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    Gov. Walker expects by Monday, Wisconsin will become the 25th state to adopt Right-to-Work law

    MADISON (WITI) — The Wisconsin Assembly is gearing up for 24 hours of debate on Right-to-Work legislation. This, as Governor Scott Walker says he expects to sign the bill into law next Monday, March 9th. The Wisconsin Assembly plans to start debate of the Right-to-Work bill at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5th and end no later than 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 6th. Twenty-four states have passed legislation to prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements requiring all workers, not just […]

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    DNR secretary says she’s considering selling naming rights for state parks

    MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary says she’s considering selling naming rights to state parks over the next two years. Cathy Stepp told the Legislature’s budget committee during a hearing Tuesday that she’s looking for ways to boost financial support for the parks. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget calls for cutting all tax support for parks and raising admission and camping fees. Committee member Sen. Jon Erpenbach pressed Stepp on whether she plans to sell park naming […]

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    As full Assembly gets set to take up Right-to-Work, Wisconsin AFL-CIO mobilizing workers for Capitol rally

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — As the Wisconsin Assembly plans for 24 hours of debate on Right-to-Work legislation beginning Thursday morning, March 5th, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is mobilizing workers. A rally is planned for noon at the Capitol in Madison. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO said this in a statement issued to FOX6 News: “Continuing a week of action and hours of public testimony, Wisconsin workers will rally on Thursday, March 5th at noon at the state Capitol in Madison as the Assembly begins […]

  • Scott Walker

    Veteran pollster says Scott Walker ‘just what doctor ordered’ in run for presidency

    MADISON (AP) — A veteran Republican pollster says Gov. Scott Walker is the perfect candidate to run for president. Ed Goeas spoke Wednesday at the state chamber of commerce’s annual business day event. Goeas is president and CEO of The Tarrance Group and was recently hired by Walker to serve as a senior adviser. Goeas says while midterm elections are about the past, presidential elections are always about the future. And he says Walker “is just what the doctor ordered […]

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    State Transportation Secretary defends road bonding in governor’s budget

    MADISON (AP) — State Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb is defending Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan to borrow $1.3 billion for road construction. Walker’s fellow Republicans have bristled at the borrowing. Gottleib, a Walker appointee, told the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday that interest rates are favorable and if bonding is reduced without raising gas taxes or vehicle registration fees current and future projects will be delayed. He warned that the state’s highway system will still deteriorate even with the borrowing. […]

  • Ashley Furniture

    Ashley Furniture drops pursuit of $6 million tax credit

    MADISON (AP) — A furniture company has decided against pursuing a $6 million tax credit from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The job-creation agency’s board approved the tax break last year with terms that would have allowed Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture to cut its Wisconsin workforce in half. The company would have donated the money to Arcadia for a flood control project that would have allowed the company to expand its headquarters. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the company says its decision […]

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    Toronto police identify men who built mysterious tunnel, say they did it for “personal reasons”

    TORONTO (AP) — Police in Toronto say they have identified the builders of a mysterious tunnel and say there was no criminal intent. Police said in a statement Monday that two men told investigators they built the tunnel for “personal reasons.” Police investigators verified their account and are satisfied there was neither criminal intent nor any threat to the public. Police say they received information about the builders last Friday. Police didn’t’ specify who built it or why. Police had […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Governor Scott Walker says he will sign bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign into law a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Walker on Tuesday issued what he called an “open letter on life” in which he stated his support for the ban, saying he expects the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass such a bill. Walker, a likely presidential candidate, also says he supports a federal ban. Putting a ban on abortions after 20 weeks is based on the assertion that […]

  • Tallie Strommen

    SENTENCED: Five years in prison for Beloit woman in methadone overdose death of one-year-old daughter

    JANESVILLE (AP) — A Beloit woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the methadone overdose death of her one-year-old daughter. Tallie Strommen was accused of giving a piece of a methadone pill to her daughter to get her to sleep on Christmas night in 2013. The girl, K’Myah, was found dead the next day in a Janesville apartment. Strommen initially was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, but she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect […]

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    Assembly plans for 24 hours of debate over Right-to-Work beginning Thursday morning

    MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly plans to start debate of the Right-to-Work bill at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5th and end no later than 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 6th. Republican Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Tuesday that the 24 hours of debate time was negotiated with Democrats. He says Democrats wanted 48 hours of debate. Republicans also agreed to have the Labor Committee hold an executive session on Wednesday, March 4th to consider Democratic amendments. Steineke says he […]

  • Russ Feingold

    Russ Feingold’s post-State plans: Wisconsin listening tour

    MADISON (AP) — Democrat Russ Feingold says he plans to travel Wisconsin extensively after leaving his post at the State Department, but he’s not saying yet whether he will try to return to the U.S. Senate. Feingold said in a Facebook post Tuesday that he wants to listen to Wisconsinites about their concerns as he decides how he can “best further serve my country and the state I love.” Feingold’s departure this week from his special envoy post is fueling […]

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds conviction in ice pick slaying

    MADISON  (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Milwaukee man who is serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend with an ice pick, saying the evidence against him was overwhelming. The court on Tuesday affirmed the 2010 conviction of Eddie Lee Anthony in the stabbing death of Sabrina R. Junior. According to court records, Anthony stabbed Junior 45 times during an argument in their Milwaukee home while their children hid in a closet in the […]

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