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2014-04-09

State shifts no call list to federal level

Wisconsin’s popular Do Not Call list for telemarketers will disappear and merge with the federal no-call list. Governor Scott Walker approved the change Tuesday, when he privately signed 62 bills into law. Supporters say the Federal Trade Commission’s no-call list…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Governor signs 62 bills into law

Governor Scott Walker signed 62 bills into law Tuesday, including some of the most notable measures that passed the Legislature in the final days of the session. Among the bills signed by Walker was a measure aimed at making schools…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker signs ‘revenge porn’ law

Wisconsin has become the third state in the nation to ban so-called “revenge porn” — the posting of sexually-explicit photos online without the subjects’ prior knowledge. Governor Scott Walker signed the ban into law Tuesday. Freshman Assembly Republican John Spiros…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Green Bay city council recount set for Friday

One Green Bay City Council race will have a recount. District 11 candidate John Vander Leest is asking for a recount after losing to incumbent Brian Danzinger by ten votes in last Tuesday’s race. Vander Leest says the thin margin…

posted 2014/04/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-08

State leaps ahead on spending transparency

Wisconsin has made big strides in letting taxpayers see where their money is being spent. Bruce Speight with Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group said that’s due to the new OpenBook Wisconsin website, a key initiative by the administration of Governor…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Arrest made in 1997 Racine County murder

In a set of circumstances that sound like a plot line for a TV drama, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling outlined how his department came to arrest a 36-year-old man from Illinois for the murder of a 14-year-old girl 17…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State exams show slight bump in reading and math scores

The latest and final results of a statewide achievement test given to Wisconsin public school students shows reading and math scores were generally up from a year ago. However, the findings of the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) also…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Democrats join call for Kramer’s resignation

The top Democrats in the state Assembly are backing up Republican lawmakers in their call for ousted Majority Leader Bill Kramer to resign from the Legislature. Democratic leaders sent a letter to the Waukesha Republican on Monday, asking him to…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Equal Pay Day keeps focus on equity

Keeping equal pay for women in the spotlight, April 9th is National Equal Pay Day, designated because it’s how far women had to work into 2013 to earn what men made last year. “Women are still only making 78 cents…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker signs heroin bills

Efforts designed to help in the battle with heroin are now law in Wisconsin. The bills were authored by state Representative John Nygren, a Marinette Republican with a personal stake in the issue. “My daughter Cassie has been addicted to…

posted 2014/04/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-06

‘Prime suspect’ identified in Fond du Lac cold case

Investigators in Fond du Lac County say they now have a prime suspect in a 23-year-old homicide case, although no arrests have been made at this time. Pictures of the 60-year-old suspect’s hands have been sent to a state crime…

posted 2014/04/06 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Baldwin joins fight over product names (AUDIO)

The European Union wants to block the use of region-specific names on a variety of products not directly produced in those areas. The move could force changes on a long list of items made in Wisconsin, such as staples like…

posted 2014/04/06 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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