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Common Core, voucher school bills in jeopardy

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Proposals to rewrite Common Core academic standards, require increased reporting of private schools in the voucher program and limit regulations on sand mining in Wisconsin appear unlikely to pass as the Legislature reaches the end of its session.

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Committee passes bill banning sharing of data

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Wisconsin public schools would be forbidden from sharing any biometric data collected from students that could identify them, like fingerprints and retina scans, under a bill that has cleared a state Assembly Committee.

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Gov. Walker would call voter ID special session

Updated: 03/11/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker says he would call lawmakers into special session to modify Wisconsin's voter photo identification requirements to conform to court rulings.

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Elections bills moving forward in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Several Republican-led elections bills are moving through the Legislature as it moves into the final two weeks before the end of the session.

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UPDATE: Walker pushes back against Burke in first ad

Updated: 03/07/2014 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker is releasing his first television ad in the governor's race, pushing back against Democratic challenger Mary Burke's message that unemployment has gone up under his watch.

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Wisconsin Senate panel passes CCAP purges

Posted: 03/06/2014 - A state Senate committee has overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill that would purge information from Wisconsin's popular online court records database.

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UPDATE: Common Core bill backer not giving up

Updated: 03/06/2014 - UPDATE: The sponsor of a bill that would give the Legislature power to approve and write academic standards for Wisconsin schools says no Republican senators have told her they have problems with the proposal.

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Business groups slam $10.10 minimum wage proposal

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Some of Wisconsin's largest business associations say a nearly $3 increase in the state's minimum wage would cost the economy 27,000 jobs, citing recent polls and a study by a conservative Washington think tank.

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UPDATE: Wisconsin committee OKs sand mine bill

Posted: 03/05/2014 - UPDATE: A legislative committee has approved a Republican bill that would prohibit local government officials from imposing new regulations on sand mines.

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Wisconsin panel OKs gun return bill

Posted: 02/27/2014 - The Senate's public safety committee has approved a bill that would require judges to gather police records on someone under an injunction before returning his or her guns.

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Democrat Burke opposes Common Core bill

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke continues to differentiate herself from Republican Gov. Scott Walker on education issues.

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