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2015-07-16

Wisconsin Supreme Court ends probe into Walker campaign

The state Supreme Court has ordered an end to an investigation into what prosecutors had argued was illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker’s campaign and outside conservative groups during the 2012 recall elections. The probe, commonly referred to as the…

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Senate approves Milwaukee Bucks arena financing plan

With bipartisan support, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that provides taxpayer funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill, which calls for taxpayers to pick up about half the cost of the $500 million project, cleared the…

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2015-07-15

Police release name of Wisconsin Capitol bomb threat suspect

State officials have identified the suspect arrested in relation to a bomb threat at the Wisconsin Capitol last week. Department of Administration spokesman Cullen Werwie said Wednesday that 55-year-old Daniel S. Veerhusen of Madison was arrested for a bomb scare…

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Talks continue over funding for Milwaukee Bucks arena

State lawmakers were once again meeting behind closed doors this morning, as the Senate continues work on a plan to provide some public financing for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Leaders say the proposal could come to the floor of…

posted 2015/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin attorney general sues over drug testing requirement

Wisconsin’s attorney general has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at allowing the state to enforce a new drug testing requirement for food stamp recipients. The provision, included in the state budget signed by Governor Scott Walker over the weekend, allows…

posted 2015/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-14

Wisconsin Secretary of State challenges office move in court (AUDIO)

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is going to court to keep his office from being moved inside the state Capitol building. La Follette on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Dane Count Court, seeking to block provisions included in…

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Arrest made in connection with Wisconsin Capitol bomb threat

Almost a week after a bomb threat cleared the Wisconsin’s Capitol building in the middle of a state budget debate, police say they have made an arrest in connection with the incident. A spokesman for the Department of Administration said…

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Walker draws fire over comments about Boy Scout gay leadership policy

A day after announcing his presidential bid, Governor Scott Walker sparked controversy among gay rights groups over comments he made about proposed changes to a Boy Scouts of America policy on allowing openly gay adults to serve as leaders. The…

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Wisconsin Congressional delegation weighs in on Iran deal

The announcement Tuesday from President Barack Obama that Iran will limit its nuclear activities, in exchange for relief from economic sanctions, drew strong condemnations from Republican members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) criticized the plan as…

posted 2015/07/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Supreme Court set to rule Thursday in Wisconsin John Doe lawsuits

The State Supreme Court plans to announce its ruling on Thursday in three cases filed against a long-running John Doe probe into activities by conservative groups and Governor Scott Walker’s campaign during the 2012 recall elections The court issued a…

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WIAA pleased with budget veto on athletic eligibility

One of Governor Scott Walker’s vetoes of the state budget bill was well received by school districts and the private association that handles athletics eligibility, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. The budget originally submitted to the Governor from the Joint…

posted 2015/07/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin’s first presidential candidate was also a Walker

One of the state’s first U.S. Senators, Isaac Walker was a Democrat, and he went on to be a candidate for the White House. Land reform groups in New York and New Jersey pushed for him to be the party’s…

posted 2015/07/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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