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Gov. Walker signs abortion bill

Updated: 07/05/2013 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a contentious Republican bill that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus before the procedure and prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless they have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Wis. DNR wants more info on mine sampling plan

Posted: 07/03/2013 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants more data from a company planning to open a huge iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin before approving bulk sampling activity.

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Walker sides with those seeking eased immigration

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the country must remake a "cumbersome" immigration system in comments that land him closer to a U.S. Senate-passed plan than a harder line pursued by House Republicans.

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Wis. governor vetoes online spending reports

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has vetoed provisions in the state budget that would have required municipalities to disclose their spending to the state Department of Administration.

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Wis. gov vetoes tobacco surcharge

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has vetoed his own plan to charge state workers more for health insurance if they smoke.

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Senate passes immigration bill

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border.

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Walker flooded with veto requests

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker has received about 200 requests to either veto or protect portions of the state budget awaiting his signature.

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UPDATE: State asks for delay in union lawsuit

Posted: 06/26/2013 - UPDATE: A Madison judge has rejected a request to stay a police union's lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's polarizing collective bargaining law.

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Vos meets with Walker, no hints on vetoes

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he and Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald met with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about the budget and possible vetoes, but he wouldn't give details of the conversation.

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UPDATE: Local reaction to SCOTUS gay marriage rulings

Updated: 06/26/2013 - UPDATE: Civil liberties advocates say a U.S. Supreme Court decision granting benefits to same-sex couples could bolster arguments supporting Wisconsin's domestic partner registry.

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UPDATE: Wis. Dems ask gov to veto bail bondsmen

Posted: 06/25/2013 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Democrats are pressing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to erase language in the state budget that would allow bounty hunters to operate in the state.

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Poll tests candidacy of Democrat Burke

Updated: 06/25/2013 - A poll testing the potential candidacy of Democrat Mary Burke against Republican Gov. Scott Walker has drawn a complaint with Wisconsin election regulators.

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Ousted Republican senator to seek election

Updated: 06/25/2013 - Van Wanggaard, a Republican who lost his state Senate seat in a 2012 recall election, plans to announce Wednesday he will be running for the seat in 2014.

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High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

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Ryan: Immigration law likely with border security

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Rep. Paul Ryan says the Senate's advancement of stronger border security provisions makes it more likely that immigration reform will pass the House and become law.

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