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2015-04-23

Talks to continue on new Bucks arena

Talks are expected to continue in Madison on Thursday, as elected officials attempt to find resolution on funding a new NBA arena in downtown Milwaukee. State and local leaders including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele huddled…

posted 2015/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin budget panel restores deer carcass removal program

After media coverage spurred concerns, state budget negotiators voted on Wednesday to restore funding for the removal of dead deer carcasses from Wisconsin roadsides. The Joint Finance Committee voted 16-0, to provide $701,000 to continue a DNR administered program. Governor…

posted 2015/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-22

Scott Walker fields Earth Day question on climate change views (AUDIO)

He famously punted when asked for his views on evolution during a visit to the UK in February. And on Earth Day, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stopped well short of answering whether or not he believes in man-made climate change.…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Protesters address climate change denial at Capitol

Coinciding with Earth Day, a handful of individuals make a delivery to the governor’s office in Madison. Climate activists want Governor Scott Walker to condemn the implementation of a Public Lands Commission policy that would prohibit staff from using taxpayer…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Jefferson County flock hit with avian flu

Yet another outbreak of avian influenza is confirmed in Wisconsin. H5 avian influenza has been detected in an 800,000 bird egg-laying chicken flock in Jefferson County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). This makes…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

JFC co-chair says Milwaukee needs to ‘cough up’ for Bucks arena

Key legislators said Wednesday that local leaders in Milwaukee need to step up to the plate on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Joint Finance Committee co-chairs, Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) commented as…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin DNR tells 57 employees their jobs are at risk

The state Department of Natural Resources has sent out letter to 57 employees who could lose their jobs if proposed cuts remain in the state budget. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said the letters are an initial step and that the…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Avian influenza found in Chippewa County

State Agriculture officials have confirmed another outbreak of avian influenza in Wisconsin. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the H5 avian influenza has been detected in an 87,000 bird turkey flock in Chippewa County. It marks…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Supreme Court could have new chief justice soon

Members of the state Supreme Court could meet by the end of this month to select a new chief justice, after a federal judge on Tuesday refused to block implementation of a voter-approved state constitutional amendment. The decision means the…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin officials unhappy with Forest Service cuts

Several state lawmakers are not pleased with a federal agency’s national forest management decisions. State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), State Representative Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), and State Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) are criticizing the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to reduce or…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

JFC considers relieving DNR of deer clean up duties, funding

The state Department of Natural Resources would no longer be responsible for cleaning up dead deer along Wisconsin’s roadways, under an item being considered by the Legislature’s budget writing committee. The governor’s proposed state budget would eliminate $700,000 a year…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Earth Day spring cleaning helps environment

Old refrigerators and freezers can drain more energy than newer, high-efficiency models. That’s why the Focus on Energy program is asking people to consider recycling their old appliances. “Those old refrigerators or freezers that you might have out in the…

posted 2015/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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