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Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year. That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were […]

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GOP leader: Don’t bring border kids to Wisconsin

GOP leader: Don’t bring border kids to Wisconsin

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Wisconsin should not be considered a site to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children who are crossing the U.S. border. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Vos wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday. The letter also was signed by Republican Assembly members John […]

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AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne initially failed to account for spending $33,000 in campaign cash before finding missing records that fill in the gaps. Ozanne is one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign turned over finance records for the first half of […]

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Wisconsin makes Minnesota offer on tax reciprocity

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin has made a new income tax reciprocity offer to Minnesota Wisconsin’s Revenue Department announced the latest offer Thursday. The neighboring states have been unable to reach a deal since a 40-year agreement expired in 2009. An agreement would simplify income taxes for the roughly 80,000 who live in one state […]

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Walker, Burke tied in new Marquette poll

Walker, Burke tied in new Marquette poll

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Republican Governor Scott Walker is slightly ahead of his likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke among registered voters in the latest Marquette Law School Poll. Though, Burke leads by one point among likely voters. Poll Director Charles Franklin says the numbers haven’t changed much from the last poll in May.  Walker gets […]

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Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with police in two separate cases where cellphone data was used to track suspects. The court’s rulings Thursday came in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from the suspects’ cellphone providers to track them down. […]

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Elections board can’t intervene in John Doe Eds: APNewsNow.

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has rejected the Wisconsin elections board’s request to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Government Accountability Board request. The board asked […]

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Aircraft parts company moves to Oshkosh

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A customer aircraft parts company is making a move from Minneapolis to Oshkosh. D’Shannon President Scott Erickson says the company will move to a hangar at Wittman Regional Airport until it can develop its own facility in the aviation business park under development at the airport. D’Shannon has focused on engine […]

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AG candidate fails to account for spending

AG candidate fails to account for spending

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Ishmael Ozanne failed to supply a reason for spending $33,000 in campaign cash on state reports. Ozanne is one of three Democrats vying for that party’s nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign has been floundering financially; the latest finance reports filed Monday with state elections officials […]

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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressman Paul Ryan is out with a new plan to merge anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he says would give more flexibility to distribute federal help for the poor. Eleven programs would be merged, including food stamps, cash welfare, housing subsidies and heating aid for the poor, […]

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