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2015-03-17

Wisconsin’s long-term care program faces changes in budget

Governor Scott Walker’s budget contains concerns, for supporters of Wisconsin’s long-term care system. The proposal would overhaul the system that provides long-term care to more than 50,000 residents who are elderly or have long-term disabilities. The state spends some $2…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-03-16

Madison police chief defends officer in Tony Robinson shooting

Madison’s police chief is coming to the defense of an officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen earlier this month. In a blog post Monday morning, Chief Mike Koval wrote that’s he’s “outraged” that people would judge officer Matt…

posted 2015/03/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-03-15

DNR suspends burning permits in 22 Wisconsin counties

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources suspended burning permits in 22 counties on Monday, as strong winds and dry conditions ushered in what is expected to be the state’s first widespread risk of high to very high fire danger. “We…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers continue work on school accountability bill

Despite some conflicting views in the Assembly and Senate on how the state should approach the issue, lawmakers continue to work on crafting school accountability legislation that both chambers can support. Lawmakers have been working on bills to help failing…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UWSP pushes for differential tuition

Following potential budget cuts, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students and administration are seeking permission to charge students differential tuition. Regular tuition is paid to UW System, which distributes those dollars to individual campuses. Differential tuition is a cost above and…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Weight limits for heavy trucks in effect statewide

Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Supervisor Brett Matthews says the unseasonably warm temperature forced many maintenance departments to go into spring limits early Matthews says some of the state’s roads were not built for the rigors of modern heavy trucks.…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism under way in La Crosse

It’s the Superbowl of the tourism industry, so says Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. She and Governor Scott Walker talk about the state of tourism. The event provides great networking opportunities. “You know if you’re maybe a smaller county with lesser…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin advocate pleased by Senate medical marijuana bill

A Wisconsin advocate for medical marijuana sees the introduction of a bipartisan medical marijuana bill in the U.S. Senate as a step forward on the issue. “The fact that this bill is being introduced in the U.S. Senate I think…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Scott Walker speaks to New Hampshire Republicans

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker received a warm welcome from members of the New Hampshire Republican Party Saturday. During his speech in Concord, Walker talked about the importance of returning education control to the state and local level, cutting federal taxes,…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-03-13

Report: Baldwin staffers mishandled Tomah VA concerns

A report commissioned by the office of Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin found no cover-up or any similar effort to suppress whistleblower allegations, or a report by the Office of Inspector General, into the overmedication of patients at the Department…

posted 2015/03/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Autopsy report on Tony Robinson released

The Dane County Medical Examiner has released the preliminary findings of an autopsy conducted on 19-year-old Tony Robinson. The unarmed black teen was fatally shot a week ago by a Madison police officer, sparking a week of demonstrations around the…

posted 2015/03/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW-Eau Claire offers buyouts for faculty and staff

Many University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty and staff will be offered an incentive to retire, as the university prepares to deal with an estimated $7.6 million reduction in state funds. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt sent an email Thursday explaining…

posted 2015/03/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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