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State Superintendent Blasts Walker's Voucher Plan

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers says he is "deeply disappointed and saddened" by Gov. Scott Walker's education budget proposals that include an expansion of the voucher school program and a small increase in aid for public schools.

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Assembly Republicans Lift Fundraising Ban

Posted: 02/15/2013 - The Wisconsin state Assembly has agreed to lift a ban that had kept most of its members from raising money during the budget period.

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UPDATE: Advocates for Poor Question Walker's Medicaid Plan

Posted: 02/14/2013 - UPDATE: Advocates for the poor in Wisconsin are questioning whether Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move more people off of state Medicaid plans and onto a federal marketplace where they will purchase private insurance will work as promised.

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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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