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Mar 10, 2011

Open meetings challenge faces long odds

Challenging the legality of Wednesday’s hastily convened state legislative committee meeting on collective bargaining could do little more than stall the bill’s approval, according to members of the legal community. […]

Feb 25, 2011

Democrats still raw over Assembly vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are still angry with Republicans for abruptly passing a bill that would strip most public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. After nearly […]

Feb 20, 2011

Wisconsin governor seizes chance to take on unions

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It took Scott Walker only a few weeks to push the Capitol into political chaos. The newly elected Republican governor of […]

Feb 18, 2011

Democrats could stay away for weeks

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing the […]

Dec 8, 2010

Democratic leader calls Walker’s stance on union contracts ‘startling’ (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The incoming leader of Assembly Democrats said it was “startling” that Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker would float the possibility of essentially […]

May 17, 2010

Transit authority rolls on commuter rail planning (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Planners of the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail Monday gave up on waiting for state approval for transit taxes and chose to apply for federal planning money. The Southeastern […]

May 11, 2010

Doyle signs economic development bills (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Economic development leaders across Wisconsin are hoping that a series of bills Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law on Monday […]

Jan 31, 2010

News from around Wisconsin (9:21 p.m. 1/31/10)

UWSP smoking ban on hold STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A proposal to make the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus entirely smoke free is on hold because of enforcement questions. […]

Jan 19, 2010

Wisconsin lawmakers ban texting while driving (5:23 p.m. 1/19/10)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin could become the 20th state to outlaw texting while driving for all motorists under a bill the Legislature approved […]

Jan 7, 2010

Lawmakers consider Commerce audit request

By Paul Snyder A union leader’s call for a statewide audit of workplace safety enforcement may fall on deaf ears if he can’t gather more evidence of violations. Saying he […]


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