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2015-07-04

Wisconsin open records law changes coming out of budget

In the face of harsh criticism, Governor Scott Walker and Republicans leaders announced Saturday that controversial changes to Wisconsin’s open records law will be removed from the state budget. The provisions, which would restrict public access to most records generated…

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2015-07-03

Walker wants ‘changes’ to open records proposal in Wisconsin budget

Governor Scott Walker’s office said Friday that he plans to work with legislative leaders to “make changes” to a controversial set of proposals aimed at Wisconsin’s open records law, before the full budget bill makes its way to his desk.…

posted 2015/07/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-02

Wisconsin Attorney General critical of open records change

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is speaking out against proposed changes to the state’s open records law, which were added to the state budget by Republican lawmakers late Thursday evening. The provision would shield most communications and records held by…

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Joint Finance Committee wraps up work on Wisconsin budget

A delayed state budget bill is now on its way to the full Legislature, after the Joint Finance Committee wrapped up its work on the roughly $70 billion package early Friday morning. After a stalemate that stretched for more than…

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Lawmakers propose removing some online court records

Language added to the state budget by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee would make it easier to remove some information from the state’s online court records system. The Wisconsin Circuit Court Access site, commonly known as “CCAP,” allows residents to…

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Republicans dropping changes to Wisconsin teaching licenses

Republican lawmakers on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Thursday backed away from controversial changes to Wisconsin teacher certification rules. The measure, added to the budget in May, would have allowed anyone with a bachelor’s degree to be licensed to…

posted 2015/07/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin budget provision adds exemptions to open records law

A last minute state budget proposal would exempt most communications and research done by state lawmakers, their staff, and legislative employees from Wisconsin’s open records law. Under the language included in the wrap-up motion being considered Thursday evening by the…

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Obama promotes new overtime rules in La Crosse

President Barack Obama compared the economies of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the growing field of Republican presidential candidates to a popular movie, during a stop in La Crosse on Thursday. The president was at UW La Crosse to highlight a…

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Wisconsin budget panel approves transportation funding changes

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has approved an overhaul of transportation funding in the state budget. The package approved Thursday at the Capitol includes cuts to road projects and other DOT programs, as part of an effort to reduce the…

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Governor signs bill restricting GPS tracking

Using a GPS device to track someone’s whereabouts or their vehicle without consent would be against the law, under legislation signed into law by Governor Scott Walker this week. The legislation from state Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Rep. Adam…

posted 2015/07/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker expected to announce presidential run on July 13

Several published reports indicate Governor Scott Walker plans to launch his presidential bid on July 13. POLITICO reported that aides to the Republican governor said he will file paperwork today with the Federal Election Commission, with plans to formally announce…

posted 2015/07/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bernie Sanders draws big crowd at Madison rally

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders had an appreciative audience in Madison Wednesday night, as the Democratic presidential candidate barnstormed at the Alliant Energy Center. Sanders touched on a variety of domestic policy issues, but focused on what he refered to as…

posted 2015/07/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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