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8:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Governor Walker Praises Legislature's Budget Decisions

The Wisconsin Senate approved early this morning a $68 billion two-year budget. It now awaits the signature of Gov. Walker.
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Gov. Walker is expressing satisfaction with the budget the Legislature has approved. Lawmakers made several changes to the governor's initial plan.

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Environment
8:11 am
Fri June 21, 2013

First West Nile Bird Death Reported

A dead crow found in Washington county is the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in the state this year.

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Economy & Business
7:27 am
Fri June 21, 2013

State's May Unemployment Rate Down Slightly

The May unemployment rate slipped to seven percent statewide.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate has fallen a fraction of a point.

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Politics & Government
6:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Senate Approves Budget by One Vote

The state Senate has sent Governor Walker a $68 billion spending plan for Wisconsin for 2013-15.

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Politics & Government
5:42 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

County Board Fires Attorney, Continues Discussing County Ads

Divisiveness seems pervasive

The Milwaukee County Board made several controversial decisions Thursday. The majority voted to dismiss county attorney Kimberly Walker. There was no discussion, but several supervisors stated afterward that they had lost confidence in her neutrality. She was appointed by County Executive Abele. He lobbied to reduce the board’s power.

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