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2015-07-01

Audit shows positive balance for Wisconsin unemployment fund

A fund that pays for Wisconsin’s unemployment benefits ended the previous fiscal year with a positive balance for the first time in six years. A report from the state Legislative Audit Bureau shows the Unemployment Reserve Fund grew from negative…

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John Doe target sues Milwaukee County district attorney

A former aide to Governor Scott Walker is filing a civil lawsuit against the Milwaukee County district attorney, accusing D.A. John Chisholm and several of his staff members of conducting a campaign of intimidation and harassment against Cindy Archer. In…

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Poll: Walker’s lead in Iowa shrinks

A new poll of likely Iowa Caucus-goers shows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holding on to a slim lead over a rapidly growing field of Republican presidential candidates, all of which are essentially tied for second. According to a Quinnipiac University…

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Republicans announce tentative Wisconsin budget deal

Republican leaders say they have reached an agreement to help move the state budget forward, although whether the plan has the support needed to pass the full Legislature remains in doubt. Under the deal announced Wednesday morning at the Capitol,…

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Democratic presidential candidate Sanders plans Madison visit

A Democratic candidate for president will rally with supporters in Madison later tonight. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) says the rally could end up being one of the largest of his campaign so far. In a call with reporters Tuesday,…

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Wisconsin ends fiscal year without a budget

UPDATE: Lawmakers announced late Tuesday evening that they have reached a tentative agreement on a budget deal. Assembly Republican Leader Jim Steineke said it will cut transportation funding, while protecting several major projects. Funding for a Milwaukee Bucks arena and…

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2015-06-30

Agencies announce Asian Carp strategy for Great Lakes

In the the latest round in the fight to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee – which includes the Departments of Natural Resources in Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states – has…

posted 2015/06/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Democrats propose K-12 funding bills

A coalition of public school supporters, unhappy with education provisions slipped into the state budget, rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday in support of Democratic legislation aimed at increasing per-pupil revenue limits for local districts, and increasing reimbursement rates for…

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Justice Gableman withdraws motion to reconsider Rindfleisch appeal

A state Supreme Court justice has withdrawn a motion to reconsider an appeal from a former aide to Governor Scott Walker. Justice Michael Gableman last week made a motion for the court to revisit its decision not to hear an…

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Environmental review ordered for Bayfield County hog farm

The state Department of Natural Resources says a proposed mega hog farm in northern Wisconsin will have to undergo an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, before it can move forward. The proposed Badgerwood swine operation would be located in the…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court backs wind turbine rules

The state Supreme Court has upheld state rules for where wind turbine construction can take place. The rules adopted by the Public Service Commission in 2012 established minimum distance standards between homes and wind turbines, in order to address concerns…

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State reaches out to 100,000 inactive voters

State election officials are trying to verify the status of nearly 100,000 registered voters. The Government Accountability Board has sent out “Notice of Suspension” postcards to registered voters who have not cast a ballot in the last four years. The…

posted 2015/06/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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