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Democrat posts profanity over Walker speech

Posted: 01/23/2014 - A Democratic state representative from Milwaukee was so disgusted with Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State speech she posted a profane message on her Facebook account.

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Wisconsin union law spurs Sheboygan closed meeting

Posted: 01/23/2014 - A county board in Wisconsin has held its first closed meeting in at least three decades -- a side effect of Gov. Scott Walker's law eliminating most public employees' union rights.

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UPDATE: State of the state

Updated: 01/22/2014 - UPDATE: Here is the text of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fourth State of the State address as prepared for delivery.

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Senate leader concerned about deficit growth

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the growth in a projected budget shortfall caused by Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tax cut plan is "definitely a concern."

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Wis. Assembly OKs open records bill

Posted: 01/21/2014 - The state Assembly has approved a bill that clarifies Wisconsin's open records law extends to elected officials.

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Democrats talk to Walker about state surplus

Posted: 01/21/2014 - Democratic legislative leaders say they are asking Gov. Scott Walker to use a $977 million budget surplus to eliminate a projected deficit and spend more on education and job training programs.

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UPDATE: NE Wis. legislator to retire

Updated: 01/20/2014 - UPDATE: Rep. Garey Bies, a Sister Bay Republican, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday he won't seek re-election in November. He said 14 years in the Legislature is enough.

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Wis. GOP intros bill to fund gunshot sensors

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Wisconsin Republicans have introduced a bill that would help fund more gunshot sensors in Milwaukee -- six months after eliminating all state funding to expand the program.

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Both sides pledge new effort on jobless bill

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Republicans and Democrats are both pledging to renew efforts at resurrecting jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, even though immediate compromise prospects are dim one day after the Senate deadlocked on the issue.

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UPDATE: Wis. committee cancels vote on Common Core changes

Posted: 02/20/2014 - UPDATE: The state Assembly's Education Committee has canceled a vote on a bill that would give the ultimate authority over writing academic standards for Wisconsin's public schools to the state Legislature.

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