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2015-05-13

Wisconsin Democrats erect billboards demanding Governor Walker come home

Wisconsin Democrats tell the governor “it’s time to come home” and “get back to work.” The Democratic Party of Wisconsin said it rented billboards demanding that Republican Governor Scott Walker “get back to work” and do the job he was…

posted 2015/05/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-12

No charges filed in Madison officer’s shooting of Tony Robinson

A white Madison police officer, Matt Kenny, who shot and killed Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teenager, will not face criminal charges. “I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of police force,”…

posted 2015/05/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin budget panel rejects student loan refinancing authority

Democrats on the legislature’s budget committee made an unsuccessful push Tuesday for creating a Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority. The proposed amendment to the state budget would have created a state board that could help individuals pay off student loan…

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Audit pegs problems to Wisconsin medical transport provider

The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin state Assembly is critical of a private firm which provides contracted services to transport people to medical appointments, in the wake of a state audit showing thousands of those rides were late or…

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Lawmaker wants increase for Wisconsin law enforcement grants

Many communities are struggling with a rise in violent and drug-related crimes, and a state lawmaker believes helping local law enforcement get more officers on the street could help to address those issues. State Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) is…

posted 2015/05/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-10

Wisconsin Law School students create ‘use of deadly’ force video

A new video aims to provide answers to the minority community, on police use of deadly force. The 15 minute video was unveiled in Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s office on Monday, and comes as Madison awaits a decision by the…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Group holds off protesting DA’s decision for one day

The so-called Young Gifted and Black group said in an email statement the group will not hold a demonstration Tuesday following Dane County district attorney Ismael Ozanne’s announcement regarding whether to charge Madison police officer Matt Kinney with the death…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Loether named new Wisconsin ‘Alice in Dairyland’

A UW-Madison student will serve as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. Teyanna Loether of Sauk City was named this weekend as the newest Alice, making her the latest in a long line of ambassadors for Wisconsin agriculture. She said she…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker begins Israel trip

Governor Scott Walker is in Israel for a five day trip that will include visits to holy sites and meetings with officials. The governor’s first day included a visit to the Western Wall, while this morning a photo posted to…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers propose local road tax bill

Local governments would able to impose their own sales tax to pay for road maintenance and construction, under a bill being proposed at the Wisconsin Capitol. The legislation, co-authored by state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson),…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Number of Wisconsin dairy farms dips below 10,000

The total number of Wisconsin dairy farm operations has dropped below 10,000 for the first time in generations. Brad Legreid is executive director of Wisconsin Dairy Products Association. He said the decline in facilities is not that unusual. For the…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Announcement in Tony Robinson shooting investigation set for Tuesday

The Dane County district attorney plans to announce on Tuesday whether a white Madison police officer will face charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. In a statement released Sunday afternoon, D.A. Ismael Ozanne said he was…

posted 2015/05/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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