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2015-04-21

Wisconsin Senate approves rideshare legislation

Legislation regulating Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft, passed the state Senate Tuesday on a voice vote The bill, which already passed the Assembly and is now ready for Governor Scott Walker’s signature, would require rideshare services, which…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Dane County and Madison officials grapple with homeless baggage

The scene outside Madison’s City-County building each day can look a little like a scene from the TV show “Hoarders.” Homeless people have been leaving their personal property piled up outside, with much of it in suitcases and garbage bags.…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker meets with GOP in Iowa

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate, met privately with Republicans who serve in the Iowa House and Senate Tuesday. After he posed for pictures with legislators, Walker spoke briefly to Radio Iowa. “We’ll keep coming back over and…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Strobel sworn in to Wisconsin Senate

The Wisconsin state Senate’s newest member is a conservative who says he’s ready to work on key Republican issues. Duey Stroebel won a special election for the 20th District seat triggered by the election of former Senator Glenn Grothman to…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmaker wants tougher threshold for Wisconsin election recounts

Candidates for office could face higher costs for challenging election results, under a bill being considered at the Capitol. The proposal from state Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) would change the threshold for a free recount to a loss margin of…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker voices support for legal immigration limits

Governor Scott Walker now says he supports limits on legal immigration, citing a need to “protect American workers and American wages.” Walker, a potential 2016 candidate for president, recently changed his stance on supporting a path to citizenship for those…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin lawmakers pull plug on CUB funding

State budget writers have moved to kill funding Wisconsin’s utility watchdog group. The Citizens Utility Board represents ratepayers before the state Public Service Commission. Just last week the legislature’s Finance Committee unexpectedly voted to cut an annual state grant of…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Ongoing drought ignites State of Emergency in Wisconsin

Abnormally dry weather conditions, high winds, and low humidity are causing an increased likelihood of wildfires throughout the state. As a result, Governor Walker has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency. Tod Pritchard is with Wisconsin Emergency…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin National Guard to help with Avian flu

The National Guard is being called upon to help with the Avian Flu outbreak. Governor Scott Walker signed the order. Avian influenza virus has been detected in three Wisconsin poultry flocks, affecting tens of thousands of chickens and turkeys, according…

posted 2015/04/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-19

Fired Baldwin staffer files ethics complaint against Wisconsin Democrat

A former staffer for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat with the U.S. Senate Committee on Ethics. The suit by Marquette Baylor comes three months after Baylor was fired as Baldwin’s Deputy State Director,…

posted 2015/04/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin home sales jumped in March

Homes sales in the Badger State grew “substantially” last month. The Wisconsin Realtors Association said Monday that its members sold 16 percent more existing homes in March than in the same month the year before. Just over 5,400 houses were…

posted 2015/04/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin appeal on tribal nighttime deer hunt

Wisconsin’s long time ban on deer hunting at night will be reconsidered by a federal district judge. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up an appeal from the state DNR, which wanted to keep the ban in…

posted 2015/04/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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