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2014-07-25

Foreclosure rate drops in state

There’s been a significant drop in foreclosures in Wisconsin. “Our foreclosure levels have consistently gone down, and really if you look at the first and second quarters of the year, it’s been an almost constant improvement, and that’s been in…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

You may not notice the difference immediately, but big changes are just around the bend for Wisconsin’s Do Not Call list. Beginning August 1, consumers will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years to receive…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

GOP letter: no refugee children here

The federal government’s placement of 50 unaccompanied minors in Wisconsin has drawn a rebuke from four members of the state legislature. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Republican colleagues, Representatives David Craig, Joel Kleefisch and John Nygren, forwarded the letter on…

posted 2014/07/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-24

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin will retain its title as the top cranberry producer in America. In a U.S. Department of Agriculture report just released, Wisconsin set a record last fall by harvesting 6.02 million barrels of cranberries, which was 25% more than the…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Sealed Air pulls out of Racine County

The Racine area takes a jobs hit with news that a company once connected to the famed SC Johnson empire will move its headquarters – and 300 jobs – to North Carolina. New Jersey-based Sealed Air Corporation bought Diversey three…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Panel examines funding and governance of tech colleges

A legislative committee examines Wisconsin Technical College System funding and governance responsibilities. Lawmakers hear from experts at the state Capitol on “viable options to lowering property taxes.” Joe Murray with the Wisconsin Realtors Association cites recent polls showing property tax…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Ryan offers plan to fight poverty

Despite spending $800 billion a year at the federal level to help the nation’s poor, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) says the U.S. faces the highest poverty rate in a generation. The House Budget Committee chairman outlined a series of…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Home found for Sheboygan alligator

Still no word on how an alligator ended up in Sheboygan. Michael Clutter is a Department of Natural Resources Warden who found a placement for the four-foot long reptile after the animal was captured by sheriff’s deputies last Sunday, after…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State criticized over decision to stop enforcing contraceptive mandate

Advocates for access to birth control say Governor Scott Walker’s administration is improperly using a U.S. Supreme Court ruling as an excuse to not enforce a state law. The state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance said this week it…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Ozanne campaign spending report missing details

A candidate for Wisconsin’s top law enforcement post failed to explain almost one-third of his campaign’s expenses for the first half of the year, as required by law. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is one of three Democrats running…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wausau man sentenced for sexual assault, racketeering, and fraud

A former Wausau businessman has been sent to prison after being convicted of numerous felonies, including sexual assault of two children, racketeering, and fraud. 54-year-old Jay Fischer was already facing the racketeering and fraud charges for illegal mortgage lending practices…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Fond du Lac Police search for naked home invader

Police in Fond du Lac are urging residents to lock their doors and windows at night, following at least two incidents in recent weeks involving a naked man trying to enter homes. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the latest…

posted 2014/07/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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