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State budget shortfall projected at $2.2 billion

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017, a problem that will have to be tackled by the Republican-controlled Legislature next year as Walker is building his resume for a potential presidential run. The estimate released Thursday by the state Department of Administration is required […]

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Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s unemployment rate stands at 5.4 percent in October, dropping slightly from 5.5 percent the previous month. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the state added 4,000 private sector jobs over the last month at the same time unemployment went down. The unemployment rate is the lowest since […]

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Police called to West Bend school during ruckus

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) – Police were called to West Bend East High School where students became unruly over a new hall pass policy. Officials say one student was arrested for disorderly conduct Thursday. A statement on the school’s website says classes have resumed after a lockdown. Superintendent Ted Neitzke says some students became unruly […]

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Lawmaker promises to pass special needs vouchers

Lawmaker promises to pass special needs vouchers

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker whose daughter has Down syndrome says a bill to create a voucher program to help students with special needs attend private school in Wisconsin will pass “one way or another.” Rep. John Jagler said Thursday the issue is his top priority and he will be discussing it with […]

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US attorney collects $3.7 million in 2014 cases

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. attorney’s office in Madison says it collected about $3.7 million in criminal and civil actions during the 2014 federal fiscal year. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil says his office collected about $1.4 million in criminal cases and about $2.3 million in civil actions. The offices also collected an additional $11,800 […]

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Mother of Milwaukee robbery suspect calls police

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 15-year-old Milwaukee boy has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery after his mother called police to report the crime. Police said Wednesday they believe the boy is one of two people who robbed a 62-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter on Tuesday. They say one of the two suspects had […]

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Energy companies unite to fight scams

Energy companies unite to fight scams

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – You get a call from someone telling you that your utility bill payment has not been received and unless you pay by 5 p.m., your power will be shut off. That’s the message salon owner Denise Mackey-Natz got last month. Rescheduled appointments, several phone calls and hours of stress and confusion […]

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Bankruptcy judge says no to ex-priest’s claim

Bankruptcy judge says no to ex-priest’s claim

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A former priest accused of sexual abuse won’t be getting any money from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in its bankruptcy case. Federal bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley has tossed out a claim from Marvin Knighton, who says he was wrongly defrocked and money he contributed to his retirement account should be returned to […]

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4 development groups want to develop state land

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Four development groups are in the running to develop what would become the largest state-owned office building in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Wednesday that the project is to buy and replace the existing 400,000-square-foot building housing the state Department of Transportation in Madison. The successful bidder would also buy […]

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Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan named chair of House Ways and Means Committee

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan named chair of House Ways and Means Committee

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The House Republican Steering Committee has picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) to serve as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee next session. Ryan, a 16-year veteran of the chamber, was picked over U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX). In a statement, he thanked his colleagues for the opportunity […]

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