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Wis. governor hopeful would cut school vouchers

Posted: 03/18/2014 - Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction.

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Wis. Democrats vow final try to hike minimum wage

Posted: 03/18/2014 - Wisconsin Democratic leaders say they'll spend the last two days of the current legislative session trying to pass a bill that would increase the state minimum wage by nearly $3.

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Filings: Secret probe about campaign coordination

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Court filings show a judge overseeing a secret investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination between conservative groups and recall campaigns in 2011 and 2012 said he doesn't think the activities in question were prohibited.

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Common Core, voucher school bills in jeopardy

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Proposals to rewrite Common Core academic standards, require increased reporting of private schools in the voucher program and limit regulations on sand mining in Wisconsin appear unlikely to pass as the Legislature reaches the end of its session.

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Committee passes bill banning sharing of data

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Wisconsin public schools would be forbidden from sharing any biometric data collected from students that could identify them, like fingerprints and retina scans, under a bill that has cleared a state Assembly Committee.

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Gov. Walker would call voter ID special session

Updated: 03/11/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker says he would call lawmakers into special session to modify Wisconsin's voter photo identification requirements to conform to court rulings.

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Elections bills moving forward in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Several Republican-led elections bills are moving through the Legislature as it moves into the final two weeks before the end of the session.

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UPDATE: Walker pushes back against Burke in first ad

Updated: 03/07/2014 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker is releasing his first television ad in the governor's race, pushing back against Democratic challenger Mary Burke's message that unemployment has gone up under his watch.

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