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Walker hasn’t applied for preschool grant

Walker hasn’t applied for preschool grant

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has not applied for $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move decried as irresponsible by Democrats. The deadline for states to apply for the $250 million in grants from the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services is Friday. Gov. […]

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Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADIOSN, Wis. (AP) – The unemployment rate fell in almost every Wisconsin city and county in September. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment dropped in 31 of the 32 largest cities in September. Greenfield’s 5 percent unemployment rate was unchanged from August. Racine again had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 […]

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President Obama to campaign for Mary Burke in Milwaukee next Tuesday

President Obama to campaign for Mary Burke in Milwaukee next Tuesday

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is getting some presidential help on the campaign trail. The Burke campaign confirmed Wednesday that President Barack Obama will campaign with the Democratic nominee in Milwaukee next Tuesday. A specific time and location for the event have not yet been announced. The president’s appearance will come […]

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Appeals court reinstates Neenah teachers’ lawsuit

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin appeals court judge has reinstated a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 250 Neenah teachers seeking to recover more than $61 million in post-retirement benefits. The Second District Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Winnebago County judge wrongly dismissed the lawsuit last year. That judge had said only […]

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Wisconsin US Rep. Tom Petri won’t endorse Grothman

Wisconsin US Rep. Tom Petri won’t endorse Grothman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Petri says he will not be endorsing the Wisconsin GOP candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat he will soon leave. Although Petri co-hosted a fundraiser for Glenn Grothman, he says he no longer wants to support the Republican Congressional hopeful. Petri, who’s from […]

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Democrats file lawsuit seeking Schimel videos

Democrats file lawsuit seeking Schimel videos

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking videos of prosecutor training sessions involving Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel. Their lawsuit Tuesday says a state Democratic Party researcher made an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking the videos on Sept. 15. The agency denied the request on Monday, […]

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20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV one or two hospitalizations are common this time […]

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Wisconsin Assembly Republicans looking to next session (AUDIO)

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The election is still two weeks away, but Republicans in the state Assembly are already turning their attention to the next Legislative session. Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and fellow GOP lawmakers outlined their ‘Forward Agenda‘ Tuesday at the Capitol. Vos said “the centerpiece of our agenda is really making sure […]

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County councils to release deer recommendations

County councils to release deer recommendations

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled […]

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Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans are outlining their priorities for the next legislative session, saying they plan to focus on regulatory reform, combatting public assistance fraud and finding new ways to pay for the state’s roads. They promised during a news conference Tuesday to continue reviewing administrative code with an eye toward cutting red […]

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