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2015-03-21

Allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental options

It’s a last resort, according to Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison). The Madison Democrat is introducing “Right-to-Try” legislation for individuals who are dying and all other options have failed. “It applies only to terminally ill patients — patients who are about…

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Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin abortion law

A federal district judge has struck down a Wisconsin law that requires doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In the decision released late Friday, Judge William Conley found that law is unconstitutional and issued a…

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Joint Finance Committee hears from educators, others

A second round of testimony from individuals giving their two-cents worth on the governor’s budget took place all day Friday. Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver asks members of the Joint Finance Committee to provide a sustainable and predictable…

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Badgers cruise to opening round NCAA win

The 3rd-ranked Wisconsin Badgers moved into the round of 32 by cruising to a 86-72 win over Coastal Carolina in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday night. Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes…

posted 2015/03/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-03-20

Former U.S. Representative Robert W. Kastenmeier dead at 91

Former Wisconsin congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier has died. The Democrat represented Madison and Dane County in Washington from 1959 to 1991. “I think what people might remember about Kastenmeier was that he was one of the members of the committee…

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2015-03-19

Del Monte to close plants in Pulaski, Oconto Falls

Del Monte will close a plant in Pulaski and a warehousing and labeling facility in Oconto Falls. Nearly 245 workers will be impacted. The company recently purchased the Sager Creek Vegetable Company, and Del Monte officials announced that the closings…

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Dems hold their own unofficial budget hearings

A group of state Democrats will be holding a hearing on the proposed state budget Saturday in Wausau. That session is being hosted by Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point), Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), and Joint Finance…

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Wisconsin elections agency asks for budget changes

The head of the state Government Accountability Board is asking lawmakers to remove several changes to the agency that are included in the governor’s budget plan. Among the requests made in a letter to the Joint Finance Committee this week,…

posted 2015/03/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Family of Madison officer who killed teen issues statement

The family of a white Madison police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen earlier this month have released a statement describing him as “an exemplary officer who operates with the highest level of integrity, judgment, and restraint.”…

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Governor Walker meets with South Carolina Republicans

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker traveled to South Carolina Thursday, as he continues to explore a potential 2016 presidential run. The Republican met with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, before speaking to a crowd well-represented by business leaders. Walker spent most…

posted 2015/03/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Social media means heightened scrutiny in politics

It’s been described as a necessary evil, but everyone who wants attention uses social media. Governor Scott Walker has been called the “Twitter-in-Chief.” President Obama signs his tweets: BO. UW Madison assistant professor Michael Wagner is an expert on Twitter…

posted 2015/03/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Panel disapproves Wisconsin State Troopers contract

Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers are headed back to the bargaining table, more than a year after negotiating a contract with the state which would have provided raises averaging 17 percent. The legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations voted 5-2 along…

posted 2015/03/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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