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GOP Leader Opposes New Tax on Wis. Iron Mine

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The state Senate's top Republican says he's against imposing a so-called tonnage tax on a company looking to open an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.

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Less Than 10% Turnout Predicted For Primary

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Less than 10 percent turnout is being predicted for Tuesday's primary election in which the field of candidates for the state Supreme Court will be reduced by one.

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Assembly Votes to Protect Transportation Fund

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment designed to prevent lawmakers from raiding money from the state transportation fund to pay for other items.

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Wis. Gov Announces Deer Plans in Upcoming Budget

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says his executive budget will implement a number of deer hunting changes, including new mini-hunts, money for mapping technology and new funding for chronic wasting disease surveillance.

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Walker Unveils Economic Development Proposal

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he is recommitting to a $75 million economic development loan fund in his next budget, as well as increasing the amount of money dedicated to attracting international tourism and bolstering entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.

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Walker Says Venture Capital Plan Coming Soon

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he still doesn't know whether his proposal for bolstering investment capital in Wisconsin will be included in his budget or put forward in a separate bill for the Legislature to consider.

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UPDATE: Assembly Task Force to Examine Mental Health

Posted: 02/06/2013 - UPDATE: A state Assembly task force called together by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will examine mental health issues in Wisconsin and make recommendations by the end of May.

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VIDEO REPORT: Democrats, Others Call for Medicaid Expansion

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Democratic lawmakers and health care advocates are calling on Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who control the Legislature to expand Medicaid coverage as allowed under the federal health care overhaul law.

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WEDC Head Asks for $200 Million in Pension Funds

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The board that oversees Wisconsin's pension funds has rejected a request from the head of Gov. Scott Walker's semi-private economic development agency to invest $200 million to help startup businesses.

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Democrats Unveil Jobs Plan, Hope GOP Will Support

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Legislative Democrats say they hope Republicans get behind a package of proposals Democrats say will create jobs quickly, close the skills gap and help the middle class.

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