Opinions divided on civil service reform bill
    Opinions were sharply divided during a public hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, on proposed changes to civil service law in Wisconsin. State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) argued that the extensive overhaul of the century old system will eliminate existing protections. “Other than you saying, ‘nope, nope, we’re still going to call it civil service’ . […]
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    Lawmakers launch effort to target child abuse in Wisconsin
    A package of bill unveiled at the Capitol on Tuesday would make it easier prosecutors and investigators in Wisconsin to crackdown on child abusers, while also opening up more resources for victims of abuse and neglect. The legislative package from Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Allouez) targets what he said are growing problems with child abuse, neglect, […]
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    Traffic crashes killed 63 on Wisconsin roads in September
    The number of people killed in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roadways was up last month. Preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show traffic crashes claimed the lives of 63 people in September, 16 more than September of 2014 and seven more than the five year average. Over the first nine months of this […]
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    Road project delays could be costly for Wisconsin
    A new report suggests delaying several major highway projects in Wisconsin could end up costing taxpayers an extra $160 million, while delaying other economic benefits to residents and businesses that would benefit from the improved roads. The study, released by the Transportation Development Association, was conducted by researchers at the UW-Whitewater. It analyzed the impact […]
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    Badgers could be shorthanded against Nebraska
    The Wisconsin Badgers are preparing to be without two of their top offensive weapons when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. Tight end Austin Traylor suffered an arm injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Iowa and is out indefinitely.  Wide receiver Alex Erickson suffered a concussion in the […]
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