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2016-02-12

Walker signs Wisconsin civil service changes into law

The state workforce could see a number of changes going forward, following the signing of a bill that overhauls Wisconsin’s civil service system. Governor Scott Walker put his signature on the controversial legislation Friday afternoon, during a ceremony in Grand…

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections secretary resigns

The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections has resigned, in the midst of a scandal surrounding a state facility for juvenile offenders. Corrections Secretary Ed Wall will step down by the end of this month, with former DOC secretary…

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Racine County judge raised concerns about Lincoln Hills in 2012

A newly released memo shows concerns were raised about the treatment of juvenile offenders at the Lincoln Hills institution as early as 2012. Racine County Circuit Judge Richard Kruel discussed the case of an offender who was sexually assaulted at…

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DNC chair sees Wisconsin as a battleground state (AUDIO)

The chair of the Democratic National Committee expects Wisconsin to remain a battleground state in the presidential race, but it ultimately optimistic it will once again swing to their candidate. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the decision to hold…

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Hunter harassment bill heads to Governor Walker

Wisconsin hunters would have more rights to be left alone, under a bill that’s heading to Governor Scott Walker. The Assembly gave final legislative approval Thursday on a voice vote to a bill that expands the legal definition of harassing…

posted 2016/02/12 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-02-11

Bill cutting Planned Parenthood funding heads to Walker

Republicans in the state Assembly have advanced a bill requiring providers to bill Medicaid only for the actual acquisition costs and dispensing fees for birth control drugs. The measure, which passed Thursday on a 61-35 vote, is now ready for…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Democratic presidential candidates target differences in Milwaukee

While the two candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination share many similar positions, both focused in on some of their key differences Thursday night during a debate hosted by the PBS News Hour on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Democrats Hillary…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker pleased to see national parties focus on Wisconsin

While he’s unlikely to support either of the candidates, Governor Scott Walker says he’s happy to see Democrats focusing their attention on Wisconsin tonight. The party’s presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, will meet tonight at 8 p.m., in…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wausau man arrested in a second underage online sex sting

A Wausau man recently charged in connection with an online underage sex sting in the Wausau Metro has been arrested for the same thing in Eau Claire. Police say 29-year-old Griffin Waldinger was arrested along with several other men by…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker says Act 10 has improved Wisconsin (AUDIO)

Five years after he introduced the bill that would later become Act 10, Governor Scott Walker believes it has made Wisconsin a better place. “Local officials now can drive those decisions and respond to the people that they represent, as…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

UW Extension to cut staff from county programs

Job cuts are coming to the UW Extension Service. Some 80 positions will be eliminated, from the county offices for agriculture agents, 4-H and youth specialists, and family living advisers. Staffing cuts in the Extension programs have been in the…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Littoral combat ships face Congressional concerns

A Navy ship building program that supports thousands of Wisconsin jobs could be downsized, as the ships face continued criticism. U-S Senators John McCain, the Arizona Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed…

posted 2016/02/11 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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