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UPDATE: Money, new positions at prison system approved

Updated: 09/18/2013 - UPDATE: The Legislature's budget committee has approved sending more than $5 million to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to spend on information technology and a new office of special investigations.

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UPDATE: Planned Parenthood urges public to watch debate

Posted: 09/18/2013 - UPDATE: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is not directly addressing claims made by a nonprofit cable network that the group misused footage of Republican Senate President Mike Ellis taken from debate over an abortion bill.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs concussion forms bill

Posted: 12/13/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires parents to sign only one concussion information sheet a year for a child who participates in school and club sports.

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UPDATE: Senate passes lemon law changes

Posted: 09/17/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin state Senate has voted to tighten the state's lemon law, which covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.

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Ryan renews call to delay health care law

Posted: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans in the House are trying to make the case to Democrats in the Senate that it's in their interest to delay further implementation of the health care overhaul law.

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Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Posted: 09/13/2013 - In recent years, congressional Republicans from states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have joined Democrats in supporting federal funding of President Barack Obama's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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UPDATE: County Board approves employee handbook

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The Dane County employee handbook announced at this morning's press conference just passed the County Board by a unanimous vote of 32-0 with five supervisors absent.

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UPDATE: Catholic, voucher schools oppose testing bill

Posted: 09/12/2013 - UPDATE: Representatives of Catholic and private schools that participate in Wisconsin's publicly funded voucher program are speaking out against proposed new requirements that achievement data for their students be publicly reported.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker promotes Kenall's relocation

Posted: 09/12/2013 - UPDATE: A specialty lighting manufacturer from Illinois plans to break ground by the end of the year for a new headquarters and manufacturing plant in southern Wisconsin.

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Money spent on lobbying drops in 2013

Updated: 09/12/2013 - Bills easing the way to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin were the most heavily lobbied measures other than the state budget in the first six months of the year.

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Wis. bill would let home cooks sell baked goods

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow home cooks to sell small amounts of baked goods at farmers markets and other locations without getting a commercial license.

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Bill would put 17-year-olds in juvenile system

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Non-violent 17-year-old offenders in Wisconsin would no longer be treated as adults in the justice system under a bipartisan proposal in the Legislature.

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