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2015-03-02

98 private schools apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The number of schools interested in taking part in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program took a big jump this year. The state Department of Public Instruction says 98 private and religious schools have applied to accept voucher students next fall.…

posted 2015/03/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-03-01

DOA quizzed on Walker security detail

Questions were raised Monday about Governor Scott Walker’s security detail, during the first day of agency briefings on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. “I’d like talk for a minute about the governor’s security detail,” state Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) told…

posted 2015/03/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Right-to-work hearing under way at Capitol

Talking to reporters in advance of the public hearing on right-to-work legislation, Assembly Republicans say there’s no reason to delay implementation of the controversial bill if it’s signed into law. Representative Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) says it’s not a surprise, so…

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Assembly committee holds public hearing on right-to-work

De Pere Republican André Jacque chairs the Assembly Labor Committee, which is taking public comments on the controversial bill (AB-61) all day Monday. Many people weren’t able to testify at a Senate hearing last week when it abruptly ended after…

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Wisconsin budget panel begins agency briefings

Members of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will begin the process this week of going over Governor Scott Walker’s state budget proposal. The panel in charge of reviewing the budget starts a series of agency briefings today, where lawmakers…

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2015-02-28

Unions rally to oppose right-to-work

Saturday was sunny, windy and cold as hundreds gathered at the state Capitol in Madison to oppose fast-moving and controversial right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin. “I stand before you, as a proud teacher and union member, not as a terrorist,” said…

posted 2015/02/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-02-27

Gogegic Taconite closing office in Hurley

A company exploring the possibility of creating an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills has announced plans to close down its office in the area, putting the future of the project in question. In a statement released Friday,…

posted 2015/02/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Internet users unlikely to notice impact of FCC rules

One expert says new rules on net neutrality will make sure content providers have equal access to the Internet, although regular customers are not likely to notice much of a difference in how they access information and entertainment online. The…

posted 2015/02/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Budget deletes UW sexual assault reporting requirement

A provision in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 state budget would allow University of Wisconsin System campuses to stop reporting sexual assaults. The language is part of the governor’s larger proposal to grant greater autonomy to the UW. A summary…

posted 2015/02/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-02-26

Deer Trustee Report rules package sent to legislature for approval

The Natural Resources Board has sent a number of administrative rules adjustments about the annual deer hunt on to the governor’s office and the legislature for approval. The annual Deer Trustee Report was approved earlier this week, and along with…

posted 2015/02/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena an investigation file into the issues at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center if the VA won’t turn the files over. Johnson is giving Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin until 5pm this…

posted 2015/02/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers push to eliminate waiting period to buy handguns

Eliminating the waiting period for new handgun purchases gets a public hearing at the Capitol Thursday. Rice Lake Republican Romaine Quinn sponsored the Assembly bill (AB-49). He says it brings the gun background check system into the 21st century. “The…

posted 2015/02/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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