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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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Candidates for Spring Election Coming Into Focus

Posted: 12/01/2012 - Who's in and who's out of two statewide elections to be decided in April is starting to come into focus with candidates circulating petitions to get on the ballot starting Saturday.

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Walker Eying Income, Property Tax Cuts

Updated: 11/28/2012 - Gov. Scott Walker says he's still trying to determine whether an income tax cut or a property tax cut, or some combination of the two, is the best way to return money to taxpayers.

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