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2014-10-15

Governor Walker considers revamping the gas tax

Governor Scott Walker floats the idea of replacing the traditional gas tax with a sales tax on gasoline and alternative fuels for vehicles, saying it could help stabilize the state transportation fund as it faces a $680 million shortfall in…

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Governor Walker won’t push right to work agenda

Governor Scott Walker says, if elected to a second term, he will specifically tell lawmakers not to pursue right to work legislation, nor will he expand the Act-10 collective bargaining restrictions to fire fighters and police. Walker says such a…

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2014-10-14

Mary Burke: No new taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she will not raise taxes, if she wins the election in November. The Madison school board member wants to cut taxes for middle class families. Burke was asked during a conference call whether she’d…

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Wausau men nabbed in marijuana sting

The owner of a Wausau bar and an accomplice are facing major drug charges following a sting by police. Paradox Bar owner Scott Kurzynski, 44, and 43-year-old Tim Kleinschmidt face multiple drug counts in connection with a plan to traffic…

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Senator Ron Johnson calls for Ebola screenings at U.S. borders

With federal officials stepping up screening efforts at major U.S. airports, a member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation says more needs to be done to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. “We should be at the border control stations, understanding…

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Burke blasts school choice

Central Wisconsin saw more activity from candidates for statewide political office Monday. Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke stopped in Stevens Point, where she discussed her jobs plan with employees of Sentry Insurance before taking some questions from the media. Burke made…

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Governor Walker says Wisconsin is prepared for Ebola

More than 4,000 individuals have died from the current Ebola outbreak overseas, though, there’s no immediate threat to Wisconsin. Even so, Governor Scott Walker says state officials are keeping on top of public health and safety issues. As the deadly…

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Ryan questions climate science in debate with Zerban

The candidates in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District disagree about whether planet warming is entirely man-made. Republican congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville and his Democratic challenger, Rob Zerban of Kenosha, met for their first debate Monday. “We do need to address…

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Drone spotted over Badgers game

There was a drone over Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, during Saturday’s Badgers football game with Illinois. Marc Lovicott is the spokesman for UW Police. “There’s three mile radius around Camp Randall, 4,000 feet and lower every game day, and…

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Wisconsin is prepared for Ebola, says Governor Walker

More than 4,000 individuals have died from the current Ebola outbreak overseas, though, there’s no immediate threat to Wisconsin. Even so, Governor Scott Walker says state officials are keeping on top of public health and safety issues. As the deadly…

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Groups claim insurance industry money influenced Walker’s BadgerCare decison

Activists claim the insurance industry was the biggest beneficiary of Governor Scott Walker’s decision to reject federal money for BadgerCare expansion. Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign called into question the relationship between large campaign donations and the…

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2014-10-13

State to recognize June’s same sex marriages

The administration of Governor Scott Walker has ordered the state to recognize same sex marriage licenses issued earlier this year. That’s in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the state’s bid to reinstate its constitutional ban. Some…

posted 2014/10/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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