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Thursday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 --- 6:55 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments today in a lawsuit against the state's controversial new voter identification law. The lawsuit by the League of Women Voters names Governor Scott Walker and members of the Government Accountability Board. A judge will decide if the case should proceed.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin's chief elections official will speak at Marquette University this afternoon about the recall efforts and the new voter identification law. Kevin Kennedy is expected to talk about the possible recall elections for the governor, lieutenant governor and four state senators and how will the state is implementing its new voter ID law.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board is trying to get three new members. Agriculture, conservation and labor representatives will serve three-year terms beginning in July.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Film Festival is expanding and will run for 15 days this year. Organizers say they'll use the four extra days to show more films and offer encores of more popular ones.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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