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Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.

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UPDATE: Sales tax holiday bill gets mixed reception

Posted: 01/07/2014 - UPDATE: Two of the nation's largest and best-known corporations are lobbying in support of a bill that would waive sales taxes on purchases of some computers, back-to-school supplies and Energy Star products one weekend a year.

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UPDATE: Senator sues over Congress' health coverage

Updated: 01/06/2014 - UPDATE: Sen. Ron Johnson is suing to stop the government from paying most of the medical insurance premiums for members of Congress and their aides now required to obtain coverage through the new health care law's state exchanges.

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Report: Cuts to teachers offset aid reduction

Posted: 01/06/2014 - A new study says that cuts to teachers' benefits pushed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature in 2011 offset a $450 million state aid reduction.

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Closures could affect election deadlines

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The closing of schools and government offices due to the cold weather could delay the deadline for candidates for local office to file nomination papers.

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Video shows Wis. execs lobbying for tax breaks

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A newly released video shows Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch asking business leaders for ideas on tax cuts, saying, "We want to know how we can love you more."

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Wisconsin minority caucus invites white lawmakers

Posted: 12/30/2013 - The Wisconsin Legislature's Black and Latino Caucus is inviting white lawmakers who represent largely minority districts to participate in its meetings for the first time.

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Fitzgerald: Senate won't do campaign finance bill

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the Senate will not vote on a bill that would double the amount people could donate to political campaigns.

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Health care law worries some Wis. businesses

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Some Wisconsin business owners say companies are putting off decisions to hire or expand because they're not sure how the new health care law will play out.

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Vos plans to end spring session by March

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants lawmakers to complete the bulk of their work for the spring session in January and February.

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Most Wis. school unions survive elections

Posted: 12/19/2013 - New data from Wisconsin labor relations officials show the majority of 400 school worker unions survived recertification elections and can continue to negotiate members' wages.

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UPDATE: Walker signs school mascots bill

Posted: 12/19/2013 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill making it harder to force public schools to drop American Indian nicknames.

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Governor Walker on 3rd year of his term

Updated: 12/17/2013 - Governor Scott Walker faces an election next year and Tuesday he sat down one on one with NBC15's John Stofflet to talk about the 3rd year of his term.

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Gov. Walker's book has sold 7,200 copies so far

Posted: 12/17/2013 - About 7,200 copies of Gov. Scott Walker's book "Unintimidated" have sold during its first month in bookstores, an average of more than 250 copies a day

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