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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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UPDATE: Wis. AG says DNA-at-arrest changes weaken plan

Posted: 06/24/2013 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen isn't pleased with the changes his fellow Republicans made to a state budget plan requiring police to take DNA from suspects upon arrest.

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New IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broader

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.

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UPDATE: Wis. AG opposes gun restriction enforcement bill

Updated: 06/24/2013 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he doesn't support a Republican bill that would prohibit state police from enforcing any new federal firearm or ammunition restrictions.

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Wis. GOP makes push to register voters

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The Wisconsin Republican Party is launching a statewide voter registration drive for the first time in more than a decade.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate to vote on WEDC board bill

Posted: 06/18/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Senate is getting ready to vote on a bill that would limit terms for board members at Gov. Scott Walker's troubled quasi-public jobs agency.

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Memo explains school spending increase

Posted: 06/14/2013 - A new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau explains that the $150 per-student spending increase that's part of the state budget would amount to a $100 bump in the first year.

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Veterans seek changes to property tax credit

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Veterans groups want the state Legislature to undo proposed limits on a popular property tax credit for disabled veterans and their spouses.

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UPDATE: Assembly approves lemon law changes

Posted: 06/12/2013 - UPDATE: The state Assembly has passed a bill making changes to the state's lemon law which covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.

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LFB: Wis. faces $505 m deficit going into 2017

Posted: 06/12/2013 - A new study estimates changes Republican lawmakers made to Gov. Scott Walker's executive budget will result in a half-billion dollar deficit going into the next two-year spending plan.

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Walker comfortable with slow expansion of vouchers

Updated: 06/11/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he's comfortable with the slow expansion of the school voucher program, and he also remains supportive of an agreement that he and Republican lawmakers reached about its growth.

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