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2016-02-11

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

Low turnout expected for Wisconsin Supreme Court primary

A slim turnout is expected at the polls for next Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin. State Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy predicts just ten percent of those eligible will cast a ballot. That amounts to about 450,000 votes being…

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

Democratic presidential candidates come to Milwaukee

Will they be feeling the Bern or hollering for Hillary in Milwaukee? The Democratic candidates for president will square off later tonight inside the Helen Bader Concert Hall at the UW-Milwaukee. The two-hour debate represents a chance for Sanders to…

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

‘Double dipping’ bill gets public hearing (AUDIO)

A bill to prohibit “double dipping” in elected office is advancing at the Capitol. State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) wants to prohibit lawmakers from simultaneously serving as county executives. The measure received public hearings before Senate and Assembly…

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

2016-02-10

Flatoff ordered to stand trial

The suspect in a Neenah standoff has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A Winnebago County judge on Wednesday ordered a trial in the case of 46-year-old Brian Flatoff. Flatoff faces 16 charges in the December 5th standoff and…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

States score partial victory in fight against Obama climate change plan

Wisconsin and other states challenging federal rules aimed at reducing carbon emissions are praising a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, which put a hold on the policy until the legal disputes over the measure are settled. Wisconsin is…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Online voter registration heads to Assembly

Wisconsin voters will be able to register online, under terms of a bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday night. The bill also ends the practice of allowing clerks to deputize people to run group registration drives. The Senate voted…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Telemarketers once again top Wisconsin consumer complaint list

Problems with telemarketers once again topped the list of consumer complaints in Wisconsin during 2015, although problems with identity theft also saw a dramatic increase. The annual report from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection details the top…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Bill prohibiting ‘double dipping’ in elected office set for hearing

A bill that would prohibit holding legislative office and a seat in the legislature simultaneously is scheduled for a legislative hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. The measure’s sponsor, state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), has said that the…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Senate approves Walker’s pick for railroad commissioner

The Wisconsin state Senate has approved Governor Scott Walker’s interim appointment for state railroad commissioner. But not all Democrats were onboard with the governor’s pick to succeed Jeff Plale, a former Democratic state senator who resigned the post abruptly last…

posted 2016/02/10 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-02-09

Milwaukee man indicted in mass shooting plot

Formal charges have been filed against a Milwaukee man accused of planning to carry out a mass shooting. Prosecutors have charged 23-year-old Samy Hamzeh with three weapons-related counts, in connection with an alleged plot to attack a Masonic center in…

posted 2016/02/09 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Assembly approves bill raising payments for wrongful convictions

The state Assembly has signed off on a bill that would increase the amount of compensation available to those wrongfully convicted of crimes. Current law caps the payout to those who spend time in prison for a crime they didn’t…

posted 2016/02/09 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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