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2015-04-08

Wisconsin voters approve constitutional amendment on chief justice

Wisconsin voters have endorsed a constitutional amendment that will change how the chief justice of the state Supreme Court is picked in the future. The amendment, approved by voters on Tuesday, will have the chief justice selected by members of…

posted 2015/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Justice Bradley wins reelection to Wisconsin Supreme Court (AUDIO)

State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley easily won re-election Tuesday to a third ten-year term on the bench. Speaking to supporters in Madison, she declared her victory a sign that voters want to keep partisan special interest groups from…

posted 2015/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-07

Huebsch queried on climate change

The newest member of the of the state Public Service Commission was asked about his views on climate change, during his confirmation hearing at the Capitol on Tuesday. Mike Huebsch left his post as Secretary of the Department of Administration…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

University of Wisconsin campuses seek tuition hikes

The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents is being asked to allow nine schools to raise tuition rates for graduate and non-resident students. The requests, expected to be taken up by the board later this week, comes in response…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bill would close Wisconsin hit-and-run loophole

A De Pere lawmaker wants to close a loophole in state law, which he argues can help someone get away with a hit-and-run crash. Republican Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) says his bill would require people to stop after a…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmaker calls for pulling policy from Wisconsin budget

A state lawmaker wants policy items found in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget removed, before the Legislature begins debating the plan.  A memo from the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau identified 49 policy items included in the two year state…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Badgers fall one game short

The most memorable season in Wisconsin basketball history fell one win short.  The Badgers led by 9 with just over 13-minutes to play against Duke, but the Blue Devils went on a 10-0 run and closed out a 68-63 victory…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Man shot by Eau Claire officer was unarmed

Investigators say an Eau Claire man was not armed when he was shot and wounded by a police officer last Wednesday, but that Tyler Holte had been suicidal and told someone he would act like a had a gun so…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

GeminiCares closure to mean 700 jobs lost

State officials say a firm which provides home and respite care to elderly and disabled patients has sent a mass layoff notice ahead of the company’s planned shutdown. GeminiCares notified the Department of Workforce development that it will be ending…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin voters head to the polls for spring elections

Voters are being asked to weigh in on a number of issues on ballots around Wisconsin today, ranging from school referenda to local offices. The only statewide office on the ballot is for the state Supreme Court, between incumbent Justice…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Successful Badgers season helps Coach Ryan promote Wisconsin

The decision made a year ago to have University of Wisconsin Badgers Mens Basketball Coach Bo Ryan star in the state’s tourism commercials is reaping all kinds of benefits. Coach Ryan’s popularity continues to benefit tourism, especially after a successful…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Advocates want federal funding for children’s BadgerCare

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote later this month on whether to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) said, under Wisconsin law, kids on the program will continue to be covered even if…

posted 2015/04/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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