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4:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

State Assembly Passes $68 Billion Budget to Senate

The state Assembly passed the budget which is now headed to the Senate
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The state Assembly Wednesday advanced a budget for Wisconsin. The votes in favor were all Republican. Democrats voted against the package, with three GOP Assemblymen joining the opposition.

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Politics & Government
1:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Assembly Advances State Budget

Assembly finishes its budget work
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The state Assembly quickly finished its work Wednesday, on Wisconsin's proposed 2013-15 state budget, after Democrats decided not to offer amendments.

The plan totals $70 billion and, among other provisions, would:

-- cut income taxes by $650 million

-- expand the school voucher program statewide

-- concur with Gov. Walker to reject federal money to expand the state Medicaid program to all households living at up to 130% of the federal poverty level. Instead, the state will cover those with incomes at or below 100% of the poverty line

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Mining: Gogebic Taconite Submits Tentative Plans to DNR

Company would test deposits from 5 half-acre sites
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate five sites in northern Wisconsin, in order to assess the quality and quantity of the area's buried iron ore. The company estimates removing, at most, 10,000 tons of material from each half-acre location.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Assembly Budget Debate is Short in First Day

Lawmakers in the state Assembly spent most of their time Tuesday waiting for budget changes.
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The state Assembly was supposed to put in a day-long session Tuesday debating the budget, but ended up only deliberating for 15 minutes.

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Politics & Government
6:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Legislature Approves Venture Capital Fund

Gov. Walker is expected to sign the bill into law
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A venture capital bill is on its way to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

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