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2016-04-21

Governor Walker responds to critics of FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Governor Scott Walker made several stops across Wisconsin Wednesday to tout the almost 12,000 people FoodShare recipients who have found work thanks to a job training and employment requirement. The provision, which requires able-bodied childless adults receiving food assistance benefits…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin Attorney General says stay of right-to-work ruling needed to avoid confusion

A hearing has been set for next week in Dane County court on a request to stay a decision that overturned Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, while the state appeals the ruling. Attorney General Brad Schimel believes quick action is necessary in…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Common Cause calls for mobile voter ID assistance

Should the state be doing more to help voters obtain photo ID? Jay Heck with Common Cause said several states have made mobile van programs available to provide photo ID services. “States like Texas, Alabama, Virginia. States that have historically…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-04-20

Report highlights increase in gun deaths involving children in Wisconsin

The number of children killed by guns in Wisconsin has risen in the past few years, prompting new calls for efforts to help limit access to firearms for some of the most vulnerable. A report from the Wisconsin Council on…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Work resumes on bridge over St. Croix River at Stillwater

An early disappearance of river ice, no flooding, and light rainfall have allowed contractors to get a quick start on this year’s construction work on the new bridge over the St. Croix River connecting Stillwater, Minnesota and Houlton, Wisconsin. Minnesota…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker says he will support any eventual GOP presidential nominee

Governor Scott Walker says he will support the eventual Republican presidential nominee next November, even if it ends up being Donald Trump. The governor has been saying for months that he expects someone other than the current front-runner to be…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Police investigate death at Taycheedah prison

Fond du Lac Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Taycheedah Correctional Institution earlier this month. Assistant Police Chief Steve Thiry says officers were notified on April 11 about an ambulance call to the facility for an…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Judge schedules arguments in Menominee hemp suit

Arguments will be heard by a federal judge next month on the Menominee Indian Tribe’s lawsuit against the federal government over a hemp-growing operation. Court records indicate that oral arguments are scheduled for May 13 before Judge William Griesbach. The…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Green Bay council still pondering Lambeau tax windfall

Green Bay’s city council is ready to end a four-month debate on what to do with the city’s $5.3 million in excess Lambeau Field sales tax money. Under state law, the money must be spent on economic development, debt reduction,…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Shilling announces reelection campaign

State Senator Jennifer Shilling has announced that she’ll run for reelection. The La Crosse Democrat represents the 32nd District in southwestern Wisconsin and serves as minority leader in the Senate. Shilling was first elected to the Senate in the 2011…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Rail commissioner will hold listening sessions along Mississippi

Western Wisconsin residents will have a chance to share concerns with state Railroad Commissioner Yash Wadhwa on Thursday. Wadhwa will hold listening sessions in De Soto and Stoddard. The La Crosse Tribune reports that it’s part of an effort to…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Democratic lawmaker questions ending John Doe probe at Lincoln Hills

A John Doe investigation into allegations of misconduct at youth correctional facilities in Lincoln County has been allowed to expire, prompting concerns from at least one Democratic state lawmaker. The probe was looking into multiple issues at the Lincoln Hills…

posted 2016/04/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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