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2014-03-24

Walker signs tax cut bill

Governor Walker signed a half-billion dollar tax cut into law this morning, at a Shawano County farm. The governor proposed the change, after learning that the state could have a $911-million surplus at the end of the current budget. The…

posted 2014-03-24 13:05 by WHBY

Amended chemotherapy bill poised to pass

The president of the Senate says he's confident an amended chemotherapy bill, will pass. The proposal would require insurance plans to cover the pill form of the treatment, if they already cover traditional chemotherapy. Assembly Republicans added a $100 a…

posted 2014-03-24 13:04 by WHBY

211 line busy as health care deadline looms

United Way is seeing an increase in the number of people calling their 211 call center, to get help signing up for health insurance through the federal exchanges. The agency's Tony Gonzalez says they received 30 calls last month, and…

posted 2014-03-24 13:03 by WHBY

Early voting bill wouldn't impact Appleton much

An elections bill that Governor Walker is considering wouldn't affect too many people in Appleton. The proposal would limit early voting hours on weekdays, and eliminate any weekend in-person voting. Appleton city clerk Char Peterson says they've only been open…

posted 2014-03-24 13:02 by WHBY

Tax returns continue to come in

More than half of the taxpayers in Wisconsin have already filed their income tax return. That's according to Secretary Rick Chandler of the state revenue department. The deadline is three weeks from tomorrow. Chandler says they usually see a spike…

posted 2014-03-24 13:01 by WHBY

Kramer won't seek re-election

The former Assembly Majority Leader, who is accused of sexually harassing two women during a fundraiser in Washington D.C., will not seek re-election. Rep. Bill Kramer filed paperwork with the Government Accountability Board today, saying that he would not be…

posted 2014-03-24 13:00 by WHBY

Health insurance deadline looms

The deadline to buy health insurance, through the federal exchanges, is just a week away. The Partnership Community Health Center in Menasha is one of the organizations that is helping people sign up. Spokeswoman Trish Sarvela says many people are…

posted 2014-03-24 05:05 by WHBY

Brillion holding school referendum

Brillion is holding a school referendum on April 1 for a number of projects. The district is asking for almost $3 million. Administrator Nick Madison says they'd use some of the money for safety upgrades. He says they want to…

posted 2014-03-24 05:04 by WHBY

Burke backs redistricting reform

Political redistricting could become an issue in the race for governor this fall. Mary Burke is the main Democratic challenger to Governor Walker. She says the state's current process, that allows lawmakers to draw new political boundaries, leads to districts…

posted 2014-03-24 05:03 by WHBY

Mayors of biggest cities want election bill veto

The leaders of the two largest cities in the state are calling on Governor Walker to veto a bill that would limit early voting hours. The proposal would eliminate weekend voting. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says it would be a…

posted 2014-03-24 05:02 by WHBY

2014-03-23

Wisconsin vs Baylor in Sweet 16

The #2 seed Wisconsin Badgers will play #6 seed Baylor Bears Thursday night in a Sweet Sixteen showdown in Anaheim, Ca. The Bears crushed #3 seed Creighton 85-55 on Sunday night as they shot 64% from the field. Wisconsin knocked…

posted 2014-03-23 22:21:10 by WHBY

2014-03-22

On Wisconsin! Badgers headed to the Sweet 16!

The #2 Seed Wisconsin Badgers rebounded from a 12 point halftime deficit to defeat #7 Seed Oregon Ducks 85-77 Saturday night in Milwaukee before a sold out Bradley Center crowd. Ben Brust 3 pointer with 1:07 left in the game…

posted 2014-03-22 22:18:34 by WHBY

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