. The proposal, which would have lead to a new Kwik Trip at Bridge St. and Stevens Dr. failed 7-4

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7th Candidate Enters Wisconsin Treasurer Race

Posted: 02/25/2014 - A Wauwatosa businessman has become the seventh candidate to file for election as state treasurer, an office that has seen almost every meaningful duty taken away in recent years.

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Wis. Assembly set to End Government Minimum Wage

Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would end minimum wage mandates for local government workers and contractors paid with state or federal money.

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Wisconsin Court Releases Thousands of Walker Aide Documents

Posted: 02/19/2014 - A Wisconsin state appeals court has released 27,000 pages of emails and hundreds of other previously sealed documents collected during a criminal investigation into a former aide to Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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Ryan Says he's Keeping his Options open for 2016

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he's keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won't be looking at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.

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