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State warns of government imposter phone scam

State warns of government imposter phone scam

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are warning people to be on the lookout for a government imposter phone scam. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says residents around the state have been getting pre-recorded calls from a Steven Martin from the U.S. Treasury. The recording warns that the treasury […]

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Lawsuit targets disabled students open enrollment

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Three families of children with disabilities are challenging Wisconsin’s law that allows students to open enroll at schools outside their home district, saying it violates federal disability law. The families are represented by the conservative group the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. The group announced on Wednesday that it had […]

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Environmental groups question Wisconsin DOT budget plan

Environmental groups question Wisconsin DOT budget plan

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Environmental groups are questioning the Department of Transportation’s budget plan. The biggest problem, according to Shala Werner, Director of the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club, is that the DOT budget which was submitted last week by Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb moves local transit out of the transportation budget […]

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Ski hills off to earliest start in years

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – January-like weather is drawing downhill skiers and snowboarders to the slopes in Wisconsin where operators are taking the early start to the bank. The single-digit overnight temperatures have allowed ski hills to make snow around the clock and create some of the best conditions for November in years. Cascade Mountain’s Randy […]

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Man reaches plea deal on animal abuse charges

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) – A man in western Wisconsin has been sentenced to probation on animal abuse charges after 26 cows were found dead on his farm. John Nelson was arrested in September after a tip led authorities to search his Rice Lake property. Investigators say they found the decomposed cows still chained in […]

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Johnson, Baldwin split on Keystone vote

Johnson, Baldwin split on Keystone vote

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wisconsin’s U.S. senators have split their votes as the Senate narrowly rejects legislation to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted “yes” to pass the House-approved measure Tuesday night while Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin voted “no.” The measure failed by one vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate. In […]

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Walker not sure when he will introduce budget

Walker not sure when he will introduce budget

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t know when he will introduce his state budget proposal, but he’s hoping that meetings he’s having now with state lawmakers will smooth its passage. Walker told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he doesn’t know whether he will submit the budget in January […]

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Study: 55,000 people work illegally in Wisconsin

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin is home to an estimated 85,000 people who immigrated illegally, three-fourths of them from Mexico. That’s according to a new study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. It focuses on illegal immigration from 2009 to 2012. The study says illegal immigration has been largely stable nationwide since 2009. It had […]

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Walker says changes coming to his cabinet

Walker says changes coming to his cabinet

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he will be announcing changes to members of his cabinet next month. Walker told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday that he is meeting with each member of his cabinet as he prepares to begin his second term. Walker says some “tweaks” will be made […]

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Walker says DOT budget changes coming

Walker says DOT budget changes coming

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says significant changes will be made to the state Department of Transportation budget request that would increase taxes and fees by $751 million. But Walker refused in a Tuesday interview with The Associated Press to rule out anything in the proposal, including a gas tax increase that he […]

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