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2015-06-25

Justice asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider former Walker-aide appeal

A state Supreme Court justice is asking his colleagues to reconsider a decision not to hear the appeal of a former aide to Governor Scott Walker. Kelly Rindfleisch was convicted of doing campaign work from her taxpayer-funded job in Milwaukee…

posted 2015/06/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

DNR sets hearings on Waukesha request for Lake Michigan water

The state Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings for later this summer on a request from Waukesha to tap into Lake Michigan for drinking water. The move follows the release of a preliminary report this week that indicates…

posted 2015/06/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Conservative expert weighs in on Obamacare ruling

A Wisconsin conservative weighs in on Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision. In a 6-3 ruling on Thursday the high court upheld federal subsidies across the country. Rick Esenberg is with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. “The law clearly says…

posted 2015/06/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin reacts to Supreme Court health care ruling

The decision Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect subsidies paid under the Affordable Care Act drew a range of responses that fell largely along party lines in Wisconsin. The ruling means residents of states that operate under the…

posted 2015/06/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker signs gun rights bills in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed two bills that expand gun rights in the state. One measure will allow retired or out-of-state police officers to carry guns on school grounds, and the other repeals the state’s 48 hour waiting…

posted 2015/06/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-06-24

Deer on Eau Claire County farm tests positive for CWD

State officials say a white-tailed deer on a breeding farm in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Lab tests confirm that a seven-year-old doe on the farm died from CWD, marking the first time the disease…

posted 2015/06/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker thinks lawmakers close on Wisconsin budget deal

Governor Scott Walker thinks lawmakers could soon have a deal in place on the state budget. Speaking in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon, Walker said “I think in the next few days, we’re likely to see the framework of a budget deal…

posted 2015/06/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Democrats call for head of Wisconsin jobs agency to resign

Democrats who sit on the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation are calling for the resignation of CEO Reed Hall, following revelations that the agency gave $124 million to businesses without doing a full review of the awards. The…

posted 2015/06/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin flag maker will drop Confederate flags

A Wisconsin based flag manufacturer will halt sales and production of Confederate flags. The decision by the board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Company in Oak Creek comes with the banner at the center of controversy in South Carolina…

posted 2015/06/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Milwaukee Senate Democrats to meet with Fitzgerald on Bucks deal

Milwaukee Senate Democrats are being asked to the table on a new Bucks arena. “We haven’t been in on the discussion, we haven’t been filled in on the details. We don’t know where their votes are at, and there hasn’t…

posted 2015/06/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-06-23

Republicans say ‘progress’ being made in budget talks

Republican leaders in the Legislature continue to work behind closed doors on the state budget, although it remains unclear whether they will wrap up their work before the state’s current fiscal year ends next Tuesday. Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald…

posted 2015/06/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Storms cause damage across southern Wisconsin

Wisconsin Emergency Management officials are detailing more of the damage done by severe thunderstorms that swept across southern portions of the state Monday. The agency says 20 homes and 30 farm buildings were either destroyed or severely damaged in Grant…

posted 2015/06/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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