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2015-04-15

Overnight tornadoes are recent pattern in Wisconsin

There’s been a pattern of severe tornadoes in Wisconsin striking in the overnight or early morning hours for the past couple of years. “The major tornadoes we had in Wisconsin all kind of played out the same way,” said Tod…

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Wisconsin Assembly passes bill regulating ride sharing companies

A bill regulating Transportation Network Companies operating in Wisconsin has passed in the state Assembly. It establishes statewide licensing and insurance requirements for those providers, such as Uber and Lyft, along with background checks for drivers. Lake Geneva Republican Tyler…

posted 2015/04/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-14

Speaker Vos says SeniorCare fee increase possible (VIDEO)

While Republicans have backed away from a state budget proposal to make changes to Wisconsin’s SeniorCare prescription drug program, enrollment fees to join could more than double. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Tuesday that Republicans believe that a “small…

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Wisconsin lawmakers propose new equal pay bill

Proposed legislation aims to close the “pay gap” between and men and women in Wisconsin. Republicans in the legislature repealed the state’s Pay Equity Enforcement Law in 2012, after just two years on the books. “After working on this bill…

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Speaker Vos open to capping UW tuition

A proposal from Governor Scott Walker to cap future University of Wisconsin tuition increases to the rate of inflation is winning support from one key lawmaker. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Tuesday that he’s open to the proposal, which…

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Appeals court affirms rejection of Johnson Obamacare challenge

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s rejection of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Obamacare challenge. Tuesday’s unanimous opinion from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with last July’s ruling by a U.S. District Judge…

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Fire danger remains high following blaze near Necedah

A wildfire covering hundreds of acres led to evacuations Monday in the Juneau County village of Necedah. Department of Natural Resources Public Information Officer Mike Hillstrom said conditions were ideal for the blaze, despite some morning rain. “Very high winds,…

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Insanity trial begins for former deputy Andy Steele

Jurors will hear opening arguments on Tuesday in the insanity trial of a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy. Andy Steele, 40, has admitted shooting his wife and sister-in-law last year. Judge Nicholas McNamara cautioned jurors that some evidence might be…

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As Walker waits, GOP presidential field gets crowded

The list of candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination continues to grow, but at least one potential contender appears to be content with waiting a little longer before making it official. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has repeatedly said he plans…

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Budget cuts will limit UW Colleges

Wisconsin’s of two-year UW College campuses, along with UW Extension, will struggle if Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts are implemented. Cathy Sandeen, who was officially inaugurated last week as Colleges and Extension chancellor, said the 13 freshman-sophomore campuses…

posted 2015/04/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-13

“Wisconsin Idea” officially remains intact

Governor Scott Walker is asking the legislature’s budget writing committee to remove from his budget any indication that his office had rewritten the University of Wisconsin’s mission statement. Back in February the governor was criticized for changing the century-old public…

posted 2015/04/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-12

Body found in Madison lake was victim of homicide

Authorities have identified the body of a man discovered in a Madison lake over the weekend, who they believe was the victim of a homicide. A canoeist discovered the body of 23-year-old Jacob D. Payne Saturday afternoon, near Governor’s Island…

posted 2015/04/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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