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2015-05-26

Wisconsin transportation funding outlook remains unclear

Uncertainty remains over transportation funding in Wisconsin, as the clock runs down on state budget deliberations. Governor Scott Walker’s proposed two-year state budget includes borrowing about $1.3 billion to fund road and infrastructure projects, but Republicans in both chambers have…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bill would allow Wisconsin hunters to wear ‘blaze pink’

If blaze orange is not your color, a proposal at the Wisconsin Capitol would could give you another option. The legislation would add blaze pink to the list of approved colors that must make up half of the outerwear worn…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Vos critical of scheduled public hearing on prevailing wage

Prevailing wage repeal is scheduled for a legislative hearing and vote on Wednesday at the Capitol. State Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere), who chairs the Assembly Labor Committee, wants to get rid of the law that require construction workers involved…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Assembly panel plans action on prevailing wage repeal

A controversial push to repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law is getting a quick hearing and vote from a legislative committee. The chair of the Assembly Labor Committee announced Tuesday morning that the panel would hold a public hearing and executive…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Two Memorial Day weekend drownings under investigation

The body of a 21-year-old Chicago area man has been recovered from the Wisconsin River. The man went under water in the Lower Dells area a few hundred yards south of the dam at Wisconsin Dells. Officials say he was…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Officials continue to ticket unbuckled motorists, passengers

Memorial Day weekend is behind us, but the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization continues, with the focus on “click-it” rather than “ticket.” Governor Scott Walker had proposed increasing the fine to $56 for not wearing a seat belt, but…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Two Memorial Day weekend drowning under investigation

The body of a 21-year-old Chicago area man has been recovered from the Wisconsin River. The man went under water in the Lower Dells area a few hundred yards south of the dam at Wisconsin Dells. Officials say he was…

posted 2015/05/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-25

High school sports officials concerned about Wisconsin budget provision

A push to let more non-traditional students participate in public school activities is raising some questions for Wisconsin high school athletics officials. Language added to the state budget last week by the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee would require public schools…

posted 2015/05/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-24

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day for many is a time for family, barbecues, shopping, and weekend getaways. But, many folks are also remembering the fallen men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos said many…

posted 2015/05/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-21

Memorial Day fishing looks good

Department of Natural Resources wardens said the fishing prospects for Memorial Day weekend are excellent. Last week’s chilly temperatures may have confused some of the regular spawning for a number of species including walleyes, so anglers will just have to…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Fatal fire in Racine County under investigation

The cause of a fire that killed an 88-year old homeowner in Racine County remains under investigation, with neighbors stunned by the tragedy on their normally quiet island peninsula. The name of the victim continues to be withheld, as well…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Milwaukee alderman dead after overnight crash

Milwaukee Alderman Joseph Dudzik, 56, was killed late Thursday night in a motorcycle crash. Police said Dudzik hit construction barricades while riding his Harley-Davidson around 11:25 pm on Milwaukee’s southwest side. Dudzik was taken to a hospital, where he died…

posted 2015/05/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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