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2015-03-04

Walker backs abortion ban after 20 weeks

If state lawmakers propose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, Governor Walker says he’ll sign it into law. Wisconsin Right to Life supports the rule. Executive director Heather Weininger says hopefully the governor’s announcement will provide momentum, and a…

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UW’s Cross asks lawmakers to reduce budget cut

University of Wisconsin System officials briefed members of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, on how the proposed UW System public authority and increased flexibilities included in Governor Scott Walker’s budget could impact the UW. System President Ray Cross supports…

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2015-03-03

Wisconsin Assembly committee advances 70 mph speed limit bill

Legislation that could allow drivers on Wisconsin roads to cruise at speeds of up to 70 miles an hour is on its way to the full Assembly, after a legislative committee signed off on the bill Tuesday at the Capitol.…

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

DNR secretary defends changes to Natural Resources Board

The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is sticking up for a proposal to strip the Natural Resources Board of its decision-making authority. The provision, included in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget, would make the board an…

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Walker signals support for abortion ban after 20 weeks

Governor Scott Walker is coming out in support of legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, saying he would sign a bill if it makes it to his desk. The governor declined to state his position on…

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Naming rights for state parks?

The question of naming rights was brought up during budget briefings at the state Capitol. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp stressed to members of the Joint Finance Committee that her agency needs to find new ways to…

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Russ Feingold plans ‘extensive’ travel in Wisconsin

As he wraps up working for the State Department, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says he plans to travel Wisconsin “extensively” as he explores his plans for the future. In a post on Facebook Tuesday morning, Feingold thanked President Obama…

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

Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit

A bill to increase the speed limit is expected to advance through an Assembly committee Tuesday. Under the proposal (AB-27), Department of Transportation traffic safety engineers would decide whether to increase speed limit on state highways to 70 miles an…

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

Assembly committee ends marathon hearing on right-to-work bill

Controversial right-to-work legislation now heads to the Assembly floor, following a nearly 12-hour long public hearing on the proposal at the Capitol. The Assembly Labor Committee heard from a long line of speakers Monday, with the vast majority of those…

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

Bucks owners asked to pay more for arena

Maintaining the NBA’s presence in Wisconsin will remain a budget priority – and maybe a tough sell. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative John Nygren (R-Nygren), said Monday that the Bucks owners should contribute more toward construction of a new arena.…

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

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

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