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2015-01-21

Wisconsin Democrats mark Citizens United anniversary (VIDEO)

On the five-year anniversary of Citizens United, activists in Wisconsin and elsewhere continue efforts to push back. The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling means corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts to support political campaigns. At a Capitol press conference…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Menominee Tribe signs amended gaming compact with state

The Menominee Indian tribe signed an amended gaming agreement with the state Tuesday, calling it a “clear path” for Governor Scott Walker to approve its new Kenosha casino. The 25-year deal would give the state 7.5 percent of the tribe’s…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin House Republicans react to State of the Union

President Barack Obama wants to work with congressional Republicans to create “better politics” in Washington. But Republican lawmakers from Wisconsin lawmakers said they heard very little talk of compromise during Obama’s State of the Union address. “The president said that…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

New evidence of white nose syndrome in Wisconsin bats

For the second time in a year, evidence of a deadly fungal disease has been found in Wisconsin bats. The state Department of Natural Resources says it found genetic markers for white nose syndrome in a pair of bats at…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Senate approves change in way chief justice is selected

Republican members of the state Senate approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the manner in which the head of the Supreme Court is selected. Under current statute, the most senior member of the state’s high court serves as…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin lawmakers propose ban on ‘microbeads’

The use of small plastic microbeads in personal care products is getting a closer look in Wisconsin. Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would outlaw their use in a number of products, such as skin creams and facial cleansers, citing concerns…

posted 2015/01/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-20

Pocan to highlight minimum wage workers for State of the Union

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan wants to highlight minimum wage workers, for tonight’s State of the Union address from President Obama. Obama will address strategies to deal with income inequality. “I think what the president’s going to outline tonight, and what…

posted 2015/01/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin ranked 17th best state by magazine

Wisconsin is among the top twenty states, according to a new ranking. POLITICO MAGAZINE compiled 14 existing rankings on things like education, unemployment and crime for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, using the most recent data from…

posted 2015/01/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin political scientist expects ‘bolder’ State of the Union

Look for a “bolder” State of the Union from President Barack Obama tonight. That’s the view of University of Wisconsin political scientist Barry Burden. “That may seem counterintuitive because Republicans now have control of the Congress, rather than sharing power…

posted 2015/01/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin home sales down overall for 2014

Statewide home sales finished out 2014 strong, although they were still down overall from the year before. Figures released by the Wisconsin Realtors Association show sales of existing homes were up 2.1 percent in December, over the same month in…

posted 2015/01/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-18

State honors MLK in Wisconsin Capitol

The 35th annual official state tribute and economy recognizing the slain civil rights leader draws a big crowd in the Capitol rotunda. Dr. Jonathan Overby helps honor Martin Luther King. “Though we as a nation have progressed, sadly we’re still…

posted 2015/01/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Menominee Tribe says deal close on gaming compact (AUDIO)

A month out from the deadline for the state to make a decision on a proposed off-reservation Kenosha casino, Menominee Tribe officials indicated Monday that they are on the verge of making a deal with the state that would clear…

posted 2015/01/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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