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Moderate Republicans Seek Changes to State Budget

Updated: 06/16/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Moderate Republican state senators are seeking major changes to the Wisconsin state budget, including undoing a statewide expansion of private school vouchers and accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion.

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Veterans Seek Changes to Property Tax Credit

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Veterans groups want the state Legislature to undo proposed limits on a popular property tax credit for disabled veterans and their spouses.

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Walker Withdraws Nomination of Student Regent

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has withdrawn the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents nomination of a UW-Platteville student whose name appears on the petition to recall Walker.

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Wis. Civil Litigation Provision Angers Attorney

Posted: 06/07/2013 - A Milwaukee attorney is angry over a provision adopted by the Legislature's budget committee that would further tighten Wisconsin's civil litigation rules.

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Wis. Assembly Passes Veterans Registration Bill

Posted: 06/07/2013 - The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bipartisan bill that would give veterans priority over other students when they register for University of Wisconsin System and state technical college classes.

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State Senate Won't Take Up Injunctions Bill in June

Posted: 06/04/2013 - The state Assembly is set to pass a Republican bill this week that would allow attorneys to block court orders nullifying state laws, but it looks like it's going to be a while before the Senate gets to it.

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Final Push for Wisconsin Budget

Posted: 06/02/2013 - Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders are nearing an agreement on the last three big pieces of the state budget.

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Bargaining Over Health Benefits Narrowed

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Public safety workers could collectively bargain over their health insurance premiums but not other costs of their plan under action taken by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Proposal to Sell State Properties up for Vote

Posted: 05/21/2013 - A wide-reaching change that would allow the state to sell off properties ranging from prisons and power plants to University of Wisconsin dormitories and state highways is up for approval before the Legislature's budget committee.

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UPDATE: Wis. Candidates got $758K from Sand, Gas Industry

Updated: 05/22/2013 - A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 since 2007, with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the state.

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GOP move gives State More Control on Construction

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Democrats say a move to standardize erosion control rules for commercial construction sites is simply another Republican effort to take away local authorities' power.

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State Budget Committee to Consider DNA Expansion

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin lawmakers are set this week to consider Gov. Scott Walker's plan to take DNA from anyone arrested for a felony and anyone convicted of any crime.

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Committee to Consider Double Dipping Changes

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Gov. Walker to Headline Iowa GOP Event

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will visit Iowa this week to deliver a speech that may bolster speculation that he will run for president in 2016.

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