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2015-01-28

Right-to-work not dead in Wisconsin

The controversial right-to-work legislation might not be on a fast track in Wisconsin, but it’s also not a dead issue. That’s according to state Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). “It’s still out there. I think it’s still something that…

posted 2015/01/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers and UW System leaders react to Walker’s plan

University of Wisconsin System officials and state lawmakers charged with its oversight are reacting to Governor Scott Walker’s plans for the system’s future. Walker will include the plan as part of the 2015-’17 state budget proposal which he’ll formally announce…

posted 2015/01/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-27

Governor Walker one step closer to White House bid

Governor Scott Walker takes another step toward joining the Republican race for the presidency. Walker has formed a tax-exempt political group to help him boost his possible 2016 bid for the White House. The governor first told the Washington Post…

posted 2015/01/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

East Coast snow slows Wisconsin air travel

The big snowstorm out East is slowing travel in Wisconsin. Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport listing twenty canceled departures and arrivals from 11:10 this morning through tonight – most were to-and-from New York, Newark, and Boston – where as of mid-morning…

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Governor Walker pushes ‘jock tax’ to raise money for Bucks arena

The so-called “Pay Their Way” plan would tax the income of Milwaukee Bucks players as well as visiting team athletes. Governor Scott Walker makes his announcement in Milwaukee this morning, saying his plan would generate revenue to pay back $220…

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Governor Scott Walker’s UW plan: big cuts and greater autonomy

The University of Wisconsin system would have greater flexibility over its own resources, under terms of a proposal to be contained in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s next budget. In exchange, the UW would have its state funding slashed by 13%…

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Veterans Affairs Secretary orders Tomah investigation

The head of the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs has ordered a full review of opiate pain medication practices at the VA Medical Center in Tomah, following reports that patients were over-prescribed the drugs and employees who tried to report the…

posted 2015/01/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers looking at ‘five strikes’ OWI legislation

Getting five drunk driving convictions could result in a lengthy suspension of your license, under legislation being crafted at the state Capitol. The bill would create a “five strikes and you’re out” approach to dealing with drunk drivers – after…

posted 2015/01/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Cowles: teacher licensing doesn’t belong in budget

Governor Scott Walker is getting some push-back from a member of his own party – over a plan to create a new teachers license. State Senator Rob Cowles says the idea of creating a new teachers licensing program for people…

posted 2015/01/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-25

One dead in Clark County plane crash

One person is dead and two injured after a small plane crashed near Owen Monday morning. FAA Spokesman Tony Molinaro said the Cessna 182 was flying from Menominee, Michigan to Litchfield, Minnesota when it crashed in Clark County around 11…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Democrats call for budget repair bill

Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called out the governor on the budget shortfall, on the heels of Scott Walker’s first significant foray into the Iowa presidential run-up. “While he is out there interviewing for his next job, it is really important…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Ice safety remains a concern on Wisconsin lakes

In the wake of a tragic accident on Lake Winnebago near Oshkosh over the weekend ice conditions on the lake remain unpredictable. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeff Bonack said he checks regularly with a local fishing club. Bonack…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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