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Rep. Peter Barca retains leadership of Assembly Democrats

Democrats have lost seats in the Wisconsin Assembly, but state Representative Peter Barca has retained his leadership role for the upcoming legislative session. The veteran Kenosha lawmaker fended off a challenge from Representative Evan Goyke of Milwaukee, who’s serving his…

posted 2014/11/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Senator Baldwin sees room for common ground with Republicans

Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last week’s midterm elections and, despite moving to the minority, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) says her job will remain the same next year. The Wisconsin Democrat says she plans to continue focusing…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Representative Mandy Wright will not seek recount

There will be no recount in Wisconsin’s 85th state Assembly District. Representative Mandy Wright conceded the election on Tuesday. Wright trailed David Heaton by 86 votes on Election Night out of more than 22,000 ballots cast. After the canvass, Heaton’s…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW’s Barry Orton expects industry push back on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama has asked the Federal Communications Commission to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers should treat all internet traffic equally. A University of Wisconsin telecommunications professor says…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin DPI budget seeks $613 million for K-12 public schools

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has requested $613 million in state aid for public schools over the next two year budget cycle. DPI spokesman John Johnson said the request – 2.6 percent more for 2015, and a 4.7 percent…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Chris Larson takes a pass on leading Wisconsin Senate Democrats

Two years has been enough. State Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee announced via a Facebook post on Tuesday that he’ll support Senator Jennifer Shilling in her bid to lead Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate. “I called Jen Shilling last…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW-Oshkosh student charged with making ricin

A student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been charged in federal court with possessing ricin, a deadly biological toxin. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Kyle Smith on Halloween, after executing a search warrant on his home. They were acting on a…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker gives pep talk to Assembly GOP caucus

Governor Scott Walker congratulates the new Republican lawmakers in the state Assembly, saying their new majority following the general election gives them a great opportunity to lead. “We have a chance to not only make this state better, but we…

posted 2014/11/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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