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2015-02-19

DPI concerned about ‘new pathway’ to teaching license

Governor Scott Walker wants to give someone with real life experience the option to pass a competency test and get a teaching license, though not everyone is on board. Tammy Huth is Director of Teacher Education at the Department of…

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Walmart will increase wages

Walmart has announced it’s increasing its base wage to 10 dollars an hour over the next year. The retailer’s plan would boost the rate to 9 dollars an hour by April, and 10 dollars by next February. Lawrence University economics…

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Budget co-chairs critical of UW-Madison chancellor

Recent comments about the state budget by University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank are drawing criticism from two top Republicans in the Legislature. Blank held a series of meetings last week on the Madison campus, where she criticized a proposed…

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AG Schimel shifts focus of Wisconsin anti-drug effort

Look for a slight change in the focus of Wisconsin’s anti-drug campaign. Attorney General Brad Schimel says his predecessor, J.B. Van Hollen, did a wonderful job with “The Fly Effect” campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of heroin. However,…

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Report details spending by Wisconsin lobbyists

A new report shows lobbying groups spent $57.5 million dollars during the last two year session of the Legislature trying to influence lawmakers’ decisions. The report from the state Government Accountability Board shows 743 groups and 685 licensed individual lobbyists…

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Kind says opiate problem may not be unique to Tomah VA

A Wisconsin Congressman is calling for a comprehensive review of how prescription opiates are used across the Veterans Affairs medical system. U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) says allegations that veterans were overs-prescribed pain killers at the Tomah VA Medical Center…

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Walker brings on new advisers in New Hampshire

As he continues to explore a potential presidential run, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is adding key staff members to his team in New Hampshire – a crucial early primary state in 2016. A spokesman with Walker’s political group, Our American…

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Officials discuss response to potential train wreck in Wisconsin

In light of recent fiery train derailments across the United States and Canada, state officials want to make sure Wisconsin is taking preventive measures to keep our state safe. During a public hearing at the state Capitol, Representative Chris Danou…

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2015-02-18

Menominee rally at Capitol but get no meeting with Walker

There was disappointment for the Menominee tribe on Wednesday – along with a sense of solidarity. A group of tribal members walked from the Menominee Reservation to Madison, where Menominee chair Gary Besaw hoped to meet with Governor Scott Walker…

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Analysts warn oil prices could plummet

Gas prices are rising, but some analysts think crude oil prices could fall dramatically. A report from Bloomberg says they might even dip as low as $10 a barrel. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says he would not…

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Kind ‘troubled’ by Governor Walker’s UW budget plan

A Wisconsin Congressman says making college more affordable for students needs to be a top priority. U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) says that’s why he’s promoting a college affordability plan, which would allow students to consolidate and refinance student loans…

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Wisconsin legislative leaders seek rejection of state troopers’ contract

Leaders in the Wisconsin legislature are indicating that they’ll reject a new contract for Wisconsin State Patrol troopers – one which includes an average pay hike of 17-percent. “My hope is we can vote that contract down,” said Assembly Speaker…

posted 2015/02/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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