Leo Laporte The Tech Guy
Show Information:
Weather Now:
News » State News
All Stories
2014-09-19

Mary Burke stands by jobs plan amid copying controversy

The Democratic challenger for governor is standing behind her plan to create jobs and grow the economy. Republicans on Friday hurled accusations of plagiarism against Democrat Mary Burke, following a BuzzFeed report that found paragraphs in her jobs plan matched…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Latest audit of Wisconsin jobs agency shows concerns over records

A new state audit shows Wisconsin’s job creation agency did not keep records to justify its spending on travel, salaries, and grants during its first two years. The report from the Legislative Audit Bureau contains a fiscal review of the…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker responds to Burke copying claim

Governor Scott Walker says a report that his Democratic opponent’s jobs plans includes text copied from proposals offered by candidates for governor in other states “doesn’t change much” about the real discussions of the campaign. Democrat Mary Burke’s campaign says…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Burke jobs plan snafu has minimal impact on voters

Wisconsin Republicans are accusing Mary Burke of “plagiarizing” some of her jobs plan. One expert says it’s hard to predict what, if anything, this gaffe could mean for Burke. Portions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan were copied…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Remember POW-MIA Recognition Day

On the third Friday in September Americans remember the commitment and sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military who were taken as prisoners of war or went missing during combat operations. “America has made a commitment to those in…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

AARP opposes utility rate hike requests

Senior advocates are pushing back, on proposed electricity rate hikes. Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin said seniors, as well as utility customers in many parts of the state, could lose control of their energy bills,…

posted 2014/09/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-18

Mary Burke accused of plagiarizing jobs plan

Large portions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin were copied from other gubernatorial candidates who ran in previous election cycles in other states, according to a report from BuzzFeed. Republican Governor Scott Walker’s campaign manager, Stephan…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Many Wisconsin student ID cards will not work for voting

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law does allow the use of qualifying student identification cards to obtain a ballot at the polls. However, very few campuses in the state are currently using card designs that comply with the requirements of the law.…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Candidates for Wisconsin attorney general agree to debate

The two major candidates for Attorney General in Wisconsin will meet in at least one debate before the November 4th election. Republican Brad Schimel and Democrat Susan Happ have agreed to both attend a debate that will be held on…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the nation for private sector job growth

New federal figures show Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the nation for private sector job growth during the 12 month period ending in March of this year. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Marshfield forum sets off in search of political civility

It seems like a quixotic quest in an era of supercharged partisan rancor and bitterly snarky posts in on-line comments sections, but some Democrats and Republicans in central Wisconsin want to bring civility to politics. The Marshfield Civility Project held…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Group sues to have Wisconsin same-sex marriages recognized

A federal lawsuit filed in Madison this week seeks to settle the question of whether the almost 600 gay marriages performed in Wisconsin earlier this year should be legally recognized. The marriage licenses were issued in early June, during the…

posted 2014/09/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

LATEST BLOGS
     Samantha Schroth of Greenville suffered a paralyzing injury in a freak accident while at a cottage in northwestern Minnesota…
posted by Assignment Fox Cities Blog 4 days ago
CLICK HERE to see more info about next year's "Festa Cianciola" PhilCast listener trip. We announced the trip on the…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago
Just a heads up to make sure to be listening to the PhilCast on Monday afternoon. Right after the 4:30…
posted by Philcast 8 days ago