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2014-10-16

Aid increases to about half of Wisconsin school districts

About half of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts will get more general state aid than a year ago. Figures released Wednesday by the Department of Public Instruction show schools will share almost $4.5 billion in general state aid, an increase…

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Bond at $2 million in Stephanie Low murder

Bond has been set at $2 million in the Stephanie Low homicide. Kristopher Torgerson appeared by video in Marathon County court for his initial appearance on charges which include first degree intentional homicide in Torgerson, 34, is alleged to have…

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Mary Burke downplays ties to former boss Jim Doyle

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke appears to be distancing herself from former Governor Jim Doyle, with whom she worked for nearly three years. During a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board Wednesday, Burke said she hasn’t sought advice…

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Burke says plagiarism accusations slowed campaign momentum

When pressed about earlier accusations of copying parts of her jobs plan, first reported by BuzzFeed, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said criticisms are just a matter of ‘politics as usual.’ During a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial…

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2014-10-15

State ended fiscal year with $517 million balance

A new report from the state Department of Administration shows Wisconsin ended its fiscal year in June with its second highest balance since the year 2000. Lower than expected expenses helped to offset a one-percent drop in tax collections for…

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Race for Wisconsin governor remains a dead heat

With less than three weeks to go before the election, the race for governor in Wisconsin remains a statistical dead heat between incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The latest Marquette University Law School Poll released…

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Governor Walker considers revamping the gas tax

Governor Scott Walker floats the idea of replacing the traditional gas tax with a sales tax on gasoline and alternative fuels for vehicles, saying it could help stabilize the state transportation fund as it faces a $680 million shortfall in…

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Governor Walker won’t push right to work agenda

Governor Scott Walker says, if elected to a second term, he will specifically tell lawmakers not to pursue right to work legislation, nor will he expand the Act-10 collective bargaining restrictions to fire fighters and police. Walker says such a…

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2014-10-14

Mary Burke: No new taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she will not raise taxes, if she wins the election in November. The Madison school board member wants to cut taxes for middle class families. Burke was asked during a conference call whether she’d…

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Wausau men nabbed in marijuana sting

The owner of a Wausau bar and an accomplice are facing major drug charges following a sting by police. Paradox Bar owner Scott Kurzynski, 44, and 43-year-old Tim Kleinschmidt face multiple drug counts in connection with a plan to traffic…

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Senator Ron Johnson calls for Ebola screenings at U.S. borders

With federal officials stepping up screening efforts at major U.S. airports, a member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation says more needs to be done to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. “We should be at the border control stations, understanding…

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Burke blasts school choice

Central Wisconsin saw more activity from candidates for statewide political office Monday. Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke stopped in Stevens Point, where she discussed her jobs plan with employees of Sentry Insurance before taking some questions from the media. Burke made…

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