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2015-05-29

Budget panel restores some funding to UW System

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee have restored some of the cuts Governor Scott Walker proposed for the University of Wisconsin System in his budget plan. Although, the UW will still have to absorb funding reductions of $250 million…

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Finance committee completes work on Wisconsin DNR

State budget writers have cut scientists at the DNR, while scaling back Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to a popular conservation program. Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee moved on Friday to cut 18 of 58 positions in the DNR’s…

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Green Bay officers cleared in fatal shooting

Brown County’s top prosecutor is clearing two Green Bay officers, in the shooting death of a suspect, on the city’s north side. The officers went to an apartment in the 1500 block of Plymouth Lane, around 7:30 p.m, on February…

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2015-05-28

Oneida tribe recognizes gay marriage

Beginning next month, Wisconsin’s Oneida Indian nation will allow same-sex marriages.  The tribe announced Thursday its business committee unanimously voted in favor of the change. Current Oneida law defines a marriage as between a “husband and wife.”  Starting…

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Charcoal grill causes home fire in central Wisconsin

It has been determined that the cause of a residential fire in Plover Tuesday was from a barbecue grill. Plover Fire Chief Mark Deaver says they were called out to the home on East Breezewood Court at 5:40 p.m. The…

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Interstate 41 signs revealed

Motorists will soon start to see new Interstate 41 signs on while driving from the Wisconsin-Illinois border all the way northward through the Green Bay area. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation showed off the new signs on Thursday at a…

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Walker’s proposed layoffs at DNR could cost more jobs

Governor Walker’s plan to cut positions from the Department of Natural Resources science and education sections could lead to more cuts than intended. Walker’s proposed budget calls for cutting a total of 30 permanent positions in the science and education…

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Wisconsin budget committee faces contentious debate

Lawmakers on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee could face some lengthy and heated discussions today, as the panel is poised to wrap up its work on Wisconsin’s biennial budget plan. Friday’s agenda includes such hotly disputed topics as transportation funding,…

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DPW’s Tate: don’t underestimate Scott Walker

Don’t underestimate Scott Walker as a potential presidential candidate. That was the message Thursday from the outgoing chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Mike Tate’s tenure at the helm of the DPW will end at the state party convention…

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Democrats say voucher expansion takes $800 million from public schools

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats say expanding the statewide private school voucher program will result in public schools losing up to $800 million over the next decade. The claim is based on a report from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which looked…

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Mercury Marine breaks ground on new expansion

Mercury Marine is starting another major expansion at its headquarters in Fond du Lac. The company broke ground Wednesday on a planned 45,000 square foot state-of-the art facility that will be used to apply the anti-corrosive coating that protects marine…

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Governor Walker prefers fully repealing state’s prevailing wage law

The Assembly Labor Committee voted on Wednesday to repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. Governor Scott Walker, who had previously said prevailing wage was not a priority, now says he’s OK with fully repealing the law or just making a few…

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