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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Report shows Wisconsin private sector job growth at 38th in nation

New numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin losing ground nationally when it comes to job creation. Wisconsin had the 38th slowest private sector job growth in the nation, for the year ending in September…falling from 31st…

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Judge denies request to block Wisconsin right-to-work law

A Dane County judge has denied a request to temporarily block Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, while he considers a legal challenge that seeks to strike down the measure. Union groups were asking for a temporary injunction against the law, which prohibits…

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DWD: numbers show Wisconsin unemployment below 5%

The state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revisions for January and preliminary estimates for February, covering unemployment and employment statistics for the state of Wisconsin. According to DWD, the BLS estimates show: Place…

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JFC members get earful from public on Walker’s budget cuts

The Joint Finance Committee heard seven hours of testimony on the governor’s budget Wednesday in east-central Wisconsin. The first of four official public hearings was heavily represented by school administrators talking about the need to fund education. Todd Carlson is…

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DOJ could get funds for additional investigative staff

Governor Scott Walker’s office is considering adding five state Justice Department staffers to investigate the deaths of suspects by law enforcement. Walker did not include the agency’s request for three special agents and two policy analysts in his proposed state…

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