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2015-01-23

Wisconsin facing $283 million year-end shortfall

New numbers from the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau show Wisconsin could end the year with a $283 million budget shortfall. The numbers are more than double the $132 million shortfall Governor Scott Walker’s administration projected in November. That’s in addition…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker denies politics played a role in Kenosha casino decision (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker says the decision to reject the Menominee Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino was purely about the potential financial impact of the project, not because of political pressure. The governor on Friday rejected the $800 million development, citing concerns…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers respond to Walker’s decision to reject Kenosha casino

Governor Scott Walker rejects the Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha. Walker said in a statement, “after a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is too…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-22

Walker rejects Kenosha casino project

The Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha has been rejected by Governor Scott Walker. The governor told the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Interior Friday morning about his non-concurrence with the project. In a statement, Walker said…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin lawmakers want focus on Tomah VA Center

Lawmakers in Washington want attention focused on the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center. A media report said doctors at the Tomah Center allegedly over-prescribed opiate painkillers, and one service member died. Congressman Ron Kind is asking the House Veterans’ Affairs…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan introduces right to vote amendment

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is proposing a right to vote constitutional amendment. “Right now there is not an explicit right to vote in our U.S. Constitution,” said the Madison Democrat, who introduced the “Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment” with Minnesota…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Scott Walker at Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend

He hasn’t made it official yet, but this weekend Governor Scott Walker heads to Iowa, to meet and greet people who could help him if he decides to run for President in 2016. Whether it’s Washington D. C. faces like…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker’s budget calls for drug testing for recipients of public aid

Walker moves ahead on campaign promise to include drug testing requirements in his budget. Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 state budget plan includes a proposal to require drug testing of recipients or applicants of public benefits, such as unemployment insurance and…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Assembly approves bill making ‘upskirting’ a felony

Legislation that would toughen criminal penalties for the practice of “upskirting” has cleared the state Assembly. Upskirting refers to using a cell phone or other device to secretly capture an image of a person’s genitals or breasts without the consent…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Selection of Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice headed for April ballot

The question of whether Wisconsin should change the way the chief justice of the state Supreme Court is selected is heading to voters. The state Assembly approved second consideration of a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday that would allow members of…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin unemployment rate held steady in December

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, holding steady to close the year at 5.2 percent. State labor officials note the state’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate is more than a full-percent less than where it was a year ago. Unemployment continues…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker wants ‘alternative pathways’ for teaching license

Those interested in becoming a teacher in Wisconsin could soon be able to rely more on their own life experiences, rather than going through the process the state currently requires to obtain a teaching license. Part of a Workforce Readiness…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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