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2014-12-17

Walker says Bush announcement not affecting thoughts about presidential run

Governor Scott Walker says former Florida Governor Jeb Bush actively exploring a run for president will not impact his decision on whether or not to enter the race While he has not made a decision himself and has offered no…

posted 2014/12/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker staying upbeat about ‘Molotov’ mistake (AUDIO)

As Governor Scott Walker helped celebrate the start of Hanukkah on Tuesday, he said he joked with rabbis attending a menorah lighting ceremony at the executive residence about a mistake found in an letter that’s grabbed national headlines. In a…

posted 2014/12/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-16

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board head defends agency

The head of the state Government Accountability Board is coming to the defense of the agency and its policies, following a state audit released last week that has some Republicans calling for the dismantling of the agency. GAB director Kevin…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Audit reveals unemployment benefit overpayments, blocked calls

An audit shows the Department of Workforce Development blocked almost 1.7 million calls from people trying to claim unemployment benefits in the year that ended June 30. The Legislative Audit Bureau report shows the vast majority of blocked calls were…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin overpaid nearly $168 million in unemployment benefits, audit shows

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has identified 681,400 overpayments over the past three years, totaling $167.9 million. That’s the result of individuals intentially (9.5 percent) and unintentionally (84.7 percent) providing inaccurate information. The Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released the…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Minnesota boy dies in Wisconsin hunting accident

An eighth-grader from Red Wing Minnesota is dead following a hunting accident in western Wisconsin. Pierce County authorities say Logan Hinrichs, 14, died from a gunshot wound over the weekend, while hunting in Maiden Rock.  The death remains under…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Baldwin joins effort to stop spread of Asian carp

Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining a bipartisan effort to improve part of the Chicago waterway to prevent the spread of Asian carp. It’s called the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act, and Baldwin says action must be taken immediately to stop…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-15

Knudson defends push to overhaul GAB

A recent audit highlighting many failings at the state Government Accountability Board has Democrats defending the agency and Republicans pointing out its flaws. Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) says the failings are worse than originally thought, saying there’s a “complete structural…

posted 2014/12/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-14

Wisconsin Senators split on omnibus spending bill

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) votes to pass the $1.1 trillion plan (H.R. 83) that would fund most federal agencies through September 30, other than Homeland Security. Funds for that agency only go through February. The U.S. House of Representatives…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Dozens sent to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning

A zamboni caused a carbon monoxide leak that made 81 people sick at a junior league hockey game in Lake Delton on Saturday night. Fire officials said yesterday that the ice-resurfacing machine produced high levels of carbon monoxide in the…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin ag experts to help food producers market locally

Wisconsin state ag officials want to help local producers do a better job of marketing their food products to the public. The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Local Food Business Seminar Series will continue in the New Year with marketing seminars…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Heavy fog likely cause of highway crash injuring seven

Heavy afternoon fog is likely to blame for a crash near Wittenberg that sent seven people to the hospital. Shawano County officials say a westbound truck crossed the median on Highway 29 near the Grand Avenue overpass around 4:30 on…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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