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2015-01-29

GOP lawmakers unveil plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee

Two state Republicans unveil an ambitious plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee’s central city. Under-performing urban public schools would become charter schools, under the package of proposals that seems to follow Governor Scott Walker’s theme of going “big and bold.”…

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Walker says he won’t reconsider Kenosha casino decision

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won’t be reconsidering his rejection of a proposed Hard Rock Kenosha casino. That’s despite a request from a bipartisan group of ten lawmakers from southeastern Wisconsin, asking the governor to do just that. “I had a…

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2015-01-28

GOP plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee is unveiled

Two state Republicans unveil an ambitious plan to fight poverty in Milwaukee’s central city. Under-performing urban public schools would become charter schools, under the package of proposals that seems to follow Governor Scott Walker’s theme of going “big and bold.”…

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Walker deflects attention of newly-formed group from himself, says it’s about ideas

Governor Scott Walker said unlike other prospective candidates out there who have political action committees (PACs) with the “intention of promoting themselves,” his tax-exempt committee, Our American Revival, is “all about ideas.” Speaking in Racine Wednesday morning, Walker said the…

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Wisconsin lawmakers argue over EPA carbon emission targets

Partisan positions held the day at a Capitol hearing on the Obama administration’s proposed carbon emission limits. It was an informational hearing – there’s no legislation being considered to counter new EPA new standards, although Governor Scott Walker’s Department of…

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Menasha Corporation will build new corporate HQ in Neenah

Menasha Corporation wants to build a new global headquarters in Neenah. Mayor Dean Kaufert, who helped present the proposal to the city council during a special meeting Tuesday night, said it will keep the corporation in the Fox Cities. for…

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Lawmakers ask Walker to reconsider Kenosha casino decision

A bipartisan group of southeastern Wisconsin lawmakers is asking Governor Scott Walker to take another look at his decision to reject a proposed Kenosha casino. Walker rejected the Menominee Tribe’s project last Friday, citing concerns about potential litigation and back-payments…

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Walker denies newly-formed group is about him, it’s about ideas

Governor Scott Walker said unlike other prospective candidates out there who have political action committees (PACs) with the “intention of promoting themselves,” his tax-exempt committee, Our American Revival, is “all about ideas.” Speaking in Racine Wednesday morning, Walker said the…

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Marathon County sounding the alarm on methamphetamines

Public health and law enforcement agencies in Marathon County are launching a new effort to combat the rising use of methamphetamines in the area. A broad coalition met in Wausau Tuesday to kick off the Pushback Against Drugs Initiative, which…

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Warmer reception for Senate school accountability bill

The state Senate’s version of a school accountability bill received its first hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, receiving a much warmer reception that a competing proposal in the state Assembly when it faced public testimony. Members of the Senate’s education…

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Right-to-work not dead in Wisconsin

The controversial right-to-work legislation might not be on a fast track in Wisconsin, but it’s also not a dead issue. That’s according to state Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). “It’s still out there. I think it’s still something that…

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Lawmakers and UW System leaders react to Walker’s plan

University of Wisconsin System officials and state lawmakers charged with its oversight are reacting to Governor Scott Walker’s plans for the system’s future. Walker will include the plan as part of the 2015-’17 state budget proposal which he’ll formally announce…

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