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A Joint Finance Committee hearing at the Capitol could determine the future of hundreds of paper workers in the Fox Valley. A $70 million tax incentive package aims to keep Kimberly Clark’s Cold Spring plant open. “I’m asking that you folks send a message, don’t turn you backs on these jobs.&rdq...
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Republicans in the state Assembly have reelected Representative Robin Vos to serve as Speaker. Vos said on Monday that Republicans will be willing to work with Governor-elect Tony Evers when they agree. “But we are not going to roll over and play dead, like they assume we probably should,” Vos said. “...
Nov 13, 2018
A public hearing has been scheduled at the Capitol this week, on a tax break bill for paper maker Kimberly-Clark. The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will hold the hearing on Wednesday, although state Senate Democrats don’t appear to have the votes needed to pass the $100 million package. That would r...
Nov 13, 2018
Baraboo school officials are considering action after an photo of students allegedly performing a Nazi salute circulated on social media. In a message posted to its Twitter account, the school district says the photo, which allegedly shows members of the class of 2019 performing the Nazi Salute, does not reflect the...
Nov 12, 2018
Will Wisconsin eventually say “yes” to medical marijuana? Advisory referendums passed Tuesday with solid majorities in 16 counties and two cities where they were on the ballot. Also on Tuesday, Republican Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel. Both have opposed any change to stat...
Nov 09, 2018
Scott Walker has officially conceded the governor’s race to Tony Evers. That concession came just before 2 pm on Wednesday. In a statement, Walker thanked his family and those who voted for him. He also said that comments from Tuesday night about seeking a recall came before an announcement that absentee ba...
Nov 08, 2018
Governor Scott Walker (WRN photo) Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker narrowly lost his bid for a third term Tuesday to Democratic State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. It was the closest governor’s race in the state in decades, so close that Walker’s Lieutenant Governor...
Nov 07, 2018
The winner of Wisconsin’s first Congressional District race is another Janesville Republican. Bryan Steil came out ahead with 54.6 percent of the votes. Democrat Randy Bryce earned 42.4 percent of votes, and Independent Ken Yorgan trailed with just 3.1 percent of votes. Steil is a University of Wisconsin Regen...
Nov 07, 2018
Senator Tammy Baldwin has retained her seat and will serve another six years in the Senate, after handily defeating Leah Vukmir. Baldwin says voters soundly rebuked the big money that was spent on the campaign by Vukmir’s supporters. “Democrats, Republicans, and independents sent a loud, clear message...
Nov 07, 2018
Enrollment is now open for health care plans from the insurance marketplace. Adam Van Spankeren with Covering Wisconsin says anyone who needs to find a plan on Healthcare.Govlikely has some help coming. “Most consumers, eight out of ten people at least, get tax credits which is what brings down the pre...
Nov 06, 2018
Governor Scott Walker (WRN photo) The candidates for governor have been traveling around Wisconsin, making their pitches to voters in the final days of the race. Election Day is Tuesday. Governor Scott Walker is pledging to enact Obamacare protections for people with pre-existing conditions into state law. He m...
Nov 06, 2018
Wisconsin voters head to the polls on Tuesday. At the top of the statewide ballot, the election for governor, pitting Republican incumbent Scott Walker against Democrat Tony Evers in a race which last week’s Marquette Law School poll showed as extremely close. Their running mates are Lieutenant Governor R...
Nov 06, 2018
A driver who struck a group of Girl Scouts in Chippewa County, killing three of them and an adult woman, will face four homicide charges. He’s identified as 21-year-old Colton Treu of Chippewa Falls. Lake Hallie Police Sergeant Dan Sokup said the girls were picking up roadside trash, just before noon on Saturd...
Nov 05, 2018
A 20-year-old Dane County  woman’s suspicions about her boyfriend’s infidelity may have led to his fatal beating. McKayla Tracy of Lodi wept through the entirety of a bail hearing Thursday. Investigators allege Tracy’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Dalton Ziegler, was beaten Tuesday at his home in th...
Nov 05, 2018
The search for a missing Wisconsin teenager is shifting gears. In a post to his department’s Facebook page, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said investigators in the Jayme Closs case have transitioned their Emergency Operations Center “from a 24/7 reactive operation to a more deliberate and meth...
Nov 02, 2018
The Trump administration has approved Wisconsin’s request for a Medicaid waiver. That will allow a strict 80 hour per month work requirement for childless adults with incomes below poverty level, in order to participate in Badgercare. The state can also charge recipients premiums, and lock them out of cov...
Nov 02, 2018
Two people wanted for a string of violent crimes in Wisconsin have been taken into custody in Ohio. Samuel Schutte, age 34, was arrested Tuesday in Toledo. U.S. Marshals then arrested 28-year-old Stephanie Retzlaff in the same city the following afternoon. Schutte and Retzlaff are accused of a long series of crimes ...
Nov 02, 2018
Governor Walker and challenger Tony Evers are in a pure toss up heading into the Midterm Election next week according to a new Marquette Law School Poll. Pollster Charles Franklin says both Walker and Evers received 47 percent of the vote, with three percent saying they’d vote for Libertarian candidate. Not on...
Nov 01, 2018
President Donald Trump’s son Eric thinks most Americans will support his father’s efforts to end the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. “It’s trying when somebody can come over, have a child not too long after, and all of a sudden they can become immediate citizens. It&r...
Oct 31, 2018