Government/Politics

Just when you thought the discussions over public financing for a downtown Milwaukee arena could not get any more bizarre, they do.
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While the state budget remains stalled in the Republican-controlled Legislature in Madison, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) attempted to find a compromise in the debate over the state's prevailing wage law today.
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The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce applauded today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees the right to marry for gay couples in all 50 states.
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The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to uphold the provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows people using the federal health insurance market to receive tax subsidies.
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Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), the Democratic representatives on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board, today called for WEDC Secretary and CEO Reed Hall to resign.
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A federal grand jury in Milwaukee has returned a 33-count indictment of the family that owns area restaurants El Fuego, El Beso and Omega Burger.
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Should retailers ban the sales of Confederate flags?
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The board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Oak Creek decided today to no longer sell or manufacture Confederate flags.
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At best, the transition from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce to the Wisconsin Department of Economic Development has been riddled with hiccups and negative publicity.
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While much has been written and numerous opinions have been expressed about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, there has been little public comment from those of us who serve on the board of the organization, many of whom have been involved with WEDC since its inception.
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