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2015-02-26

Walker says Act 10 protests prepared him to take on terrorists

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to suggest that the people who participated in 2011’s Act 10 protests at the Capitol in Madison weren’t all that much…

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Wisconsin Assembly sets hearing on right-to-work bill (VIDEO)

Following passage of a right-to-work bill in the state Senate this week, an Assembly committee has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for next Monday at the Capitol. State Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere), who chairs the Assembly’s Labor…

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Walker defends shift on taking up right-to-work (AUDIO)

As a proposal to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state rushes through the Legislature, Governor Scott Walker is defending a shift in his position on taking up the bill during the current legislative session. Walker insisted on the campaign trail and…

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Changes coming to college savings plans

Families sending someone off to college may appreciate the changes being made to some government endorsed college savings plans. Congressman Ron Kind says the tax-free 529 college savings plans, such as Wisconsin’s EdVest program, have several rules and restrictions that…

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DNR board approves certain harvest goals

The Natural Resources Board has approved a county by county recommendation on deer population goals. Those goals were set and requested by the County Deer Advisory Councils, a product of the Deer Trustee Report. DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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