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2014-10-23

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects second look at Voter ID

The Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take another look at voter ID. The justices rejected reconsidering their July ruling that Wisconsin’s voter ID law is constitutional. The Milwaukee NAACP, League of Women Voters, and Voces de la Frontera had requested the…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

A Madison College professor says media consumers need to keep the threat posed by Ebola in the U.S. in perspective. While it’s important to inform the public, Madison College marketing professor Steve Noll says 24-7 coverage of Ebola has little…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

New numbers from the Department of Public Instruction show many students receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers were already enrolled in private schools. Supporters of a statewide expansion of the private school voucher program have argued it will allow more children to escape…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Candidates in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District meet in second debate

The two candidates for the 6th Congressional District met Thursday morning in Oshkosh for their second debate. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are looking to replace retiring U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) of Fond du Lac. Grothman, a…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Powerball winner done punching time clock

It’s early retirement for a Stanley man, after he won a million dollars in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Robert Bogard has played the lottery weekly for years, but has never won more than seven dollars. Bogard a few days without…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Brett Hulsey reenters race for Wisconsin governor

Less than two weeks from Election Day, state Representative Brett Hulsey had announced an independent bid for governor. The Madison Democrat, who lost resoundingly to Mary Burke in the August Democratic primary (Hulsey received 51,830 votes to Burke’s 259,921), said…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

St. Norbert College poll gives Walker slight edge in race for governor

A poll by St. Norbert College on the race for governor gives Governor Walker a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke. That’s among likely voters, and the school’s survey center director says that means the election is a “toss…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Impact of Petri snubbing Grothman likely limited

The Republican in the race for the state’s Sixth Congressional District will not get the incumbent’s support, but a political expert says it may not hurt him too badly. Retiring Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) told a Fond du Lac newspaper…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bill Kramer pleads no contest to sexual assault charges

The former Assembly Republican leader accused of sexual assault has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) entered a no contest plea this week in Waukesha County Circuit Court to two misdemeanor counts of fourth…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

DNR looks for feedback on conservation plans

The state Department of Natural Resources is asking members of the public to voice their thoughts on key conservation plans. The agency is currently reviewing its Wildlife Action and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management plans. DNR conservation biologist Tara Bergeson…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-22

Democrats file lawsuit over training videos

The head of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin says the public has the right to know what’s on training videos that feature Republican candidate for attorney general Brad Schimel. Democrats are suing the state Department of Justice, after the agency…

posted 2014/10/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmaker wants audit of Walker’s plane use

A state lawmaker wants an audit of the governor’s use of state planes. Representative Melissa Sargent wants an audit of the usage and costs associated with state aircraft by Governor Scott Walker. “Governor Walker’s been using the state plane more…

posted 2014/10/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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