Government/Politics

The Assembly Committee on Transportation approved Tuesday increasing the maximum speed limit on Interstate highways in Wisconsin to 70 mph.
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Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Ray Allen secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions, which regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, credit unions and some operations of the securities industry.
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Gogebic Taconite LLC is closing its office in Hurley, Wis., effective Sunday, announcing Friday that an extensive review of a potential mining site identified issues that "make major continued investment in the project unfeasible at this time."
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Gov. Scott Walker recently announced that the Milwaukee County Zoo was selected to participate in the Project SEARCH program during the 2015-16 academic year. Project SEARCH is a program that helps young adults with disabilities gain employment training and skills to enter the workforce by combining classroom instruction with total immersion in a large business.
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The State Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform began an extraordinary session on a bill to establish Wisconsin as a right-to-work state today.
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The proposal by the Walker Administration to shift public employees to the health plans of employers in the private sector is pretty lame.
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Should property assessment be done by 1,851 different units of government in Wisconsin as it is now? Or is there a more efficient way to perform this important function?
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Here we go again with the Wisconsin Republican Party and its war on conservation.
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Should the University of Wisconsin System's budget by cut by $300 million?
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Since 1851, Wisconsin's state motto has been “Forward.” However, these days, a more appropriate motto might be “Just hold on a minute…”
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