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Mar 30, 2011

Search for waste yields complaints

By James Briggs Nearly three months into Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure, some lawmakers and state workers are declaring the governor’s attempt to identify wasteful spending a failure. Walker in January […]

Mar 29, 2011

Lawmakers question Walker’s local cuts

By James Briggs The state’s Department of Administration secretary faced sharp scrutiny Tuesday as he began more than a week of state budget testimony from state officials. Mike Huebsch was […]

Mar 29, 2011

Fight over union law heads to court 

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration insists a new law eliminating most collective bargaining rights for state employees has gone into effect. […]

Feb 24, 2011

Assembly Democrats try to meet with Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Democratic Assembly members who walked to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s office have been allowed to meet with one of his top aides. The […]

Feb 15, 2011

Unions rally to fight budget repair bill (PHOTO SLIDE SHOW)

By James Briggs Feeling backed into a corner by Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees, thousands of public and private union workers filled the […]

Jan 21, 2011

Walker rejects biomass boiler for power plant

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker scrapped plans Thursday to convert a power plant to run on natural fuels such as wood chips and paper […]

Jan 4, 2011

Walker creates commission to find government waste

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has created a commission he hopes will find $300 million a year in government waste. Walker signed an executive order on Monday, his […]

Apr 9, 2010

Clean Energy Jobs Act unknowns put lawmakers on edge

By Paul Snyder The mystery surrounding changes to the state’s Clean Energy Jobs Act is sowing distrust among lawmakers who fear new policy with no input. “I don’t have a […]

Feb 11, 2010

Clean energy bill lacks details

By Paul Snyder Critics of Wisconsin’s clean energy bill are calling for a sharper focus on specific job creation numbers and a detailed explanation of how much the proposal will […]

Jan 20, 2010

Lawmakers draw battle lines on energy bill

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers started poring over a sweeping renewable energy bill Wednesday, establishing battle lines as the measure inches toward a […]

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 […]

Dec 3, 2009

Clean Wisconsin challenges Huebsch

Clean Wisconsin Inc. Thursday challenged a state lawmaker to support a bill based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming. State Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, […]


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