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DOJ: Wis Must Do More for Disabled Students

Posted: 05/02/2013 - The U.S. Department of Justice says the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction must do more to assist disabled students participating in the school voucher program.

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Wis. Bill Would Require Groups to Reveal Donors

Posted: 05/01/2013 - Two state senators have re-introduced a bill that would require special interest groups who put out campaign issue ads to report their donors and spending.

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Bill to Require Vets to Report All Animal Abuses

Posted: 05/01/2013 - A Wisconsin state lawmaker is seeking co-sponsorship for a bill that would require veterinarians to report all cases of animal abuse to law enforcement or humane society officers.

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Paul Ryan Touts Immigration Reform at Town Hall

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is using a series of town hall meetings in Wisconsin this week to tout his support of a bipartisan immigration reform package that will grant citizenship to large numbers of Hispanics now living illegally in the United States.

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Wis. GOP Senator Seeks Delay in Medicaid Shift

Posted: 04/29/2013 - A Republican state senator says the state should slow down Gov. Scott Walker's plans to shift thousands of patients from state coverage into the federal health care program, citing concerns about delays in setting the program up.

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Opponents to Walker: Back Off New Rent-to-Own Rule

Posted: 04/26/2013 - Religious leaders, a Republican state senator and others are asking Gov. Scott Walker to back off his plan to free rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection act.

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Supreme Court Urged to Take Union Lawsuit

Posted: 04/25/2013 - A state appeals court is urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take a case brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.

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Most Policy Items Kept in Walker Budget

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Only a dozen out of 58 non-fiscal policy items identified in Gov. Scott Walker's budget are being removed by Republicans who head the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

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Revoking Cultural Center Funding Vote on Hold

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Republican state Rep. Dean Kaufert says he will not call for a vote to revoke a $250,000 grant given to help build a Native American cultural center.

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Unions Seek Injunction to Block Law Implementation

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Unions challenging Gov. Scott Walker's law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers are asking a court to issue an injunction to stop implementing portions of the law found to be unconstitutional.

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Walker Won't Push for Gun Background Checks

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he won't push for more extensive background checks for gun owners in Wisconsin following inaction in the U.S. Senate on the issue.

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