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2015-07-21

Earth Day founder’s daughter leaving Wisconsin state board

Several months after running into criticism from elected members who oversee Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, administrator Tia Nelson announced Tuesday that she is resigning. Nelson, the daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, drew criticism from the…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker campaign manager: fund-raising so far “a good haul”

Governor Scott Walker and groups supporting his presidential bid have raised about $32 million dollars so far this year, according to a report filed Monday with state elections officials. Walker’s campaign manager, Rick Wiley, commented on the fund-raising success during…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

University of Wisconsin Colleges to cut 83 positions

State budget cuts will result in a number of changes for the University of Wisconsin System’s 13 two-year college campuses. The budget signed by the governor earlier this month cut about $5 million from the colleges, which was part of…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Watchdog group wary of calls to replace Wisconsin elections agency

Governor Scott Walker this week said he thinks it’s time to replace the Government Accountability Board with an elections agency that is “truly accountable to the people of the state of Wisconsin.” The call follows a state Supreme Court decision…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker executive order allows National Guard members to carry weapons

Governor Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty. It’s a response to the shooting deaths of five service members by a gunman who had links to Islamic extremism, at…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Storm damage prompts home improvement warnings

A recent wave of severe weather in Wisconsin should have homeowners watching out for storm chasing contractors, after powerful storms knocked down trees and cause damage to structures across the state. If your property is damaged in a storm, the…

posted 2015/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-07-19

Walker signs pay hike for Wisconsin State Troopers

Wisconsin State Troopers will see their first pay bump in six years. On Monday, Governor Scott Walker signed into a law a new contract for the Wisconsin State Troopers, giving them a six percent pay increase. It’s welcome news to…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker wants to replace Wisconsin elections agency (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker on Monday joined a growing list of conservatives who are calling for an overhaul of the state Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees Wisconsin’s elections and ethics laws. Speaking with reporters in Oshkosh, Walker said he…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Assembly to take up Bucks bill next week

A top Republican in the state Assembly says his chamber will likely take up a financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena next week. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) says lawmakers will be on July 28th to open…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker signs Wisconsin 20 week abortion ban

Governor Scott Walker on Monday morning signed controversial legislation into law that would ban abortions past the 20 week mark in a pregnancy. The governor signed the bill during a ceremony in Oshkosh, a week after launching his bid for…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Planned Parenthood Wisconsin responds to calls for investigation

Several Republican lawmakers have called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood health clinics in Wisconsin, following the release of a video from an anti-abortion group that claims to show discussions about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood has…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

DNR raising funds for wild game bird management

Wisconsin hunters can once again help preserve the natural habitat for their favorite game bird species by buying this year’s turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamps. DNR assistant upland wildlife ecologist Krista McGinley says the stamp programs were put in place…

posted 2015/07/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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