Republicans say SeniorCare changes unlikely to remain in budget
    Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal to scale back the SeniorCare prescription drug program is unlikely to survive a review by the Legislature’s Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee. The governor’s budget calls for requiring seniors to use Medicare Part D for basic prescriptions, then turning to SeniorCare for what the other program will not cover. Joint Finance […]
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    Police union says Madison officer was sober
    Blood tests performed on samples taken from a Madison police officer hours after he fatally shot a biracial man show the officer was sober. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association released the results Thursday, a day ahead of when the state Department of Justice is expected to deliver its report on the shooting to the Dane […]
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    Wisconsin DNR wants permanent walleye bag limits
    The state Department of Natural Resources wants to put permanent bag limits in place for walleye on some northern Wisconsin lakes. Those limits are set each year based on the estimated impact of Native American spearfishing in the ceded territory. However, Joe Hennessy with the DNR’s fisheries department says many anglers are not fond of […]
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    Wisconsin budget committee holding final public hearing
    Members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee hold their final public hearing today on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. The hearing, taking place at Reedsburg High School, is expected to draw hundreds of people who are looking to weigh in on Walker’s $70 billion biennial budget plan. The hearing is the fourth that the […]
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    Start of road construction season approaches
    The start of spring means road construction crews will be back on the job soon across Wisconsin. With the orange barrels likely to be a common sight for many drivers over the next several months, Steve Olson with the state Department of Transportation says they need to be aware of the dangers they can face […]
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