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2014-04-10

Lawmakers lament litany of lousy legislation

Assembly Democrats want Governor Scott Walker to call for a special session of the legislature. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) says there’s too much unfinished business that needs attention. He wants to have a special session, he says, “on…

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2014-04-09

Ellis downplays secret recording discussing illegal campaign activity

A state lawmaker is downplaying a secret recording that shows him discussing possible illegal campaign activity. The recording posted online by a conservative activist shows Republican Senator Mike Ellis of Neenah talking about forming his own Super PAC with some…

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Walker leads Burke in St. Norbert poll

A new poll shows Governor Scott Walker with a comfortable lead over his Democratic challenger. The latest Wisconsin Survey from St. Norbert College has Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke, with 56 percent support to Burke’s 40 percent. Walker was asked…

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Burglary suspect gets caught in snow

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department says a suspected burglar is in custody, after he got caught in the snow while trying to flee from officers. Deputies made contact with a suspect they believed was involved in several burglaries in a…

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Pridemore not seeking reelection

Another state lawmaker has announced plans to retire after his current term runs out at the end of the year. State Representative Don Pridemore (R-Erin) says he will not be seek reelection this fall. In statement, Pridemore thanked his constituents…

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Court rules lawmaker must release names in emails

A state appeals court says a Wisconsin lawmaker must release the names and email addresses of those who contacted him during the debate over a law limiting collective bargaining for most public sector employees. State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) redacted…

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Walker interested in finishing college degree (AUDIO)

As the University of Wisconsin continues to expand its Flexible Degree Option, Governor Scott Walker says he might be interested in working towards completing his college degree. Walker never finished the degree he was working on at Marquette University. He…

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DNR officials urge caution during fire season

Wisconsin’s first widespread risk of severe fire weather is moving into the southern portion of Wisconsin, according to DNR Wildland Fire Specialist Catherine Koele. Carelessness or inattentiveness are two big causes of much larger fires. “They tend to introduce fire…

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Cameras found in locker room at Pleasant Prairie rec center

Felony charges have been filed in Kenosha County against two people accused of placing cameras inside the women’s locker room at the Pleasant Prairie Recreation facility. 27-year old resident Melissa Wenckenbach of Pleasant Prairie and a 36-year old Waukegan man…

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Cops disrupt Sauk City heroin supply

A major heroin pipeline into the Sauk City area has been plugged. Authorities recently arrested 7 people on various drug charges, including delivering heroin. Sauk Prairie police chief Jerry Strunz says the undercover investigation focused on 27-year-old Matthew Olday and…

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Flooding concerns on Chippewa River

Ice has moved out on the Chippewa River, but flooding remains a concern. National Weather Service Hydrologist Craig Schmidt said with lost of snow still on the ground, the threat will remain for at least the next month. “The upper…

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The Masters moves on without Tiger

The 2014 Masters opens play at Augusta National on Thursday without world number-1 Tiger Woods. Woods first played at the Masters back in 1995 and has been a huge ratings draw ever since.  He’s won four green jackets and finished…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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