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Judge tosses Wisconsin senator’s health care suit

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Monday that Johnson and a staff member who filed the lawsuit with him don’t have […]

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State home sales see first increase of the year

State home sales see first increase of the year

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network For the first time this year, the number of existing houses sold by Wisconsin Realtors was higher than the same month a year ago. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold just over 7,700 homes statewide during June, which is 4.5 percent more than in June of 2013. The median sales […]

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Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has about $400,000 cash on hand, more than twice as much as two Democratic opponents. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney and the only Republican in the race. He reported Monday that his campaign raised nearly $367,000 in the first six months of the […]

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Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Election observers in Wisconsin still won’t be allowed to use cameras at the polls. The Government Accountability Board on Monday decided against lifting the ban on poll observers taking pictures or video while watching the process of people registering and signing in to vote. The Republican co-chairs of committees in charge […]

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ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gay couples challenging Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state’s request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state’s request that the entire appeals […]

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Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn’t understand how the global marketplace works. Burke, a former Trek executive, continued her criticism Monday of the ad Walker’s campaign launched last week. The ad says she got rich from a company […]

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Elections board to consider allowing cameras

Elections board to consider allowing cameras

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Election observers in Wisconsin may be allowed to use cameras at the polls. The Government Accountability Board is meeting Monday to consider lifting the ban on poll observers taking pictures or video while watching the process of people registering and signing in to vote. If approved by the panel of former […]

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Injured train crew members released from hospital

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Two crew members injured when two trains collided in a southeastern Wisconsin village are doing better. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron says the engineer and conductor have been released from a local hospital after they were treated for injuries. A total of three engines and ten railcars derailed when the […]

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Walker, Burke, Hulsey to report fundraising totals

Walker, Burke, Hulsey to report fundraising totals

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Candidates for governor were to report how much money they raised through the first half of the year. Both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke earlier this month released their preliminary totals. Democratic candidate state Rep. Brett Hulsey has not reported anything. Walker reported raising nearly $8.3 million […]

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Some Wisconsin counties offer Skype-type visits

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Relatives who want to visit inmates in five Wisconsin counties no longer have to come to the jail in person. Now they can visit from afar using a Skype-like video system, for 25 cents a minute. Racine County just became the fifth county to install the new system, made by Dallas-based Securus […]

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