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Barrett, Other US Mayors Urge Obama to Act on Guns

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is joining hundreds of mayors from around the country urging President Barack Obama to act quickly on gun-control legislation following last week's Connecticut school massacre.

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UPDATE: Wis. Governor Won't Take Side on Gun Control Bills

Posted: 12/19/2012 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker refuses to say whether he will support proposals in the Legislature to ban assault rifles and the sale of high damage ammunition following the deadly Connecticut school shooting.

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Wis. Board Names New Election Head

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The state Government Accountability Board has appointed a staff attorney to oversee Wisconsin elections.

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Megna Calls on Candidates to Declare Ideology

Posted: 12/19/2012 - A candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court who has already declared he is a Democrat is now calling on other candidates in the race, including a sitting justice, to state their political ideology.

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Block Grant Program Moving Out of WEDC

Updated: 12/18/2012 - A block grant program will no longer be administered by Wisconsin's semi-private economic development agency after concerns were raised by the federal government.

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UPDATE: More Problems at Economic Development Agency Cited

Posted: 12/18/2012 - UPDATE: A new independent review of Wisconsin's quasi-private agency charged with leading economic development activities says considerable work needs to be done to fix operational problems that largely stem from the agency's hasty creation last year.

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UPDATE: Audit Finds Faults With Wis Job-Creation Agency

Posted: 12/17/2012 - An independent auditor is expected to release details of its investigation into the state's semi-private economic development agency that's been beset with problems during its first 18 months in existence.

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Law Change Needed to Access Immigration Database

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Accessing a federal database of legal immigrants to examine whether they can legally vote in Wisconsin would require a law change and cost over $1 million over the next five years.

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UPDATE: Walker Official Says No Decision on Medicaid Yet

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Gov. Scott Walker's health secretary says no decision has been made yet on whether Wisconsin will seek a voluntary expansion of Medicaid services as provided under the federal health care overhaul.

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Vos Says Assembly Won't Raise Per Diems

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Incoming state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says lawmakers will not be getting more money to pay for their daily expenses.

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WisconsinEye Renews Contract with Legislature

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Wisconsin's five-year-old version of C-SPAN, the WisconsinEye network, has renewed its contract with the Legislature to continue providing live, gavel-to-gavel coverage.

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Marquette Law Prof Joins Wis. Supreme Court Race

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone says he's joining the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. He becomes the third confirmed candidate, ensuring a primary will be needed in February.

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GOP State Senate Leader Looks at Elections Changes

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin favors Democrats and ought to be reconstituted to include more appointees from the Legislature.

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