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2015-07-28

Assembly set for Bucks arena vote

The state Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on funding a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Vandenbroek) said Monday that not all Republican members are on board, so they’ll need Democrats as well. “We’ve said all along…

posted 2015/07/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-27

Emails show contact between GAB head and IRS mostly personal in nature

State officials have released dozens of emails sent between the head of Wisconsin’s elections agency and a former IRS official, following accusations of possible coordination between the two in efforts to go after conservative groups. The 138 pages of emails…

posted 2015/07/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-26

Scant support for Iran nuclear deal in Wisconsin’s D.C. delegation

The U.S. Congress has begun a sixty day review of a deal struck by the Obama administration, to limit Iran’s nuclear capability in return for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. Initial statements reveal little outright support for…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP for Walker campaign

The head of the state Republican Party is stepping down. The Wisconsin GOP says executive director Joe Fadness has resigned in order to join Governor Scott Walker’s campaign team. He will be heading up the team that’s in charge of…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Republicans take aim at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood funding

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin could face funding cuts, under legislation being circulated for co-sponsors at the Capitol. The bills seek to reduce federal funding to the health care provider, which offers abortions at a some of its Wisconsin facilities, by…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Kenosha County plane crash kills two

Two people are dead, after a plane crash in Kenosha County that was discovered Sunday afternoon. Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies began searching for the aircraft Sunday just after noon, after being contacted by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department about the…

posted 2015/07/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-25

Trump fires back at Walker in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is going after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the current front-runner in Iowa polls among the crowded GOP field. During a campaign rally with about 1,400 supporters in Oskaloosa, Trump told the audience he had appreciated…

posted 2015/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-24

Proposed DNR review changes criticized

Environmental groups are up in arms over a proposed change in Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources policy, which would cut the number of projects that get full reviews before they are approved. The Natural Resources Board is scheduled to consider…

posted 2015/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Funeral services set for slain Wisconsin Marine

Residents of northwest Wisconsin will say goodbye Saturday to a Marine sergeant killed in last week’s attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A visitation for 25-year-old Carson Holmquist is scheduled to take place at Grantsburg High School from 11am-1pm,…

posted 2015/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bill offers Wisconsin health care workers flu shot exemption

A bill introduced in the Wisconsin legislature would permit more health care workers in the state to refuse flu shots. Current state law does not require such employees to get the influenza vaccination, but some health care facilities require workers…

posted 2015/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Kind pushes ‘Rebuilding American Manufacturing Act’

A Wisconsin Congressman wants to create new incentives to help strengthen U.S. manufacturing businesses, and encourage them to keep jobs in America. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) has introduced what he calls the “Rebuilding American Manufacturing Act.” The legislation calls…

posted 2015/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-23

Wisconsin open records law could still see changes

Wisconsin’s open records law may still face challenges. Records obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal reveal that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos initiated the sweeping and controversial changes to the state’s open records law. The language was slipped into the budget,…

posted 2015/07/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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