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Wis. Congressmen Propose Crop Insurance Changes

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Two Wisconsin congressmen are proposing changes to the nation's crop insurance program that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years.

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Republican Grothman Criticizes Revenue Workers

Posted: 05/15/2013 - A Republican state senator says he has concerns about adding more workers to collect delinquent taxes because he says Wisconsin Revenue Department workers are "mean and heartless."

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Poll Shows 51% Approve of Wis. Governor's Job

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A Marquette University law school poll released Tuesday says 51 percent of respondents approve of the way Gov. Scott Walker is doing his job, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Poll Shows 76% Support UW Tuition Freeze

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A Marquette University law school poll released Tuesday says three-fourths of Wisconsin residents support a tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin.

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Poll Shows Wis. Residents Still Split on Vouchers

Posted: 05/14/2013 - A Marquette University law school poll released Tuesday said 48 percent of respondents would like to see Wisconsin's voucher program expanded statewide or at least in larger districts with some underperforming schools. Forty-four percent want it frozen or ended altogether.

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UPDATE: Budget Panel Wants to See Corrections Plan

Posted: 05/13/2013 - UPDATE: The Legislature's budget committee wants to see more details from the Department of Corrections about its plan for hiring additional staff before handing over the money.

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Grothman Urging Rejection of Rent-to-Own Rules

Posted: 05/13/2013 - A Republican member of the Legislature's budget committee says he doesn't know if he's convinced enough of his colleagues to reject a proposal freeing rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection act.

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UPDATE: Obama Calls GOP Talk on Benghazi a Sideshow

Posted: 05/13/2013 - UPDATE: President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican criticism of his administration's handling of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, calling the criticism a political sideshow.

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Wis. Board to Take Up Mining Scope Statement

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The state Natural Resources Board is scheduled to vote next week on a scope statement for rules implementing Republican changes to Wisconsin's mining regulations.

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UPDATE: Assembly Passes Informed Consent Bill

Posted: 05/08/2013 - A bill that would not require doctors to not give patients as much information about alternative treatments is up for a vote today in the state Assembly

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Passes Dental Insurance Changes

Posted: 05/07/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a bill with bipartisan support that would allow dentists to charge more for certain services not covered by an insurance plan.

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Walker Says There Will Be More Money for Schools

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says there will be additional money available for public schools and cutting taxes in his budget, but he doesn't know exactly how much yet.

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Evers Says DOJ Voucher Concerns May Require Law Change

Updated: 05/06/2013 - State superintendent Tony Evers says it may take changes in Wisconsin law in order to address concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Justice over the state's private school voucher program.

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