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State support of K-12 would drop under plan

Posted: 05/28/2013 - A new analysis of Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal shows that state support for public K-12 education would drop slightly as a percentage of their overall budget over the next two years.

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UPDATE: Wis. gov shrugs off rent-to-own defeat

Posted: 05/24/2013 - UPDATE: Republican Gov. Scott Walker is shrugging off state lawmakers' decision to nix his plan to exempt rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection act.

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Wis. gov expects compromise on voucher school plan

Posted: 05/24/2013 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he expects GOP leaders will reach some sort of compromise on a contentious section of his budget that would expand private school vouchers next week.

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Committee votes 14-2 to slash UW funding

Posted: 05/24/2013 - A legislative committee has voted to slash the University of Wisconsin System budget, venting its anger after learning the system raised tuition for six straight years even though it's currently sitting on a surplus of $650 million.

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Wis. committee to consider GPS restraining orders

Posted: 05/23/2013 - The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges to order GPS monitoring as part of a restraining order.

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UPDATE: Wis. committee to weigh in on proposed UW funding

Posted: 05/23/2013 - UPDATE: The Legislature's budget-writing committee is expected to approve Gov. Scott Walker's plan to freeze University of Wisconsin System tuition for two years and slash a planned spending increase for system schools.

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UPDATE: Selling of state property given green light

Posted: 05/21/2013 - UPDATE: The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee has approved Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to allow for the sale of public properties including power plants, prisons, University of Wisconsin dormitories and highways.

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UPDATE: Budget committee approves $50 tobacco use fee

Posted: 05/21/2013 - UPDATE: State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a Gov. Scott Walker proposal that has won approval by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Budget panel votes to clamp down on retirees

Posted: 05/21/2013 - Government workers who are collecting retirement benefits would have to wait longer before getting rehired under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Wis. GAB seeks absentee voting rule changes

Posted: 05/21/2013 - Wisconsin election officials have decided to ask the Legislature to make a number of changes to Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations.

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GOP Move Gives State More Control on Construction

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Democrats say a move to standardize erosion control rules for commercial construction sites is simply another Republican effort to take away local authorities' power.

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Cost of Walker's Medicaid Plan Increases

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The cost of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion and instead tighten income eligibility for the program has gone up.

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Walker Signs Work Share Bill

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill creating a program that gives employers an alternative to laying off employees when work slows.

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Tea Party Group Says IRS Asked about Walker Recall

Posted: 05/17/2013 - A tea party group says the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in efforts to verify signatures in the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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