Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit
    A bill to increase the speed limit is expected to advance through an Assembly committee Tuesday. Under the proposal (AB-27), Department of Transportation traffic safety engineers would decide whether to increase speed limit on state highways to 70 miles an hour. The DOT would determine whether commercial vehicles should be restricted to lower limits. Critics […]
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    Bucks owners asked to pay more for arena
    Maintaining the NBA’s presence in Wisconsin will remain a budget priority – and maybe a tough sell. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative John Nygren (R-Nygren), said Monday that the Bucks owners should contribute more toward construction of a new arena. Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan have pledged at least $150 million. A Forbes magazine list […]
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    Assembly committee ends marathon hearing on right-to-work bill
    Controversial right-to-work legislation now heads to the Assembly floor, following a nearly 12-hour long public hearing on the proposal at the Capitol. The Assembly Labor Committee heard from a long line of speakers Monday, with the vast majority of those registering in opposition to the bill. In often emotional testimony, many who testified spoke about […]
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    98 private schools apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
    The number of schools interested in taking part in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program took a big jump this year. The state Department of Public Instruction says 98 private and religious schools have applied to accept voucher students next fall. Of those, 31 are seeking to continue their registration from last year, while 36 applied […]
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    DOA quizzed on Walker security detail
    Questions were raised Monday about Governor Scott Walker’s security detail, during the first day of agency briefings on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. “I’d like talk for a minute about the governor’s security detail,” state Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) told outgoing Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebcsh. “How big is it?” Huebsch, who’s being succeeded […]
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