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2015-02-26

Push to remove waiting period to buy handgun

A public hearing is scheduled Thursday on a bill to end Wisconsin’s waiting period to buy handguns. Senate Republican Van Wanggaard of Racine says the state’s 48-hour waiting period is no longer necessary, because background checks are now done almost…

posted 2015/02/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work (VIDEO)

On a narrow 17-15 vote, the Wisconsin state Senate passed right-to-work legislation Wednesday night. “There will be no more important jobs bill in this chamber over the next two years, than the bill before us today,” said Majority Leader, Senator…

posted 2015/02/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-02-25

Packers release LB A.J. Hawk (Video)

After nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, linebacker A.J. Hawk has been released by the team today. “A.J. is a consummate Packer and we are grateful for all that he has given and how he represented the organization over…

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Unions continue push against right-to-work

For the second day in a row, an estimated crowd of about 2,000 union members and their supporters voiced their opposition at the Wisconsin Capitol to a proposed right-to-work bill during a noon-time rally on the steps of the building.…

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senate takes up right-to-work

The Wisconsin state Senate has begun debate on right-to-work legislation. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) offered a primer on labor history in his opening remarks about the bill, SB-44. Fitzgerald said the bill provides workplace freedom and makes Wisconsin…

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Town hall meeting scheduled at Tomah VA

The Veterans Administration has scheduled a town hall style meeting in Tomah to discuss recent care and over-medication issues. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs lead investigator and Tomah staff plan to hear what patients, their families, and the general public…

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Conservation Congress pushes back against DNR changes

A group that works closely with outdoor enthusiasts is speaking out against part of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget. The provision would strip away the power of the Natural Resources Board, making the panel largely advisory. Right now, that Board …

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Right-to-work advances in abrupt vote

The Wisconsin state Senate will debate right-to-work legislation on Wednesday. Tuesday night, labor committee chair Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), abruptly called for a vote on the measure before the announced 7:00 cut off time for public comments, citing a “credible…

posted 2015/02/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-02-24

Arrest made in Dane County arson

A Dane County man is under arrest, in connection with an arson fire at a residence that was set to house a sex offender. Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said Tuesday that 50-year-old Russell A. Speigle of Cottage Grove had…

posted 2015/02/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker says timing good on right-to-work bill

As Republican lawmakers push quickly to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state, Governor Scott Walker is backing off from comments made earlier this year about the bill being a distraction. During a stop in Green Bay on Tuesday, Walker said he…

posted 2015/02/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers hear public testimony on right-to-work legislation

The Senate Labor Committee heard conflicting testimony on the potential impact of the controversial bill from business owners, economists, academics, and union members. Right-to-work would prohibit employers from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Senate…

posted 2015/02/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin union groups rally against right-to-work (VIDEO)

Four years after massive crowds of protesters surrounded Wisconsin’s Capitol building during the fight over collective bargaining legislation, chants of “this is what Democracy looks like” could once again be heard floating around the building on Tuesday. Union groups find…

posted 2015/02/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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