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According to a new Marquette Law School Poll, Wisconsin would favor a Clinton-Ryan presidential race, with Clinton winning.

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The state Assembly approved a couple of measures on Tuesday, meant to reduce alcohol-related crimes.

Wisconsin’s newest Congressman wants the U.S. to amend its Constitution, so it guarantees adult Americans the right to vote in their home district.

Laid-off workers in Wisconsin may have to search for four jobs a week – rather than two, if they want to continue receiving unemployment compensation. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved the higher standard on Monday. Now it’s part of the proposed state budget, and would give Wisconsin one of the highest standards in the country.

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The City of Milwaukee felt several body blows last week, when the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee passed budget provisions directly affecting the city.

State Senators are poised to act today on a bill that would weaken the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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The Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation to shorten the terms of Milwaukee County supervisors and limit the board’s power.

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Two legislative panels sunk their teeth into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. on Thursday. A state audit has revealed evidence that WEDC gave taxpayer money to ineligible recipients and did not properly track loans and grants.

The Joint Finance committee voted to give WEDC $59M in the 2013-14 state budget but nothing in 2014-15 unless it improves.

The Joint Audit committee grilled WEDC executives for more than four hours.

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Milwaukee’s proposed streetcar project has hit a bump in the road. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Thursday approved a provision in the Public Service Commission’s budget, that would shift any related costs for the streetcar from utility ratepayers to the city.

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Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday presided over an emergency meeting of the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, or WEDC.

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