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2015-06-17

Baldwin unveils ‘Jason Simcakoski’ opiates bill

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced a bill to help prevent abuse of pain medication by veterans. It’s a response to the problems uncovered at the Tomah Veterans Administration medical center, including the death of Marine veteran Jason Simcakoski last…

posted 2015/06/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-06-16

Wisconsin board revises policy on climate change discussions

A state board controlled by Republicans is changing a policy that had banned staff from talking about climate change on state time. Two of the three constitutional officers who oversee the state’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted Tuesday…

posted 2015/06/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Speaker Vos says budget talks continue (AUDIO)

Republican leaders in the state Legislature are still negotiating over key issues in the state budget, and it remains unclear when the plan will be ready for a vote. Transportation funding, a financing plan for a Milwaukee Bucks arena, and…

posted 2015/06/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin man jailed in Missouri homicide of girlfriend’s mother

A Wisconsin man and his girlfriend have been charged in Missouri, in the murder of the woman’s mother. Gypsy Blancharde, 23, of Springfield, Missouri and 26-year-old Nicholas Paul Godejohn of Big Bend, Wisconsin, are each charged with first-degree murder and…

posted 2015/06/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Talks continue on Wisconsin budget

Majority Republicans are still trying to wrap-up negotiations on the state budget, with closed door meetings going on this week at the Capitol. It’s been more than two weeks since the Joint Finance Committee last met, although much of the…

posted 2015/06/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Resignations in Twin Cities archdiocese draw reaction

More shake-ups as the Catholic church deals with its child sex abuse scandals. Twin Cities archbishop John Nienstedt and a deputy bishop resigned Monday, after prosecutors in St. Paul charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect victims of abuse…

posted 2015/06/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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