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UW regents OK $95 million budget request

UW regents OK $95 million budget request

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents has approved asking Gov. Scott Walker for $95 million in additional tax dollars in the next state budget. The regents voted unanimously to forward the request to Walker during a meeting at UW-Oshkosh on Thursday afternoon. System President Ray Cross wants the money […]

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Federal court to unseal some John Doe documents

Federal court to unseal some John Doe documents

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has decided to unseal more documents in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups on advertising and fundraising. One of the groups, Wisconsin Club for Growth, has convinced a federal judge […]

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UW regents to consider budget request

UW regents to consider budget request

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents is preparing to vote on whether to ask Gov. Scott Walker for $95 million in additional tax dollars in the next state budget. The regents were scheduled to take up system President Ray Cross’ proposal Thursday afternoon. Cross wants the money to cover […]

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UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The UW Board of Regents could decide today whether to ask for another $95 million in the next two-year state budget.University of Wisconsin System officials say they need more tax dollars to help pay for the school’s new Talent Development Initiative, to create new STEM-related jobs — science, technology, engineering, […]

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State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Are health insurance rates in Wisconsin higher than necessary? If they are, it could be because of Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to accept a full expansion of federal funding for BadgerCare. Robert Kraig is with Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which released a report showing Wisconsin insurance rates average $250 more per year […]

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Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Records show the Pentagon has given police agencies in Wisconsin more than $28 million in surplus military gear in the past decade, including assault rifles, grenade launchers and mine-resistant trucks. Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs documents obtained by Gannett Wisconsin Media under the state’s open records law show more than 67,000 […]

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2 companies settle with Wisconsin in scam lawsuit

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations […]

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Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a Darlington man to 25 years in federal prison for making sexually explicit videos of girls. Timmy Reichling received the mandatory minimum sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to producing child pornography in June. The judge sentenced the 47-year-old to a life term of supervised release. Authorities seized […]

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Wisconsin agency to hold open government seminars

Wisconsin agency to hold open government seminars

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice will hold its annual open government seminars again this fall. DOJ experts will explain key principles of the state’s open meetings and open records laws during the three-hour sessions. The first seminar is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Madison. The second is set for Oct. 27 […]

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Media coalition wants John Doe documents unsealed

Media coalition wants John Doe documents unsealed

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of media and open government groups are pressing a federal appeals court to release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. A federal judge halted the probe […]

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